Ignite Your Education Spark
July 23 - 27, 2018 | The Woodlands, TX


Alexis Wiggins
Author / Educator
The John Cooper School
Tom Guskey
Professor of Educational Psychology
University of Kentucky
Jay McTighe
Author / Educator
Jay McTighe and Associates
Jennifer Chang-Wathall
Author / Educator
University of Hong Kong
Bernajean Porter
Author / Futurist / Digital Educator
Jenny Gillett
Senior Curriculum Strand Manager
International Baccalaureate
Elizabeth Rossini
Consultant and Curriculum Director
International School Bangkok
Tara Waudby
Assistant Superintendent International Schools Group
Stephen Taylor
International School Educator & Coordinator
Maureen Ferry
Global Ambassador for UN2030
Lara Davis
Artist, Educator and Racial Equity Consultant
Diana Falchuk
Artist, Educator and Racial Equity Consultant
Dr. Juan-Diego Estrada
The John Cooper School
Mastery Transcript Consortium

3 events in 1: 

The CEEL Summer Symposium brings together the education world's most interesting people for a week of innovation, conversation, and collaboration unlike any you have seen before. And you are invited! Come to one event, two, or the whole week...

Event 1
July 23-24 Pre-conference workshops: two-day, deep-dive trainings with leading writers and thinkers in education. This July, we will offer:

  • Understanding by Design with Jay Mctighe
  • Spider Web Discussion with Alexis Wiggins
  • Concept-Based Math with Jennie Chang-Wathall
  • Mindfulness in Education with Dr. Juan-Diego Estrada

Event 2
July 25-26 General Symposium:
Two days of pure inspiration with McTighe, Guskey, Wiggins, Chang-Wathall, and other leading experts in the field of education and social justice. This event is capped at 250 participants to keep it intimate, purposeful and powerful. We are a group of advocates and agitators, coming together for two days of essential learning and envelope-pushing. You've never been to a conference like this before.

Event 3
July 27 Leadership Summit (invite-only): a small cohort of school leaders and consultants dedicated to sparking radical change from within. This action-oriented group will attend the General Symposium; based on its outcomes, we will design and propose changes to our systems that are essential.


Click Here to Apply for the Leadership Summit


Registration opens January 2, 2018! Sign up to stay connected on event details



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Cancellation Policy:

*Should you register for one or more events and need to cancel, you can get a 50% refund up through May 31. From June 1 onward, there are no refunds for cancellations.

**Please note: we reserve the right to cancel the Symposium, in part or full, prior to May 31. In case of cancellation, we will refund all registration fees for cancelled events. We are not responsible for any travel expenses you incur in case of partial or full event cancellation. Please book flexible travel options for your event/s, or make travel bookings after May 31.