On Thursday, October 30th, we led our first International Listening Session in Invercargill, NZ. It was also Stella's first LS as well. For those of you who have not yet met Stella (pictured on the right in the photo with Carrie [left] who helped us get art supplies in Christchurch), she is working to help create the curriculum for the new educational process. She lives in Australia and will be moving back to the US later this year. Stella brings tremendous heart and depth of experience to the project. She has an amazing background and she is passionate about Imagine Learning.
So we met with Jason, Stephanie, Nicole, Ben, Alyssa, Samantha and Karen. All were courageous, enthusiastic and insightful. We loved their answers and how willing they were to participate. At the end of the session, their responses about how much they had enjoyed the process were wonderful to hear. We filmed, photographed and recorded all of the information.
I will publish the photos of their effort soon. We are waiting on two Consent Forms. Suffice it to say, they made us feel welcome and very thankful we traveled to Invercargill for our first session.
A special thanks goes out to Saskia Nieuwlands (left) for all of her amazing help. She is wonderfully talented and brilliant with young people. She brought together a great group for us. Also thanks to Sasha For participating and helping as well!