Go Deep! Conference

Conference Overview

The ESC of Central Ohio is working with researchers from the Project Zero team 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 ideas such as agency by design, project-based learning (PBL), teaching for understanding, and inspiring agents of change in their classrooms and other educational settings. 

What is Project Zero?

The Harvard Graduate School of Education's research-based Project Zero features various frameworks and tools that enable teachers to look at teaching analytically, develop new approaches to planning, and make informed decisions about instruction. Participants will explore ways to deepen student engagement, encourage learners to think critically and creatively, and make learning and thinking visible. In a Project Zero classroom, teachers are also learners who model intellectual curiosity and rigor, interdisciplinary and collaborative inquiry, and sensitivity to the ethical and aesthetic dimensions of learning. 

Call for Proposals

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, 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

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Cost & Registration


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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

Conference Throughline Questions

The conference will be centered around throughline questions similar to those framing recent Project Zero classroom 5-day summer institutes held at Harvard.
  1. What are the roles of reflection and assessment in learning?
  2. How might we nurture creativity and critical thinking?
  3. How can we design for and with a variety of learners and contexts?
  4. What does deeper learning and thinking look, sound and feel like in a classroom, a school and a community?

Location: New Albany-Plain Local School District Campus