August 22-25, 2018 in Seattle, Washington, USA  

The upcoming international conference hosted by the School of Education at Seattle Pacific University and the Janusz Korczak Association of the USA, celebrates the life and work of Janusz Korczak (pronounced Kor -chak), a pediatrician, writer, and educator who strongly advocated for children's rights and directed Jewish and Christian orphanages, which he turned into safe havens for teenagers and young adults (see a brief introductory video The Life and Death of Janusz Korczak)Please explore the tabs above to learn more about Korczak and the conference.

The updated conference program can be accessed by clicking HERE: Updated August 14

To conference participants from Dr. Tatyana Tsyrlina-Spady,
Vice Chair of the Organizing Committee


The conference is almost upon us, and I am very excited to meet you soon in Seattle. While you are preparing for your trip, we are doing everything possible and… impossible to arrange for a memorable and exciting conference, and to make your stay in Seattle enjoyable. In the meantime, predicting some of your questions and imagining the rest of them, let me give you some advice based on my knowledge and experience. Read the rest of my letter hereA letter to the conference participants

KORCZAK CONFERENCE 2018 

ATTENTION: CONFERENCE PRESENTERS & ATTENDEES! Due to a very heavy traffic on Friday afternoon and construction work downtown, the Organizing Committee decided to switch  the city sightseeing bus tour from Friday to Saturday morning (9:00 - 12:00) and consequently, all Saturday morning sessions -- to Friday afternoon and evening.  The second (surcharge)  bus tour remains at the same time - from 2:00 to 6:00 PM on August 25.    

TEACHERS, SCHOOL COUNSELORS, PRINCIPALS & OTHER PROFESSIONALS! Don't miss a unique opportunity to spend the whole day, August 25, with local, national, and international researchers and practitioners on the SPU campus to learn more about Korczak's pedagogy  and  receive insights and... handouts to use them in your classrooms. Download the workshop agenda here:  WORKSHOP Saturday August 25You can find more details about the workshop registration by clicking the "Program" tab.

Need  more  reasons  to  come  to  Seattle?  Click  here:
https://www.visitseattle.org/site/korczak2018/

Ready to attend and actively participate


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From a collection of poems about Janusz Korczak composed and illustrated by the students of Julie Scott, 8th grade Language Arts teacher in Spokane, WA.

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From a collection of poems about Janusz Korczak composed and illustrated by the students of Julie Scott, 8th grade Language Arts teacher in Spokane, WA.

 

We look forward to seeing you at the conference

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