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IDEC2012

Puerto Rico
International Democratic Education Conference Caguas, Puerto Rico

PROGRAM

Friends: We can finally welcome you to our place in the world: the enchanted islands of the archipelago of Puerto Rico. We celebrate the 20th International Democratic Education Conference (20 IDEC 2012) in the magical, autonomous city of Caguas. Your presence here excites us and, especially, fills us with hope. Puerto Rico has much to offer to 20 IDEC 2012. But we know you also have much to offer us in what we hope is the eve of a major transformation as a country and you are part of that process. IDEC 2012 is not only an international conference. It is a starting point, a space where large and small projects are born that change the lives of people around the world. This is why our inspiration and theme of recent months has been that the most important day of 20 IDEC 2012 has to be April 1st. We say this because what makes IDEC truly relevant all year long is the work that we are able to pursue since the day we say farewell to the conference. That is the moment when our work begins from what has been cultivated during our time together. In order to guarantee profound footsteps, and responding to the Puerto Rican situation, this year we will have a room named Proyecto Pas (the Country Project). This will be permanently open to welcome the discussion of all the people and organizations that have ideas about Puerto Rico and, in many cases, have already begun to implement them. We want to provoke a sustained dialogue beyond March and, as a result of Proyecto Pas, arrange a concrete, inspiring statement that leads to the agreement of all these efforts for a common purpose: to build the country we need, want and can. Another important part of this IDEC will be the First Regional Gathering of the Americas and the Caribbean. On March 29th, we will meet to shape this project, through which we aim to constitute a collaborative region of North, Central and South America and the Caribbean for an alternative and democratic education that defends the human rights of children and youth. We want to create more opportunities for exchange, dialogue and dissemination on the social and cultural diversity of our hemisphere. For our youth, educators, scholars and community leaders to deepen on the educational experiences of their countries and participate critically in their potential for change. We will work vigorously along this exciting journey. Our desire is for you to take along everything you have come looking for in this gathering. And we hope that, in the process, you all get to know our country, our reality, and feel welcome from the very depths of our culture. To each and everyone who has supported to make this dream a beautiful reality, thank you. With all our heart, thank you for the solidarity you have already shown by getting here. May you enjoy the conference since the very moment you arrive and until its last second. Welcome to Puerto Rico!

Justo Mndez Armburu

Ana Yris Guzmn Torres

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Centro Bellas Artes


1 Borikn Proyecto Pas 2 4
Mar Caribe
Puerto Rico/Featured Speakers

Room Location
Colors
So you can quickly locate the many activities, we identified the areas and rooms by color. You can check the daily programs on pages 7 through 15 and use the map on pages 22 and 23 to quickly locate the building and the room that you are looking for.

The Calendar of IDEC 2012 at a Glance


March 24 - 28 March 29 March 29-30 March 29 - 31 Main activities of the International Democratic Education Conference 2012 First Gathering of the Americas and the Caribbean Tourist Options Free of Charge for our International Visitors, as an gesture of boricua hospitality* Tourism Packages Options*

3 Tano and Academia Human Rights


Yunque
Featured Speakers

Others
5 Pitirre Space Youth Forum/Open 6 Caguax Media and Films 7 Coqu Art and Movement 14 Tanam Children Space

Names

City Hall
8 Moriviv Democratic Practices 9 Roble Workshops 10 Amapola Open Space 11 Flamboyn Open Space 12 Yagrumo Open Space 13 Ceiba Open Space

Jardn Botnico y Cultural


A Barracn Featured Speaker
de Visitantes B Centro and Academia Human Rights

C Plaza Artesanal Featured Speaker D Patio de la Fuente Art and Movement E Conference F Jardn Acutico
Workshops Democratic Practices

Each room also has a name that refers to various aspects of Puerto Rican culture. You can see the list of rooms by color and name in the table on the left. The following list has some expressions we use to describe these names: 1. Borikn-The Tanos name for this island. 2. Mar Caribe- Our Southern ocean. 3. Tano- Indigeneous peoples from Borikn. 4. Yunque- Our Rainforest. Legend says that the good spirit of the god Yuquiy reigned from this powerful mountain range. 5. Pitirre- An autoctonous bird known for its brave character. 6. Caguax- Name of the Tano indigenous chief of the region of Caguas. 7. Coqu- The puertorricans are like the coqu, we can only live in our islands. At night you will enjoy the singing of this small frog. 8. Moriviv- A little sensitive plant that closes when touched, then opens back again. 9. Roble- A beautiful big tree with pink or yellow little flowers. It is a symbol of Caguas. 10. Amapola- It is not the national flower. But many people think it is for its beauty and presence in our culture. 11. Flamboyn- Puerto Ricos emblematic tree has little orange flowers that blossom in the summer. 12. Yagrumo- A gigantic Caribbean leaf that is brown in one side and white in the other. 13. Ceiba- A majestic tree, considered sacred by many cultures, including our Tano and Yoruba ancestors. 14. Tanam- A river in the North of the Island. The word means butterfly in the language of the Tano.

