Professional Learning

We design outcome-focused offerings that strengthen your innovation capacity and solve your school's most pressing challenges.

Announcing Our Newest Offering!

Aug 17, 18, 19 | 8:00am-3:00pm Designed for: Leadership Teams/Administration

Supporting School Leaders Through Strategic Change

Join us for a three-day, action-packed, highly facilitated workshop to help you create your school’s strategic roadmap for implementation!

Designed For and With You

“Practical,” “relevant,” and “actionable” guide our professional learning design lab. Working in concert with our member schools, thought leaders, and expert practitioners, we develop immersive and lasting experiences that support your leadership, culture-building, and teaching and learning goals.

Professional Learning Catalog

Undisciplined: Creating Connections for Deeper Learning

August 8-11 | 9:00am-3:00pm | The Willows Community School

What is interdisciplinary learning? How can we help our learners connect their skills, abilities, and knowledge across disciplines? Though we teach as specialists, our students are generalists....

Supporting School Leaders Through Strategic Change

August 17-19 | 8:00am-3:00pm Daily | New England Innovation Academy, Marlborough, MA

Leading is different from managing. Strategy is not a strategic plan. Drawing on their experience with schools across the country, Meghan Cureton and Ross Peters will provide...

Ethical Assessment: Measurement, Stories, and Equity

12 Hours | Virtual | Designed for: Teaching Faculty/Department Heads/Administrators

What if there were a Hippocratic Oath for assessment? Do no harm. And what if it went even further? Do good. This workshop with Gary Chapin of...

Imaginative Classrooms: Creative Problem Solving for Educators

2 Hours | Virtual | Designed for: Teaching Faculty/Department Heads

The Creative Problem Solving (CPS) Process is the research-based gold standard of creativity methods.  In CPS for Educators, you will learn the Four CPS Stages — Clarify,...

Creating Equitable Learning Environments

10 Hours | Virtual | Designed for: Teaching Faculty/Department Heads

While educators and school leaders have widely recognized the importance of inclusive curricula, this focus, in and of itself, may be misguided. Inclusive curricula examines what students...

Leadership Proximity

5 Hours | Virtual | Designed for: Heads, Administrators, Department Heads

A leader cannot be and should not be Atlas—the weight of the world is not his/her/their job to bear alone. However, it IS the leader’s responsibility to...

Collaboration Strategies: Designing Student Groupings for Deeper Learning

5 Hours | Virtual | Designed for: Teaching Faculty/Department Heads

Research supports how collaborative learning is more effective at increasing student achievement than individual learning across all subject areas. When students work together, they demonstrate better active...

Slides that Stick: Designing Multimedia Materials for Learning

5 Hours | Virtual | Designed for: Teaching Faculty/Department Heads

When well-designed, slides are a powerful teaching tool. They spark inquiry, focus attention, create connections, and prompt questions and dialogue. They help us see (literally) concepts, leading...

Strategies for More Productive Conversations

5 Hours | Plus 2 additional hours of 1-to-1 consulting | Virtual| Designed for: Administrators and Department Heads

School administrators manage strained budgets. Parents hold lofty expectations. Students face daunting pressures. Teachers are stretched in ways they never have been. Current events are divisive. And...

Nine Virtues of Leadership

Leveraging the Nine Virtues for Exceptional Leadership

5 Hours | Virtual | Designed for: Current and Aspiring Leaders

Now more than ever—in the midst of Covid-19, the national reckoning with systemic racism, and the increasing bifurcation of our national culture—there is a need for character-based...

Documentation Strategies that Make Thinking Visible

4 Hours | Virtual | Designed for: Teaching Faculty/Department Heads

There is more to formative assessment than the pop quiz. In this workshop, explore a rich landscape of alternatives to traditional grading and reporting practices through documentation....

Moving from Strategic Planning to Strategic Action

5 Hours | Virtual | Designed for: Heads and Administrators

Too often school boards and leaders put extraordinary effort into creating a strategic plan; however, they fall short on the sustained effort to execute on its most...

Critical Making: Design Thinking for Educators

24 Hours | Virtual | Designed for: Department Heads, Teaching Faculty

Everything is design. When we hear “design thinking”, we often attribute it to engineering principles or the field of Art. The truth is, design is everywhere and...

Supporting Staff Through Change and Uncertainty

8 Hours | Virtual | Designed for: Administrators

Supporting faculty and staff has been a central focus of educational leadership efforts, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic. The comprehensive impact of a global health disaster, social...

Ideation: How to Come Up With and Act on the Right Ideas

5 Hours | Virtual | Designed for: Heads, Administrators, Department Heads

Critical for school leaders, administrators, and teachers alike, ideation—imagining, finding, evaluating, and developing ideas—is a skill anyone can learn and improve. In this workshop, participants will explore...

Attending EXPLO workshops is an immersive experience in what effective meetings, collaborative problem solving, and purposeful conversations can look like. So many teachers and administrators dread the workshops that we all know are essential to our jobs--but EXPLO shows how they can be inspiring, creative, and focused all at once.

Owen Boynton Morristown-Beard School

We've worked with educators from dozens of schools

Agnes Irwin School
Belmont Hill School
Birches School
Boston Public Schools
Brawerman Elementary School
Brimmer & May School
Brookline Public Schools
Brookwood School
Buckingham, Browne & Nichols School
Cambridge School of Weston
Catholic Memorial School
Charles River School
Clarksville Academy
Collegiate School (NY)
Collegiate School (VA)
Columbia Grammar & Preparatory School
Concord Public Schools
Crossroads School
Culver Academies
Dana Hall School
Deerfield Academy
Derby Academy
Episcopal Academy (PA)
Fenn School
French-American International School (CA)

Haverford School
Hewitt School
Hillbrook School
Inly School
Meadowbrook School
Menlo School
Meridian Academy
Milton Academy
Miss Porter’s School
Montclair Kimberley Academy
Morristown-Beard School
Norwood Public Schools
Oakland Unified School District
Park School (MA)
Park School of Baltimore
Phillips Academy
Pine Crest School
Pingry School
Polytechnic School
Pomfret School
Rashi School
Rivers School
Roxbury Latin School
Rumson Country Day School
Rye Country Day School

San Francisco Friends School
San Francisco University High School
Shady Hill School
Sharon High School
Shore Country Day School
St. Matthew’s School
Stuart Country Day School
Taft School
The Bishop’s School
The Center for Early Education
The Pike School
Trafalgar School for Girls
Village School
Virgin Islands Montessori & International Academy
Wahaha International School
Walnut Hill School
Wareham Public Schools
Wayland High School
Waynflete School
Wesley School
Wheeler School
Willows Community School

This is the best workshop that I have ever taken! It is educational, informative and practical. I have felt intimidated by the idea of creative making and incorporating it into the classroom, but now I feel like it is something I can do. I am also wowed by EXPLO’s generosity with their time, ideas, lessons and collaboration.

Jenn Gatti Buckingham Browne & Nichols School

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