by Drew Perkins, Director of TeachThought PD
This summer, TeachThought is excited to once again host our third annual open-registration conference event, Grow 19!
We started this event two years ago to meet the increasing demand from individuals and groups around the world for an innovative, engaging, and powerful convergence of professional learning. We’re thrilled to build upon previous years with some new wrinkles and additions including a pre-conference day partnership with our friends from The National School Reform Faculty to extend your professional learning and growth!
We tend to think about education differently and our work with you during these three plus days will reflect that. Starting from the morning of day one attendees will be treated to a keynote from a student from New Zealand who will showcase what PBL has done for her trajectory.
Set in a remarkable space with unique keynotes your innovative and creative juices will be flowing as we take a deep dive into Project-Based Learning!
Here are just a few reasons why you should join us!
1. Push your thinking and refine your PBL teaching craft as we provide engaging opportunities for deeper learning while you build a project to implement in your classroom.
2. Learn how to shift to pulling, rather than pushing, learning authentically through project-based learning.
3. Take a deeper dive into Rich Inquiry through protocols (new this year!) with our optional pre-conference day, July 16th co-facilitated by Director of the amazing NSRF, Michelle Mattoon. *you may register for this as part of the entire Grow 19 conference as a stand-alone single day
4. Discover how a Grow 18 alumni teacher’s teaching journey with PBL helped her refine her teaching craft and develop entrepreneurial leadership skills.
5. Meet and connect with interesting and like-minded professionals from around the world.
7. Be one of the first to grow your professional learning at a different kind of “conference” and help change the face of professional development.
8. Wendell Berry’s (an inspiration for much of TeachThought’s work) farm and the Berry Center are only ~30 minutes outside of Louisville. The bookstore is small and the farm isn’t open to visitors, but you can wave vigorously as you drive by.