Announcing COLLO's Learning Cities Series
Mobilizing Communities through Learning
A Learning Cities Four Part Series
Brought to you by:
The Coalition of Lifelong Learning Organizations, COLLO, Linda Morris, President
The European-North American Network of Learning Cities, Denis Barrett, Facilitator
Previous Events in the Series include:
Session 1. "Learning Cities: Critical to the Fight for Social Justice"
Wednesday November 18, 2020 — 10:00 - 11:30 am Eastern Time
More than 200 cities in 40 countries have chosen to become a learning city, defined by UNESCO as one that "effectively mobilizes its resources in every sector to promote inclusive learning from basic to higher education." COLLO is conducting a set of free Zoom virtual symposiums to explore strategies to develop and build Learning Cities.
What are learning cities? How might they be resources for social justice? Participate in this FREE online Symposium to explore whether creation of a Learning City may provide some answers and some hope about how you can help navigate the uncertain future your community faces reimagining adult education in the post COVID-19 era that meets the needs of all.
Join the conversation to
- Explore what a Learning City is and how one — Cork Learning City — implemented a community-based learning culture.
- Determine if this concept has value for your community.
- Raise key questions.
- Identify practices that may be especially pertinent to you in addressing issues important in your community.
Session 2. “Learning Cities in Action!"
Wednesday January 27, 2021 — 10:00 - 11:15 am Eastern Time
In these tumultuous times, how do Learning Cities practice and promote values of kindness, compassion and respect?
How can ecosystems of lifelong learning contribute to “building back better?”
- Séamus Ó Tuama, University College Cork, Cork City, Ireland
- Maria Liu Wong, City Seminary of New York, New York City, NY
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Session 3: "Research About and for Building Learning Cities"
Thursday June 3, 2021 — 7:00 - 9:30 am PDT
(New York: 10:00 am EDT; Ireland: 3:00 pm IST)
As the world emerges from the pandemic, communities have the opportunity to reframe their approaches to lifelong learning and education. Today we stand on the brink of the future -envisioning redevelopment. How might learning cities - ecosystems of lifelong learning - contribute to building a world based on social justice and economic revitalization? In these tumultuous times, how do learning cities practice and promote values of kindness, compassion and respect?
The Coalition of Lifelong Learning Organizations (COLLO), the Asia-Europe Meeting Lifelong Learning Hub (ASEM LLL Hub) and the European-North American Network of Learning Cities are hosting a pre-conference workshop at the Adult Education in Global Times Conference to explore these and similar questions. International experts in learning cities will share relevant research from emerging and established learning cities (more than 200 worldwide) and lead a dialogue on challenges and opportunities these communities encounter as they develop and nurture their learning cities and networks. This free workshop is open to AEGT2021 Conference participants and the general public.
After attending this webinar, you will be able to evaluate if the Learning Cities framework is a good fit for your community, as well as being able to identify available resources and determining possible first steps to your local development process.
The Coalition of Lifelong Learning Organizations, COLLO
Linda Morris, President; Annalisa Raymer, Cornell university; Christy Rhodes, East Carolina University
The European-North American Network of Learning Cities
Denis Barrett, Cork Learning City Coordinator
Asia-Europe Meeting - Education and Research Hub on Lifelong Learning (ASEM LLL Hub)
Séamus Ó Tuama, Chair, LLL Hub- University College, Cork; Joni Hendrick, University College, Cork
Session 4: "Building Your Learning Cities Framework"
Friday April 29, 2022 — 10:00 - 11:30 am EDT (Ireland: 3:00 pm GMT+1)
As the world emerges from the pandemic, communities have the opportunity to reframe their approaches to lifelong learning and education. Today we stand on the brink of the future - Are you interested in changing your community for the better? Would you like to play a role in re-envisioning your community’s future for the better and creating a society built on cooperation and learning?
If you answered “yes” to those questions, the Coalition of Lifelong Learning Organizations (COLLO) cordially invites you to the concluding symposium in the four-part Learning Cities Series on Friday, April 29, 2022, from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM (EDT). During this final session, entitled Building Your Learning Cities Framework, panelists will share the steps they took to develop and nurture the learning cities of Cork, Ireland; Manizales, Colombia; and Lowell, Massachusetts. Colleagues from UNESCO’s Institute of Lifelong Learning (UIL) will give an overview of the UNESCO Global Network of Learning Cities (GNLC), present the website and publications, and give a little more insight on their work.