AIER convenes both virtual and in-person conversations with local, regional and national educational thinkers, experts, and program representatives. These conversations are more informal and ad-hoc and tend to focus on specific issues of innovative educational practice.
Example conversation topics:
What does real educational innovation look like?
How do we create schedules that meet student needs?
What is Project Based Learning anyway?
What is a "choice school?"
Some past discussions that AIER has facilitated:
Topic: "As we consider what post-Covid education might look like, what can we learn from innovation at XQ Schools?"
Special Guest: Mary Ryerse from XQ Schools
Topic: "What can we learn from the film LISTEN about our next steps for mental health in our schools? "