The Professional Learning Institute (PLI) is a day and a half of pure possibilities . Hear from Alfie Kohn on the Schools our Children Deserve and engage in conversations with peers and this world-renowned author and speaker. Join colleagues from Germany and beyond in the exploration of new ideas, teaching practices, and collaborative opportunities. The PLI offers something for every educator at every experience level. Enjoy hands-on workshops, powerful presentations, Maker explorations, outdoor learning experiences, high-tech and low-tech offerings, and even a health and well-being strand. We have spaces set-up for collaboration, pondering, technical support, and ad-hoc sessions our guests suggest. "School should be the best seven hours of a kids day," says Dr. Gary Stager. We hope this year's PLI inspires school and classroom innovations to make school just that - the best hours of everyday.