Keeping it real. Let’s collaborate for moments that build momentum.

We’re giving you a framework AND talking about some of the most pressing issues in education. Our goal for you – get inspired as you hear keynotes and attend workshops, and through collaboration and dialogue, take initial steps with a framework to build real momentum for your school or district.

July 24-25, 2023

1871 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654



ThinkCERCA Institutes have been a hallmark of our professional learning community for years and we are so excited about bringing our Summer Leadership Institute to Chicago on July 24-25 2023. Designed to support school- and district-level ThinkCERCA teams, this 2-day event is a great opportunity to deepen your know-how of critical thinking and literacy pedagogy. 


Through hands-on workshops and inspiring TED-style presentations, you will walk away with tangible strategies for effectively implementing ThinkCERCA across your school or district.


At a value of $750 per participant, you will receive

✔️ Access to All Professional Learning Sessions, Resources & Materials

✔️ Breakfast, lunch, and dinner on Day 1

✔️ Breakfast and lunch and dinner on Day 2

✔️ Networking & Collaboration with other ThinkCERCA Leaders 

✔️ The Confidence & Know-How to Go Further & Faster with your ThinkCERCA Implementation









222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza #1212

Chicago, IL 60654


What to Bring:

Please bring a device for a hands-on experience.


Discounts for ThinkCERCA Partners

Are you an existing ThinkCERCA customer? Depending on your school or district's professional development plan, you may be eligible for a discounted or free ticket. Please contact your School Success Manager or email ana@thinkcerca.com for more information.


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