As a school of inquiry, innovation and impact, The Mount Vernon School continues to reimagine what school is and does. For over a decade, we have been on a transformational journey and can empathize with the opportunities and challenges you are navigating. Join us on campus and experience Mount Vernon with our expert faculty and staff.

On this full-day of expeditionary professional learning, you will join members of the Mount Vernon team for deeper learning and connect with expert practitioners through two distinct learning experiences:

Experience how The Mount Vernon School designs relevant, transformational curricular and learning competencies from Preschool through Upper School, explored through an inquiry-based approach and assessed on levels of proficiency.

Each participant will travel with an MV expert on a learning walk, receive instruction and guidance about respective instructional strategies, and debrief with faculty members during lunch. Topics will include Inquiry-based Learning; Learner Agency; Design Thinking; Inter/Multi/Transdisciplinary Learning; Innovative and Flexible Spaces; Personalized and Differentiated Learning; Competency-based Assessment; Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, and more.

  • Lower Campus (Grades PS-5): How might we optimize full engagement and facilitate deep learning for our youngest learners? Participants will explore pathways for differentiating, customizing, and personalizing learning experiences and ways that MV faculty make young learners active participants in their learning.
  • Upper Campus (Grades 6-12): How might we give learners greater ownership of their learning and the agency to design a better world? Participants will explore pathways for differentiating, customizing, and personalizing learning experiences and ways that learners apply knowledge to make an impact.
  • Innovation Leadership: How might we implement practices and systems to fuel innovation within PK-12 schools? We’ll share our Mount Vernon School innovation story and highlight elements of our school culture that fuel and sustain innovation including systems for collaborative planning, professional development, implementation of innovative learning models, learning walks, instructional rounds, and faculty professional goals, evaluations, and reflection.

Schedule for Experience Mount Vernon on September 21:

8:00 – 8:15 am: Sign-in and Welcome – Please arrive at 510 Mount Vernon Hwy NE, Atlanta, GA 30328 and park adjacent to the Upper School Building. (Please note Upper School carpool will be finishing. Allow for extra time.)

8:30 am: Start with Questions Learning Walks across all divisions guided by MV faculty and staff

11:45 am: Lunch and debrief

12:30 pm: Participants will break into groups for focused Wonder & Wander Learning Walks: Lower Campus, Upper Campus, or Innovation Leadership guided by MV faculty and staff

2:30 pm: Depart Mount Vernon

We have partnered with SpringHill Suites by Marriott Atlanta Perimeter Center; discounted rates coming soon.


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