Ignite. Inspire. Innovate: Empower Student Agency Conference

White Bear Lake Area Schools is excited to be hosting the 2020 Ignite. Inspire. Innovate: Empower Student Agency Conference June 15-18. Come join us for a conference experience like no other!

Choose from one of the three options  below to participate! 


June 15-16, 2020

Join us for 2 days of exploring student agency in action, innovative examples of students leading their learning facilitated by mentors and educators.

Some topics: Project-Based Learning, Problem-based Learning, Design Thinking, and Human Centered Design

3 types of sessions:

  • Spotlight--15-30 min poster type sessions--Chat about the topic 

  • Showcase--30-45 min sessions illustrating examples of student agency--Telling the story!

  • Workshop--45-60 min sessions with information and facilitated work time--more traditional workshop sessions

Design Thinking Immersion

June 15-18, 2020

Teams of teachers and students will be immersed in a shortened Moonshot Laboratory experience through a scaffolded approach to designing, developing, and building Moonshot  solutions to local and global challenges. Students and teachers will learn to be problem solvers, inquirers, entrepreneurs and Moonshot thinkers.

This opportunity is best for educators who want to experience Design Thinking with students while developing creative solutions to real-world problems culminating in public, student-powered pitchfest. No prior Design Thinking experience necessary. All are welcome.

Attendees should plan to bring 2 students along to the experience (students attend free!)

For more information about

Moonshot Labs

Stanford d.School

June 16-18, 2020

Join us for a three-day Design Thinking Workshop run by expert facilitators with the K12 Lab Network of Stanford’s d.school in conjunction with White Bear Lake Area Schools in White Bear Lake, Minnesota.

This opportunity is best for educators who want to know more about Design Thinking, and want to dive deep into the process and leave with actionable materials and ideas.  

For more information about d.school

For questions, contact us at i3.conference@isd624.org.