Events and Experiences

A destination for anyone seeking to design a better world


Equipping Learners and Leaders

Why We Do Events

At MV Ventures, we are insatiably curious. As we explore, research and expand our own capabilities within our primary place of practice, we believe deeply in sharing and doing our part to build capacity in others. Above all else, by being intentional about blurring the lines between school and the real world, we are leading the way in transforming education and creating a destination for anyone seeking to design a better world.

In-Person Event

School Reimagined

Visit Mount Vernon

As a school of inquiry, impact and innovation, The Mount Vernon School continues to reimagine what school is and does. Join members of the MV team for a day of deeper learning and connect with expert practitioners through your choice of learning experiences. Leave inspired with actionable next steps on transforming your school or classroom.

Live Virtual Events

Engage with Mount Vernon virtually on a series of topics designed to bring impact to your classroom

Why does assessment need to change and what does that mean for our schools? How might we use design thinking in the classroom to engage learners with empathy and design? How might we use the Arts to bring innovation and mindfulness into the classroom? Join Mount Vernon Senior leaders for experiential virtual webinars focusing on a series of impactful topics and strategies. Discover what you can do right now to bring educational transformation to your classroom and community.

Live Virtual Webinar

New Live Webinars Coming Soon!

We are working on new webinar series for the 2022-2023 school year. Please check back with us over the summer for updates. Have a request? Let us know what you’re looking for! In the meantime, please take a look at our On-Demand Workshop and Webinars below. See you soon!

On-Demand Workshops & Webinars

Mount Vernon Ventures offers a series of both virtual and in person workshops for your team and organization. Don’t see what you’re looking for? Contact us and let us create a customized workshop for you and your team.

DT FlashLab - An Introduction to Design Thinking

MV Ventures specializes in design thinking as a problem-definition and problem-solving framework. Our FlashLab process is a 3-hour, in person workshop where participants experience a “full-lap” in design thinking  as both a user and a designer. The FlashLab is hands-on and highly experiential. Time will also be spent sharing design thinking stories from both Mount Vernon and the business world. This workshop is for both classroom teachers as well as administrators who want to learn more about Design Thinking. This workshop is available in person only.

Mount Vernon Ventures' Design Sprint

Believing that designers change the world, we at The Mount Vernon School teach children preschool through grade 12 to observe and question their world, build empathy muscles, experiment with prototypes and iterate. Students build upon these approaches to learn on a deeper level. MV Ventures’ experiential Design Sprint is designed to give participants a practical application for design thinking in the classroom, regardless of the grade level or subject. This workshop is for participatns who have heard about Design Thinking and want pracitcal take-aways for implementation with students.

Competency-Based Foundations

How might we implement Competency-Based Education? This workshop explores what Competency-Based education is and establishes the means, methods, tools and systems for discerning, mapping, and informing a rigorous learning journey. Topics will include Competency-based educational methods for assessment, feedback, documentation, next steps for using data to guide differentiated instruction, and grading for equity. In this workshop, participants will receive practical tools and strategies to begin implementing CBE into their classroom and school.

Foundational Classroom Strategies

How might we implement specific learner-centered classroom strategies in PK-12? The workshop establishes the “why” behind learner-centered pedagogy and teaches participants actionable classroom strategies to begin implementing immediately. Topics will include research-based strategies for inquiry-based learning, facilitating classroom discussion by incorporating student voice, and incorporating students’ curiosities and passions to personalize through choice. Participants will receive downloadable tools and pracitcal strategies to create learner centered classrooms at their schools.

Wellness for the Whole Child & SEL

Wellness and resiliency are imporant topics that all schools are currently nagivating. As schools seek creative solutions to tackling social-emotional learning, trauma-informed care, classroom collaboration and re-building group dynamics in the classroom,  join the MV Arts Team to learn how they implement innovative solutions centered around wellness, diversity, and connection to the creative industry. Awarded No. 1 in the nation for Arts Innovation, the team will share what works, what doesn’t, and what makes students thrive. Not just for Art teachers, this workshop provides a creative approach that any teacher could incorporate into the classroom.

Learner at the Center: Ready, Set, Go!

How might we set the stage for learner-centered classrooms in PK-12? This workshop establishes the “why” behind learner-centered pedagogy and teaches participants actionable, research-based classroom strategies teaches can incorporate now to start off the school year. Topics will include setting up our classrooms for interactive and flexible learning, building relationships which are foundational for learning, and inviting student voice and choice. Already planning for next year? This is a great workshop for summer work or pre-planning or new teachers to start the year off right.

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Our Process

We create a customized strategy that outlines how to best guide you and your team on your transformation journey. This is an iterative process and works best with collaboration and feedback from you, the client.

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