The fostering of academic, social and emotional student development and the cultivation of outer- and inner-life skills for all students requires a newly designed vision of education. This session will examine the re-envisioning of education through engaging participants in reflection and lively discussion about critical questions regarding realizing and embodying education by connecting the contemplative and transformative education movements. Participants will explore and generate the foundations of an educational vision that prepares students to be present to and transform the world in which they live.

Christopher Knaus

University of Washington, Tacoma

Christopher Knaus, PhD, is a race scholar and critical race theory practitioner who focuses on student voice as a foundation for educational systems transformation. He directs of the inaugural Doctorate … MORE

Laura Rendón, PhD

University of Texas, San Antonio

Fellow, Mentor

Laura I. Rendón, PhD,  is a renowned advocate, scholar, and educator. As a speaker with SpeakOut-The Institute for Democratic Education and Culture, she has addressed audiences worldwide on education and … MORE