Congratulations on the baby!
I’m putting together a program for Integral Education. I’ve gotten the attention of Georgia’s D.O.E. and two universities. I think there is a lot of potential here, but I would love input on it. I started a post asking Corey about Integral Incubator, some place to move beyond theory but continue the same rigor of thought while creating more action.
Where I am at is the state is interested in me developing a work based learning program. We pitched the idea of doing this through programs that we called “mindful” and “socially conscious” business practices. The state’s response was basically, “If you can help me get businesses to engage in rural communities we don’t care how you do it”.
I have connected with Emory University and their Emory-Tibet program. They have just launched a beautiful program called SEE Learning. It is the most integral thing I have seen in the mainstream. They are directly working with frameworks through states and quadrants. It’s cool, it’s free and if nothing else everyone should check it out.
They are interested in me since the idea of getting this type of program woven into a work based learning feels innovative. As you can imagine, their program is being mostly received by more green-level schools. WBL is typically amber, so no one working in progressive education tends to look there. They intuitively get weaving these levels together feels like a powerful step forward.
To be clear, nothing is formalized yet. It’s all still in the coffee chat phase, but I think if I can pull it together it could go. One of my main obstacles is I am not an educator so I really don’t know what I am doing (one does need some orange expertise:)) Any input by experts would be greatly appreciated.