As the school year wraps up for our kiddos, many of us will be turning our attention to our own learning (after some much-deserved days of sleeping in, enjoying the sun, and even the occasional Netflix marathon – OITNB anyone?).


Here’s three of our favorites for summer learning:

WQL2vina_400x400EdFuel’s Leadership Labs (Washington DC July 15-16 & July 22-23rd)

EdFuel, an organization created to solve the problem of the  lack of talent development opportunities for education reform professionals, is offering leadership labs this summer on topics such as Urban School System of the Future, Race and Equity, and High Performing Teams.  Knowing EdFuel, it promises to be an awesome experience!

logoEdCamp  (Locations and dates vary – full calendar here).

Looking for a different type of learning this summer?  Check out what EdCamps are happening near you (or if you have frequent flier miles to burn, check out the EdCamp June 23rd and 24th in Ukraine!).   EdCamp are not your traditional PDs.  Instead as their website explains:

Edcamp has an agenda that’s created by the participants at the start of the event. Instead of one person standing in front of the room talking for an hour, people are encouraged to have discussions and hands-on sessions. … Built on principles of connected and participatory learning, Edcamp strives to bring teachers together to talk about the things that matter most to them: their interests, passions, and questions.

Definitely worth checking out!

IHElogobrowngreenInstitute for Humane Education (Locations and dates vary).

IHE’s mission is to create a more just, humane and sustainable world through education (you can tell already why we love them and their work!) and offers everything from online resources, to workshops, to graduate degrees.  If you choose to spend part of your summer (or more!) learning from IHE, not only will you learn, but you’ll be inspired and re-energized to do the most important work out there – leveraging education to save our world 😉