2024 Events

March 20-23: EARCOS Teacher Conference, Bangkok
Join me in Bangkok, Thailand, for the East Asia Regional Council of Schools event. I’ll be leading a preconference institute on deeper learning in PBL plus several workshop sessions.

June 23-26: ISTE Live 24, Denver
Looking forward to connecting with friends new and old at annual ISTE gathering. I’ll be facilitating two sessions with exceptional educators who show how project-based learning leads to engaged, empowered learning. On Monday, June 24, the focus is Empowering Global Citizens through National History Day Projects. On Wednesday, June 26, participants will take a deep dive into project design strategies in a PBL Case Study. 


2023 Events

November 15-16: Concepćion, Chile
Two days of events hosted by Seminarium Educational Foundation will highlight innovative practices in teaching and learning.

November 3: Columbus, Ohio
I look forward to returning to the annual conference of ISACS, the Independent Schools Association of the Central States. My sessions: Deeper Learning with PBL and Bringing Your Graduate Profile to Life.

October 12-13: Bogotá, Colombia
At Tri-Association Annual Educators’ Conference, I’ll be leading a deep dive session on real-world project-based learning along with breakouts.

September 29: Santiago, Chile
Keynote for Seminarium Educational Foundation conference.

March 21-25: EARCOS Teachers Conference, Malaysia
Join me in beautiful Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, for the East Asia Regional Council of Schools event. I’ll be leading a preconference institute plus several workshop sessions.

2022 Events

Ongoing: Moving Beyond Test Scores
Join a national cohort of education leaders for an interactive online learning experience to ensure that your students develop the skills they need to thrive. Redefining Student Success co-author Ken Kay and I will facilitate discussions and learning activities. Participants will come away ready to lead their communities through the process of creating a new vision of student success. New cohorts forming soon!

December 6: Hofstra University
Join me for an all-day professional learning event about project-based learning, hosted by Nassau TRACT Teacher Center.

September 29: New England School Superintendents Association
I’m honored to be keynoting this annual conference of education leaders from across New England. Join the conversation about Redefining Student Success in Northampton, MA.

June 29: Model Schools Conference
Join me for a fast-based design workshop as we brainstorm project ideas that connect with the UN Sustainable Development Goals. This session should be of special interest to conference participants who are inspired by keynoter Stephen Ritz, my co-author for The Power of a Plant.

June 27: ISTELive22
Let’s meet in New Orleans for an interactive session on “Taking PBL from Good to Great: Aim for Impact with Authentic Challenges.” PBL coach Alex Campbell will join me to share effective strategies that help his students achieve amazing results at Elizabethton High School in Tennessee.

June 3: STLinSTL
I look forward to returning to MICDS in St. Louis for the annual Summit for Transformative Learning. My sessions will focus on putting creative problem solving at the heart of learning.

April 26-30: Revolution in Education Congress
Excited to be returning to Colombia for this two-city event, taking place at amazing schools in Cartagena and Bogotá.

April 1-4: National School Boards Association
In San Diego, co-author Ken Kay and I will lead a pre-conference institute on Redefining Student Success on April 1, followed by a breakout session during the conference about engaging your community in school transformation.

March 31: Deeper Learning 2022
Redefining Student Success is the focus of our “den” talk, facilitated by Dr. Michelle Pledger, at High Tech High in San Diego.

March 5 & 12: EARCOS Webinars
Interdisciplinary PBL is the focus of my two-part webinar series for East Asia Regional Council of Schools.

February 26: Texas STEM Conference
Join my keynote in person (in San Antonio) or virtually as I connect the dots between STEM and high-quality PBL.

January 20: ASCD Leadership Summit (Virtual)
Give the Green Light for Creative Problem Solving: Co-author Ken Kay will join me to discuss how leaders can help put students on the path to self-direction and creative problem solving.


2021 Events

March 18

MACUL Virtual Conference
Designing Effective Digital-Age Projects for Equity, Inquiry, and Literacy, with Myla Lee (session website)

April 2

WGBH webinar: Meeting the Moment with PBL

April 22

24 Hours of PBL (online event)

June 23

ASCD Empower 21 Conference (virtual)
7 Teacher Moves that Make the Different in Project-Based Learning

June 24

PBL Congress, Chile
Hosted by Seminarium

June 26-30

ISTE Live 21
Saturday, June 26: Digital-Age PBL for All Learners, Online or In Person (with Stefanie Hausman)
Monday, June 28: Creating Engaged Citizens with Real-World PBL

August 3–4


August 3

Game Changer Series, 4 pm Pacific
Join Ken Kay and me in a conversation with Ted Dintersmith about Redefining Student Success

August 11, 18, 25

Book Study with What School Could Be
Join me and Ken Kay for a three-part discussion of our new book


2020 Events

Feb. 14–15

Canadian International School, Bangalore, India

March 14 (Delayed due to Coronavirus)
Los Angeles, CA
2 sessions on PBL

March 18–24 (Delayed due to Coronavirus)
PBL Forum, China
(multiple locations)
hosted by Thomas Schools

March 31–April 7 (Delayed due to Coronavirus)
PBL Seminars, Chile
(multiple locations)
hosted by Chilean Ministry of Education

March 17–25 (Delayed due to Coronavirus)
PBL Workshops, India
(multiple locations)
hosted by Consilience Learning

November 6–8
NESA Educators Conference, Abu Dhabi

Nov. 30–Dec. 1
ISTE 2020, Anaheim, CA
PBL sessions on Sunday and Tuesday

Dec. 2–4
Eduteka 2020, Cali, Colombia


2019 Highlights

iOnTheFuture6 Conference
Sydney and Banora Point, Australia

Summit for Transformative Learning, Atlanta, GA

ISTE 19 Conference
Philadelphia, PA

Summit for Transformative Learning, St. Louis, MO

ASCD Empower 19 Conference
Chicago, Illinois (presenting 2 sessions)

Transform South Carolina
PBL Institute, Columbia, SC; leading 2 design sessions

Near East South Asia Council of Overseas Schools
Winter Conference, Chennai, India