* For more information and registry visit the tour desk

Things You Should Know


Youth Leadership
20 IDEC 2012 has been designed so that youth are fully integrated into the conference through the Youth Forum. The youth from different countries will not only be providing support organizing and moderating activities, they will propose and do! They have undertaken the responsibility for opening the plenary sessions, facilitating the workshops and the IDEC Dialogues, and will actively participate by taking positions and generating proposals throughout the conference. If you have not yet joined this collective, you can still do so during the Conference. Its your Conference!

nary activities will have simultaneous translation. All plenaries, IDEC Dialogues and Room 4 Yunque which will host Featured Speakers will have simultaneous translation from spanish to english and vice versa. We will also have simultaneous translation in german and korean language. Throughout the program all activities that have simultaneous translation will be identified with this symbol, . In the daily program tables, the activities that are in english appear with english titles and the activities that are in spanish appear in spanish. Its your Conference!

Languages

Workshop Design

At IDEC conferences, it is common for different cultures and languages to live together, understand each other, and create new friendships and collaborations. English is the language most commonly spoken across countries attending IDEC. So, although the IDEC 2012 is being held in Puerto Rico, a spanish speaking country, we have taken both languages into consideration. Throughout the program there are many alternatives in either language and all ple-

One of the most fun and challenging aspects of organizing the 20 IDEC 2012 has been experimenting with new ways of carrying out workshops, conferences and dialogues. We wanted to dedicate consistent space to five thematic conversations. We will be discussing: Puerto Rico, Human Rights and Academia, Democratic Practices, Art and Movement, and Film and Media. You could dedicate your time to one theme and attend all your sessions in one space where the conversations will flow from one to the
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Saturday, March 24, 2012


next and leave you feeling deeply engaged with that theme. Alternatively, you could participate in everything and take a broader view of the set of themes. We also wanted to feature a few presenters and to offer you plenty of Open Spaces for presenting and participating. Weve left rooms for spontaneous and emerging conversations in every workshop block. Its your Conference! at 10:40 am, then the opening ceremony should end at 10:20 am. Presenters will do their best to ensure that the start and end of the sessions flow. These free spaces should leave enough time for you to move from one session to the other, hydrate, interact socially and take care of any other matter you deem necessary. A cultural note: In Puerto Rico, a flowing sense of time is often lovingly joked about as Boricua Time . We hope that you will follow the Law of Two Feet in knowing that you are always in the right place at the right time, or if not, that you will correct that by moving to another place where you feel comfortable. If you join a session that has already started; thats fine. Just remember that you came in late, join up at the point the session is in without delaying the group. Its your Conference!

Welcome!
n 3:00 pm Start of the registration process @ Jardn Botnico y Cultural de Caguas (Caguas Botanical and Cultural Garden). You will be able to register and enjoy the Gardens natural beauty. n 5:00 pm Welcome and Orientation @ Jardn Botnico y Cultural. The official opening ceremony for IDEC will be on Sunday, March 25th. This is a great opportunity to register and find out about everything that will happen in the Conference and make new friends. n 6:00 pm Dinner and Fiesta Criolla @ Jardn Botnico y Cultural. Since, for some of you, this will be the first night in Borikn (the tano indigenous name for this island) we would like to offer you some of our renowned hospitality, culture and food. You are all invited to socialize, eat, dance and walk around the open spaces. If you want to participate fully in the event you will not want to miss a meal under the stars next to a pond at the Jardn, while we welcome all of you. n 8:30 pm Transport back to accommodation areas will be available. n 10:30 pm Transport back to accommodation areas will be available.

202020 and 3030 Panel

This is a shorthand description for a new kind of workshop structure in which 2 or 3 presenters share quick, powerful presentations on convergent topics, in 20 or 30 minute intervals (kind of TED Talk style). This space will be facilitated by 20 IDEC 2012 volunteers. After all three have presented, then a fully open dialogue is initiated with the audience about what folks are learning, unlearning and thinking. Its your Conference!

