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.

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.

On the Habits of Mind Conference

Bena Kallick

Art Costa

Nick Bruski

  • Deepen understanding of the Habits of Mind
  • Explore wide range of tools, strategies, practices to use with learners
  • Network with schools from around the world to show how the dedication to Habits of Mind continues to add value to their lives and their communities
  • Develop plans to make IHOM ideas actionable based on sessions focusing on instructional practices, curriculum design, and leadership


  • Educators PK-12 (all roles and developmental stages)
  • Teacher education programs (college and university levels)
Thursday, April 4
Welcome and Happy Hour 5:00pm-6:30pm
Friday, April 5
Breakfast and Registration 6:30am-8:00am
Opening Keynote: Art, Bena, & Allison 8:30am-9:30am
Coffee Break 9:30am-10:00am
Small Groups: Session 1 10:00am-10:50am
Small Groups: Session 2 11:00am-11:50am
Lunch 12:00pm-1:00pm
Featured Speakers (Choose 1):
  • Power of Animation with Terry Thoren
  • Research with Habits of Mind (Speakers TBA)
Small Groups: Session 3 2:15pm-3:05pm
Facilitated Networking Opportunities 3:15pm-4:00pm
Saturday, April 6
Breakfast 7:30am-8:45am
Keynote: Art, Bena, & Allison 9:00am-9:45am
Small Groups: Session 4 10:00am-10:50am
Small Groups: Session 5 11:00am-11:50am
Lunch 12:00pm-1:00pm
Featured Speaker & Work Sessions: David Hyerle 1:00pm-2:30pm
Closing Remarks: Art, Bena, & Allison 2:45pm-3:00pm
Art Costa


Art Costa is an Emeritus Professor of Education, California State University Sacramento. He has served as a teacher, curriculum consultant, assistant superintendent for instruction and Director of Educational Programs for N.A.S.A. A former president of ASCD, he has devoted his career to improving education through self-directed learning and thought-filled instruction.



Bena Kallick is a well-known consultant providing services to school districts, state departments of education, professional organizations, and public agencies throughout the United States and abroad. She is a strategic advisor for Eduplanet 21.com. She has dedicated her professional work to helping people discover their talents and potential as they grow their capacities as teachers and leaders in educational organizations.



Allison Zmuda is an international education consultant specializing in long-term projects on curriculum, assessment, and instructional designs. She works with her clients to imagine learning experiences that are worthy of the pursuit for both students and educators, designing work that is relevant, meaningful, challenging, and appropriate.

Institute for Habits of Mind Consultants and School Practitioners to share practices, strategies, and impact


San Diego International Airport
  • 3225 N Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101
  • www.san.org
  • 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
  • www.ocair.com
  • Airport code - SNA
  • Approximate mileage to event/hotels = 60.4 miles one way
Long Beach Airport
  • 4100 Donald Douglas Dr, Long Beach, CA 90808
  • www.longbeach.gov/lgb/
  • Airport code - LGB
  • Approximate mileage to event/hotels =78.3 miles one way
Los Angeles International Airport
  • 1 World Way, Los Angeles, CA 90045
  • www.flylax.com
  • Airport code - LAX
  • Approximate mileage to event/hotels = 97.8 miles one way


TownePlace Suites by Marriott
  • 2201 S Melrose Dr, Vista, CA, 92081- (760) 216-6010
  • Approximate mileage to event = 1.3 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
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
Ayres Hotel Vista Carlsbad
  • 2100 Radiance Way, Vista, CA, 92081 - (760) 335-0035
  • Approximate mileage to event = 3.8 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
Homewood Suites by Hilton Carlsbad
  • 2223 Palomar Airport Rd, Carlsbad, CA, 92011 - (760) 43-2266
  • Approximate mileage to event = 4.4 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 by Marriott San Diego Carlsbad
  • 5835 Owens Avenue, Carlsbad, CA, 92008 - (760) 431-9399
  • Approximate mileage to event = 5.0 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
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


USD 850 Per Participant Till 20th March 2024
Special New Year offer of USD 700 Till 15th February 2024

Group Discount
USD 650 for 15 or More Participants Till 30th January 2024