Inventing Our Future is:

Inventing Our Future brings educators and community leaders together to build collaborative relationships and professional practice. The institute promotes the thoughtful alignment of content standards, assessments and powerful learning across the curriculum through engaging professional development.

Modeled after Harvard’s Project Zero Classroom this institute features opening plenaries with national leaders and dynamic mini-courses on the intersections between education, arts and science, and environment and social justice issues.


Inventing Our Future is a dynamic two-day institute that brings educators and community leaders together to build collaborative relationships, enhance creative practice, and strengthen our commitment to educational equity and racial justice. Hosted by the Alameda County Office of Education's Integrated Learning Department, Inventing Our Future focuses on the future of education that we envision: one that celebrates ALL young people and shines a light on powerful and transformative teaching and learning.


Join us at Inventing our Future alongside fellow K-12 classroom teachers, community-based arts organizations, school administrators, school district staff, after school practitioners, teaching artists, community arts leaders, for a “booster shot of creativity” as we wrap up the school year and envision our collective plans for the future of schools.


At Inventing Our Future participants will have opportunities to hear keynote speakers and attend inspiring and practical workshops that focus on:

Social Emotional Learning

Art-Centered Integrated Learning

Creative Youth Development

Culturally & Linguistically Responsive Teaching

Contemporary Artists

Project Based Learning

Restorative Justice Practices

Student-Centered Learning

Transformative Leadership

Social Justice Education

Project Zero Frameworks