Visits to schools

Open Spaces

Open Spaces were created so that every participant who wants to organize workshops, conferences and dialogues can do so freely. This means that any person can suggest an Open Space covering any topic; they only need to propose it. At 20 IDEC 2012, we will set a table close to the registration area to schedule the Open Spaces. In each concurrent workshop session, we will have four or five rooms reserved for this format. This should, of course, not limit the emergence of open spaces at other times and places during the event. Its your Conference! Open Spaces function on the basis of four principles: 1. Those who arrive are the right people. 2. Whatever happens is what had to happen. 3. They start when the time is right. 4. They end when they are done.

In order to familiarize yourself with several educational models in the Puerto Rican context, you will have the opportunity of visiting four different schools: Nuestra Escuela in Caguas, Diego Vzquez Elementary School in Caguas, the Sor Isolina Ferr Center - Caimito in San Juan and Proyecto PECES in Humacao. The spaces available for these visits are limited, so make sure you register on time at the tourism table. Further information can be found in the daily program details. Its your Conference!

Recreational activities

Boricua Time

Sessions are planned to end 20 minutes before the next one is scheduled, unless it is otherwise specified in the schedule. For example, if workshops start 6
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Exercise is very important to keep your energy up and to stimulate creativity. Every day, in the afternoon concurrent workshops session you will have several options available for your enjoyment. On Sunday we will play bamboo tennis, on Monday soccer and on Tuesday traditional games from Puerto Rico and the World. All those interested will meet up in the water fountain located in front of the Centro de Bellas Artes at 3:30 pm. Its your Conference!

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Sunday, March 25, 2012


AM
9:00-10:20 Opening Ceremony

PM
Plenary: Founders in the Democratic Education Community with Yaacov Hecht, Derry Hannam, Amukta Mahapatra, Ian Cunningham and Jerry Mintz. Moderated by Jos Luis Daz Cotto.
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Sunday Highlights
n 9:00 am Opening Ceremony @ Centro de Bellas Artes. The Youth Forum, Nuestra Escuela, Alianza para la Educacin Alternativa (Alliance for Alternative Education) and Honorable William Miranda Torres, Mayor of Caguas, will be responsible for officially starting 20 IDEC 2012. The ceremony will be a welcoming space to celebrate the start of the Conference and to meet new friends. n 10:40 am Simultaneous Workshops and Open Spaces Session A. n 12:30 pm Lunch with cultural presentation (Plena). n 2:00 pm Plenary: Founders in the Democratic Education Community The democratization of education has a rich history that has gone through several waves. The past twenty years have been lead by these presenters, including the person who called for the First International Democratic Education Conference in 1993. n 3:40 pm Simultaneous workshops and Open Spaces Session B n 5:30 pm IDEC Dialogue @ Room 4 Yunque This will be the first of three meetings, open to the public, in which the objective will be to hold conversations about IDECs future, including determining subsequent hosting countries and organizations. Participants in this dialogue will also make proposals about issues of collective interest. The Youth Forum leaders will facilitate this conversation. n 6:30 pm Dinner and Youth Cultural Show. A group of young people from Puerto Rico and other parts of the World will be sharing their talents and introduce us to different cultures. Be daring, come and participate! Share your talents and cultures with us. n 8:30 pm Transport back to accommodation areas will be available. n 10:30 pm Transport back to accommodation areas will be available.

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Session A

2:00-3:20

Room 2 Mar Caribe: Featured Speakers Courtney Martin- Developments in Online Activism and Feminism
and Education

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Session B Room 2 Mar Caribe: Featured Speakers Kirsten Olson- Your Wounds are Your Salvation Room 3 Tano: Human Rights and Academia La educacin financiera como mecanismo para democratizar la educacin Bernardo Betito Mrquez- Cooperativas juveniles Gloria Almeyda- Aflatoun / Aflateen Kurt Schindler- Finanzas en tus manos Room 4 Yunque: Featured Speakers Alicia Cabezudo- Teaching Democratic Education and Human
Rights in Adverse Contexts: Dictatorships and Autocratic Systems

3030 Room 3 Tano: Human Rights and Academia Democratic Education for a Culture of Peace Anaida Pascual Morn- Educacin democrtica autntica
y solidaria: paradigmas y proyectos de posibilidad Anita Yudkin Suliveres- Hacia una educacin transformadora: Principios y prcticas para la democracia, los derechos humanos y la paz

