The 9th Annual Progressive Education Summit

Saturday, January 25, 2020
8:30 – 3:00
City Neighbors, Hamilton Campus
5609 Sefton Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21214

Registration and Call for Workshops

The Progressive Education Summit is held on the City Neighbors, Hamilton Campus and brings together hundreds of educators from around the region and the country to share best practices, work with great educational thinkers and practitioners, connect with other educators, and work to bring alive the child-centered, democratic ideals of progressive education.
The 2019 Summit will include:
  • Keynote speaker
  • Master classes
  • The 2nd Annual Summit Storytellers event
  • More than 25 workshops
  • Networking opportunities
  • Breakfast, lunch, and a wine and cheese reception at the end of the day
Our commitment is to provide this event free of charge to all participants. 
A donation at the time of registration is appreciated but not required.

Requests for Workshop Proposals

Please consider sharing a best practice, an innovative idea, a pedagogical approach, or strategy that helps teachers and schools move toward a more child-centered, democratic approach to education.
 We are accepting proposals through November 15, 2019.

Our Keynote Speaker

This year, we are thrilled to welcome Dr. Bettina Love as our Keynote Speaker.  Dr. Bettina L. Love is an award-winning author and Associate Professor of Educational Theory & Practice at the University of Georgia. She is the author of the book We Want to do More Than Survive: Abolitionist Teaching and the Pursuit of Educational Freedom (Beacon Press) and Hip Hop’s Li’l Sistas Speak: Negotiating Hip Hop Identities and Politics in the New South. She passionately, and with resolute and bold inquiry, argues that the U.S. educational system is maintained by and profits from the suffering of children of color. Instead of trying to repair a flawed system, educational reformers offer survival tactics in the forms of test-taking skills, acronyms, grit labs, and character education, which Love calls the educational survival complex. Her work has appeared in numerous books and journals, including the English Journal, Urban Education, The Urban Review, and Journal of LGBT Youth. In 2017, Dr. Love edited a special issue of the Journal of Lesbian Studies focused on the identities, gender performances, and pedagogical practices of Black and Brown lesbian educators.



For information or questions, contact Summit Coordinator, Gwendolyn Unoko, at