For three days experts, advisors, and future leaders gathered together to develop pathways for promising initiatives in education with transformative potential.
The gathering, known as the Equinox Summit: Learning 2030, brought in individuals from six different continents, representing diverse socioeconomic backgrounds. “Together, the group created a vision of a scalable, affordable, sustainable learning system for the high school graduates of 2030” (Overview, Equinox Comminiqué Learning 2013).
This second event in the Equinox Summit series was presented by Waterloo Global Science Initiative (WGSI) and was centered on learning, with a specific focus on high school. Interestingly, the Equinox Blueprint (see link below) aims to provide clear recommendations on building a learning environment that fosters critical thinking, problem solving, and innovation, which is strikingly similar to the environments Maria Montessori aimed to create through her method of education.
Current research supports the need to establish life-long learners, where students learn through activity. Based on Montessori principles, our version of this radical learning environment can be seen today in our High School.
Here is a link to the blueprint, which offers some of the most cutting-edge and current thoughts on education. It supports all that we do, and all that we plan to do, through Montessori.