International Healing-Centered Education Conference




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Join us virtually at the International Healing-Centered Education Conference,

a groundbreaking event dedicated to "Building Thriving Classrooms, Cultures & Institutions." This conference, hosted by the Acosta Institute, brings together scholars, educators, researchers, activists, therapists, artists, and practitioners to explore and advance the restorative and healing-centered paradigm in education.

Taking place from October 6th-8th, 2023,

this conference is a continuation of the highly successful Healing-Centered Education Summits. As communities face unprecedented challenges, it is essential to develop practices, policies, and approaches that support the flourishing of learners. By embracing a healing-centered approach to classroom instruction, culture-building, and institutional management, we can create the conditions necessary for human flourishing.

Join Us at the Next Conference

Building on the themes of previous summits, including

"Pedagogies for Collective Recovery,"

"Play, Slow Work & Collective Flourishing," and

"Wounded Healer Leadership & Pedagogy,"

this conference is an opportunity to further explore and promote the healing-centered and restorative paradigm in education.

We are inviting scholars and practitioners

to explore critical questions such as

how to build on existing healing-centered approaches like social-emotional learning, mindfulness-based education, trauma-informed care, restorative justice, and decolonizing education to create thriving classrooms, cultures, and institutions. Together, we will uncover the best practices for cultivating healing-centered environments, fostering inclusive and equitable education, and supporting justice and accessibility work.

Scholars, educators, and practitioners from all disciplines and levels of education are welcome to submit proposals for workshops, short presentations, and spoken word performances that engage participants in healing-centered pedagogy.

Don't miss this unique opportunity to contribute to the advancement of healing-centered education and connect with a global community of change-makers. Mark your calendars for October 6th-8th, 2023, and be part of this transformative conference. Stay tuned for registration details and further updates!