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Events Around the Region

On this page you will find a list of upcoming regional events hosted by ISACS member schools or other organizations which may be of interest to ISACS member schools. If you have an event that the ISACS community would benefit from, please complete this short Events Around the Region Submission Form and send the appropriate event logo to Jacob Isaac ( Only those events submitted from ISACS member schools and mission aligned organizations are eligible for posting on the ISACS website. ISACS reserves the right to select, edit, and refuse submissions. If you have any questions, please contact the ISACS office at (312) 750-1190 and ask for Jacob Isaac, Coordinator of Programs and Technology.



Columbia Independent School
1801 North Stadium Boulevard
Columbia, MO 65202
June 19, 2018

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Experience a day of renewal and revitalization at the CIS Summer R&R Conference (Renewal and Revitalization Conference) highlighting Project Based Learning on June 19, 2018 from 8:30 am - 3:30 pm at the Columbia Independent School Performing Arts Center, 1801 North Stadium Boulevard, Columbia, MO 65202. Registration Fee is $100/person. Click here for more information and to register!


  • 8:30-9:00 Registration and light breakfast (bagels, fruit, coffee, juice)
  • 9:00-11:30 Morning Session addressing the following: overview of PBL and the underlying belief system associated with PBL, develop an understanding of the PBL culture, examine the components consistent with the ‘gold standard’ approach to PBL
  • 11:30-12:45 Lunch and Wellness Fair (attendees can participate in optional yoga sessions, mindfulness, stretching classes)
  • 12:45-3:30 Afternoon Session addressing the following: learn how to plan and organize for PBL, participate in a “micro version” study of PBL, complete with entry event, driving question,  reflection practices, and standards inclusion

Participants are asked to bring an electronic device such as a phone, tablet or laptop as the program will utilize electronic tools and resources. Yoga and other relaxtion sessions will be offered during lunch, so please wear casual clothes. 

Presenter Deb Caywood: Deb is an educator with over 20 years of classroom experience.  Her background is in elementary education, project based learning, and innovative integration of technology and immersive learning experiences. She currently works for Liberty Public Schools as a 5th grade teacher where she enjoys working at EPiC Elementary-the districts innovative elementary school. She is a graduate of Arkansas State University with an emphasis in Curriculum and Instruction. She is an adjunct professor at Rockhurst University and serves as a consultant for Project Based Learning implementation, helping schools build a culture of innovation, risk taking, and technology integration. Deb is passionate about helping educators rethink and revision what teaching and learning can be like for themselves and their students when they are equipped, empowered, and excited.

Questions? Contact Dawn Brown at


Girls Who Code Campus

Multiple Campuses
June - August, 2018

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Click here for the Minneapolis Campus

Is your student excited about coding? Girls Who Code Campus is a new two-week summer program for 6th to 12th grade girls! Since 2012, Girls Who Code has connected over 40,000 girls across the country to coding education and a community of fellow creators!

Campus offers a research-based curriculum taught by high-caliber instructors. These programs will prepare girls to consider careers in technology, expose them to role models in STEM fields, and introduce them to the national Girls Who Code alumni network of ambitious, creative young women. 

At two-week Campus programs, our students will:

  • Connect coding to their interests
  • Build bravery and confidence
  • Learn more about computer science careers and women in tech
  • Join a supportive sisterhood of girls who code all across the U.S.

This summer in Chicago and Minneapolis, Girls Who Code Campus will be offering four two-week courses to middle and high school girls:

  • Intro to Computer Science
  • Website Design & Development
  • Wearable Tech & Fashion Design
  • iPhone App Development

Register Now for Girls Who Code Campus!
Learn More About Girls Who Code Campus


National Capstone Consortium
Summer Summit 2018

Endicott College
376 Hale St
Beverly, MA 01915
August 6-9, 2018


We are excited to host the 6th Annual National Capstone Summer Summit, August 6th - 9th, on the seaside campus of the incredible Endicott College in Beverly, MA (just north of Boston).

Some of our nation's most effective and inspiring Capstone programs have emerged from the the creative and collaborative work facilitated by the National Summit. Together we support established and emerging capstone programs at any stage in development and growth.

The 3.5-day Capstone Summit workshop provides participants with an in-depth, collaborative engagement with creating or developing authentic and personalized learning through capstone projects. Participants will learn how capstone projects can be used to foster students as agents of their own learning.

Participants have the opportunity to:

  • learn from and share with established and emerging capstone programs from a diverse array of independent and public schools
  • review and work with NatCapCon's shared capstone curriculum, assessment, instruction, and planning materials 
  • attend conversations on a variety of topics related to implementing capstone projects in schools, and
  • network with dynamic, diverse, and like-minded educators

Your all-inclusive fee for the NatCapCon Summer Summit includes the workshop, materials, and breakfast/lunch/dinner on all three and half days of the Summit. Limited spots are available. Register by April 6th, 2018 to receive this early bird discount!

We look forward to the National Summit as an opportunity to gather remarkable educators together to share the very best thinking, resources, methods and practices on authentic and personalized learning.  As a truly national consortium, this year's shift to the east coast fulfills our vision to be tri-coastal - East Coast, West Coast and Mid Coast (we hear Milwaukee is awesome in the summer. USM is up next?!). 



A day just for ISACS librarians! Come together in an edcamp format for a time to share ideas, gain inspiration, and make connections. There will be a small fee, around $15.00 for lunch.

To help us better plan for this event, please click here to fill out a brief interest survey. This is not a registration just a few quick questions to help in our planning. Thank you!

If you have any questions, please contact Kelly Hincks: or Cheri Dobbs:


Please check back often as events are added! 

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