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

Saturday, June 24, 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 - 9:15 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
9:15 AM - 9:30 AM

Sal Kahn: The Potential Impact of Artificial Intelligence on Education

Sal Khan, founder of the nonprofit learning resource Khan Academy, shares a video welcome to the Summit attendees and shares his thoughts on how AI and chatbot technology will change and impact education.


9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

A Conversation with ISTE’s Chief Learning Officer Joseph South 

Carl Hooker talks with ISTE Chief Learning Officer Joseph South to discuss his vast experience in education policy and learning ecosystems, his thoughts on the future of education, and how the recent merger of ISTE and ASCD will bring together professional development resources and transformative learning strategies that support the effective integration of pedagogy and technology. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions as part of this conversation.

Carl Hooker
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: Cybersecurity Tips & Resources

The team from the National Cryptologic Foundation leads an interactive session that explores the work they are doing to promote cybersecurity education to schools nationwide. Attendees will learn more about their free resources, the work they are doing with Teach Cyber, how they are advocating for the “Convene to Act” legislation to make cybersecurity a required course in schools, and more. Presenters: Alisha Jordan and Jessica Peker, and Jen Langdon.


10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Working Group: Esports: More Than Just Gaming

Experts from The Network of Academic and Scholastic Esports Federations (NASEF) discuss how K-12 esports programs provide students with meaningful career and STEM education alongside their tournament experience. Presenters: Jihan Johnston and Claire LaBeaux.

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Working Group: The Importance of Relationships for Student Equity & Access

Dr. Renato M Lajara, Assistant Superintendent, and Dylan Van Duyne of the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, from The School District of Philadelphia, share details about the district’s equity initiative, which centers largely around building meaningful relationships with all students

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Working Group: Navigating the Generative Age

In today's rapidly evolving technological landscape, it is essential for educational leaders, coaches, and facilitators to be prepared to adapt their curricular approaches and existing policies. In this session, we delve into the role of Generative AI in shaping the future of education, exploring its potential while maintaining academic integrity, and fostering a culture of responsibility. Alana Winnick, Educational Technology Director at Pocantico Hills CSD, will share insights from their district's open-minded approach to leveraging new technology and discuss how the educational landscape has transformed, necessitating a shift in our approach to teaching and learning.

12:00 PM - 12:20 PM

Lunch & Networking

12:20 PM - 12:40 PM

Drone Cadets Light Show

Drone Cadets present a drone light show as part of the demonstration of their Drone STEM education programs.

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: Building Community Partnerships

Nick Bayer, Founder & CEO, of Saxbys, a nationwide, student-run chain of experiential learning cafes that “champions education and the opportunity to empower the next generation of changemakers”, shares Saxbys history and vision, their plans for the future of this program, and offers advice for district leader attendees looking to develop similar community partnerships.

1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Working Group: Supporting LGBTQ-Inclusive Education

How can district leaders ensure all students have access to a more complete story of America and promote genuine understanding and equality for all LGBTQ people? In this session, the team at History UnErased, publisher of the  "Intersections & Connections" comprehensive K-12 LGBTQ-inclusive US history and social studies curriculum, leads a discussion on how K-12 schools can work to foster inclusivity and a comprehensive understanding of US history.

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Working Group: What does it mean to lead?

The team from Science Leadership Academy, an inquiry-driven, project-based high school focused on 21st-century learning, shares their vision for education centering around three questions: How do we learn? What can we create? What does it mean to lead? In this interactive discussion, attendees share ways they employ similar core values, and how they engage and collaborate with their school communities to realize this vision.

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

What Are the Key Drivers for K-12 Innovation?

Keith Krueger, CEO of the Consortium for School Network (CoSN), presents the key Hurdles, Accelerators and Tech Enablers identified in CoSN’s 2023 global research called Driving K-12 Innovation. Engage in a discussion whether the trends identified by leaders from around the world are the ones happening in your school system.

Keith Krueger
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Tour of The Franklin Institute

Derrick Pitts, TFI Chief Astronomer, will discuss the role technology will play in the learner experience featured in The Franklin Institute’s upcoming new space exhibit, set to open in fall 2023. This sneak peek offers an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the tech that will be featured in the exhibit and a closer look at how museums engage all learners through cutting-edge experiences. After the conversation, participants will be given time to explore the museum on their own and enjoy their own immersive learning experiences.

Hollie Barattolo
4:30 PM - 4:45 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. 


6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Attendees unwind at a closing dinner at the legendary Moshulu restaurant.

Located on the world’s oldest and largest square rigged sailing vessel -- and the one and only restaurant venue on a Tall Ship today in the World.

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