SELECTION OF PAST EVENTS

THE NLC ONLINE COURSE SERIES 

"Becoming a Learning Companion to Accompany Children Ages 3 to 18, from Preschool to High School"

In this NLC course you will explore the skills and resources needed to skillfully nurture child-directed learning:

Arrow How to prepare YES environments

Arrow Introducing hands-on learning materials effectively (such as Montessori materials, Froebel Gifts, Hengstenberg toys and many more)

Arrow How to set healthy boundaries respectfully and how to help children find their own solutions to their conflicts

Arrow How to apply non-invasive teaching skills

Arrow Why and how to foster pretend play and imagination

Arrow How to understand and nurture genuine needs

Arrow How to assess natural developmental stages and sensitive periods for infants, toddlers, children, adolescents, and teenagers

Arrow How to care for your own needs and inner child

Arrow What to do when a child triggers you

Arrow How to follow your heart's guidance in your work with children. They represent the most delicate precious parts of ourselves!
 

Click Here to Register NowClick to Download Program Details (pdf)


This LIVE WEBINAR SERIES starts September 7, 2013.
Duration 7 Weeks:
13 LIVE bi-weekly hour-long sessions with Q&A

+ FREE 1-on-1 Consultation (1hr)
+ Detailed Course Manual & Resource List
+ Email support for your questions


Starts SEPTEMBER 7, 2013
Exact schedule to be determined according to participants' needs/availability. Video recordings will be available to view on your own time if you cannot make it to the live session.


WATCH the FREE INTRODUCTORY Webinar Recording

 

WEBINAR PROGRAM BRIEF:

The NLC Course will gently nurture you in becoming a Learning Companion and bringing more joy and understanding to your life and work with children.

Session 1 - The New Learning Culture Approach

Session 2 — Inspiration and Tools from Maria Montessori, Rebeca Wild, the Reggio Emilia Approach, Friedrich Froebel, Célestin Freinet, the Waldorf Approach, Non-Directive Play Therapy, the Forest Kindergarten, and Democratic Education

Session 3 - The Child in You is Important

Session 4 — Fulfilling Authentic Needs 1: Physical and Emotional Needs

Session 5 - Imagination and Free Play: The Self-Healing and Self-Educating Powers

Session 6 - Fulfilling Authentic Needs 2: Intellectual and Spiritual Needs

Session 7 - Inner Guidance and Healthy Boundaries

Session 8 - Setting Healthy Boundaries with Respect

Session 9 - Natural Child Development and Child-Directed Learning

Session 10 - Being a Learning Companion and Offering Non-Invasive Teaching

Session 11 - Creating Child-Directed Learning Environments

Session 12 - Overview of Hands–on Learning Materials especially to simplify Mathematics

Session 13 - The NLC School in Practice

Session 14 - The NLC Approach in Your Life: Conclusive Talk and Consultation

REGISTER NOW
STARTS SEPTEMBER 6, 2013.


Click Here to Register NowClick to Download Program Details (pdf) 

NLC Online Course Series May/June 2013:

 

Becoming a Learning Companion to Accompany Children Ages 3 to 14

 

Introduction to NLC Approach & Online Webinar Series on Vimeo

 

New Learning Culture Certificate Training 2012 SF BAY AREA

9 meetings one Sunday per month, in San Rafael at the Central Marin Montessori School

Becoming a Learning Companion to Accompany Children Ages 6 to 14

The NLC training provides an introduction to a new paradigm of sustainable, student-led education accompanied by adults.
Click here to register
 

PROGRAM BRIEF
Part 1 A New Learning Culture
Part 2 The Sacred Child Within
Part 3 Natural Child Development
Part 4 Healthy Boundaries
Part 5 Becoming a Learning Companion
Part 6 Self-Directed Learning Environments
Part 7 Hands-On Learning Materials
Part 8 Summary and Presentation of Personal Creative Projects

LEAD INSTRUCTOR: Carmen Gamper Founder, New Learning Culture
GUEST SPEAKERS:
Richard Miller, Founder Integrative Restoration Institute, iRest for Kids
Dr. Chris White, Founder Essential Parenting
Mary Oscategui, Founder International Maternity Institute
Daniel Rechtschaffen, Founder Mindful Education Institute
Iva Tashlick, Practitioner of Healing Arts
Douglas Lerch, Play Therapist, Founder SEEDS Programs

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION


COURSE SCHEDULE
The following 9 Sundays 9:00am - 4:00pm with lunch break. July 15, 2012, August 12, 2012, September 9, 2012, September 30, 2012, October 28, 2012, November 25, 2012, December 9, 2012, January 6, 2013; 9th Sunday TBD.

