International Healing-Centered Education Online Conference

  

October 6th - 8th, 2023 

 

 

Building Thriving Classrooms, Cultures & Institutions

  

Free Registration

International Healing-Centered Education Conference 

 

Online Experience

 

 

Building Thriving Classrooms, Cultures & Institutions

  

Free Registration
Conference Agenda

Welcome 

 

We are thrilled to invite you to the inaugural 2023 International Healing-Centered Education Conference. In a world characterized by political, environmental, and social challenges, it has become increasingly imperative to cultivate practices, policies, and approaches that nurture the flourishing of both children and adult learners. Our firm belief is that embracing a healing-centered approach in classroom instruction, culture-building, and institutional management serves as the cornerstone for creating the essential conditions for human flourishing.

 

Mission & Vision

 

Building on a Legacy of Our Healing-Centered Education Summits


This conference is a natural evolution of the momentum and success achieved in the past three with Healing-Centered Education Summits. Each year, we explored unique themes that resonated with the temper of the times, all while championing the healing-centered and restorative paradigm in education. Below, you'll find the themes that guided our previous summits:

 

2021 ‚Äď Pedagogies for Collective Recovery


2022 ‚Äď Play, Slow Work & Collective Flourishing


2023 ‚Äď Wounded Healer Leadership & Pedagogy


Our summits laid the groundwork and instilled the confidence in us to expand our community's horizons, leading to the creation of this international conference. We envision this gathering as a platform for amplifying new voices and witnessing innovative practices on a global stage. The agenda will include enlightening plenary sessions featuring esteemed scholars and thought leaders, alongside hands-on concurrent workshops guided by experienced practitioners. 

 

The inaugural International Healing-Centered Education Conference is a heartfelt dedication to the remarkable work of Dr. Kia Darling-Hammond, whose research and unwavering commitment to our collective thriving profoundly influences our mission. 

  Plenary Speakers

 

Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz

Maria Tan

Angel Acosta

Latise Hairston

Michelle Chatman

Stephen Murphy-Shigematsu

Solana Booth 

Arlène Casimir 

Ebony Green

Yuki Imoto

  Workshop Presenters

Abby Karos

Alli Myatt

Angela Carolina Garcia

Angela Kariotis

Bhawana Shrestha

Nafees M. Khan-min

HyoYoung Minna Kim

Jennifer Bloom

Jill Diamond

Joshua Feliz Martinez

Kirsten Kramer

Lauren Stauble

Leaf Seligman

M.E. Hart, JD

Makńďda Gershenson

Mary Porter

Melanie Curtis

Meg Zuttermeister

Orlando Villarraga

Oshan M. Gunathilake

Raaghav Pandya

Rhiannon M. Kim

Rhonesha Blaché

Sarah Bell

Sarah Walko

Shana Pearlmutter

Stephanie Knox Steiner

Virginia Diaz-Mendoza

Warren Clarke

Key Conference Questions 

Throughout this conference, we'll delve into critical questions that shape the healing-centered education landscape:

  • How can we leverage existing healing-centered approaches such as social-emotional learning, mindfulness-based and contemplative education, trauma-informed care, restorative justice, and decolonizing education to construct classrooms, cultures, and institutions that thrive?

  • What are the best practices for nurturing a healing-centered environment and culture within classrooms, educational institutions, and organizations? What defines thriving institutions, classrooms, and cultures, and what can they achieve?

  • How can we employ healing-centered practices to bolster justice, equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility efforts within education and organizational development?

Conference Agenda

Who should attend? 

This conference welcomes a diverse community, including but not limited to:

All are welcome.

Educators

Therapists 

Psychologists

Researchers 

Teachers

Parents 

Artists 

Somatic Practitioners 

Activists 

Aspiring Activists 

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Consultants

Anyone passionate about fostering community and exploring the healing-centered paradigm

Conference Chair

For the last decade, Dr. Angel Acosta has worked to bridge the fields of leadership, social justice, and mindfulness. 

Manager of Call for Proposals 

Dr. Rhonesha BlacheŐĀ is an international healing-centered K-20 educator and consultant amplifying global African diaspora voices.

Conference Coordinator

Maria Tan is a first generation Filipino-American educator and founder of House of Thriving whose mission is to help educators and thought leaders thrive.

 

Pricing & Registration

 Thanks to the generous support of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, we're thrilled to offer this conference for free to the public, ensuring that healing-centered education reaches as many hearts and minds as possible. We extend our deepest gratitude to the foundation for making this educational experience available to everyone.

 

For those who wish to further support our mission, we also offer Supporter & Patron tickets. Your contribution will directly fund healing-centered education programming, allowing us to expand our reach and impact.

Conference Agenda

General Admission

FREE

 

  • Full registration for the conference with access to with 20+ hours of content from 20+¬†speakers & presenters
  • Access to¬†conference digital infrastructure¬†
    with additional resources
  • Access to¬†conference recordings for 1 month¬†¬†

 

 

 

Register

Supporter

$149.99

  • Full registration for the conference with access to with 20+ hours of content from 20+¬†speakers & presenters
  • Access to¬†conference¬†digital infrastructure¬†with additional resources
  • Access to¬†conference recordings for 3¬†months¬†
  • Receive 10% discount for our upcoming Healing-Centered Education Certification Program in 2024¬†
Register

Patron

$349.99

  • Full registration for the conference with access to with 20+ hours of content from 20+¬†speakers & presenters
  • Access to¬†conference digital infrastructure¬†
    with additional resources
  • Access to¬†conference recordings for 1 year¬†
  • Receive 20% discount for our upcoming Healing-Centered Education Certification Program in 2024¬†
Register

Become a Sponsor

Multi-Level

Do you want to position your organization as a dedicated leader in the field of healing-centered education? By becoming a sponsor, you not only demonstrate your commitment to this transformative movement but also provide essential support to its growth. Explore the diverse engagement levels available, from contributing to specific program aspects to fostering overall conference development.

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Sponsor 

 

 

 

The Acosta Institute is an emerging digital learning and research hub fostering innovation at the intersection of healing-centered education, contemplative social science and slow work. It is a DBA of Acosta Consulting, a contemplative-based and healing-centered firm committed to supporting institutions with their organizational learning needs.