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december 1-2, 2021


Dare ya! Each of us has crazy, wild ideas about how to make learning better for kids – dare ya to share yours! Transforming learning is about taking risks, releasing expectations, and daring to try new ideas. Those who simply try, who explore less-traveled paths, and who, perhaps, bend a rule or two along the way dare the rest of us to do the same.


This year’s think! conference will reignite your passion and dare ya to stretch beyond your comfort zone, express your creativity, and invent opportunities that wouldn’t have otherwise existed. You’ll learn with and from those who challenge the rules, boldly color outside the lines, and take the leap to give ideas wings.


So, come on, join us … imagine, invent, and inspire.  

Dare ya!


Session titles and topics for think!2021 will be released in early Fall 2021.
Take a look at a sampling of our sessions from the think! 2020 [virtual] conference:

  • Boomer to zoomer: leading, mentoring, & learning for all generations
  • Re.imagine the meaning of rigor in a math classroom
  • Words with friends: building vocabulary in students with disabilities

conference schedule

day 1 – wednesday, dec. 1 day 2 – thursday, dec. 2
8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m 8:30 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.


Note: We’re looking forward to having the 2021 think! conference at Hyatt Lost Pines Resort and Spa in December. As we get closer to that date and if we feel that our participants cannot travel and interact in a safe, clean, and healthy manner due to a COVID environment, we will pivot to a virtual event in order to keep everyone safe!
This in-person event will require face coverings and social distancing protocols.

preconference schedule

Come join us for an afternoon of fantastic fun and amazing learning as we help you launch your lead4ward work! You will learn how to use the student-centered, teacher-friendly tools, resources, and strategies from lead4ward to make learning meaningful and engaging.

tuesday, nov. 30
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
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575 Hyatt Lost Pines Rd
Cedar Creek


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