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Meet Lainie and Miro of Project World School and Tsepang who'll be sharing his magic in working with wood.
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Learning Reimagined Family Conference 11/12 February 2017

Only 8 More Months To Go!

Well <<First Name>>, the good news is that we are now only 8 months away from the conference. Still a long way to go we know, but it sounds a whole lot better than 10 months. We are delighted to see registrations coming in. You can jump straight to registration for the conference if you'd like – but do come back to read all about the offering of the very talented funshopper: Homeschooling Dad and magician with wood, Tsepang Mohapi. And for those of you that have heard that the awesome duo Lainie Liberti and Miro Siegel will also be at the conference but don't know what they're about, you're about to find out.

Worldschooling And the Art of Stepping Out Of The Comfort Zone

For many of us, simply stepping out the default schooling model to carve our unique path is a huge step outside our comfort zone. Lainie Liberti and her son Miro Siegel didn't just step out of school, but out of their lifestyles to go and explore beyond their borders in order to experience different cultures, foods and people. Their travel experiences and Miro's incredible growth and learning led Lainie to uncover the benefits of unschooling and worldschooling. One year of travel became seven (and counting). They blog their experiences at Raising Miro on the Road website. Their travels have inspired many to follow their dreams of turning the world into their classroom. Lainie's Worldschooling Facebook Group is now over 10,000 members. In May 2016, TEDx Amsterdam organisers invited Lainie and Miro to talk about Worldschooling and Project Worldschool – the immersive temporary teen learning communities that the duo offer throughout the world (Including SA in 2017). In addition to Project Worldschool, Lainie also hosts an annual worldschooling Family summit in Mexico. The mother and son team are regular speakers at unschooling conferences in the US. Lainie is also the host of For the Love of Learning Show – Voices of the Alternative Learning Movement, having recorded over 60 episodes already. Lainie has had important conversations on a wide range of topics on alternatives in Education. She brings this rich and varied experience with her to the conference in South Africa.

The combination of Manish and Lainie and their deep and rich global experiences in building alternatives will add a unique depth to our local conversation and is going to be extremely enriching for us at a personal level, at an interpersonal level and at a community level.

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Worldschooling focuses on the idea of “engaging with the world as though it was your infinite classroom. ~ Lainie Liberti

Funshop 2 - Woodwork 

 

We are really excited to introduce our second funshopper, Tsepang Mohapi, a homeschooling dad with a talent for creating precise and beautifully carved items with wood.

Tsepang Mohapi and his wife Moipone are parents of three beautiful children ranging in ages from seven to eleven years old. They have been homeschooling for many years and would describe themselves as eclectic homeschoolers. Tsepang is a graduate of the University of the Free State with a bachelor of Industrial Arts and Graphics Education.

He has spent some time teaching in the classroom, working in corporate, and running his own woodworking company which has recently been put on the back burner while he concentrates his time helping his wife Moipone with her fast growing swim school. Tsepang's plan is to start offering woodworking skills development integrated with other forms of handiwork. Have a look at his inspiring website www.learningcurves.co.za for more information. We wonder what we are going to learn to create with Tsepang at the conference.

The Cardboard Knight Play 

When we heard of The Cardboard Knight play we felt we just had to tell all in this newsletter. It is a play scripted and put together by a group of self directed learners.  A real unschooling endeavour. If any of you in Johannesburg are around either Sat 9th, Sun 10th July or Sat 16th, Sun 17th July please book and support the play. Here is some more information to wet your appetite. 

When the lovable director of a small quirky children's home retires, the eccentric kids must break in his replacement. She can be a bit of a dragon, so they're going to need a Knight!

The Cardboard Knight is a play about play, self-led education, personal transformation, MineCraft, magic and gummy worms. With newspaper-sword battles. Suitable for all ages including teenagers!

The Cardboard Knight picture book will also be launched at the play.

Call Karmilla on 082 480 9320 or email cardboardknightplay@gmail.com 

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In Closing

As always, we are happy to hear any suggestions and answer any questions you may have. You are also invited to join the discussion on the Learning Reimagined Facebook Group. And most importantly, don't forget to register for the conference.
 
Hoping to see you at the conference, <<First Name>>. 

Sincerely

Zakiyya and Claire

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