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CPE@PHS Summer Institute 2017

The Center for Progressive Education
Presidio Hill School
presents a one-day Summer Institute

In the Classroom
JUNE 19, 2017

Featuring Dr. Deb Sawch
Faculty, Inquiry-Based Learning, 
World Savvy Global Competence Certificate Program


The CPE@PHS Summer Institute 2017

Come join us as we build and strengthen the community of progressive educators in the Bay Area! This one-day institute will consist of a keynote speech and three 90-minute sessions on topics relevant to educators and community members dedicated to preparing young people for active participation in our democracy. For each session, participants will be invited to attend one workshop. The workshops will be led by educators well-versed in progressive education philosophy and practice, and are wonderful learning opportunities for educators working with grade levels TK–8. Breakfast and lunch are included.



Institute Schedule:
8:00–8:45 Sign-In, Welcome, Introductions & Breakfast
8:45–9:45 Keynote Speaker
10–11:30 Session 1 
11:45–12:45 Lunch
1–2:30 Session 2 
2:45–4:15 Session 3
4:20–5:00 Final Gathering, Feedback & Thanks



Keynote Speaker:

Dr. Deb Sawch​
Faculty, Inquiry-Based Learning, 
World Savvy Global Competence Certificate Program

Wondering With Purpose: How can questions be the answer to deeper learning?

Real 21st Century learning and discovery would be nothing without questioning and curiosity. Even Socrates said that 'wonder is the beginning of wisdom'. With that in mind, how can schools do more to align wonder with powerful learning experiences so that inquiry is less a special event and more of a state of mind—a way of living and learning more authentically in order to make our world a better place?