LLI Memphis 1:1 NEXT has brought experts and practitioners together to offer special courses on cutting edge strategies, from Makerspaces to design thinking to coding to 1:1 teaching skills. Attendees can mix and match sessions of interest, or go through a complete course and receive LLI certification as a subject specialist. The options are endless.


LLI Memphis Course List (each course offers 6 sessions over 2 days)

Educational Collaborators: Google Boot Camp Certification Level One

A two day event designed to prepare you for your Certified Educator Level 1 exam.  Participants will receive access to resources utilized during our learning time, and available during the exam.  In addition, interactive demonstrations and tasks that correspond to all of the topics and expectations of the Certified Educator Level 1 exam questions and tasks will prepare participants for success on the exam


Generation Code: A PBL Approach to Computer Science Instruction

Ready to play a role in bringing Computer Science education to all students? In these sessions, participants will learn how to use project-based learning to deliver effective, authentic Computer Science instruction across grade levels and contexts. Participants will leverage their existing expertise to develop projects that engage students in Computer Science and teach them 21st century skills such as collaboration and problem solving alongside practical computational thinking and programming skills. No expertise in programming is necessary to participate.


Blending Leadership

Stephen Valentine, Director of Academic Leadership at Montclair Kimberley, provides all school leaders with a unique approach to utilizing technology for more effective learning and leadership as explored in his book Blending Leadership. As the online aspects of schools increase, leaders must be as effective screen-to-screen as they are face-to-face. Drawing from research, experience, and real-world examples, Valentine explores and unpacks six core beliefs necessary for the blended leader to succeed.


Make It Happen! (Makerspace for Young Ages)

Interested in Makerspaces and Design Thinking? In our sessions, we will present tried and true maker activities for elementary and middle-school students.  Join us for one or more “make and take” sessions.  In each session, teachers become students again to gain perspective and insight into maker activities that embrace design thinking, and to also take a small inspiration exemplar home with you.


Design Thinking for Lower School

Walk with us as we explore the depths of Design Thinking Process in an early learner classroom setting (K-3). We will discuss the why and how the Design Thinking process benefits young learners, classroom community, and integrated, deep learning. Across the six strands, participants will learn powerful strategies for every step of the Design Thinking process as well as unique and innovative strategies that can be used in isolation to nurture empathy, prompt critical thinking and communicate their visions for problem solving.


21st Century Administration (Back by Demand!)

Mike Cobb, the Head of School at All Saints Episcopal School in Tyler, Texas, will be leading workshops on how to prepare administrators for 21st century expectations of faculty, parents, and board members in this unique course. Learn some of the best techniques for walking the walk when you talk about community building and authentic learning.


Tech Coach Academy (Back by Demand!)

Chelsy Hooper, Middle School Technology Integrationist at Ensworth School, and Julie King, Director of Hedges Library at Baylor School, will lead a series of sessions on best practices and development of the Technology Coach. This course will help tech coaches, teachers and administrators understand the need for coaches who reach beyond tech support to fuel genuine innovation. Covering such important topics such as developing plans for providing tech PD to your faculty, the importance of framework training, digital citizenship strategies, and a look into the future of ed tech, this workshop it vital for staff who are still developing their role in technology coaching.


SEL: Developing Social and Emotional Competencies in our Schools and Ourselves

Courtnay Veazay, Counselor for Lower and Middle School at Lausanne Collegiate School, will be taking educators through an understanding of social and emotional needs in the classroom. Ranging from fostering growth mindset to working with acute childhood trauma, this workshop helps teachers support all students.



Middle School STEM: Engaging Students in Technology Enhanced Project-Based Learning

The West Tennessee STEM HUB shows why it is increasingly important for students to develop strong STEM competencies so that they are prepared to solve increasingly complex global challenges. With specific focus on the importance of STEM content in middle school, this course will also create exciting learning environments for students. This course will prepare attendees to use project-based learning through a variety of lenses, all while demonstrating the important impact of STEM concepts.


Connected Consulting: Developing Learning in a 1:1 Classroom

Based on Abilene Christian University’s 1:1 program, Connected Consulting offers teacher technology training to schools around the country. This workshop course will  focus on choosing the right classroom technology, collaboration strategies for students, and how to promote critical thinking and differentiated instruction for teachers who want to develop their classroom technology skills.


Inquiry Science for All Ages

We will look at various ways to stimulate inquiry and enhance student performance in the science classroom, using tools such as inexpensive items and learning “toys” to garner student interest, discrepant events to capture student attention, virtual labs to help students develop skills, and the use of videos and applets to capture student imagination. Because our target audience is 4th grade thru high school students, we are planning on having examples of activities that should cover the full spectrum of interests and learning styles of each participant.


Collaboration and Makerspaces Across Disciplines

These sessions will address three important issues in literature and social studies classes: incorporating maker spaces and creativity into liberal arts classes, exploring discussion methods, and using technology to encourage student collaboration.  Participants will discover Maker Space ideas employing visual arts and self-publishing projects using recycled materials, as well as ideas for collaboration using technology and/or artifacts to engage students in sustained conversations. Teachers will walk away from each session with collaborative, active lesson plans they have created specifically for classes they teach.


Engaged Learning in 1:1 Humanities Classrooms

While books will always remain the main source material for English classes, there are many programs that teachers can use to enhance the classroom experience for their students while simultaneously facilitating instruction. In this series, teachers will explore PearDeck, WeVideo, and Quizlet Live – three programs with multiple applications that will encourage participation, collaboration, and enthusiasm in their students.



LLI New England: Emotional Learning – June 2017

LLI is proud to present LLI New England: Emotional Learning with Brewster Academy on June 19-20, 2017 in Wolfeboro, NH. Focusing on effective practices for social and emotional learning, personalized and inquiry learning, this conference will provide valuable collaboration with educators and experts on student development.

LLI Southwest: Makerspaces – February 2018

The Lausanne Learning Institute has teamed up with The Oakridge School to present LLI Southwest, February 22-23, 2018 in Arlington, Texas. Featuring the highly praised fishbowl sessions, this conference is the new “must attend” Maker movement event in the Southwest. Please join us by completing your registration or share your ideas by proposing a session.