July 16 - 20, 2018
St. Lawrence University
Our longest running professional development opportunity is the Constructivist Conference. Participants love the ability to focus on a task that will have a direct and positive impact on their classrooms.
No long lectures. Immerse yourself in the learner centered world of constructivism, be empowered by experts and resources, and leave with a product that will help improve your classroom or school.
Focus on your own needs. Come with a task that you want to work on during the week. Leave with a product and plan for its immediate use.
Past tasks have included:
- Writing, mapping, or aligning curriculum and assessments to standards
- Creating, modifying, or developing implementation plans for professional development or school improvement
- Preparing for ELA, Math, Science, or Social Studies assessments
New ideas from great educators. Attend workshops that expand your knowledge of student-centered learning, educational technology, and more. Workshops are taught by educators from all levels, including college.
Extended work time. Focus on the task that is important to you and your team of coworkers. Much of your week is spent working on your team's task or project, with the support of a team facilitator and other resource people.
Family-friendly atmosphere. We are proud to be a family-friendly conference. We offer childcare for the little ones, and activities for older children.
For such a unique conference, full of networking, educational experts, work time, and a tangible take-away product, the Constructivist Design Conference for Educational Improvement is surprisingly affordable.
School districts in New York State may cross-contract (CoSer) for the conference registration through our sponsors at St. Lawrence-Lewis Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES). The CoSering service providing significant cost reimbursement for the registration fees listed below.
All options include daily breakfast and lunch, in addition to our banquet dinner on Thursday.
For the 2017 conference, prices are as follows:
- Team Resident Option 1: 5 nights
Three person team: $2950, each additional member $690
(includes hotel, double occupancy for 5 nights)
- Team Resident Option 2: 4 nights
Three person team: $2800, each additional member $650
(includes hotel, double occupancy for 4 nights)
- Team Commuter Option
Three person team: $2500, each additional member $575
Two person team: $1750
If you have a team interested in registering for the 2017 Constructivist Conference in Canton, NY:
- print and complete the 2017 Conference Initial Registration Form (.pdf file), and
- mail it to the address listed at the bottom of page 2.
Those who are interested in a BOCES CoSer should check the appropriate box on the form and will be contacted by St. Lawrence – Lewis BOCES regarding the cross-contracting process.