Friday 5: Summer Professional Development

Hi All –

This info is crossposted at the Infinite Thinking Machine blog. Thanks to Laurie Bartels who gave me a good portion of the technology and brain based learning links. If you’d like to contribute to this list, email me and I’ll add you as a contributor to the Google Doc version of this list. You’ll be able to find any additions if you bookmark this link.

Lucy Gray


Summer Professional Development Opportunities


Learning and the Brain (takes place every November and April)
April 28-30, Cambridge, MA

CAST conference – Universal Design for Learning (applicable to both
technology and the brain)
July 23-26, near Boston, MA

The Brain, Learning & Applications Summer Institute (same as below)
August 2-3, Nashville, TN

The Brain, Learning & Applications Summer Institute
August 21-22, Avon, CT

Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain
multiple dates and types of drawing, painting and sketching sessions so
check the site

Schools Attuned –
See this press release:


Authentic Education Summer Institutes

ASCD Summer Conference on Differentiated Instruction
June 30 – July 2  Salt Lake City, Utah


The Library of Congress | The Learning Page | Self-Serve Workshops

Professional Development Listings at the National Council for the Social Studies web site

National Gallery of Art – Teacher Institute 2007

National Geographic School Publishing and Literacy Achievement Research Center’s Literacy Institute


Texas Instruments Professional Development

Key Curriculum Press Workshops

Math Forum – Math Education Conferences


Stanford Summer Programs for Teachers
For Bay Area teachers only

International Studies Summer Institute 2007

NCTE – Literacies for All Summer Institute
July 12 – 15 Louisville, KY

Responsive Classroom Institutes

Summer Institute for the Gifted

Phillips Exeter Academy Summer Programs

Chicago Foundation for Education’s Fund for Teachers Grant

The application deadline for this has passed, and it’s only for Chicago Public School teachers. Keep it in mind for next year!


Pasco Professional Development

Teachers as Investigators

The Keystone Center’s Bringing Environmental Issues to the Classroom Program

Teton Science Schools – Teacher Learning Center Programs

Exploratorium: Teacher Institute

Earthwatch Institute


Summercore – "A Unique Five Day Marathon in Hardware, Software and
dates and locations vary so check the site

CAIS 11th Annual Summer Technology Conference
June 18-22, Farmington, CT

Lausanne Collegiate School Laptop Institute
July 15-17, Memphis, TN

Building Learning Communities
pre-conf: July 16-17;  main conf: July 16-17, Boston (Newton, actually), MA

CAST conference – Universal Design for Learning (applicable to both
technology and the brain)
July 23-26, just north of Boston, MA

Teach the Teachers Collaborative

National Educational Computing Conference
June 24-27 Atlanta, Georgia

Logo Summer Institute
July 30 – August 3 New York, New York

The Stonington Retreat
July 31 – August 3 New York, New York

Photography Workshops and Digital Lab Workshops in Santa Fe, New Mexico


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