Looking for a school that really fits your kid? Don’t miss the Education Transformation School Fair this Sunday afternoon! The event is a reprise of the fabulous fair that the Education Transformation Alliance (ETA) organized last February, and Alt Ed Austin is proud to be a returning sponsor. Once again, it’s free and features fun hands-on activities for kids of all ages, tasty and healthy snacks, and opportunities to meet some of the most brilliant and effective educators in Austin.
Your family will also have a chance to win one of several great door prizes. Drop your name in the box at the ETA table, and stick around; they’ll be announcing winners periodically throughout the afternoon. Here’s a sampling of items donated for the drawing:
- a set of books & CDs by Lucas Miller, "The Singing Zoologist" — donated by Skybridge Academy
- cool school T-shirts — donated by Escuelita Art-es
- a beautiful shoulder bag from India — donated by 9th Street Schoolhouse
- the lovely children’s book On the Night You Were Born, by Nancy Tillman — donated by the Inside Outside School
- a free day of Kids' Farm Camp — donated by the New Farm Institute
- a copy of Peter Gray’s recent book Free to Learn: Why Unleashing the Instinct to Play Will Make Our Children Happier, More Self-Reliant, and Better Students for Life — donated by Clearview Sudbury School
- a private consultation with yours truly to help you choose the right school for your individual kid — donated by Alt Ed Austin
I’d love to meet you and help answer your questions, so please stop by the Alt Ed Austin table too! Who else will be there? Representatives of a dozen educational organizations, including elementary, middle, and high schools, as well as preschools, camps, and enrichment programs—each with its own child-centered approach and unique learning environment. The flip side of the event flyer you may have seen around town has the roll call:
You can get updates, connect with the organizers, and invite your friends on the Facebook event page. See you at the fair!