Monday, July 20, 2020 at 8:00 AM MDT
Tuesday, July 21, 2020 at 4:00 PM MDT

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McREL International
4601 DTC Boulevard
Garden Level Training Room
Denver, CO 80237

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Recommended Accommodations

The following hotels are within walking distance of McREL, and they also provide free shuttle service within designated hours. When booking, please mention that guests will be attending a McREL event in order to receive a discounted rate.

Hampton Inn and Suites - DTC
5001 S. Ulster Street
Denver, CO 80237

Hyatt Place - DTC
8300 E. Crescent Parkway
Greenwood Village, CO 80111 

About the Presenter

Dr. Kris Rouleau – McREL International

Kristin Rouleau, Ed.D., is senior director of learning services and innovation at McREL International, where she works with schools and districts across the U.S. as they navigate change and implement practices and structures to increase student achievement. Prior to joining McREL, Kris had a 25-year career as a classroom teacher, curriculum specialist, school principal, and district administrator. She is committed to ensuring equitable achievement for all students and is passionate about supporting educators in their continuous improvement journeys. She is the co-author of Curiosity Works: A Guidebook for Moving Your School From Improvement to Innovation (McREL, 2018) and Unstuck: How Curiosity, Peer Coaching, and Teaming Can Change Your School (ASCD, 2018).


Cancellation Policy

  • All cancellations and substitutions must be submitted via email to events@mcrel.org.
  • Cancellations more than 60 days prior to event: 90% refund
  • Cancellations made 31 to 60 days prior to event: 75% refund
  • Cancellations made 11 to 30 days prior to event: 50% refund
  • Cancellations made less than 10 days prior to event: No refund
  • Contact McREL for refunds


Roger Fiedler 
McREL International 

Curiosity Works

Moving Your School From Improvement
to Innovation

A professional learning session for principals, school leadership teams, and central office administrators

July 20–21, 2020

Denver, Colorado

Learn why curiosity is an important lever for learning and how to cultivate it in teachers, leaders, and learners using the innovation pathways and team tools found in McREL’s Curiosity Works knowledge base. You’ll leave this engaging, interactive 2-day session with tools, guidance, and strategic advice you can put to use during the 2020-21 school year to help achieve your school's specific initiatives and priorities.

Designed for principals and school leadership team members, the session topics and learnings include:

  • 17 tools to support your school’s improvement journey. Curiosity Works book cover
  • The key differences between an inside-out, curiosity-driven approach to school improvement and an outside-in or top-down approach.
  • Creating a strong, clear statement about your school’s core values, mission, and vision.
  • A data review process that focuses on your school’s bright spots as well as areas for growth.
  • Assessing your school’s current position on the Curiosity Works improvement pathways.
  • Identification of high-leverage action strategies.
  • The importance of monitoring change, both for the organization and for individuals.
  • A plan of action to begin a Curiosity Works approach to school improvement.

While individual school leaders can register and attend this session on their own, it is strongly recommended that multiple members of your school leadership team attend this session together, to maximize strategic visioning and planning for the 2020-21 school year.

Please Note: This session will be capped at 40 registrants in order to maximize participant engagement and to allow for contextualized conversations and guidance.

Registration fee$399 per person. Includes 2-day workshop, book and materials, lunches, and refreshments. 

Questions? Need More Information? Ordering by P.O.?
Contact Roger Fiedler at McREL International, at events@mcrel.org or 303-632-5579.


Monday, July 20, 2020
8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. - Check in / Registration
8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. - Professional Learning (lunch provided on site)

Tuesday, July 21, 2020
8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. - Professional Learning (lunch provided on site)

Agenda Topics:

  • What Matters Most for Student Success
  • Stages of Improvement: Pivoting From External to Internal Accountability
  • Getting Ready: What's Your School's Guiding Purpose and Shared Vision?
  • Creating Hopeful Urgency for Change
  • Charting a Course for Your School's Improvement Journey
  • Focusing Everyone on High-Quality Teaching and Learning
  • Supporting Professional Learning and Collaboration
  • Building a Purposeful School Community That has Collective Efficacy
  • Reflection and Application: Developing a Plan of Action