Chromecamp - MO

Chromecamp - MO

Liberty High School (map)

Chromecamp is an “unconference,” a free, non-commercial gathering of passionate educators who share an interest in a particular topic – in this case, the Chrome (the browser and OS) and the entire Google Ecosystem. Attendees volunteer to run sessions – conversations, not presentations – on specific topics related to this theme (or not – sessions can also be about social media or other educational concepts, but the emphasis is on Chrome and Google.)

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MADE for Educators

MADE for Educators

MADE (map)

Makers. Artists. Designers. Entrepreneurs. All have a space in MADE.

Join other educators as we tour this amazing space, play on the laser cutter, CNC router, embroidery machine and have fun MAKING together. You can even learn about how to become a member of MADE.

Learning, Light Dinner, and Drinks Included.

About MADE:

MADE is the place where St. Louis Makers, Artists, Designers, and Entrepreneurs create and collaborate. Our co-founders, Jim McKelvey and Doug Auer (the guys who brought you Third Degree Glass Factory), acted quickly when a makerspace chain went bankrupt in St. Louis, leaving over 500 local makers in the lurch. Our friends at Cortex gave Jim and Doug the tools they needed to get started, literally. We snagged all the machinery from the old place and hustled on out of there. After a year spent rehabbing a 100-year old brick bunker of a building on Delmar, we plugged in our gear, polished up the terrazzo floors, and opened our doors in November 2018. There is work in this world only you can make. Your side hustle, your bright idea, your passion project. MADE is where it’s going to happen. From the ground up. With your own two hands.

Come check out:

  • Demo on the laser cutter

  • Demo on CNC router

  • Demo on the embroidery machine

  • Create with a hands-on activity

But Wait, There's More!

  • Tour the amazing space

  • Learn more about MADE and the thriving Maker community

  • Walk away with something YOU made

  • Learn about how you and/or your school can become members of MADE

We can't wait to see you MAKE something awesome!

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Reverse Edpitch

Reverse Edpitch

4240 (map)


Three schools are going to pitch their problem to the room. Using a consultancy protocol the room will pitch solutions to clarify and provide solutions. This upbeat, fun, engaging format relies on the expertise of a cross-section of our community. Not in education, you're perfect to help us solve problems! Join us!

What is a Consultancy Protocol?

The structure of the Consultancy helps presenters think more expansively about a particular, concrete dilemma. The Consultancy protocol has 2 main purposes – to develop participants’ capacity to see and describe the dilemmas that are the essential material of their work, and to help each other understand and deal with them. Learn more here.

Will you bring a problem?

Email Lorna Kurdi or Chris McGee

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Connected Teachers: Social Emotional Cohort Series

Connected Teachers: Social Emotional Cohort Series

Webster University - WH 204 (map)

Join a group of Connected Teachers that will meet on a regular basis to discuss various topics.  In this series, teachers will come together to discuss issues related to Social-Emotional Learning such as restorative practice, parent perspectives, researched-based resources, etc.  This will be a wonderful opportunity for both general and special education teachers to gather, connect, and share ideas about how to address the social-emotional needs of our students.

Event Topics include:

2/2/19 - Resources Swap
3/2/19 - BalancED - Self-care expo
4/6/19 - Parent Perspective on SEL
5/4/19 - Restorative practice and social justice

All sessions are from 9-11 am and will be held at Webster University in Webster Hall room 204. We have a hard cap of 40 but I would like to be able to stream sessions. Joining the group will also ensure you have access to a site that will house resources, meeting notes, etc.

Don't Miss Out!

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Book Release Event Programs of Change: Volume 2

Book Release Event Programs of Change: Volume 2

Barnes and Noble West County Center (map)

A small group of passionate educators gathered in August to begin a journey.  Each telling their story of innovation, creativity, change and personal growth.  These stories, with the help of Dr. Robert Dillon, have come together to truly highlight the amazing stories of our region.  Without a publishing company, without pre-sales, without support from many foundations we sought for financial support, we persisted.  Our region's educators deserve to be heard, celebrate their success!

Join us for our second of three book release parties!

Volume 2 Authors:

The Flexibility to Teach and Learn

Lori Kitrel - Rockwood

Making Math Add Up

Bob Deneau - Rockwood

A Forest, A Classroom and The Harmony of Seasonality -

Jessica Buckner - Raintree School

Demon Summoning and Stargazing

Dr. Michelle M. Oyola - Grand Center Arts Academy

STEM TEAM - Creating and Sustaining a Counterspace in a Co-Curricular Setting

Marie Draper and Chris Sellers - Jennings School District

Leveled Literacy and the Path to Focused Growth

Audrey Henebry - Troy School District

Conversations on Justice

Glenn Barnes - Saint Louis Public Schools

Episode 23

Matt Weld - Regional Office of Education- IL

Getting Ready for Reality

Dr. Kia Turner - Park University


Volume 1 and 2 will be on sale at the event, preorder 3 or the complete series here.

