2011 is an exciting year for Learning is for Everyone! We’ve got an enormous range of opportunities to engage and inspire the Curiosity Driven Life at all levels, and to make learning accessible, engaging, fun and productive for more people.
Our annual statewide Celebration of Learning, formerly known as LIFE Fest, was reborn this year as the LIFE Knowledge Faire, and heads back to the Florida Gulf Coast bigger and better than ever, with a renewed focus on all the ways and means of innovative learning. We’ll showcase youth invention and achievement, look at ways to inspire curiosity and interest in learners of all ages, and generally celebrate the Curiosity Driven Life.
We’re the lead organizers for TEDxYouthTampaBay 2011 . TEDxYouth@TampaBay 2010 was Florida’s first ever TEDx event and our inaugural hosting of TEDxYouth@TampaBay. Planning is already underway for this wonderful and engaging way to experience “Ideas worth Spreading!”
Mentoring is a big part of our community outreach, utilized in our community STEM and other programs. A continuing work in progress is our Mentor Match program, for which we’re seeking collaboration with other community groups.
And at the end of the year, look for our 2011 Local Spelling Bee again. Last year’s LIFE of Tampa Spelling Bee winner, Tommy F., went on to compete at the National Scripps Spelling Bee in Washington DC in 2011.
- Microsoft Dream Spark administrator
- Picturing America grant recepient
- LIFEs Tapestry of Homeschool Survey (PDF report)
Our families, our communities, our states and our nations need Lifelong Learners who are capable of filtering vast amounts of information intelligently, learning quickly, adapting effectively to new technologies and economies, and actively engaged in their world. LIFE is proud of our role in helping build lifelong learning communities, and looks forward to collaborating with other organizations throughout the year to truly help bring Learning to Everyone!