LOCATION
Central Marin Montessori School, San Rafael, CA 94901
 

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New Learning Culture Certificate Training-
Weeklong, S.F. Bay Area, 2012

This training provides the same program as the above described NLC training level one, but WITHOUT GUEST TEACHERS. Carmen Gamper will provide a full introduction to the NLC paradigm of sustainable, student-led education accompanied by adults.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD DETAILED PROGRAM

FREE INTRODUCTORY MEETING June 5, 6pm - 7:30pm Harmony Montessori, 12 Shell Rd., Mill Valley 94941.  PLEASE RSVP

COURSE SCHEDULE Monday July 30 to Friday August 3rd, each day 9:00am - 4:00pm

LOCATION Harmony Montessori, 12 Shell Rd., Mill Valley 94941.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

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2012 FROEBEL USA National Conference in San Francisco, California, AUG 4/5

We are happy to co-host New Learning Culture the 2012 Froebel Conference.
SAVE $100 with the NEW LEARNING CULTURE promo code: NLCFUSA2012
Register online, copy and paste the above promo code, and SAVE!

The German Friedrich Froebel was the inventor of the kindergarten. His practices, the "occupations and gifts" are still very healing and educational for children, but unfortunately almost forgotten. Scott Bultman, founder Froebel USA, and other educators have been keeping Froebel's legacy alive.

Join us for a hands-on exploration of integrating the original Froebel Kindergarten method into modern educational environments. Sessions will cover the full range of Froebel Kindergarten materials, Occupation materials, and Mother Plays & Movement Games. Learn how these activities connect with nature education, teaching design, STEM, literacy assessment, and other standards.

Presenters include Froebel-trained teachers (each with decades of classroom experience), public and private school teachers currently integrating the materials in existing programs, and university professors of art, architecture and education.

This is a wonderful opportunity to meet like-minded educators and widen the network of child-centered education in the S.F. Bay Area. Carmen Gamper will present the NLC alternative school model Pre/K-8th grades.

Registration includes two full days (12-16 sessions), catered lunch each day, and other amenities.

More information is available at www.FREOBELUSA.org

SAVE $100 with the NEW LEARNING CULTURE promo code: NLCFUSA2012
Register online, copy and paste the above promo code, and SAVE!

 

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FREE Monthly Discussion Group, San Francisco Bay Area

Together we are exploring the New Learning Culture paradigm of education. We are also discussing the possibility of co-creating an elementary school (that can grow into a middle and high school) based on the NLC values here in the S.F. Bay Area. Please inquire per e-mail to find out about our schedule.

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Teacher & Parent Training Program Marin, CA 2011/2012

Becoming a Learning Companion to Accompany Children Ages 6 to 14

The NLC teacher training offers an introduction to a new paradigm of sustainable, student-led education accompanied by adults.
Read more...

MAIN TEACHER:
Carmen Gamper, Founder New Learning Culture


GUEST SPEAKERS:
Richard Miller PhD, Founder Integrative Restoration Institute, iRest for Kids
Dr.Chris White, Founder Essential Parenting
Daniel Rechtschaffen, Founder Mindful Education Institute
Mary Oscategui, Founder International Maternity Institute
Wilana Anderson, Founder Harmony Montessori
Douglas Lerch, Play Therapist, Founder of SEEDS Programs
Iva Tashlick, Practitioner of Healing Arts

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD DETAILED PROGRAM & SCHEDULE

SCHEDULE:
One Sunday per month for seven months
November 20, December 11, January 29, February 26, March 25, April 29, May 20.
 

REGISTRATION CLOSED / NEW WORKSHOP SERIES STARTING IN JUNE 2012

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TEF Transformative Education Forum, Monterrey, CA. October 30 until November 2, 2011

Carmen Gamper was invited to be part of the Transformative Education Forum, organized by members of the United Nations. Around thirty educators, politicians, and theorists from all over the world are invited to discuss the rapidly changing role of education in the 21st century. We will explore sustainable solutions for grades K-12th in the various cultures of the world.

Carmen will advocate the significance of child-centered education, based on self-directed and hands-on learning. Send me an e-mail if you would like Carmen to bring a message to the forum carmen@newlearningculture.com

LINK Transformative Education Forum

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Learning Center at the Home Schooling Conference, in Sacramento, CA

New Learning Culture will offer a booth with an eclectic collection of hands-on learning materials for children of all ages.
Come by our booth to receive a FREE 10 minute consultation.

So much more than just a conference - it's a celebration, a party, a statewide gathering of homeschoolers and their families for learning, friendship, support, and fun! Featuring some of the best known speakers in the homeschooling and parenting community, HSC’s annual conference is a place to explore, relax, learn and find time to meet with new friends. It’s a place where everything you need to know about homeschooling is under one roof for an entire weekend!

