"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:
August 17-18, 2020 - "Building Racial Literacy to Confront the Empathy Gap"
August 19, 2020 - English Montreal (QC) School Board - Opening Day Keynote (Lens Workinar Series for 20-21 School Year)
September 1, 2020 - "Imagining Radical Acts of Education" Free 45-Minute Webinar
September 22, 2020 - Live Podcast Keynote, Enrollment Management Association
September 24, 2020 - "Sounds Like Hate: The Challenges of Building Equity and Justice Inside a School" Free 60-minute webinar.
September 26, 2020 - "Futures Thinking for Educational Leaders" 90-Minute Workshop
October 5, 2020 - "Teach Like the Future Depends on It" Free 45-minute Webinar Featuring Sylvia Martinez and Gary Stager of Invent to Learn (Launching Soon)
October 12, 2020 - Featured Workshops, Leander (TX) Continuous Improvement Conference (Will)
October 19 &20 - "Teach Like the Future Depends on It" 2-Day Workshop (Register here)
October 22, 2020 - NESA Online Leadership Conference Keynote (Homa)
November 13 & 14, 2020 - "Deeper Than Diversity" Two-Day Workshop on Racial Justice (Register here)
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.