"I think that the work you are doing with people is very deep, planting seeds within for the future. While people are running around reacting to moment by moment changes, the two of you are holding ground for this critical work. It is visionary, and as usual, ahead of many who are not yet open to this type of thinking."
~Anna Sugarman, Shenendehowa (NY) SD
A BIG Question:
How might you grow through this crisis to create a more equitable, just, and engaged world for all of our children?
This critical moment offers an opportunity to reflect on the experience, purpose, and practice of school. It also demands that we chart a viable, vibrant path to the future for all learners.
Visionary educators recognize that the new story of school will be written collectively in authentic collaboration with peers from around the world. And they also know that the complex challenges confronting us require fresh ways of problem solving and planning. Leading with "fearless inquiry" is about facing these difficult questions.
The BIG Questions Institute was created to help educators make sense of the present (“What is?”) and imagine and design a more relevant, effective future for schools (“What if?”).
The BIG Questions Institute offers original, visionary professional learning opportunities
for individuals, schools, districts, boards and education-related organizations.
"I have attended several online professional development sessions offered both by local school boards and international organizations. Your summer leadership session which focused on an inquiry based approach was outstanding on many levels: relevant and timely content, structure and format. Your sessions were my monthly ‘opium’!!"
~Suelyn Cheong, Principal, Unionville High School, Markham, ON
Here's What They're Saying About the Big Questions Institute!
BQI Events Calendar
Here are the latest events from the Big Questions Institute:
April 9-10, 2021 - BQI Deeper Than Diversity Two-Day Workshop. (Register Here)
April 12-13, 2021 - ATLIS Conference Keynote and Workshop (Homa and Will)
April 19, 2021 - NYSAIS Nurture Belonging and Deeper Learning (Homa)
April 20, 2021 - Storytelling for Change Free Webinar (Register Here)
June 4, 2021 - STL in STL Conference Keynote and Workshops (Homa and Will)
Novermber 9, 202 - "We're Not Disrupted Enough Yet: Why Real Change in Schools Will Take More Than a Pandemic" [RE]LEARN 2020 - The Learning Innovation Festival (Will)
November 13 & 14, 2020 - "Deeper Than Diversity" Two-Day Workshop on Racial Justice
November 16, 2020 - FREE Webinar: "Navigating an Unending Mess of Challenges: 5 Powerful Questions That Get Us Unstuck And Make Things Better – Especially During the Pandemic"
December 9, 2020 - "Exhaustion and RRAGE" A Free Webinar Conversation to Reflect and Prepare
January 6, 2021 - 90-Minute Workshop: "Futures Thinking for Educational Leaders"
January 13, 2021 - Building Racial Literacy to Confront the Empathy Gap: It Goes Deeper Than Diversity (with NYSAIS)
February 8, 2021 - LCEEQ Conference Keynote and Workshops (Homa)
February 11, 2021 - School Administrators of Montana (Will)
February 20, 2021 - Live Curious Conference Keynote and Workshops (Homa and Will)
March 4, 2021 - ASIA Society Keynote (Homa)
March 4, 2021 - Connecticut Association of Independent Schools Workshop
March 6-20, 2021 - New Leadership Lenses Workinar Series with EARCOS Leaders
March 27, 2021 - Futures Thinking for Educational Leaders (Workinar)
Please contact us about bringing a BQI online (for now) event to your school or organization. Let us help you design your future through powerful inquiry.