Friday, November 14, 2008

Oh, the things Project Adventure teachers will do

Mark Michaud, a Project Adventure teacher from Newtown Middle School in CT has a hand in creating a trebuchet...a midieval military device for tossing heavy loads. Michaud and others used the device to offer up the opportunity to community members to toss pumpkins for charity.

And of course, like any good PA educator, Michaud and students combined math, physics and history with active learning to create, test and now figure out a real life application for thier trebuchet.

Photos and full article!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Independent School Adventure Network (ISAN) Institute

The 4th Annual Independent School Adventure Education Network (ISAN) Institute will be held January 21-24, 2009 at the Lawrenceville School (New Jersey).

ISAN was founded in 2005 and is sponsored by Project Adventure, Inc. The goal of ISAN is to provide a place for independent school administrators and staff who share a common vision and commitment to the use of active, experiential and outdoor education methodology to "talk shop" and learn from each other.

The founding schools of the ISAN Institute are: Albuquerque Academy, The Lawrenceville School, Phillips Andover Academy, The Westminster Schools, and the Westtown School.

Each year the ISAN is hosted by a different member school providing an opportunity to see programs and programming up close. Also, presentations by industry experts as well as sharing of program strengths and challenges are part of the agenda. And of course, networking and fun.

"I gained more from this ISAN three days than from years of other larger conferences. I came away charged, filled iwth appropriate facts and details, and renewed in my belief that what we are doing really matters, both in our own lives and in the lives of our students". Jim Brady, Assitant Head, Santa Barbara Middle School

To find out more info or to register go to

Monday, November 10, 2008

Project Adventure Fans and Friends - Sign up now

Be on of the first to sign up on the newest blog feature - Project Adventure Fans and Friends...scroll all the way to the VERY bottom of the blog...and sign up!

Achieving Fitness of the Body and the Mind, Jane Panicucci

Strategies Magazine, published by NASPE features Achieving Fitness of Body and Mind by Jane Panicucci.

Panicucci is available for professional development, district wide in-service and keynote sessions. As the thought-leader in the value of social/emotional competency and physical activity in schools, Panicucci's message is founded in solid research. All members of the educational community, from administrators to practitioners, will leave with a fresh understanding the impact physical activity on the brain's ability to learn.

Panicucci serves as the Treasurer for the National Afterschool Association, is a coach for administrators seeking to bring about culture and climate change within their schools, is a former physical educator and Outward Bound course leader. Jane has held positions as corporate consultant, Director of Training and Consulting and is currently the Vice President at Project Adventure, Inc.

Call 978-524-4619 or email for more info.