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The Learning Alliance presents

2018-2019 Moonshot Institute Workshops

How can we create compassionate, literate, creative citizens who will improve our world? Come along on a grand adventure in teaching and learning so we can figure it out together! These best practice professional development workshops are your opportunity to deepen instructional practice and create meaningful, integrated, standards-driven learning experiences to ensure student growth and high achievement.

FREE for SDIRC Educators, thanks to the generosity of local funders. Focus on K-3, open to all. Breakfast and lunch are included. Childcare is offered.

Thank you to our Moonshot Community Partners whose support
makes these opportunities possible!


Moonshot Summer Launch: Explorers, Artists, and Scientists!

Saturday, May 18 

@ First Presbyterian Church, 520 Royal Palm Blvd, Vero Beach, FL


Join us to blast off into an out of this world Moonshot Summer!

In this workshop, we will take a closer look at the three curriculums for Moonshot Academy this summer: 


1st grade - Literacy Off the Page: Trickster Tales

2nd Grade - Literacy in Motion: Looking Up In Wonder

3rd Grade - Literacy on the Lagoon


Applied Literacy: The World is Your Canvas

Saturday, January 12 @ Beachland Elementary

3350 Indian River Dr E, Vero Beach, FL 


Moonshot Academy is a dynamic after school learning lab for teachers and students. In this workshop, you will unpack and experience the Enriched Literacy strategies that make this program a beautiful place for teaching and learning, moving students toward reading proficiency and beyond. Kurt Wootton, author and co-founder of The ArtsLiteracy Project at Brown University, will be joining us for a can’t miss experience!

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Social Emotional Literacy: A Recipe for Connected Learning

Saturday, September 8 @ Vero Beach Elementary

1770 12th St, Vero Beach


What does it take to create a compassionate community of learners? Inspired by the classic tale of Stone Soup, in which a community comes together to create something out of nothing, we will explore ways to bring individual student stories and family history into the classroom and create collaborative projects to strengthen community connections. Learn strategies to support foundational reading skills, oral language development, and creative writing. Participants will have time to collaborate with fellow educators and experience parts of a unit plan to implement in an extended learning program. 

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Social Emotional Literacy: Learning Is A Connection Project

Saturday, August 25 @ Moonshot Learning Center

2066 14th Ave, Vero Beach


​Do you want to have the best school year ever? It all starts with connection. ​Learn how to create a climate and culture that makes all students feel safe and ready to learn. Leave with a deeper understanding of social emotional literacy and why it is critical to connect students to each other and to the content. Take away strategies that will help you create a community of learners in your school.  

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