PAST EVENT: June 2019 Tech & Learning Leadership Summit in Philadelphia, PA

FirstHand Philly

At the June 2019 Tech & Learning Leadership Summit, attendees will discuss innovative models of schooling, tech breakthroughs that will drive innovation, and what schools are doing to create the next generation of innovators. 

LOCATION: The Inn at Penn, 3600 Sansom Street | Philadelphia, PA 
215-222-0200  Website

DATES: June 21 & 22, 2019 - just before ISTE 

Program highlights: Off-site visit to the Drexel University’s ExCITe Center and  FirstHandPhilly , and working group discussions on topics including Data Analytics, Security, Digital Equity, STEM, Digital Citizenship, Social Emotional Learning, Home to School Connection, and more. 

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ClassLink provides students and teachers with instant access to their learning resources. ClassLink OneClick(r) includes a library of over 5,000 single sign-on apps and instant links to file folders at school and on Google, Office 365, and Dropbox cloud drives. ClassLink Roster Server securely delivers class rosters to any publisher using open technology standards. ClassLink Analytics gives decision makers the usage data they need. Accessible from any computer, tablet or smartphone, ClassLink is ideal for 1to1 and Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) initiatives. 


Specifically created for K-12, Gaggle’s Safe Classroom Learning Management System features built-in processes and classroom workflows designed to promote educator and student productivity. For schools using Google Apps for Education or Office 365, Gaggle Safety Management elevates those products into full-featured learning platforms while enhancing their compliance with the Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA). The company also offers an affordable archiving and records retention solution that integrates with any leading email or communication platform. 



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GuideK12 is web-based software that provides administrators the ability to visualize student data with a geographic component on an interactive map for real time scenario planning. Users can filter and query on any characteristic to instantly understand the impact of a new idea. Applications range from boundary changes, referendum planning, local voter data, resource placement, emergency preparedness, school choice tracking or academic performance analysis and more.  

Howard Technology Solutions 

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Howard Technology Solutions offers over 250,000 brand name technology products, including distance learning, interactive classroom solutions and network security tools. From end-to-end planning, design, and implementation of storage and backup solutions to robust email archiving systems that preserve file integrity and safeguard data, its professional services team has both the technical expertise and experience required to meet your network needs.  


MERGE Cube is an award-winning AR tool that allows students to hold and interact with virtual objects. The soft and durable foam cube provides a touch-based sensory AR experience that goes beyond the limits of a device screen. Students can hold a galaxy, examine fossils, explore physics, and create 3D objects.



Optoma is an award-winning designer and manufacturer of projection and audio products. Its focus is on premium quality and style, combined with exceptional engineering and innovation, to deliver larger-than-life experiences in any venue. 


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Casio’s portfolio of LampFree® projectors for education combines a laser, a fluorescent element and an LED light to deliver a mercury-free hybrid light source that lasts up to 20,000 hours while sustaining a high brightness and keeping maintenance costs to a minimum.  Casio also provides the free all-in-one web-based math software as well as a wide variety of scientific and graphing calculators for education.