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    Speaking Engagements

    HFLI is committed to sharing what we are learning through presentations at gatherings across the country.

    Recent speaking engagements have included the 2013, 2012, and 2011 ASCD Conference, 2012 AMLE Conference, 2012 & 2011 NASSP Conference, 2012 IDSA K-12 Design Education Conference, 2012 North Carolina PBL Conference and Student STEM Symposium, 2012 Learning Forward Summer Conference, Alliance for Excellent Education Briefing, the Best Cooperative Practices in Charter & Traditional Public Schools Conference, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation convenings, Council of Michigan Foundations, Michigan Art Educators Association, and Detroit’s Big Idea Conference.

    Here's what participants at the 2012 NASSP Conference had to say about our session:

    "Good modeling experience to engage students in critical thinking."
    "Always keep your 'bag' activity. It made learning fun and exciting."
    "Very caring presenters."
    "The exercise will assist in character building."
    "Thanks for making a possibly intimidating topic (personal and deep reflection) comfortable and fun!"

    If you would like to explore the possibility of having a HFLI team member speak at your upcoming event, please contact us at

    Our upcoming speaking engagements include:

    Design Thinking: Cultivating Tomorrow's Critical Thinkers and Innovators Today

    ASCD 2015 Annual Conference, Houston
    March 23, 2015
    Deborah Parizek, Executive Director, Henry Ford Learning Institute
    Diana Ramirez-Godines, Director of Curriculum & Instruction, Henry Ford Academy: Alameda School for Art + Design

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