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The 6th Annual Progressive Ed Summit is November 12, 8:30 – 3 at City Neighbors in Baltimore.  This is a conference that brings together educators and folks who care about education from diverse backgrounds to learn and grow together.  We offer the Summit for free – a day of learning, good food, a keynote speaker, and a chance to connect with others.  Here are a few good reasons you don’t want to miss the Summit this year:
WORKSHOPS LIKE THESE:
(Just a few examples, there are over 40 workshops!)
  • Arts Integrated Workshop: Adapting Radio Drama to Grades K-8
  • Using Handwork to BUILD a Growth Mindset
  • How Do I Plan This Stuff?
  • Small Group Instruction in the Middle Grades
  • Accommodating All Learners in the EL Literacy Classroom
  • Using Games to Engage, Enhance and Enrich Math Instruction
  • Leap Off the Cliff: The What, Why and How of Small Group Instruction
  • Drop Everything & Design
  • Teaching Entrepreneurship As a Project Based Class
  • Fostering Independent Exploration and Choice in the Classroom
  • Jumpstart Arts Integration Lessons with Artful Thinking
  • Navigating Complex Text in Differentiated Classrooms: Strategies for Comprehension and Composition
MOMENTS LIKE THESE:
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Have you been to the Summit?  Do you want to add to the list? Please Leave a comment below.
See you at the Summit!
Why come to the Progressive Ed Summit?
Because the revolution won’t happen without you.
As Sir Ken Robinson points out in his book, Creative Schools, a revolution is underway to compel districts and states to give schools the power to transform themselves. He writes, “Although education is now a global issue, it is inevitably a grassroots process. Understanding that is the key to transformation. The world is undergoing revolutionary changes; we need a revolution in education too. Like most revolutions, this one had been brewing for a long time, and in many places it is already well underway. It is not coming from the top down; it is coming, as it must do, from the ground, up. ” (p. Xxvi)
Here’s how to spot the revolution around you. Think of the best schools you know. Who is making decisions? Who is engaged in creating that school? Where is the spark, the inspiration, the love? It’s happening in classrooms, hallways, parking lots, committee meetings and staff meetings. It’s happening in on-the-ground conversations with people who live and work every day with children and families — at the grassroots.
Grassroots transformation is what The Annual Progressive Education Summit is all about.
Each year, we gather at the Summit to exchange ideas, be inspired, make connections, and grow our community. We are like a flash mob, a self-forming community that is represented by folks across many sectors who want to transform themselves and their schools from the ground, up.
This year, we want you to join us. Come share the work you are doing. Come learn what others are working on. Come hear Susan Engle speak on curiosity and children’s ideas. Be part of the revolution!
Already coming to the Summit? Great! Tell folks why in the comment below.

REGISTER NOW

We are sending out the call for presenters for our Annual Progressive Ed Summit! This is a free teachers conference, with a keynote, 40+ workshops, delicious food, and a great chance for networking with educators and community members.

Take a look at the RFP and please consider proposing a workshop. Usually about 450 folks come to the Summit, and there is a great culture of sharing, learning, pushing the thinking, and celebrating the great work of our schools. All the schools. Traditional, charter, private, and home schools.

We hope you will submit a proposal, and join us, November 12, 2016 at City Neighbors. More information coming soon.
See you there!

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