Alternative Activities
n 2:00 pm and 3:40 pm Visit to Nuestra Escuela @ Barrio Pueblo, Caguas. Nuestra Escuela is a not-for-profit community-based organization, which offers educational services to children, youth and adults that have not completed their high school education and are looking to reinsert themselves in education. Through a bio-psycho-social formative model for the development of talents and ventures, the school contributes to the development of a just and democratic society. Students define their curriculum as one that is based on love, respect and participation. You will have the opportunity to visit one of their five centers. Guided visits will be in Spanish at 2:00 pm and in English at 3:40 pm. Please visit the Tour Desk for more information and to register. There are limited places available for the visit. n 3:30 pm Recreational activities - Bamboo Tennis @ Complejo Deportivo. This adaptation of traditional baseball uses a bamboo stick as a bat and a tennis ball as a ball. The meeting point for this game will be the water fountain in front of the Centro de Bellas Artes. Visit the Tour Desk for more information and to register.
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10:40 A.M. - 12:30 P.M.

202020 Room 4 Yunque: Puerto Rico Panel: Puerto Ricos Political Situation From the Youth Forum: Edgar Gmez, Sebastin Negrn and Natalia Rosado. 3:40-5:30 5:40-6:30 8:30/10:30 6:30 Room 6 Caguax: Media and Film Amy Valens- August to June (english with subtitles in spanish) Room 7 Coqu: Art and Movement Space Francisca Ortiz- Yoga for Children: an Educational Alternative 202020 Room 8 Moriviv: Democratic Practices Luz Santana- Just One Change: Teach Students to Formulate
Their Own Question

Room 6 Caguax: Media and Film Jos Luis Baerga Aguirre y estudiantes de Nuestra EscuelaCortometrajes producidos por el Taller CEPA

Room 7 Coqu: Art and Movement Open Space 202020 Room 8 Moriviv: Democratic Practices Community Commitment and Education Nompumelelo Zondi- Promotion of Indigenous Languages in Post
Apartheid South Africa: a Reality or Wishful Thinking? Elizabeth Baker- Listening as a Tool for Building Community Susana Elkin- Engaging Children and Building Community at a Parent Cooperative School in Oaxaca, Mxico

Ammerah Saidi- Future Schools: How Critical Pedagogy, Digital


Media and Community Interactions Transform Schools Ginny Marxuach- A Balancing Act: Designing Your Own Education

Room 9 Roble: Workshops Pat Montgomery and Sandra Hurst- Standing on


the Shoulders

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Dorethia Myers- The Disenfranchisement of Minorities in Public Education as it Relates to Special Education Rooms 10, 11, 12 and 13: Open Space 12:30-1:50 Lunch and Cultural Show (Plena) = Simultaneous translation

3030 Room 9 Roble: Workshops Marcos Martnez, Juan Len Alicea, Agustn Corchado, Liliana Cruz Un currculo emergente con estrategias innovadoras
para una educacin en tecnologas socio-humanista bajo el enfoque Ciencia, Tecnologa, Ingeniera y Matemticas (STEM, por sus siglas en ingls) Elda Guadalupe and Brendymar Cruz- Estrategias innovadoras en la enseanza

Rooms 10, 11, 12 and 13: Open Space IDEC Dialogue Facilitated by the Youth Forum Dinner and Cultural Show Transport to Accommodation Areas

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Monday, March 26, 2012


AM
Plenary: Efforts to Transform Education in Puerto Rico featuring Ana Helvia Quintero, Lourdes Lara, Nelson Coln and Nyvea Silva. Moderated by Janice Petrovich.
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Alternative Activities
n 10:30 am Visit to Diego Vzquez Elementary School @ Barriada Morales, Caguas. When we first attended IDEC, we were introduced to the Education Cities Model in Israel and we set out to adapt it to Puerto Rico. The City of Caguas has pioneered the Education City Initiative. Diego Vzquez Elementary School one of the pilot schools for the implementation of the model can be found in the Barriada Morales neighborhood of this municipality. For more information or to register, visit the Tour Desk. n 2:00 pm y 3:40 pm Visit to Nuestra Escuela @ Barrio Pueblo, Caguas. Nuestra Escuela is a not-for-profit community-based organization, which offers educational services to children, youth and adults looking for humanistic formation educational alternative. Through a bio-psycho-social formative model for the development of talents and undertakings, the school contributes to the development of a just and democratic society. Students define their curriculum as one that is based on love, respect and participation. You will have the opportunity to visit one of their five centers. Guided visits will be in Spanish at 2:00 pm and in English at 3:40 pm. Please visit the Tour Desk for more information and to register. There are limited places available for the visit. n 3:30 pm Recreational Activities- Soccer @ Complejo Deportivo Soccer (ftbol) is easily the most popular sport in the World. We invite everyone interested to continue strengthening their friendships on the playing field. The meeting point for this match will be the water fountain in front of the Centro de Bellas Artes. Visit the Tour Desk for more information and to register.

