As I have posted before, the Martin Institute for Teaching Excellence is leaping to the front of authentic educator professional development this June with a by-invitation-only line-up of national and international teaching leaders and rich, two-hour blocks of active learning…the death knell of sit-and-get conferences. Here are a few reasons you will want to register:
Host school Presbyterian Day will roll out their unparalleled, home-grown lower school differentiated learning model. Several schools have already sent teams to observe during the school year and were blown away by what they saw. It is a game changer in terms of meeting each child where they are and enriching their learning outcomes, and it does not require a significant increase in costs.
Dynamic thought leader and middle school “first learner” Robert Dillon from St. Louis will help others to understand how a school can be a community change leader, and to develop their own expeditionary mindset and learning model.
The most courageous leader I met, among many, on my 3-month national EdJourney, Eric Juli from the Design Lab School in Cleveland will lead sessions on the critical shift, in any school, from “doing” to “learning”.
Perhaps the most iconic teacher in America today, John Hunter, founder of the World Peace Game and centerpiece of the multi-award winning documentary, will give a plenary general session, sharing his thoughts on empathy, humility, and the role of the student-owned classroom.
More tomorrow! Register at the Conference site; based on the pace of registration, it is likely space will fill up in the next few weeks.
Looks great! I hope you’ll attend Eric Juli’s sessions and post comments.
I will. Heck, you and Claire should come to this conference! It is going to be a remarkable group of presenters; really unprecedented as far as I can tell. Thiemann ladies road trip, some good Memphis food and music; what’s to lose? 🙂