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Get Ready to Unlock the Future at HIVE 2024

Iysha Dent

Iysha Dent

March 4, 2024

Get Ready to Unlock the Future at HIVE 2024

Excitement is building as we count down to HIVE 2024, and our communities are buzzing with anticipation! We eagerly anticipate the cultivation of new connections, the uncovering of innovative strategies, and the inspiration that will drive positive change in our educational spaces. It’s not just the excitement of an annual national conference in the summer set against a perfect mountain backdrop; it’s the anticipation of a transformative experience that will shape the future of education.

Open Up Resources’ Professional Learning conference, HIVE, provides a unique opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals across content areas, curricula, and positions, gaining valuable insights that will reignite our collective mission toward equitable classrooms. Participants will be able to exchange ideas, experiences, and best practices during the conference, sparking renewed enthusiasm before returning to individual educational spaces.


Our Commitment to Equity and Excellence in 2023 was not just a theme but a driving force that continued beyond the conference center walls. Looking forward to HIVE 2024, we are going to unlock the future of education by understanding Classroom Equity is the Key!

Don’t just take my word for it. Look what previous attendees are saying: 

“The atmosphere throughout the HIVE conference was vibrant. The presenters and keynote speakers brought a level of energy and enthusiasm that made the following discussions truly engaging. The keynote speakers were particularly noteworthy, delivering powerful and thought-provoking messages about the importance of fostering equity in education. The speakers’ passion for the subject was evident, leaving a lasting impression on all attendees. Because of attending the conference, my district and I have been lucky enough to connect with one of the presenters throughout the school year, bringing the HIVE feel to my district in a one-on-one setting.” –Kallie Whalen, 1st Grade Teacher


The words of the keynote speakers and passionate presenters continue to linger in our thoughts even now. Prepare to hear messages that challenge traditional practices and urge you to reflect on what an equitable learning environment looks like. The collaborative experiences shared among educators worldwide left lasting impressions, fueling enthusiasm to further our mission of promoting classroom equity, where all students are recognized for their innate brilliance.

We will immerse ourselves in hours of learning, accompanied by opportunities to decompress and recharge in our dedicated self-care spaces. Recognizing the year-round dedication of our attendees, who tirelessly strive to deliver high-quality instruction to all students, Open Up Resources seamlessly integrates meaningful work with moments of relaxation and enjoyment (including impromptu dance breaks).

Look what another attendee said:

“HIVE 2023 was quite literally a life-changing experience for me. I traveled to Atlanta excited to learn so I could better coach the staff in my district. I departed with knowledge, newfound connections, useful materials, and a deep desire to serve others beyond my district. It’s hard to imagine an experience surpassing this one. I’m filled with excitement to discover the surprises HIVE 2024 has in store for all of us!” –Heidi Barnaby, K–5 Literacy Coach and Bookworms Community Coach


Get ready for the highlight of your summer! Join us for 2 ½ days of professional learning, taking place from July 15-17 in the dynamic city of Denver, Colorado. Secure your tickets now to be part of an unforgettable experience!

Iysha Dent standing at a podium speaking at Hive 2023

Iysha Dent (@iysha_dent), Literacy and Professional Learning Specialist, Academics, Equity & Social Justice Team

As a previous Early Childhood Educator, Iysha spent most of her time teaching historically underserved Kindergarten students. Serving as a Literacy and Professional Learning Specialist, Iysha ensures access to high-quality curriculum, materials, and professional learning experiences with a passion for making education equitable for all students. Outside of literacy and professional learning, Iysha loves empowering people to meet their health and wellness goals as a Peloton enthusiast and certified Nutrition Coach. She lives in northern Maryland and enjoys watching reality TV and cooking delicious recipes.