International Democratic Education Conference (IDEC) on Thursday, October 29, 2020

STOCKBRIDGE/LENOX, MA (10/13/2020) (readMedia)-- Berkshire Country Day School (BCD) announces Head of School Jenifer Fox will keynote for the International Democratic Education Conference (IDEC) on Thursday, October 29, 2020 at 12:00 pm EST. Her talk, A Child's Search for Meaning: How we can infuse education with meaning and why, will be delivered via Internet conference to a worldwide audience in both English and French.

IDEC meets annually, rotating hosting responsibilities between 8-10 different countries. The gathering draws a few thousand attendees from 30-40 countries who convene to discuss and envision the future of education. This year, the conference will honor the memory of the late Sir Ken Robinson, an author, speaker and educational guru who changed the way the world views our school systems.

Jenifer Fox is an international best-selling author and speaker in her own right, and was highly influenced by Robinson's work, whom she cites in her book Your Child's Strengths (Viking/Penguin). Fox began as Head of School at BCD in 2019. Fox's curriculum development can be found in schools across the country. She holds a bachelor's degree in education from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, a Master of Arts degree from Middlebury College's Bread Loaf School of English and a Master of Education from Harvard University.

IDEC 2020 is a major Web event: Web-IDEC 2020 from October 23 to November 8.

Berkshire Country Day School is an independent school for preschool through eighth grade that exists to inspire the individual promise of every student, that each may become an exemplary citizen of the world. BCD opened new facilities in 2017 including the Kevin Hirt Library and Learning Commons, and the Kim and James Taylor Music / Performance Room, dramatically impacting the historic Stockbridge campus. The natural 27-acre campus also includes art studios, science building, full-sized gym, and learning commons. BCD's pedagogical program blends proven methods, emerging best practices and follows the Reggio Emilio approach for it's preschool program launched in 2017. Established in 1946, BCD serves families in Berkshire and Columbia Counties and is located at 55 Interlaken Road, Stockbridge, MA. In 2019 it was voted the "Best Private School in the Berkshires'' by readers of The Berkshire Eagle for the third year in a row.