10 February 2023

HTT Summit 2023: a great venue and an agenda full of inspiring activities. See you on March 4!

The HTT educational summit at Ohio State University, Columbus, US, is coming soon (March 4). On the agenda, among others, keynote speeches delivered by such authorities in the field of pedagogy as Pasi Sahlberg and Eric Anderman. In addition, the event will be held in the beautiful Archie M. Griffin Grand Ballroom in the very heart of the university's campus. Entry to the summit is free, and registration is now open.

Author: Maria Mazurek,


The HTT Summit 2023 at Ohio State University will become a meeting place for teachers and pedagogy experts from across the globe and an opportunity to debate IDS (Interdisciplinary School Subject), a teaching tool developed by the Holistic Think Tank and its partners.


Our summit will be held at Ohio State University in Columbus, founded in 1870 and ranked by major institutional rankings among the best public universities in the United States. Former and current faculty and alumni of the university include five Nobel Prize laureates, seven Pulitzer Prize winners, and 108 Olympic medalists. In addition, OSU, with over 1,000 student organizations, is famous for its rich student life program.

HTT Summit 2023 will be located in the center of this unique university community: in Archie M. Griffin Grand Ballroom. This elegant space, with its beautiful chandeliers and floor-to-ceiling windows, is the perfect venue for a significant event like our summit.

Archie M. Grifiin Grand Ballroom, source: Ohio State University


We bring together teachers, administrators, and students to discuss how we can promote meaningful, cross-curricular learning experiences that challenge and engage our students. The HTT summit’s agenda includes a keynote speech by world-renowned education experts, workshops with educators, Q&A sessions, a presentation of the Holistic Think Tank (along with the film projection), and time for casual discussions among teachers).

The first keynote speaker will be Pasi Sahlberg, one of the creators of Finland’s phenomenal education reform, professor of education policy at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia, and a former senior specialist at the World Bank in Washington, DC.

Source: Summit`s graphics

Eric Anderman, a Professor of Educational Psychology and dean of OSU Department of Educational Studies, will also present a lecture. His research over the past decades focused on academic motivation. He is the editor of the journal Theory into Practice.

Eric Anderman
Source: Ohio State University,
photo by Jo McCulty

The third keynote speaker will be Magdalena Radwan-Röhrenschef, an education policy expert, teacher educator, and director for the development of the School of Education of the Polish-American Freedom Foundation and the University of Warsaw. She will present a lecture entitled “There And Back Again: Polish Education Reforms and Their Drivers.” 

Magdalena Radwan-Röhrenschef

Workshops for teachers will also be held during the summit. Magdalena Jurewicz from the School of Education, Polish-American Freedom Foundation will lead a workshop entitled “IDS – Rethinking Assessment,” and Bartosz Wilimborek from The Institute for the Deaf in Warsaw will lead “IDS – Diversity and Inclusion in Classroom.” Anna Grabowska and Maksymilian Woch, members of the HTT team, will lead the workshop “IDS – Humanistic and Holistic Approach in the Classroom.” We have also invited our grantees to conduct workshops: members of the Human Restoration Project, Chris McNutt and Nick Covington, will lead a workshop “IDS – Interdisciplinary Project Based Approach,” and our co-workers from the Univerisity of Sheffield, Sabine Little and Ryan Bramley, will lead “IDS – The role of the Teacher in Interdisciplinary Learning.”


The event is scheduled for 150 participants, and admission is fully free. Breakfast and lunch will also be provided, in the meantime – snacks, coffee, tea, and other beverages.

Every teacher or education expert can register for the summit through the form on the eventbride platform: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/htt-summit-2023-interdisciplinary-school-subject-ids-tickets-533961311657