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Habits of Mind Conference

Unlock the Power of Habits of Mind!

Get ready for an extraordinary two-day experience with Dr. Art Costa, Dr. Bena Kallick, and Allison Zmuda with our rich community of practitioners to gain invaluable insights from their extensive knowledge and expertise in applying the Habits of Mind within schools.

Get ready for an extraordinary two-day experience with Dr. Art Costa, Dr. Bena Kallick, and Allison Zmuda with our rich community of practitioners to gain invaluable insights from their extensive knowledge and expertise in applying the Habits of Mind within schools.

Mark your calendars for April 5-6, 2024, as we gather at the Vista Unified School District in Vista, California! Immerse yourself in an enriching environment surrounded by like-minded educators who are passionate about transforming their schools.

Focused Learning

Choose from five small group sessions tailored to your specific area of focus. Dive deeply into practical strategies and techniques that will empower you to implement the Habits of Mind effectively within your school community.

Build Connections

The Habits of Mind Conference isn’t just about learning; it’s also about building connections. Take advantage of our networking opportunities to connect with fellow educators, share experiences, and forge new collaborations that will elevate your professional journey.

An Unforgettable Experience

Located in Southern California, our conference venue offers much more than just educational sessions. Immerse yourself in the beauty of Oceanside Harbor Beach, explore the stunning Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve, or enjoy some leisure time at Legoland. With resorts and spas close by, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to relax and rejuvenate during this unforgettable conference experience.

Mark your calendars for April 5-6, 2024, as we gather at the Vista Unified School District in Vista, California! Immerse yourself in an enriching environment surrounded by like-minded educators who are passionate about transforming their schools.

Focused Learning

Choose from five small group sessions tailored to your specific area of focus. Dive deep into practical strategies and techniques that will empower you to implement the Habits of Mind effectively within your school community.

Build Connections

The Habits of Mind Conference isn’t just about learning; it’s also about building connections. Take advantage of our networking opportunities to connect with fellow educators, share experiences, and forge new collaborations that will elevate your professional journey.

An Unforgettable Experience

Located in Southern California, our conference venue offers much more than just educational sessions. Immerse yourself in the beauty of Oceanside Harbor Beach, explore the stunning Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve, or enjoy some leisure time at Legoland. With resorts and spas close by, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to relax and rejuvenate during this unforgettable conference experience.

Dr. Bena Kallick on the Habits of Mind Conference

Conference Agenda

Friday, April 5

Breakfast and Registration 7:30am
Opening Keynote: Art, Bena, & Allison 8:30am - 9:15am
Breakout Sessions (Choose 1)
  • Results of Escola Concept Action Research, Damian Bebel and Priscila Torres
  • A Bird's Eye View of a Certified School, Nick Bruski and Rusty Ito
  • What's Happening in the Hab Lab? The Marker Mindset and Habits of Mind, Carol Flanigan and Andrea Yawman
9:30am - 10:20am
Breakout Sessions (Choose 1)
  • Be a Leader, Living out the Habits of Mind, Art Costa & Bena Kallick
  • A Window into the Individual Practitioner Program, Craig Gastauer
  • Activating Metacognition in the Classroom, Brian Horner
10:35am - 11:25am
Lunch 11:30am
Breakout Sessions (Choose 1)
  • Navigating Difficult Conversations with Habits of Mind, Bena Kallick and Allison Zmuda
  • Hard Data, Soft Skills, Joelle Weaver
  • Folding Habits of Mind into Project-Based Learning with Origami, Michelle Daum and William Salley
12:15pm - 1:05pm
Breakout Sessions (Choose 1)
  • How HOM Can Transform Special Education IEP Goals and Conversations, Dan Vollrath
  • Small and Smart Lessons to Grow Habits of Mind, Michelle Hughes
  • Empowering Early Childhood Learning Experiences Through the Habits of Mind in a Reggio-Inspired Setting, Katherine Stravogiannis and Carolina Croisfelt
1:20pm - 2:10pm
Artifact Displays and Topic-Specific Networking with Coffee and Snacks 2:25pm
Closing Session for All Participants 3:15pm
Off to Happy Hour 3:30pm

