Professional Development

Throughout the year we offer public events for educators to learn and engage with us on topics related to student well-being, belonging, and engagement with learning.


We offer a variety of professional development events and workshops that are open to the public.

Explore interactive workshops and hear from schools who are implementing SPACE Framework initiatives. Educators will leave with connections to other schools who are working on similar initiatives and concrete strategies to implement at their own school.

S.P.A.C.E. Camp
Full-day events designed for K-12 educators to learn and use our continuous improvement process to support school change.

Educator Workshops
Interactive workshops designed for educators who want to explore practical tools for improving student well-being, belonging, and engagement with learning.

A Healthier Approach to College Admissions
Date: September 20th, 2023
Time: 4:00 pm
Location: Virtual
Price: $15
Audience: Parents, Students, and Educators
2023 Fall Conferences
Date: Two Conference Options
Time: 8:00 am
Location: Stanford, CA & Waltham, MA
Price: Varies
Audience: School Program Teams and Educators

Student Mental Wellness Conference

Anaheim, CA – Sept. 7-8, 2023

Rooted in Culture: Nurturing Wellbeing, Fostering Belonging, and Igniting Learning through Culturally Sustaining Practices
Presenter: Kim Cawkwell

Register here

National Association for College Admission Counseling Conference

Baltimore, MD – Sept. 21-23, 2023

National Association for College Admission Counseling Conference
Presenter: Kim Cawkwell

Register here

Mastery Transcript Consortium Symposium

Boston, MA – Oct. 2-3, 2023

Positive identity development and enhancing student social emotional well-being
Presenter: Megan Pacheco

Learn more here

National Consortium of Secondary STEM Schools Conference

Phoenix, AZ – Nov. 12-14, 2023

Presenter: Drew Schrader

Register here

TABS Conference

Boston, MA – Nov. 15-17, 2023

Presenter: Jon Kleiman

Register here

Learning & the Brain Conference

San Francisco, CA – Feb. 22-24, 2024

Presenter: Denise Pope

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NAIS Annual Conference

St. Louis, MO – Feb. 28 – Mar. 1, 2024

Keeping up with the ChatBots – Engaged Learning in an A.I. World

Presenter: Drew Schrader and Denise Pope

Learn more here

This workshop was SPECTACULARLY worth my time, and I had the choice of whether or not to be here…so THANK YOU!!! I’m going to incorporate more student ownership in assessment by having them design at least one of the rubrics this year, and more surfacing of the “how to level up” conversation.


“I love the data and information you shared and how you presented it. The crowd was hanging onto every word and your lovely style just engenders trust and hope.”


Interested in hosting an event?
In addition to the events above, we also partner with school communities that are interested in hosting their own Challenge Success events. Learn more by clicking below.