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Go Deep Conference

PLEASE NOTE: The Go Deep Conference: A Project Zero-Inspired Learning Event has been postponed.

Conference Overview

The ESC of Central Ohio is working with researchers from Project Zero at the Harvard Graduate School of Education to develop a June 2020 two-day conference exploring ways to deepen student engagement, encourage learners to think critically and creatively, and make learning and thinking visible. The conference program will include plenaries (large, conference style presentations by Project Zero researchers), some larger workshops facilitated by Project Zero researchers, and many smaller workshops facilitated by educators using PZ ideas and frameworks in their own classrooms and educational settings. These PZ ideas will include Visible Thinking, Cultures of Thinking, Agency by Design, and Teaching for Understanding.  Educators may also present on other educational approaches including project-based learning.  

What is Project Zero?

Project Zero is a research center at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.  Project Zero’s mission is to understand and enhance learning, thinking and creativity for individuals and groups in the arts and other disciplines.  Founded by philosopher Nelson Goodman in 1967, Project Zero (PZ) began with a focus on understanding learning in and through the arts. Over more than 50 years, PZ’s research endeavors have been marked by a passion for the big questions, a passion for the conceptual, a passion for the interdisciplinary, a passion for the full range of human development, and a passion for the arts. Today, Project Zero is an intellectual wellspring, nourishing inquiry into the complexity of human potentials – intelligence, understanding, thinking, creativity, cross-disciplinary and cross-cultural thinking, ethics – and exploring sustainable ways to support them across multiple and diverse contexts. Anchored in the arts and humanities, and with a commitment to melding theory and practice, PZ continues to work towards a more enlightened educational process and system that prepares learners well for the world that they will live, work and develop in.

Learn more about Project Zero 

Call for Proposals

RFP Deadline Extended!

The Go Deep! steering committee has announced its invitation to practitioners using Project Zero ideas to submit proposals to facilitate workshops at the June 2020 conference. The request for proposals form is in the link below.  

Please submit your proposal by Friday, February 28, 2020, March 20, 2020, end of day. The steering committee will review submissions and get back to all who submitted by March 27, 2020. If your proposal is accepted, you are invited to attend the conference at no charge, but the budget does not allow for stipends to workshop facilitators.

View Request for Proposals 

When and Where?

The conference will be June 17-18, 2020, from 8:30am to 3:00pm each day.
It will be held on the campus of the New Albany-Plain Local School District in New Albany, Ohio.  
55 North High Street
New Albany, OH 43054 

Conference Schedule

Coming Soon...

Cost & Registration

Please note that this event has been postponed.  


Contact Us

For registration questions, please contact: [email protected]
For questions regarding call for proposals and conference schedule, please contact: [email protected].  
New Albany Plain Local Schools campus

Mark Church, long-time Project Zero conference faculty member and co-author of Making Thinking Visible, will deliver the keynote presentation at the June 2020 Ohio Go Deep Conference: A Project Zero-Inspired Learning Event. Join us! @projectzerohgse @ESCCentralOhio

Location: New Albany-Plain Local School District Campus