PM
Plenary: Caguas Ciudad Educadora: the Construction of an Education City in Puerto Rico with Hon. William Miranda Torres, Yaacov Hecht, Scott Nine, Jos Evans and Amalia Ramrez. Moderated by Nancy Velzquez Arroyo.
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Session C Room 2 Mar Caribe: Puerto Rico Csar Rey- La cultura de la violencia 202020 Room 3 Tano: Human Rights and Academia Views on Participatory Pedagogy: Students, Teachers and Community Margarita Moscoso- Percepciones de los estudiantes
en su ambiente escolar y familiar: consideraciones para mejorar su desempeo acadmico y estilo de vida Ileana Quintero- Aprender estudios sociales integrando y participando con la comunidad Gladys Capella- Democracia y prctica educativa: perspectivas de maestras y maestros

Session D Room 2 Mar Caribe: Featured Speakers Ana Mara Careaga- Derechos humanos para todos 202020 Room 3 Tano: Human Rights and Academia Educacin y cambio social Gabriel Cmara, Santiago Rincn Gallardo y Pedro Subirats Room 4 Yunque: Featured Speakers Ian Cunningham- Young People Managing their Own Learning Room 6 Caguax: Workshops Jerry Mintz- Become an AERO Representative 3:40-5:30 Room 7 Coqu: Art and Movement Lydia Platn y La Escuela del Teatro- Explorando el teatro
como espacio democrtico

n 9:00 am Plenary: Efforts for the Transformation of Education in Puerto Rico. Puerto Rico is going through a very difficult situation with regards to its educational project. Given this situation, several transformation initiatives have been launched. The presenters have led some of the main initiatives. n 10:40 am Simultaneous workshops and Open Spaces Session C. n 12:30 pm Lunch with cultural presentation (Bomba). n 2:00 pm Plenary: Caguas Education City: Building an Educating City in Puerto Rico. The city of Caguas is getting organized to fulfill William Miranda Marns vision to transform it into an aula magna. Public schools, the municipal school CIMATEC, Nuestra Escuela, IDEA and Education Cities are developing the Caguas Education City initiative. n 3:40 pm Simultaneous workshops and Open Spaces Session D. n 5:30 pm IDEC Dialogue @ Room 4 Yunque. The second of three meetings, open to the public with the objective of having a conversation about future decisions of IDEC. The meeting will be facilitated by the leaders of the Youth Forum. n 6:30 pm Dinner and cultural show. n 8:30 pm Transport back to accommodation areas will be available. n 10:30 pm Transport back to accommodation areas will be available.

9:00-10:20

10:40 A.M. - 12:30 P.M.

Room 4 Yunque: Featured Speakers Yaacov Hecht- Ten Chapters in Democratic Education: Global
Paradigm Change

2:00-3:20 5:40-6:30 8:30/10:30 6:30

Room 6 Caguax: Media and Film Amy Valens- August to June (english with subtitles in spanish) Room 7 Coqu: Art and Movement Space Beatriz Rodrguez- Urban Education: Hip Hop Room 8 Moriviv: Democratic Practices 202020 Aprendizaje y apoderamiento estudiantil Yasmin Vlez- (Sapientis) Mentes Puertorriqueas en Accin Anayra Ta-(Proyecto Nacer) La Carta de Derechos
de la Adolescente Embarazada

3030 Room 8 Moriviv: Democratic Practices The life and characteristics of the democratic school Eylem Korkmaz- The Characteristics of Democratic Schools: is it
Possible to Reach a Consensus?

Meghan Carrico, David Gagnon and Mari Piggot- Supporting


Learning for the Individual, Community, and the Organization: Democratic Public Free School Enters the 21st Century

Room 9 Roble: Workshops Carlos Muiz, Yolanda Gonzlez, Joan Arelis Figueroa, Liz Melndez, Rosaline Gotay- Proyectos de accin y esperanza de
educacin democrtica para la justicia y la paz.

