A team of committed innovators and teachers have come together to bring to life a new kind of school here on Vancouver Island - we're calling it Xploration Centre. This initiative is emerging out of the conditions of this evolutionary moment. Nothing like it exists today. It is our goal to be centred on southern Vancouver Island. The first learning cluster will consist of 15 - 21 children between the ages of 5-12.
Opening in the fall of 2017
Every child is born a GENIUS. It is my conviction, having watched many babies grow up, that all humanity is born a genius and then becomes de-geniused by unfavorable circumstances.
The Xploration Centre is what Gordy has been dreaming of for his own three sons. An education model that connects our children back to nature and prepares them for Xponentional times. An education model that embraces entrepreneurial learning and sustainability in a natural environment. A space where young minds can discover their purpose and passion through Xploration and share their super-powers with the world to make it a better place.
Mentored by Buckminster Fuller, Phillip Moore began teaching at Upland Hills Farm School in 1971. He was asked to become the director of the school in February of 1972 and served until June of 2013. During this 42 year period Phil developed teams on the staff and board level to grow a learning community.
An education innovator, counselor and mother, Elinor has long envisioned and prepared for co-creating a new paradigm learning community. She is passionate about the the power of play, nature, and technology to support the unfolding of a child's innate genius, and to learn and work alongside Phil and other xtraordinary beings to bring Xploration Centre to life.
Dr. Shefali is a keynote speaker who presents at conferences and workshops around the world, like: Wisdom 2.0, TEDx, The Dalai Lama Center for Peace and Education, and many more. Her first book, THE CONSCIOUS PARENT, has been endorsed by Oprah as one of the most profound books on parenting she has ever read.
Julian is someone deeply committed to moving the world forward; someone who ongoingly seeks progressive projects that empower individuals to become lifelong learners. He is a local community builder in the offline world and a global community creator in the digital realm.
“An education model that connects our children back to nature and prepares them for exponential times of technology growth. An education model that embraces entrepreneurial learning and sustainability in a natural environment. A space where young minds can discover their purpose and passion through exploration and share their super-powers with the world to make it a better place. Based on the principles of child-centred learning, community, consciousness and cosmos.”
Synergistic guidance based on the following principles:
Boost creativity and responsibility in learners of all ages by creating their own curriculum by class and project choice.
Children are learning to connect history and literature to their immediate surroundings - what they are learning and their own experiences.
Children will learn early the art of meaningful collaboration and the synergistic art of inspiring others while welcoming into oneself the inspiration of others.
Xploration Centre will be a place of deep reverence and respect for others, for the natural world and for our selves. Consciousness brings us closer and closer to source. When we are connected that way our experience of being separate from each other begins to melt away. We will all aspire to become more and more aware. We will also develop tools to deepen our intra-personal line of intelligence. These tools and practices will include; meditation, journaling, poetry, music, silence, stillness, and quiet observation.
Children will learn about our combined human cultures. Where we have been, where we are and where we are going.
Children learn to communicate successfully by sharing ideas and concepts in dynamic and inspiring presentations.
Includes the Universe story from a scientific point of view as beginning with the Great Flaring Forth that is estimated to be 13.8 Billion years ago to present. It will also include the inner cosmos of each individual human being, our mission and purpose and our journey towards evolving a new paradigm of a unitive consciousness. From an evolutionary point of view we will explore our role in transforming our world into one that is honored and revered as we begin a journey that will lead our species to new ways of being that are in alignment with love.
A feeling of fellowship with others, as a result of sharing common attitudes, interests, and state of consciousness.