The world has and continues to change in ways that are difficult to predict. Regardless of the forces at hand educators play a pivotal role in preparing students for success now and in the future. Eric Sheninger makes the compelling case that the best way to do this is to create a disruptive thinking culture in the classroom and beyond. 

Eric will focus on addressing innovation, social emotional learning and supporting students including:

  • Disruptive change is the new normal.As such, our mindset and practice must evolve to future-proof learning in ways that help students develop meaningful competencies critical for success in an unpredictable world.
  • Comfort is the enemy of growth.We must critically evaluate if the way things have always been done in the classroom set learners up for success now and in the future. Improvement in all we do is a never-ended journey. 
  • Learning is a process, not an event.It requires educators to develop and utilize instructional practices and pedagogical techniques that meet the unique needs of all students. 
  • Outlier practices play a key role in the development of disruptive thinking.Some have increasing value while others do not. It is up to educators to find the right blend of these strategies to empower learners.

Disruptive Thinking! Preparing Learners For Their Future

September 11, 2021

Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort

$375 per person (payment deadline September 3, 2021)

Please contact Jensen Ball, President of HASCD at if you and your team are interested in attending to register. Please email him your name, school/office and amount of seats you would like to reserve.