Center for Progressive Education at PHS Summer Institute 2017
In mid-June, just after the end of the school year, the Center for Progressive Education at Presidio Hill School held its first-ever Summer Institute organized around the theme of Inquiry to Action in the Classroom. More than 50 educators from schools around the Bay Area (as far north as Napa and as far south as Santa Cruz) gathered for the full-day event that included nine workshops from presenters, including faculty members from Presidio Hill School and other like-minded independent and public schools. Dr. Deb Sawch, an expert on global education practices with a focus on inquiry-based learning, gave a keynote speech and led one of the workshops. Institute participants collaborated in the teaching and learning throughout the day, and provided significant, detailed feedback that will help guide our future work.