Request for Proposals is Now Open!

June 29-30, 2023 at Franklin Community High School in Franklin, IN. This is an in-person only event.
Applications are due by February 28, 2023. 

Apply to be a Presenter

We are so excited to open the Call for Proposals for the Building Thinking Classrooms Conference! While Building Thinking Classrooms was designed around the teaching and learning of mathematics, we recognize teachers of other content areas might be implementing components of a thinking classroom too. We encourage you to apply as well!

Apply to be a Facilitator

We are recruiting facilitators for conference round table discussions! These discussions will provide a collaborative space for educators to connect and to reflect on the learning of the conference. We encourage you to sign up to apply to be a facilitator if you have experience with (or interest in) guiding adult learning through collaborative conversations.

Note: We encourage you to register as an attendee for the conference to secure your spot. In the event you are accepted as a facilitator or event speaker, you will be refunded your registration fee.

Registration Coming Soon!

Mark your calendar for the Building Thinking Classrooms Conference, June 29 & 30 in Franklin, Indiana. Featuring two full days with Peter Liljedahl & his team of facilitators alongside Indiana practitioners and educators!

Registration opens February 2023!

$300 per Participant

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Become a sponsor or exhibitor at the 2023 Building Thinking Classrooms Conference!

Reach a national audience of educators dedicated to transforming classroom instructional practices. Do not miss out on your chance to be part of the Building Thinking Classrooms community!

Meet the Author

Peter Liljedahl

Dr. Peter Liljedahl is the author of Building Thinking Classrooms, a Professor of Mathematics Education in the Faculty of Education, and an associate member in the Department of Mathematics at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada.

Dr. Liljedahl is a former high school mathematics teacher who has kept his research interest and activities close to the classroom. His research interests are creativity, insight, and discovery in mathematics teaching and learning; the role of the affective domain on the teaching and learning of mathematics; the professional growth of mathematics teachers; mathematical problem solving; numeracy; and engaging student thinking. He consults regularly with schools, school districts, and ministries of education on issues of teaching and learning, assessment, and numeracy.