Camp Snowball. What was once an annual gathering of SoL Ed. partners for the last two years has become Camp Snowball, a learning opportunity focused on education for sustainability and systems thinking. As I have shared before, we are a member of the SoL Ed. network though most in our system are not aware of it. The work of the network is grounded in four operating frameworks that include: Education for Sustainability, Organizational learning, Systems Thinking, and Youth Engagement. The focus is very aligned with our journey.
Here is a link to the SoL Ed. newsletter that contains an article about the Junior High's Green Ribbon national school award and the high school's garden. There is also an interesting article from an elementary school in North Carolina where a resource room teacher is using system tools with students in her resource room. The tools are supporting these resource room students to think differently that is having an impact on their self-esteem.