Preorder your copy of the series here or just volume 2.

Outline of the event:

10:30 - 11:00 Welcome and networking
11:00 - 12:00 8, 6-minute presentations with a short break in between, TED-style delivered by the authors of Volume 2.
12:00 - 12:15 Throughline of the stories and setting up of the next storyline found in Volumes 1-3 delivered by Dr. Robert Dillon
12:15 - 12:45 Book signing by authors/educators.

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Dressel Elementary (map)

An "UNconference" devoted to all things STEAM in K-12 education.

Breakout sessions focused on implementing Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics into every grade level and multiple subjects for all learners. 

Participants will walk away with several strategies to implement and integrate STEAM into all forms of curriculum. They will also be able to build a network of STEAM educators to share experiences and newly discovered lessons and connections.

What is an UNconference?

An unconference is basically a conference without predefined topics. There is a high-level structure and theme, but actual topics are generated by the participants on the spot, and breakout groups are formed dynamically based on interest and relevance.

 Designing Personalized Spaces

Designing Personalized Spaces

Color Art (map)

Join Color Art and Connected Learning for an evening conversation about the power of space design and how it can support the joy and engagement of learning. Speaker will highlight ideas, resources, and best practices.



5:30 - Network (15 minutes) - K-12 showroom

5:45 - Speaker 1 - Norval Nivel (20 minutes) - Classroom

6:05 - Design Sprint (30 minutes) - Groups will meet in Various Spaces in Color Art

6:35 - Share Designs (15 minutes) - Classroom

6:50 - Speaker 2 - Jim Brockman (20 minutes) - Classroom

7:10 - Speaker 3 - Dr. Dillon (20 minutes) - Classroom

7:30 - End

Speaker Info


Jolene Levin, NorvaNivel Director

Topic "How Purposeful Space design impacts learner autonomy and engagement"


'Jolene is passionate about designing creative and innovative spaces that allows all students' needs to be met for learning success. Since NorvaNivel was founded in Australia in 2010, she has personally partnered with hundreds education leaders to help their schools navigate from traditional teaching and classroom design to create agile learning spaces to support the pedagogy of today and tomorrow. With a view to the direction of education, Jolene creates the vision of learning spaces of the future. She brings with her hundreds of successful case studies and a commitment to improving education in the United States with inclusive learning spaces. She is inspired by her children and transforming the world in which they learn'


Jim Brockman, Assistant Principal and Director of Admission as CBC High School

Topic "Why Innovation? Why Now?"


I graduated from the University of Missouri in 2003 with a Bachelor's Degree in the Science of Education. I earned my Master's Degree in Educational Leadership from Lindenwood University in 2009. I have been at CBC for 16 years. I spent the first 5 as a Social Studies Teacher. The next 7 years were spent growing and improving the Admissions Program as the Director of Admissions. The last 4 have been spent in my current role as Assistant Principal for Enrollment Management. During this time, I have been part of several projects and the creation of programs and processes at CBC, both big and small. The latest project was the redesign of the library into the Dunne Family Innovation Commons, an 8,000 square foot space completely dedicated to innovative thinking, collaboration, communication, creativity, and connected learning though experiences that cannot be replicated in the "traditional" classroom setting.

Design Sprint

We will break up into 5-7 small groups. Each group will move to a different area within Color Art and be grouped with one our designers/application specialists with technology to share and create. In our furniture designing software, each designer will have a prebuilt classroom with preselected 'inventory' of furniture (located outside of the classroom to begin) to be placed and arranged in the room. The groups will be able to use whiteboards to sketch out ideas. Each group will be able to watch their classrooms and ideas come to life 3-dimensionally. At the end of the sprint, each designer will send Ashley and I a 2D & 3D of their classroom. We will then gather back in our classroom and share these with the group and have a little time to discuss. I am super excited about the design sprint and the ability to let our guests design in 3D!

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SPEDcamp St. Louis

SPEDcamp St. Louis

Ladue Horton Watkins High School (map)

This event will be a half day UNconference for educators, community members, and parents to collaborate and discuss topics related to special education services, Therapeutic services, social/emotional learning, gifted education, community based learning, related services, etc.

What is an UNconference?

An unconference is basically a conference without predefined topics. There is a high-level structure and theme, but actual topics are generated by the participants on the spot, and breakout groups are formed dynamically based on interest and relevance. Forget all the pre-planning and boring powerpoints, connect, share, collaborate and learn together.