Over 100 sessions and hands-on workshops plus Children's Playroom, Art Deck, Game Deck, Construction Zone, Teen Refuge, Water Play Station, Science Station, Special Salons for Paper Arts, Bead & Fiber Arts, Literary Arts and Math/Brain Games. Special Teen Program! Dances and night events!


Friday August 5, 12:00pm - 8:00pm
Saturday August 6, 9:00am - 6pm
Main Exhibit Hall
Radisson Hotel, Sacramento, CA

Register to avoid standing in line: www.hscconference.com

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Learning Center at Yuri's Night 2011

New Learning Culture will offer a booth with an eclectic collection of hands-on learning materials.
When: April 8th, 9am -3pm
Where: NASA's Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Mountain View, CA 94035
Cost: FREE
Sign-up: www.ynba.org

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Green Kid's Conference 2011

New Learning Culture will offer a booth with an eclectic collection of hands-on learning materials.
When: June 18th, 11am -3pm
Where: Microsoft Silicon Valley Campus, Mountain View, CA 94035
Cost: FREE
Sign-up: www.greenkidsconference.org

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Monthly Workshops in Mill Valley, Ca: "Joyful Parenting"

When: Every 2nd Wednesday of the month, 7:00-9:00pm
Where: At "Harmony Montessori" Mill Valley
Cost: $20 online / $25 at the door ($140 online for the whole series)
Sign-up: Workshop-Harmony-2010.html

Schedule and Topics:

April 13: Setting healthy boundaries respectfully

May 11: The scientific research behind joyful learning

CANCELLED: June 8: Exploring Montessori and other hands-on learning materials

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO SIGN UP

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Monthly Workshops in Berkeley, Ca: "Mindful Parenting"

When: 2nd Thursday of the Month 7-8:30pm
Where: "Montessori Familiy School", El Cerrito, 94530
Cost: $20 online / $25 at the door.
Sign-up: MontessoriFamilySchool-2010.html

Schedule and Topics:

April 14: Setting 'healthy boundaries' respectfully.

May 12: The scientific research behind joyful learning.

June 9: Exploring Montessori and other hands-on learning materials for math, science and writing.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO SIGN UP

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Learning Center at the Spirit Rock Meditation Center, Woodacre, Ca.

"Hands-on learning opportunities allow children to develop mindfulness naturally." –Carmen Gamper

As part of the Spirit Rock Family Day, Carmen Gamper will offer an academic hands-on learning center for each group of children. After the official Family Day Program, the center will also be open to parents and educators from 3-4pm.

Come and get inspired by our eclectic collection of teaching toys and tools. They can be used to help children learn math and language in playful easy ways.

Sunday January 30, 10:30-3pm - Family Day Program
From 3:00 - 4:00pm everyone can explore the learning center.

MUST REGISTER:
Register here for Family Day: www.SpiritRock.org
RSVP if you'd like to visit the learning center only from 3-4pm: Carmen@NewLearningCulture.com

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Daylong: "Folding Paper Circles & the Significance of Hands-on Learning"

When: Saturday, December 11, 2010, 11:00-5:00pm
Where: Open Secret Bookstore, San Rafael, Ca
Cost: $60 per family
Sign-Up: Circle-Folding.html
CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO SIGN UP

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Presentation of a European School Model

Presentation of a new successful European school model (Pre/K-8th) based on self-motivated hands-on learning, and inspired by Montessori, Wild, Waldorf and ReggioEmilia.

December 16th 7-9pm
Fairfax, Ca.94903, RSVP for Directions: info@NewLearningCulture.com

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Green Fest in San Francisco 2010

Talk and Circle:
"Joyful Self-Directed Learning for Children. Wisdom and DIY-Suggestions from Montessori, Waldorf and more."
Discover ways to create inspiring play and learning spaces for children (Pre/K-8th Grades at home and at school), and learn how to use available resources to bring more joy to learning.

When: Saturday and Sunday, November 6 and 7, 3.30pm - 4:30pm
Where: The San Francisco Exhibition Center / ANNIE'S GREEN KID'S ZONE, MAP
Online program guide, page 18.

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Free Presentation Of A New European School Model

Presentation of a new successful European school model (Pre/K-8th) based on self-motivated hands-on learning, and inspired by Montessori, Wild, Waldorf and ReggioEmilia.

Open Secret Bookstore, October 4th 2010 at 7pm


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Movie and discussion: "Race to Nowhere"

race to nowhere

"Featuring the heartbreaking stories of young people across the country who have been pushed to the brink, educators who are burned out and worried that students aren’t developing the skills they need, and parents who are trying to do what’s best for their kids, Race to Nowhere points to the silent epidemic in our schools: cheating has become commonplace, students have become disengaged, stress-related illness, depression and burnout are rampant, and young people arrive at college and the workplace unprepared and uninspired."

