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

Friday, April 21, 2023
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Welcome Reception at Rustic House Los Altos

Relax, meet new friends, and reconnect with colleagues at the opening Summit reception at Rustic House Los Altos.


Saturday, April 22, 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

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 the following listed below.

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
  • Working Group: Recruiting/Retaining a Diverse IT Team

We hear a lot about Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, but are schools creating a culture that builds career pathways for diverse leaders? Many districts have every intention to answer “yes” to this question, but might not have the tools they need to achieve this goal. In this presentation, Lorrie Owens, Chief Technology Officer, San Mateo County Office of Education, shares tactical guidelines that can support your efforts to diversify your staff. 


Lorrie Owens
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Working Group: Artificial Intelligence’s Impact on Classrooms

How does the introduction of CHAT GPT  change the future of classrooms? How do we ensure our students are still doing their work?

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Working Group: Equity & Access

We know that “equity” is not just about installing the newest, shiniest gadgets, but maximizing and creatively using the broad range of available technologies to support the entire learning community. Attendees discuss ways they are working to ensure every student receives equitable access to technology and resources.

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Working Group: 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 - 12:20 PM

Lunch & Networking

12:20 PM - 12:40 PM

Lunch & Learn Demo

HIVEClass shows how they are reimagining physical wellness education during this interactive demonstration. 

12:40 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

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 the following listed below.

1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
  • Working Group: Addressing Staff Pipeline and Shortages

Attendees discuss creative solutions to addressing pipeline and shortages while offering more opportunities for students. 

1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Working Group: Rethinking Traditional Class Schedules & Learning Spaces

How are districts adapting to offer more flexible learning time and space? Attendees discuss ways they have changed – or are working to change – their traditional class schedules.

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Working Group: Changing Pedagogy

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

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Working Group: Professional Development

How are districts supporting the ever-evolving professional needs of their staff? Attendees discuss new ways to engage their teachers through professional development.

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Tour of Krause Maker Space 

Attendees tour the KCI Makerspace, a prototyping lab that provides the community with the resources to design and make using a variety of computer-aided design and manufacturing and other tools

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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