Join us to meet with district leaders and participate in actionable sessions, group discussions and networking to expand your PLN.

Thursday, May 4, 2023
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Site Visit to Minuteman High School
Attendees will receive a tour of Minuteman High School, enjoy lunch at the school's restaurant, and meet some of the school's students during a closing panel. Minuteman High School is an award-winning public regional career technical education high school, with an adult continuing education program, which integrates academic and technical learning. Attendees will see first-hand how Minuteman challenges all students to aspire to their full potential, accelerate their learning, and achieve success in the 21st century global community. Minuteman offers 19 career technical majors, 14 sports teams, and 20 clubs and activities.

5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Opening Dinner

Friday, May 5, 2023
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM

Registration and Breakfast
Attendees arrive to register, network, and enjoy breakfast, as well as get their “Passport to Prizes” pass. Throughout the day, attendees will complete their Passport by visiting with our partners either in scheduled meetings or during lunch if they do not have scheduled meetings. 

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Welcome and Introductions
Edtech luminary and international keynote speaker Carl Hooker brings his enthusiasm and passion for education to the Summit as our host and MC for the day. Carl has been a part of a strong educational shift with technology integration during his 23 years in education, and he will facilitate fun and interactive conversations throughout the day to ensure attendees walk away with innovative ideas they can put into action. 


Carl Hooker
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Keynote: Ready, Ready, Set, FAIL! Using Failure and Risk-taking to Unlock Creativity and Innovation 
Our schools have traditionally existed to teach students conformity and compliance. Carl Hooker’s keynote explores how we can create a space where students create innovative ideas to solve the problems of tomorrow? Risk-taking and embracing failure can be great ways to stimulate creativity in the classroom. During this very interactive session based on the best selling book Ready, Set, FAIL!, we’ll discuss the science behind failure and the roadblocks to creativity. After all, It’s not how you fall down, it’s how you get back up!


10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Working Groups and Sponsor Meetings 
Attendees either participate in a facilitated small group discussions focused on important topics related to strategic planning or meet with industry partners. Topics will include:

  • Professional Development: The best PD provides consistent, relevant, and actionable assistance to educators. In this session, attendees will share strategies to provide PD that is current and impactful to staff and leaders.  

  • Personalizing the Learning Experience: How do you personalize learning at scale? Attendees discuss their experiences and successes. 

  • Data Privacy/Cybersecurity: This session will cover how districts keep data private and secure. What do districts have in place to support these efforts? What resources are available to schools?

  • Supporting Student & Teacher Wellbeing: How do you ensure all of your students are recognized for the strengths they bring with them to school each day?

12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

Lunch & Networking

12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

Meet Our Partners
Attendees meet with our event partners to learn more about their offerings and solutions – and complete their Passport to Prizes!

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Working Groups and Sponsor Meetings 
Attendees either participate in a facilitated small group discussions focused on important topics related to strategic planning or meet with industry partners. Topics will include:

  • Choosing the Best Digital Curriculum: How do you find the best digital content to meet the needs of your students? This session explores the criteria related to reviewing and curating digital content to ensure it meets all student needs.

  • Equity & Access: How are you ensuring that all students have access to technology -- and how are maximizing student engagement with the technology? This session offers the opportunity to share best practices. 

  • Sustaining Student Engagement for Deeper Learning: How do you ensure every staff member leverages technology that enhances quality instruction, prepares digitally literate students for college and careers, and streamlines productivity? Attendees discuss the ways they are sustaining best teaching and learning practices to enhance and sustain student engagement. 

  • Changing Pedagogy: How has the pandemic changed the ways schools teach and students learn? Attendees explore new approaches to innovative pedagogy.

3:15 PM - 4:30 PM


APPMazing Race Activity
Attendees participate in a festive round of Carl Hooker’s “APPMazing Race.” Teams will be assigned a set of activities that get everyone up and moving as they collaborate to solve a series of challenges that teach team building, creativity, and problem solving. All winning team members receive an Amazon gift card!

Carl Hooker
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Awards Ceremony & Passport to Prizes Drawing
The winners of the Tech & Learning Innovative Leader awards will be announced. Afterward, we will draw Passport to Prizes winners. 


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