A 2017 Indiana Summer of eLearning Event


Hamilton Southeastern Schools & the Indiana DOE Office of eLearning invite you to a Summer of eLearning conference designed to further equip educators who desire to transform teaching and learning for a new generation.

Read on for details on dates, strands, registration and more!
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Why “Launching INquiry”?

Each of Launching INquiry’s three strands represents a key area of focus for educators who long to transform school for a new generation. Conference sessions will give attendees the opportunity to delve deeply, yet practically, into facets of inquiry-based learning and STEAM connections, amplified by 21st century digital tools. 


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Keynote Speakers

Wednesday, June 7th – Will Richardson

Will Richardson headshot

“We are at an inflection point for schools, and this moment generates a bevy of interesting questions: What is an education now that school is everywhere? Why don’t we do in schools what we know makes learning happen in real life? What is the role of school in a child’s life?”   -Will Richardson

Meet Will

Thursday, June 8th – Jed Dearybury


“Teaching is definitely the job I was created to do. It is my heart, my passion, and what wakes me up in the middle of the night. (To write down a great idea of course!)”   – Jed Dearybury

Meet Jed

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Special Events

BASE (Balloon Assisted Stratospheric Experiments) Mission – Wednesday, June 7th


We’ll be joined by the DePauw University BASE research project, led by Dr. Howard Brooks. Dr. Brooks and his student team will assist us in designing a high-altitude experiment and sending it to the stratosphere! We’ll make mission predictions, then track our balloon, retrieve it, analyze the data and draw conclusions. It’s a friendly competition and prizes await! Conference attendees will make mission predictions on flight altitude, flight time, and landing location. Grand prize is a balloon launch for your classroom during the coming school year, led by Dr. Brooks and his DePauw student team.

Fail Fest: Education Edition – Thursday, June 8th

FailFestThe Launch Fishers Fail Fest stage reflects the smart, vibrant, entrepreneurial city of Fishers where innovators and creators know failure is essential to success.  Launching INquiry 2017 is proud to debut Fail Fest: Education Edition. Hear educators candidly share their moments of failure in the classroom and the innovation and growth it spawned.

Click here to learn more about this special event!

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 Wednesday, June 7th & Thursday, June 8th
8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Fishers High School in Fishers, Indiana

Cost: $30 (includes both days)*


*HSE staff – a discount code is included in conference email

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