Lymaris Vzquez-(Jvenes de Puerto Rico en Riesgo) 3030 Room 9 Roble: Workshops Carmen Sanjurjo y Lorretta Chvez- Preparando maestros
efectivos y comprometidos para escuelas urbanas por medio de la prctica clnica Sandra Macksound Lpez and Lizzette Velzquez- La integracin de accin, investigacin y reflexin como una experiencia de aprendizaje fundamental para preparar a los maestros como agentes de cambio para las escuelas democrticas

Rooms 10, 11, 12 and 13: Open Space IDEC Dialogue Facilitated by the Youth Forum Dinner and Cultural Show Transport to Accommodation Areas

Rooms 10, 11, 12 and 13: Open Space 12:30-1:50 Lunch and Cultural Show (Bomba) = Simultaneous translation

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Tuesday, March 27, 2012


AM
Plenary: Democratic Education is about Human Rights featuring Jean Robert Cadet, Ana Mara Careaga, Ravi Karkara and Alicia Cabezudo. Moderated by Anna Grimaldi and Jaime Conde.
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PM
2:00-3:20 Plenary: An Education that Practices Democracy from Communities with Gabriel Cmara, Pedro Subirats and Rafael Aragunde. Moderated by Jos Oquendo.
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9:00-10:20

Tuesday, change the rhythm...


n 9:00 am Plenary: Democratic Education is About Human Rights. Many countries constitutions define education as a right, but there is no such thing as a right to a bad education. A high-quality education that brings about just and democratic societies is a matter of human rights and citizen participation. The presenters have been leaders in fundamental processes dealing with the defense of human rights, of children and youth. n 12:30 pm Lunch with Cultural Show (Calypso). n 2:00 pm Plenary: An Education that Practices Democracy from Communities. The notion that another education is possible has been proposed by thinkers such as Paulo Freire and Ivn Illich. In this panel, two of their disciples and an ex-secretary of education engage in a dialogue about educational projects for social change and invite us to question schooling processes. n 3:30 pm Departure to the Jardn Botnico y Cultural de Caguas. We will be spending the rest of the day at the Jardn Botnico y Cultural de Caguas, in order to get to know Caguas Citys beauties and offer diversity to the participants of 20 IDEC 2012. Simultaneous Workshops- Session F, the IDEC Dialogue, dinner and the cultural show, and other surprises such as Films under the stars will take place in , one of the most beautiful places in Puerto Rico. Please board the buses in front of the Centro de Bellas Artes at 3:30 pm. n 4:00 pm Recreational Activities Traditional Games @ Open Field, Jardn Botnico y Cultural de Caguas. Games are part of a centuries-old cultural tradition and an excellent educational strategy. In this session you will have the opportunity of learning and playing traditional games from Puerto Rico and other participating countries. n 4:00 pm Simultaneous Workshops and Open Spaces- Session F @ Jardn Botnico y Cultural de Caguas. n 6:00 pm IDEC Dialogue @ Jardn Botnico y Cultural de Caguas. This will be the final of the three open meetings, in which the objective will be to hold conversations about the IDECs future. Participants in this dialogue will also make proposals about issues of collective interest. This is were final decisions on proposals will be made during IDEC 2012. The Youth Forum leaders will facilitate this conversation. n 6:30 pm Dinner and cultural show @ Jardn Botnico y Cultural de Caguas. n 7:00 pm Films Under the Stars@ Jardn Botnico y Cultural de Caguas. Enjoy the Films Under the Stars activity, which will have a selection of short films by Cine Fiesta of the Puerto Rico Film Foundation. A wonderful experience! Bring an outdoor blanket if you want to lie on the ground and enjoy! n 8:30 pm Transport back to accommodation areas will be available. n 10:30 pm Transport back to accommodation areas will be available.
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Session E Room 2 Mar Caribe: Puerto Rico Rafael Aragunde- Qu supondra la desescolarizacin de la
educacin? Una conversacin

Session F @ Jardn Botnico y Cultural Room A Barracn: Featured Speakers Amukta Mahapatra- - Teacher Development Room B Centro de Visitantes: Human Rights and Academia Edwin Vega Miln- Tecnologa asistencial: Ofreciendo participacin completa a individuos con necesidades especiales

3030 Room 3 Tano: Human Rights and Academia Technological Literacy, Democracy and the Brain Olivia Loria- Effect of Technology on the Brain: a collaborative talk Rubn Edel Navarro- Technological Mediation in Democratic Room 4 Yunque: Featured Speakers Derry Hannam- Democratic Education and Education
for Democracy in the Public School System

4:00-5:30 5:40-6:30 8:30/10:30 6:30

Education

Room C Plaza Artesanal: Featured Speakers Jean Robert Cadet Room D Patio de la Fuente: Art and Movement Space Jos Luis Baerga Aguirre y estudiantes de Nuestra EscuelaTaller de juegos cooperativos

10:40 A.M. - 12:30 P.M.

