2017 Curiosity and Learning Conference

Learn About Past Conferences

See videos and resources from our previous annual Conferences.

2015 Conference
2016 Conference

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Email Us to contact the conference organizers, Stephanie Cox Suarez (Doc Studio) and Mary Avery (Aspire)

Wheelock's Third Annual Conference Inspired by the Hawkins Education Philosophy

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Wheelock College's annual conference of hands-on experiences, inspired by the education philosophy of David and Frances Hawkins, offers enriching professional development to educators from schools at all age levels, museums, and family child care providers.

This conference provides an opportunity to practice many ways to nurture curiosity and wonder in ourselves and our students. It features hands-on activity stations where you can experiment with provocations and recycled materials and informally engage with Wheelock faculty from science, math, art, and education as well as colleagues from area museums and education groups.

2017 Conference Details

Hosts: Wheelock's Aspire Institute and Documentation Studio
Where: Wheelock Family Theatre, 200 Riverway, Boston, MA, 02215
When: October 28, 2017; 9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Registration Deadline: October 16, 2017 (Space is limited to 120 total)
Cost: $75

Register for the Conference


New for 2017: Curiosity Station Scholarships

The conference organizers invite you to participate and create a hands-on station as part of the October 28 conference. You will host your own station for the day—with time for a lunch break and to explore other stations. We encourage you to use recycled, readily available materials with activities appropriate for a range of ages.

Apply below for a Curiosity Station Scholarship, which includes:

  • Admission;
  • Lunch; and
  • $100 honoraria for you and up to two team members

Two applications will be accepted.

Deadline for submissions is June 30, 2017.



See video highlights from the 2016 conference

See video highlights from the 2015 conference

History of the Conference

Wheelock's inaugural Curiosity and Learning Conference in 2015  was an outgrowth of "Cultivate the Scientist in Every Child: The Philosophy of Frances and David Hawkins," an exhibit of the Hawkins' work hosted at the Earl Center in collaboration with the Hawkins Centers of Learning.

Visit the archived web pages from our prior conferences to see agendas, descriptions of the panels, as well as supporting educational materials.

2015 Conference web page

2016 Conference web page

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