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Finnish Education Forum

Finnish Education Forum
Date Saturday, May 2, 2020
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Location Anderson Center Community Room - View maps and directions
Bethel University
3900 Bethel Dr St Paul MN 55112
Cost$35 early bird registration. $50 after April 12. This includes Finnish food for morning and afternoon breaks and lunch. Participants will have the opportunity to eat lunch at tables with the Finnish educators or Bethel students/educators who spent time in the Finnish schools.
RegistrationTickets are $35 now through April 12. The tickets will be $50 after April 12. CEUs available. Register
SponsorsBethel University Department of Graduate Education

Event Description

Finland is internationally known for their leading innovations in classroom education and teaching principles. What makes them so successful, and how can we implement these practices into classrooms right here in Minnesota? Join us as our guests from Finland share about the groundbreaking strategies applied in their schools and how four of our local Minnesota educators are currently sharing Finland's culture of education with their colleagues and students. Focus is on PreK - 8 comprehensive education. 

Agenda

  • 8:30-9:00  | Coffee and Check in | 

  • 9:00-9:15 | Opening remarks |

  • 9:15-10:15 |Plenary session - 60 minutes | Peter Johnson, Pertti Kuosmanen, Terri-Ann Owen, Tommi Nurmi

    • Video/Presentation of a Typical Finnish school day 

    • Overview of Finnish Education 

    • Collaborative Conversations with Finnish Educators

    • "Let the Children Play" video comments from Dr. Pasi Sahlberg 

  • 10:15-10:30 | Finnish Kahvi break

  • 10:30-11:30 | Jeannie Mayer - National Distinguished Principal Nominee - "Finnish Principles in a Minnesota School"

  • 11:30-12:15 | Q&A with Finnish Educators

  • 12:15-1:00 | Lunch and Learn between Finns and Americans

  • 1:00-1:45 | Workshop session #1 (More to be added)

    • Education in Nature - | Terri Ann Owen & Pertti Kuosmanen

    • Technology, Collaboration and Children | Tommi Nurmi & Cindy Nordstrom

  • 1:45-2:30 | Workshop session #2 (More to be added)

    • Education in Nature - | Terri Ann Owen & Pertti Kuosmanen

    • Technology, Collaboration and Children | Tommi Nurmi & Cindy Nordstrom

  • 2:30-2:45 | Finnish Kahvi break

  • 2:45 - 3:15 | Closing remarks and Q&A 

Cancellations

No Refunds.

Questions?

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Katie Raisanen Bonawitz at sped-program-director@bethel.edu.


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