Room 6 Caguax: Media and Film Carol Black- Schooling the World (english), then Dialogue: How
Indigenous Approaches to Learning can Inform Modern Alternatives in Education

Room E Conference: Democratic Practices Choua Her and Ofir Germanic- Incorporating Youth Development into Democratic Education

Room 7 Coqu: Art and Movement Space Lilliana Cruz and University High School (UHS) studentsShowing What Im Thinking with Images

Room F Jardn Acutico: Workshops Myron Anderson and Vanessa Power Anderson- Results to
Policy: How to Transform Results from Surveys to Institutional Policy

Room 8 Moriviv: Democratic Practices 202020 Ofira Roll- An Educator Left Behind? Educators Collaborative Self
Inquiry in a Child-centered Environment

Open Spaces: All over Jardn Botnico y Cultural de Caguas IDEC Dialogue Facilitated by the Youth Forum Dinner and Movie Under the Stars Transport to Accommodation Areas

Carmen Sanjurjo, Ellie Baldwin and Jan Perry Evenstad- Issues in Multicultural Education Secondary Ed Class

Arila Feurich, Mario Foster and Michaela Weiss- Learning in


Projects at Schools

3030 Room 9 Roble: Workshops Ana Yris Guzmn y Beatriz Polhamus- Colaborativo Nuestra
Escuela y Fundacin Banco Popular de Puerto Rico Merary J. Ortiz, Jahaira Mangual y Dorilyn RiveraNuestra Escuela rompiendo esquemas

Alternative Activities
n 10:30 am Visit to Sor Isolina Ferr Center @ Caimito, San Juan. Sor Isolina Ferr Centers, established in1969, are a non-profit organization, with multiple services and programs, dedicated to transforming lives and revitalizing communities through education, intercession, and training. It is a pioneering and wide ranging organization in several municipalities on the island and a member of Alianza para la Educacin Alternativa de Puerto Rico (Alliance for Alternative Education in Puerto Rico). For more information or to register for the visit, please pass by the Tour Desk.

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Rooms 10, 11, 12 and 13: Open Space 12:30-1:50 Lunch and Cultural Show (Calypso)

Today we will move all activities to the Jardn Botnico y Cultural de Caguas at 3:30 pm
Please board the buses in front of Centro de Bellas Artes
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Wednesday, March 28, 2012


AM
9:00-10:20 Fishbowl Plenary: The New Generation for Democratic Education, featuring Courtney Martin, David Gagnon, Natalia Rosado, Scott Nine, Khalif Williams, Isaac Graves, Tae Wook Ha, Meghan Carrico and Ammerah Saidi.
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PM
Plenary: Education Workers Unions, Organized Communities and Cooperatives Working Together to Create Real Change with Roberto Pagn, Emilio Nieves, Aida Daz, Jorge Oyola and Mildred Santiago. Moderated by Jos Rivera Santana.
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Session G Room 2 Mar Caribe: Puerto Rico Lourdes Aponte- Educacin desde las comunidades Justo Mndez Coln- La trayectoria histrica de nuestra educacin

Session H Room 5 Coqu: Art and Movement Space Open Space Room 6 Caguax: Human Rights and Academia Amrilis Pagn Jimnez- Mujeres y desarrollo econmico: 3:40-4:40
Vencer la desigualdad para ganar espacios democrticos

n 9:00 am Plenary: The New Generation in Democratic Education. Does the democratic education we know adjust to our current needs? Young democratic education practitioners raise a discussion on the challenges and opportunities facing the movement today. n 10:40 am Simultaneous Workshops and Open Spaces Session G. n 12:30 pm Lunch with Cultural Presentation (Salsa). n 2:00 pm Plenary: Educational Unions, Organized Communities and Cooperatives Working Together for Real Change Free public education faces the harsh challenges of neo-liberalism. Let us listen to its defense through the voices of unions, cooperatives and organized communities. n 3:40 pm Simultaneous Workshops and Open Spaces Session H (60 minutes). n 5:00 pm Closing Ceremony @ Sala Carmita Jimnez - Centro de Bellas Artes. Let us celebrate the time we shared together. We will participate in the presentation of the declaration coming out of Proyecto Pas the results , from the IDEC Dialogues and other surprises. n 6:30 pm Dinner n 7:30 pm Artistic Closing Ceremony with our Youth @ Paseo de las Artes Abelardo Daz Alfaro. n 8:30 pm Transport back to accommodation areas will be available. n 10:30 pm Transport back to accommodation areas will be available.

