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Big Picture Learning presents

Monday, December 4

Day One

9:00-1:00 TYBO 
y invitation only)

10:00-12:00 IBPLC
(limited to 20 attendees)

3:00 PM 
Registration Opens

5:00 - 8:00 PM 
Opening Reception

Join Elliot Washor and Andrea Purcell for a discussion on BPL aligned assessment practices. Information about the structure and initial piloting of the International Big Picture Learning Credential (IBPLC) will be shared. Ample time will be given for questions and discussion around the intersection of policy and measuring what matters in participants' local contexts. 

Featuring remarks from School District of Philadelphia Superintendent Tony Watlington, followed by Leadership Journeys with storytellers Tia Hall, Ryan Rivera and Eunice Mitchell. 

Tuesday, December 5

Day Two

7:30-9:00 AM 

8:15 AM
Pick Me Up

9:00-2:30 PM
School Visits

"Love your Soul"
Restoration Time

5:00 PM
Leaders of Color Affinity Group

The Leadership Conference is intentionally planned in communities where network schools exist, such that established and emerging leaders have the opportunity to learn from and with peers who grapple with similar issues and celebrate similar success stories. This year, we're delighted to be able to visit five locations: Big Picture Philadelphia, Vaux Big Picture High School, El Centro Big Picture High School, Camden Big Picture Learning Academy, and College Unbound. For additional details about these visits, head over to this page. 

Following a long day, we've curated a number of experiences designed to restore your mind, body and soul. Attendees will have the opportunity to choose from the following: 

Live to See the Day book talk with author Nikhil Goyal and members of the El Centro Community featured in the book. 
Drumming Circle
Meditation, Breathing and Yoga with Sky Schools
More to come!


Wednesday, December 6

Day Three

7:30-9:00 AM

8:30 AM 
Pick Me Up & School Leader of the Year Award

9:30 AM 
Love & Soul Keynote Conversation, featuring: 
Bettina Love & Carlos Moreno

11 - 2:00 PM 
(Lunch provided
during Advisory)

2:15 - 3:00 PM 
Conference Closing 


In celebration of their recently published books - Punished for Dreaming and Finding Your Leadership Soul - join Dr. Bettina Love (William F. Russell Professor of Teachers College, Columbia University) and BPL's own Carlos Moreno for a conversation about the important role love, care and vulnerability play in leadership and in education. Leadership Conference attendees will receive copies of both books.

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