Digital Promise Challenge Institute - Digital Promise

Join educators from around the world to investigate the big idea of powerful learning, identify pressing challenges, and design sustainable solutions!

The Digital Promise Challenge Institute 2019 will be a fully immersive, hands-on, professional learning experience that transcends the traditional divide between speakers and participants to create a vibrant and ongoing community.

The Challenge Institute is eligible for funding requests on the platform. If you’d like to request a professional development project on to cover the cost of the Challenge Institute, you can start here. All educators who request funds on before December 31, 2018 will be locked into the Super Early Bird Rate.

July 8-10, 2019

  • $399 – SUPER Early Bird – ends December 31st, 2018
  • $449 – Early Bird – ends March 31st, 2019
  • $499 – Standard –  until it’s SOLD OUT!
  • 9:00-12:00
    Pre-Institute sessions
  • 12:00-2:00
  • 4:00-6:00
    Opening Session
  • 6:30-8:30
    Welcome Reception
  • 9:00-5:00
    Guiding Questions and Workshops
  • 5:00-5:30
    Shareout and Debrief
  • 5:30-7:30
    Happy Hour and Playground
  • 9:00-12:00
    Synthesize and Prototype
  • 1:00-3:45
    Pitch, Feedback, and Iterate
  • 4:00-4:30
    Gallery Walk
  • 4:30-5:30
    Taking it Home
  • 6:00-8:00
    Closing and Celebration!

Location: Monterey, CA

The Challenge Institute will be hosted at the Embassy Suites Monterey Bay. Book your hotel room here. To book over the phone dial 1-800-Embassy and refer to “Digital Promise 2019” or reference the group code “DPS”.

Book your travel to arrive at the hotel before 4pm PT on Monday, and to depart on Thursday morning. (Please note extra travel time required from airports to Monterey.) See the FAQ for more travel information.


Meet Your Hosts

Marco Torres
Marco Antonio Torres
Director of Story
Nick Schiner
Nick Schiner
Learning Experience Manager
Mark Nichols
Mark Nichols
Digital Promise Fellow, Challenge Based Learning
Karen Cator
Karen Cator
President and Chief Executive Officer
Aubrey Francisco
Aubrey Francisco
Chief Research Officer
Josh Weisgrau
Josh Weisgrau
Director, Learning Experience
Barbara Means
Barbara Means
Executive Director, Learning Sciences Research
Jeremy Roschelle
Jeremy Roschelle
Executive Director, Learning Sciences Research
Vic Vuchic
Vic Vuchic
Chief Innovation Officer

Frequently Asked Questions

At the Institute, you will:

  • Solve big challenges
  • Explore deeply with experts
  • Inspire and be inspired

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