Korczak Day at Columbia University in New York City
The Columbia University East Central European Center, the Polish Cultural Institute, and Janusz Korczak Association of USA organized a whole day Korczak event at Columbia University on November 9th. This event coincided with the publication of a new, two-volume edition of Janusz Korczak’s works in English. For more information visit the Harriman Institute website by clicking here.
First time in the USA: Korczak-Inspired Conference for Educators in Seattle, WA
2018 International Conference on Education for Excellence, Diversity, and Respect, inspired by Janusz Korczak took place on August 22-25 in Seattle Pacific University. 130+ people attended the conference and we listened close to 100 presenters from all continents. To learn more about the conference, click here.
At the conference, we celebrated old and new friends who have contributed to the work of Korczak in the world. To learn who received an award, click here.
At the opening of the conference, Mariola Strahlberg honored the people who inspired and were involved in the creation of the Korczak USA with a presentation Past, Present, Future. To see the PowerPoint version of her presentation, click here.
Brian Hull, the master puppeteer, with 3 other puppeteers brought to us a wonderful show Kaytek the Wizard (a highlight of the conference for many of us). To read about Brian’s experience at the conference, click here.
Michał Kozień from the Korczakowo Camp in Poland presented the wonderful activities from the camp, and encouraged us to bring the teenagers from the U.S. to the camp next summer. To learn what Michał Kozień had to say about his experience at the conference, click here.