Ignite and Inspire Innovation Conference Opportunities!


Eden Prairie Schools will be hosting some incredible learning opportunities this summer. We are devoted to lifelong learning and this summer will be jam-packed with unique collaborative learning opportunities.

What follows is the promotional information that is going out to all audiences. If you and/or your team are interested in any of these learning experiences and you need more information, please let me know. I am happy to reply to emails, visit your PLCs, or meet your informational needs in whatever ways work for you. Thank you for considering these unique learning opportunities.

Ignite & Inspire Innovation Conference

Eden Prairie is the place to be on June 19th & 20th for two epic days of innovation and inspiration! Amplify the 4C’s and 21st century learning with renowned keynote speakers Doug Reeves and Valerie Greenhill. We will collaborate together in breakout sessions, team time, and fireside chats with presenters from across the upper midwest. Come with an innovative mindset and leave with a toolkit of ideas to ignite learners in your schools!

Keynote Speakers

Doug Reeves & Valerie Greenhill

Registration is now open!

Please register your teams by May 1. More details and pricing information is available on the registration website.

A schedule of events is posted on the conference website. The entire week offers a multitude of events to meet the needs of teachers and leaders.



Designing Performance Tasks Workshops

Bring a team to this dynamic two-day workshop to learn from Valerie Greenhill around the design of performance tasks to assess the 4C’s (creativity, collaboration, communication and critical thinking). Our work will center around the 4C’s and focus on creating authentic assessments to measure student outcomes with the 4C’s. Attendees will learn how to maximize the EdLeader 21 rubrics for the measurements of these tasks.


Buck Institute PBL Academies

PBL 101 is BIE’s foundational three-day onsite workshop. Based on BIE's model of Gold Standard PBL, the workshop provides participants with the skills and knowledge needed to design, assess and manage a rigorous, relevant, and standards-based project.
PBL 201 (prerequisite: PBL 101) is focused on advanced practices in PBL implementation. The workshops focus on such topics as Technology Integration, Advanced Placement, English-Language Learners, Literacy Design Collaborative, World Languages, etc.
PBL Coaching Academy is a two-day intensive workshop. This dynamic workshop engages instructional coaches in best practices for providing sustained support for teachers to enable high quality PBL design and instruction. It is recommended that participants in the Coaching Academy have attended our foundational PBL 101 Workshop.
PBL Leadership Academy is a three-day workshop for instructional leaders and administrators, who may attend as leadership teams. This workshop engages leaders in exploring best practices in leading a school or district in the effective, sustainable implementation of Project Based Learning.

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