Innovative Learning Conference - 2017
 

Past Conferences

The Innovative Learning Conference began at The Nueva School in 2007. Since then, educational experts, thought leaders, practitioners, and parents have come together every two years for provocative discussions on innovative education.

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2015 Conference

View the 2015 Thursday and Friday schedules

More than 130 speakers across 21 strands were featured at the 2015 conference:

  • Assessments and Portfolios
  • Design Thinking, Design Engineering, and Social Entrepreneurship
  • Empathy and Mindfulness
  • Humanities, Literature, Language, and Literacy
  • Innovations in Pedagogy
  • Mathematics
  • Music and Arts
  • Science
  • Social-Emotional Learning
  • Teaching Styles, Methodologies, and Approaches
  • Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment: Common Core and 21st Century Learning
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Design Thinking, Design Engineering, and Entrepreneurship
  • Equity in Education
  • Globalization and Cultural Understanding
  • Integrated Technology
  • Teaching Critical Thinking and Reasoning
  • Meeting the Needs of Gifted and Talented Students
  • Neuroscience
  • Social-Emotional Learning, Empathy, and Mindfulness
  • Sustainability and Wellness for Our Shared Future

National and international participation included:

  • PreK-12 Teachers, Parents, Homeschoolers
  • Superintendents, Principals, School Heads
  • Curriculum and Staff Developers
  • Educators of Gifted and Talented Students
  • Social Workers, Psychologists, Counselors, Psychiatrists
  • Speech-Language Pathologists, Special Educators, Learning Specialists
  • Developmental Pediatricians and other Physicians
  • Researchers, Policy Makers

44 grants totaling more than $8,000 were provided to professional educators to attend.


2013 Conference

View the 2013 Thursday and Friday schedules

More than 75 speakers across 10 strands were featured at the 2013 conference:

  • Neuroscience in Education
  • Design Thinking 102
  • Learning Beyond Textbooks
  • Literacies for the 21st Century
  • Innovations in STEAM
  • Assessments, Standards, and the Common Core
  • Re-imagining Secondary Education
  • Catalysts for Change
  • Giftedness Across the Population
  • Social-Emotional Learning

National and international participation included:

  • PreK-12 Teachers, Parents, Homeschoolers
  • Superintendents, Principals, School Heads
  • Curriculum and Staff Developers
  • Educators of Gifted and Talented Students
  • Social Workers, Psychologists, Counselors, Psychiatrists
  • Speech-Language Pathologists, Special Educators,┬áLearning Specialists
  • Developmental Pediatricians and other Physicians
  • Researchers, Policy Makers

More than 55 grants were provided to professional educators to attend.