THE WISDOM PROJECT
The Wisdom Project is a series of retreats and seminars focusing on essential questions about education: What is the work I am called to do as an educator? What constitutes a meaningful education? How can I engage students in soulful inquiry about the world and their role in it? How is my work as an educator essential to democratic living? These retreats and seminars allow for deep inquiry with colleagues, as well as time for individual reading and reflection. Participants are challenged to leave behind the demands of their daily work and engage with the big picture of what matters in education today. Our goal is to inspire educators to reconnect with the original calling to this work so that they return to their schools and organizations empowered to create innovative change with colleagues and students.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS AND SEMINARS
While the Wisdom Project explores the heart of teaching and learning through consideration of broad and open-ended questions, the professional development series offers a range of workshops and conferences that are topic- or theme-specific. These are designed to explore wisdom in practice. Topics range from questions of pedagogy to curriculum design to assessment. These include programs as specific as Critical Friends Group training and as broad as workshops on diversity and equity leadership in schools. While the professional development programs have specific learning goals, they also incorporate some of the essential questions of the Wisdom Project.
PROFESSIONAL LIBRARY AND RESOURCE CENTER
We are planting the seeds for this portion of the Sofia Center. Our goal is to offer the physical space for educators to read, research, write, and collaborate on all things related to teaching and learning. The professional library and resource center will be a resource for the Bosque School faculty and staff, as well as for educators in the wider community. It will house a professional library and space for educators to work individually, collectively, or in consultation with Sofia Center staff. We look forward to updating you on the evolution of this part of the project.