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An Invitation From PENNY

Dear PENNY Supporter,


PENNY invites you to join a conversation with school leaders from progressive public, independent, and charter schools in New York, to consider and imagine our return to school in the fall.

In this open forum we consider how progressive educators have taken to distance learning. How have we translated our child-centered, inquiry-based progressive practice from hands-on experiences to remote interaction this spring and how will this inform our plans for the next school year? What continues to worry us and what parts of these virtual platforms excite us? What approaches to teaching would we have eschewed in the past that we are embracing today? What was the impossible this spring that our schools have made possible?

As we think about possible scenarios encompassing distance learning and in-person teaching when we return in the fall, what are our questions about classroom environments, curriculum and assessments, and health and safety?

This discussion will be divided into four age bands: early childhood, upper elementary, middle school, and high school. Upon logging in you will be able to choose the one that best speaks to your planning interests.

Our hope is that this talk will lead to a series of virtual meet-ups with colleagues where we can share our ideas and the next steps as we take them.

RSVP below by clicking to complete the Google registration form and a zoom link will be shared via email. The conversation will take place on Tuesday, June 2 beginning at 4:00 PM.

Click to RSVP for June 2 at 4:00 PM

In partnership,
PENNY Board Members:

Anna Allanbrook and Diane Castelucci, Brooklyn New School
Cecelia Traugh, Bank Street College of Education
David Rosas, Heketi Community Charter School
Diana Schlesinger, Greene Hill School
Dyanthe Spielberg and Catlin Preston, The Neighborhood School
Jeannine King, Bronx Community Charter School
Julie Zuckerman, Castle Bridge School
Maiya Jackson, Manhattan Country School
Mark Silberberg, Little Red Schoolhouse and Elisabeth Irwin School (LREI)
Naomi Smith, Central Park East II
Rachel Seher, City-As-School
Scott Moran, City and Country School
Taeko Onishi, Lyons Community School

PENNY Mission:
PENNY, Progressive Education Network New York, connects public district, independent, public charter, and teacher education schools and individuals of the greater metropolitan area to advance progressive pedagogy and promote equity, access, and social justice. Through collaboration, advocacy and action, our driving purpose is to strengthen and broaden the impact of progressive education in the face of increasing challenges to full access to quality inclusive schooling.