High Tech High on the Road at Ulster BOCES


Seating is Limited! Register Soon!

Each year thousands of educators from across the U.S. flock to San Diego to High Tech High's Leadership Academy to be trained in their innovative approach to project-based learning.

This year, Ulster BOCES is proud to bring High Tech High’s (HTH) Project Design for Deeper Learning to the East Coast!

Women in a discussion at a workshop.

Taking place at Ulster BOCES in New Paltz, NY, this program will immerse teachers in an authentic learning experience where innovative teaching practices are modeled by a national leader of progressive education.

Educational teams will collaborate to craft, document, and adapt authentic project-based learning curriculum to take home to their own schools. Leaders will also receive the ongoing support of an HTH teacher-mentor through the “critical friends” program included in this package.

Session 1: New Information coming soon!

Project Design for Deeper Learning

This institute is tailored for educators and school planning teams to dive deeply into project-based learning and the High Tech High design principles. Workshops feature project development systems from HTH K–12 schools, design thinking practices, video, and related protocols, and participants are facilitated to develop PBL curriculum tailored to their own school and district goals.


Deeper Learning in Action

Teams visit High Tech High’s K-12 schools in San Diego, which model a rich context for personalized, hands-on learning and the integration of theory and practice. This two-day intensive extracts core features of meaningful learning experiences, analyzes exemplar projects from HTH K–12 schools, and employs project-inspiring resources for participating educational teams. Participants leave with a deeper understanding of project based learning and an array of resources that guide their next steps and future project plans.


Facilitating Quality Student Work Critique, Revision & Exhibition

HTH works with teaching teams to incorporate student-driven processes for critique and revision that support the design of high quality products in project-based learning environments. Educators also learn core practices to facilitate students sharing their learning in a variety of contexts with meaningful, authentic audiences. Exemplar projects are used by participants to learn how exhibiting can drive deeper more authentic learning.

Registration Is Limited: Enroll by September 30!

  • Offered on a first-come, first-served basis
  • Team discounts available
  • BOCES Aid available for New York State public school districts


Teams of all sizes are welcome. Districts are encouraged to bring a team of multi-tiered educators, from practitioners to policymakers, who can return with knowledge to build local capacity in your district. Suggested team members include a central administrator, building leadership, lead teachers, and teacher leaders from elementary, middle, and high school.


HTH High Tech High logoDeveloped by a coalition of civic leaders and educators from San Diego, High Tech High is an integrated network of 13 charter schools, which serve approximately 5,300 students in Grades K-12 across three campuses. The HTH organization also features a comprehensive adult learning environment that includes a Teacher Credentialing Program and the High Tech High Graduate School of Education, offering professional development opportunities for national and international educators. High Tech High is guided by four connected design principles—equity, personalization, authentic work, and collaborative design—that set aspirational goals and create a foundation for understanding the approach.

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For More Information

Amy Poux
phone: 845.255.1402 x1369
fax: 845.255.3836

Select from one of two program options. Both programs include embedded regional coaching and breakfast and lunch on conference days.

Team Discount: Organizations with four enrollees receive one free additional registration.

BOCES Aid available to NYS public school districts.

Option 1: Total Immersion

$2,000 per participant
BONUS! Participants who visit San Diego will receive a valuable High Tech High publication

  • Fall Session at Ulster BOCES: October 24-25, 2018
  • Winter Session at HTH in San Diego: January 23-24, 2019
  • Spring Session at Ulster BOCES: April 23-24, 2019

Register for Total Immersion

Option 2: Testing the Waters

$1,200 per participant

  • Fall Session at Ulster BOCES: October 24-25, 2018
  • Spring Session at Ulster BOCES: April 23-24, 2019

Register for Testing the Waters

Registration Details:

  • Travel and accommodations not included.
  • Seating is Limited! Register Soon!

Getting Here

The Ulster BOCES Conference Center is centrally located with easy access to the New York State Thruway and the Metro-North or Amtrak Railways, which operate from the Poughkeepsie Train Station. The Trailways Bus station is only a few miles from the Conference Center. New York Stewart International Airport is a 30 minute drive away, with larger Newark, Laguardia, and JFK airports just 90 miles away.

There is ample and convenient parking available at Ulster BOCES.


Ulster BOCES
Jane Bullowa Conference Center
175 Route 32 North
New Paltz, NY 12561