St. Mary’s Academy will host the Institute for Innovation in Education’s “Designing for Playful Learning” Oct. 28 – 29.

The event will explore designing learning that is more playful, engaging and meaningful. An international group of professionals from schools, universities, non-profit organizations and government groups will participate.

The institute proposes that adventurousness keeps life-long learning alive.

Saturday, Oct. 28, will feature a “StorySlam,” modeled on The Moth StorySlams, in which participants tell true five-minute stories about learning through play.

Sunday, Oct. 29, is a full-day workshop on design thinking.