Clarkston High School to host Harvard Educator Conference in November

This fall, the Clarkston Community Schools will host nearly 1,000 educators from around the globe as they engage in a Harvard Project Zero Conference, November 1-3, including visits to classrooms. The site of this conference is Clarkston High School. The practice-based conference is for educators and parents interested in preparing students for the future.

Project Zero is a research, professional learning, and think tank entity of Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education. Founded over 40 years ago by preeminent scholars, Howard Gardner and David Perkins, it now reaches around the globe offering profound insights into learning and teaching.

This is a tremendous honor for Clarkson as this is the very first time in the history of Project Zero that the entity has offered a conference at a public school. In the past, Project Zero has held conferences on Harvard’s Cambridge, MA campus and at private, international schools in Amsterdam, Atlanta, Washington DC, New York City, Australia, and elsewhere in Europe. This honor will bring both worldwide recognition and amazing opportunities to Clarkston and Oakland County.

Project Zero researchers presenting at the Clarkston conference include Gardner, Perkins, Ron Ritchhart, Shari Tishman, Tina Blythe, Daniel Wilson, and Veronica Boix Mansilla. Local, regional, state, national, and international educators will also present sessions during the conference. The Clarkston Community Schools are pleased to bring this international conference our region.

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