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Alternative Activities
n 10:30 am Visit to Proyecto PECES @ Punta Santiago, Humacao. The Communal Educational Commitment and Service Program (PECES, Programa de Educacin Comunal de Entrega y Servicio) is a non-profit organization in Punta Santiago neighborhood. Its mission consists of encouraging the social, economic and educational development of this coastal community in Humacao where 5,803 residents live. It belongs to the Alliance for Alternative Education in Puerto Rico. For more information and to register, visit the tourism table.

Jos Nez Lpez- De escuela tradicional a escuela democrtica Room 3 Tano: Human Rights and Academia Phillipe Greier- Lets Open our Doors and Collaborate with the
World

Room 8 Moriviv: Democratic Practices Raymond Francis- Using Student Developed Concept Maps
to Promote Democratic Education

Francisco Lpez- Strengthening Democracy Amongst Immigrants


and Migrant Youth Shelly Lofller- Learning Centered Around Culture and Society

Room 9 Roble: Workshops Gerard Aartsen- Towards an Integral Education Rooms 10, 11, 12 and 13: Open Space 5:00-6:30 Closing Ceremony

10:40 A.M. - 12:30 P.M.

Room 4 Yunque: Featured Speakers Ravi Karkara- - Strengthen Adolescent Participation


in Democratic Secondary Education

Room 6 Caguax: Media and Film Carol Black- Schooling the World (english), then Dialogue: How
Indigenous Approaches to Learning can Inform Modern Alternatives in Education

8:30/10:30

Room 8 Moriviv: Democratic Practices Diego Negrn, Natalia Rosado, Manauvaskar Kublall y Jonah Canner- Inquiry Based Learning and Possibilities for Empowerment Room 9 Roble: Workshops Los estudios generales: una herramienta para la educacin democrtica Nilsa Medina- Movimientos sociales como eje temtico de una
educacin democrtica Liliana Cotto- Lo urbano, derechos humanos y movimientos sociales

7:30

Room 7 Coqu: Art and Movement Space Olivia Loria- International Folk Dancing

6:30

Dinner

Grand Artistic Closing Ceremony with our Youth


Representing their tastes, styles, music and way of life, our youth will present the Grand Artistic Closing Ceremony where the participants will celebrate dancing and singing joyfully this year IDEC Conference, reaffirming once again, the hospitality and warmth of the Puerto Ricans and our gratitude to all of you for being here. 7:30 pm @ Paseo de las Artes Abelardo Daz Alfaro. Everyone is invited.

Grand Artistic Closing Ceremony with our Youth

Transport to Accommodation Areas

Rooms 10, 11, 12 and 13: Open Space 12:30-1:50 Lunch and Cultural Show (Salsa) = Simultaneous translation

Dont miss it!


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IDEC2012

First Regional Gathering of the Americas and the Caribbean Puerto Rico

20th International Democratic Education Conference


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Special Event: First Regional Gathering of the Americas and the Caribbean @ C3TEC, Caguas. The First Regional Gathering of the Americas and the Caribbean is a conversation between the people of the Americas and the Caribbean with the purpose of promoting alternative and democratic education, in defense of the human rights of children and youth. United from North to South, we will discuss the opportunity of establishing a collaboration region. You can register at the registration desk of IDEC from March 24-28, or the day of the event starting at 8:00 am. The gathering begins at 9:00 am and is expected to conclude at 6:00 pm. Registration Welcome and Presentation- Ana Yris Guzmn Torres Welcome- William Miranda Torres, Mayor of the Autonomous City of Caguas Introduction and context Justo Mndez Armburu The International Democratic Education Community Yaacov Hecht Objectives Santiago Rincn Gallardo Regional Context: 20/20/20 - Mari Luce Fernndez, moderator Jerry Mintz- Roots of Alternative and Democratic Education in the Americas Gabriel Cmara Cervera- Educational change as a Social Movement: the Mexican Experience Nelson Coln - Solidarity in Action: Puerto Rico and Haiti Orientation and Participation Guide Scott Nine Integration Exercise Group Work objectives Lunch Group work proposals, resolutions and actions Recess Presentation of proposals to the plenary Agreements Closure and fraternization 16
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Beach River Culture

There are so many things to do!


Visit the Tour Desk at Centro de Bellas Artes and plan your remaining days in Puerto Rico.
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Alianza para la Educacin Alternativa

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Institute for Democratic Education of America

Institute for Democratic Education of America

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