Saturday, April 6

Breakout Sessions (Choose 1)
  • Practitioners as Researchers of Habits of Mind, Servet Altan and Julio Vazquez
  • Diving Deeper into Managing Impulsivity, Pat Mullikin and Juanita Henry
8:30am - 9:20am
Breakout Sessions (Choose 1)
  • UDL and HOM: How to Use Questioning to Invite Thinking, Bena Kallick and Rhonda Marriott Spencer
  • Leveraging Habits of Mind to Manage and Strengthen Social Emotional Learning, Dan Vollrath
  • Animations Bright Each Habit to Life in Powerful Stories, Terry Thoren and Carol Flanigan
9:35am - 10:25am
Breakout Sessions (Choose 1)
  • Integrating Habits of Mind with Culturally Responsive Teaching Practices, Liz Locatelli
  • Navigating Virtual Spaces: Strategies for Cultivating Social Emotional Intelligence with the 16 Habits of Mind, Pam Sieger
  • Leveraging Artificial Intelligence and Habits of Mind to Grow More Skillful Writers, Paul Allison and Nick Kowigos
10:35am - 11:25am
Lunch 11:30am
Breakout Sessions (Choose 1)
  • Creating a Harmonious Community of Learners with the Habits of Mind, Dan Vollrath
  • Whose Story is it Anyway?, Allison Zmuda and Kelsey Jaskot
  • Developing Social Emotional Wellbeing with Habits of Mind, Craig Gastauer
12:15pm - 1:05pm
Where do we go from here? - David Hyerle 1:20pm - 2:40pm
Reflection and Thank You: Art, Bena, & Allison 2:45pm - 3:00pm

Montecito Union Principal Nicholas Bruski on the Habits of Mind Conference

Frequently Asked Questions

If there are questions you don’t see answered below, please email support@habitsofmindinstitute.org!

Is there a designated conference hotel?

There is not a designated conference hotel. Nearby hotels include:

TownePlace Suites by Marriott
2201 S Melrose Dr, Vista, CA, 92081
(760) 216-6010
Approximate mileage to event = 1.3 miles one way

Holiday Inn Carlsbad, an IHG Hotel
2725 Palomar Airport Rd, Carlsbad, CA, 92009
(760) 438-2725
Approximate mileage to event = 3.4 miles one way

Residence Inn by Marriott Carlsbad
2000 Faraday Ave, Carlsbad, CA, 92008
(760) 431-9999
Approximate mileage to event = 4.3 miles one way

Hampton Inn Carlsbad
2229 Palomar Airport Rd, Carlsbad, CA, 92011
(760) 431-2225
Approximate mileage to event = 4.4 miles one way

Courtyard San Diego Oceanside
3501 Seagate Way, Oceanside, CA, 92056
(760) 699-1000
Approximate mileage to event = 6.6 miles one way

Hyatt Place San Diego/Vista-Carlsbad
2645 South Melrose Drive, Vista, CA, 92081
(760) 814-8879
Approximate mileage to event = 1.3 miles one way

Ayres Hotel Vista Carlsbad
2100 Radiance Way, Vista, CA, 92081
(760) 335-0035
Approximate mileage to event = 3.8 miles one way

Homewood Suites by Hilton Carlsbad
2223 Palomar Airport Rd, Carlsbad, CA, 92011
(760) 431-2266
Approximate mileage to event = 4.4 miles one way

Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Carlsbad
5835 Owens Avenue, Carlsbad, CA, 92008
(760) 431-9399
Approximate mileage to event = 5.0 miles one way

Residence Inn by Marriott San Diego Oceanside
3603 Ocean Ranch Blvd, Oceanside, CA, 92056
(760) 722-9600
Approximate mileage to event = 6.9 miles one way

Which airport should I fly into?

San Diego International Airport

3225 N Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101
Airport code – SAN
Approximate mileage to event/hotels = 43.6 miles one way

** Please note there is construction at the San Diego International Airport. Keep this in mind when departing. **

Orange County/John Wayne International Airport

18601 Airport Way, Santa Ana, CA 92707
Airport code – SNA
Approximate mileage to event/hotels = 60.4 miles one way

Long Beach Airport

4100 Donald Douglas Dr, Long Beach, CA 90808
Airport code – LGB
Approximate mileage to event/hotels =78.3 miles one way

** NOT INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT **

Los Angeles International Airport

1 World Way, Los Angeles, CA 90045
Airport code – LAX
Approximate mileage to event/hotels = 97.8 miles one way

Dr. Art Costa on the Habits of Mind Conference

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