June 2019 Tech & Learning Leadership Summit in Philadelphia, PA

Inn at Penn Marriot Hotel

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. 


Friday, June 21 

2:00 Arrivals and Event Registration

Kids working in a lab environment with laptop computers.

1:00-3:00  Off-Site Visit: Hands-On Learning in Action

Attendees will visit two examples of innovative spaces that utilize hands-on learning. Drexel University’s ExCITe Center brings together design, technology, and entrepreneurship to connect technology and communities. The interactive tour will include a close-up look at the Center’s Functional Fabric Center, featuring 3D knitting machines; demos from the Robotics Lab; the Music Lab a Maker Space, and more. FirstHandPhilly is an educational initiative at the University City Science Center where classroom lessons are brought to life through engaging projects and real-life lab environments. Attendees will tour the facility, meet the staff, and engage in an interactive role playing game that showcases aspects of a start-up environment. The group will then head back to the Inn at Penn for a Q&A about the benefits of immersive learning experiences. 

5:00-6:00 pm:  Welcome Reception 

6:15 - 8:00 pm:  Dinner and Introductions 


7:30 - 8:15 am:  Breakfast 

8:15 – 9:15 General Session: What does project/inquiry-based learning look like?
Meet an innovative panel of school leaders who model project/inquiry-based learning in their classrooms and communities. 

9:20 - 10:20 am: Small group discussion: What does this model look like in your district?
Attendees break into small groups to discuss the teaching and learning models they use in their districts model to prepare students for tomorrow’s careers.  

10:30 am - 12:20 pm: Working Groups and Sponsor meetings
Working groups will meet during this time period – along with one-on-one/small group meetings with sponsors and informal discussions with colleagues (“anything goes”). During the course of the day, each attendee will participate in two working groups on topics of their choosing, as well as a number of smaller meetings and discussions.

12:30 - 1:30 pm: Lunch, Dessert Reception and Networking 

1:40 – 3:30 pm:  Working Groups and Sponsor meetings

3:40 – 4:30 pm: Lessons Learned 
The final session will be an opportunity to identify specific takeaways attendees will put into place in their districts. These will be included in a follow-up report to be published in Tech & Learning magazine.

6:00 - 8:30 pm: Closing Dinner 

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Tech & Learning Leadership Summits are attended by a select group of K-12 technology and instructional professionals from districts across the country who understand and benefit from timely and relevant executive-level news about the successes and challenges of edtech.


Presenting timely and relevant content from the most authoritative speakers and advisors, along with unmatched networking opportunities, the two-day events are comprised of lively panel discussions and roundtables, one-on-one meetings, and networking-focused social activities.

Speakers and discussions will focus on K-12 leadership for tomorrow’s schools and the impact of emerging technologies such as mobile and cloud computing, immersive and virtual environments, and more. Each Summit will use a combination of presentations and working sessions to focus on challenges and success stories related to technology-supported educational transformation.

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