The Lark Theatre, Larkspur, Ca , September 30, 2010 at 7pm

Subsequent circle and discussion,
facilitated by Carmen Gamper, Founder New Learning Culture,
and Valerie Fowler, Child Psychologist

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Talk at Earthdance, 9/19/2010 in Laytonville, Ca

"Progressive Education. Overview and Do-it-Yourself-Inspiration"
Sunday September 19th, 2pm, Kid's Village at Earthdance Festival, Laytonville, Ca

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Workshops in Mill Valley, Ca

MILL VALLEY: KEEPING THE JOY OF LEARNING ALIVE!
FOR PARENTS, TEACHERS AND CARETAKERS
Enhancements & alternatives to traditional education,
preschool and elementary grades.

workshop mill valley



While each of the sessions is designed as a stand-alone unit, we encourage you to come to all three evenings in order to develop a fuller picture of your possibilities as a parents and educator.

All 3 sessions at Harmony Montessori, Mill Valley, CA 94941

Thursday, April 29th 2010, 7-9pm
Preparing Play and Learning Environments with Boundaries:
Easy ways to provide opportunities for self-motivation and independent learning.

Learn how to help children develop independence step by step through creating opportunities for practical skill development in household and garden.

Arrange simple spaces for pretend play, imaginary play, crafting, art and hands-on learning materials.
$25 (Paypal/credit cards accepted)

Tuesday, May 25th, 7-9pm
Understanding the Intelligence of Play:
How to cultivate the natural educational and healing effects of dramatic and pretend play.

Recognizing important learning processes while children play, and nourishing them through additional support and materials.

Assisting the child in processing (real-life and TV-) experiences and emotions through through pretend play.
$25 (Paypal/credit cards accepted)

Thursday, June 17th, 7-9pm
Choosing Hands-on Learning Materials for Children:
Enjoy an introduction to manipulatives for basic math, beginning writing / reading, and practical life. Learn simple ways to craft them together with children.

Learn basic teaching skills developed by Montessori, Steiner, Froebel, which can become additional tools for your interactions with children.

$25 (Paypal/credit cards accepted)

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Workshop in Honolulu, Hawaii

BRINGING JOY TO LEARNING!

Workshop for Parents, Teachers and Caretakers
interested in enhancements & alternatives to traditional education

(Preschool, Kindergarten and Elementary grades)

Bringing Joy to Learning, Hawaii

For families affected by the 'furlough' Fridays, and the shortened school year and for home-schooling families, this workshop will provide the know-how to create additional learning opportunities for children at home and at school.

How to transform children's environments into a "third teacher".

• How to use hands-on learning materials to teach math and writing/reading.
Explore our selection of manipulatives from Montessori, Waldorf, Froebel, and ReggioEmilia - which might re-kindle the joy of learning in YOU!

• How to become a learning companion: Setting boundaries firmly and kindly and reducing tension and fear around learning.

Click here to view detailed weekend program

WHEN: May 14, 15, 16th, 2010
Friday evening, 7-9pm
Saturday, Sunday, 10am-1pm and 2-5pm
WHERE: In a beautiful Kamaaina-style home, Honolulu, HI. 96825

NOTE: Carmen is available for private consulting May 17th and 18th in Honolulu, Hi. Call 415 464 7713 to schedule an appointment.

 

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Family Day at Spirit Rock Meditation Center, Woodacre, Ca

Explore a Hands-On Learning Environment"

Discover manipulatives to give your children the opportunity to learn academic and practical skills with ease and playfully. You will find toys for addition, subtraction, division, multiplication, square-roots, fractions, language, sensory and fine motor development. Especially useful for 1st to 8th grades and home-schooling families.
At Spirit Rock Meditation Center,
Woodacre, CA,
on Family Day, January 24th, 2010.

Please register here: scholarships available

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Workshop at Open Secret Bookstore:

"Yeay — School's Out ... Mom I'm Hooome!"

Tips for Creating a Child-friendly Home During Summer Vacation
Monday, June 29th
7:30pm - 9pm
@ Open Secret Bookstore
923 C Street, Downtown San Rafael, CA (map)
Mini-workshop: $25
Let your children feel welcome at home, and inspire them towards meaningful activities by re-arranging some basic things around the house and creating "YES" environments.

In this mini-workshop, you will learn how to prepare play spaces intentionally, and how to set safe boundaries. Receive information on age-appropriate hands-on learning materials developed to learn practical and academic skills while playing. As you know, learning is not limited to school hours...