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Maria Corse, founder and director of Deep Root Center for Self-Directed Learning. Photo: <a href="http://www.deeprootcenter.org">Deep Root</a>
Maria Corse, founder and director of Deep Root Center for Self-Directed Learning. Photo: Deep Root

Alternative school in Canton recruiting for pilot program

A new education resource center for people exploring alternatives to the traditional school model will be launching a pilot program early next year.

Maria Corse, founder and director of Deep Root Center for Self-Directed Learning in Canton, believes that North Country students, 8 to 18, who aren't thriving in a typical school setting, deserve access to more options.

Corse is recruiting members for the pilot program in January, and is holding an open house tonight at 7 pm in Canton Free Library's Paige Room. She told Todd Moe that Deep Root Center is a resource center rather than a school, and it seeks to make homeschooling a viable option.  Go to full article
They are a lot more relaxed, a lot more ready to learn and be engaged in what they are doing

Audio Postcard: A morning walk at Edwards-Knox

It's officially summer for North Country children whose school sessions ended last week. Their parents and teachers are hoping they carry an important lesson with them into summer break - exercise.

Schools are spending more time preaching the importance of exercise to combat childhood obesity. At Edwards-Knox elementary school in St. Lawrence County, students start every day the same way - with a fifteen-minute walk outside.

Steve Knight joined Denise Koser's fourth grade class for their morning walk - as well as a yoga session - and sent this audio postcard.  Go to full article

Hands-On Learning at the Constructivist Conference

This week St. Lawrence University hosts the 11th Annual Constructivist Design Conference on teaching and learning. The gathering has a lot to live up to. Organizers describe it as "a conference unlike any other ever held". 175 teachers from around New York State and the country spend a few days of their summer modeling a style of learning based on doing, not explaining. David Sommerstein talks with North Country teachers who are attending for the second year.  Go to full article

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