Technology Online Summit

The Ed-Tech Leadership & Innovation Summit

Cutting through the hype, learning valuable lessons
This event occurred on June 05, 2019 3:00 PM EDT and is only accessible to those who originally registered.
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On Wednesday, June 5, 2019, Education Week will be hosting its first virtual summit with a dedicated focus on education technology and innovation. The event will take place from 1 to 3 p.m. ET. During this online event, Education Week journalists and guests will staff “discussion rooms” that delve into a set of issues that are very much top-of-mind for ed-tech specialists in schools and districts, entrepreneurs developing new education tools and solutions, and administrators and educators working with these technologies in schools and districts across the country. Some key themes and guiding questions:

Education Week’s newsroom offers you an opportunity to probe and better understand the challenges facing ed-tech leaders and innovators.

In this Online Summit, Education Week journalists and guests will staff online “discussion” rooms on a host of topics, including:

  • Why technology is not transforming teaching, with a special look at a nationally representative survey that examines the attitudes, beliefs, and practices of K-12 teachers as they relate to technology-driven innovation.
  • How teachers are using technology to engage students, differentiate instruction, assess learning, and communicate with parents.
  • What principals are saying are the biggest lessons they have learned about using technology more effectively to improve student learning.
  • How cybersecurity nightmares are forcing schools to develop better and more innovative strategies and tactics for protecting against those threats, including exclusive data from a nationally representative survey of district ed-tech leaders.
  • How school district leaders are balancing the desire to innovate with the need to effectively maintain the educational technologies already in place.

Event Video

Ed-Tech Leaders & Innovators: In Conversation With Education Week


1:00–2:30 p.m. ET | Discussion Rooms Open

Education Week journalists and guests provide practical takeaways on the challenges facing ed-tech leaders and innovators.
1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

Why Technology Is Not Transforming Teaching

1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

How to Better Engage Students, Differentiate Instruction, Assess Learning, and Communicate With Parents

1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

Why Principals Are the Lynchpins for Ed-Tech Success

1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

Big Threat to Ed-Tech Innovation: Cybersecurity

1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

How Companies Need to Support Ed-Tech Implementation

1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

Beyond Shiny Objects: What Really Works in Ed Tech

2:30–3:00 p.m. ET

Final Reporter Wrap-up

Sophia Garcia-Smith
2nd Grade Teacher Orchard Place Elementary School, Des Plaines, Ill.
Sarah Guerrero
Principal Northbrook Middle School, Houston, Texas
Jin-Soo Huh
Executive Director of Academic Innovation Distinctive School
Danielle Johnson
Dynamic Learning Project Coaching Fellow Barbara Bush Middle Schools, Carrollton-Farmers Branch Independent School District, Texas
Pete Just
Chief Technology Officer Metropolitan School District of Wayne Township, Indianapolis, Ind.
Douglas A. Levin
President EdTech Strategies, LLC
Matt Warnock
Principal Barbara Bush Middle Schools, Carrollton-Farmers Branch Independent School District, Texas
Robyn Williams
Personalized Learning Lead Eagle’s Landing High School, Henry County, Ga.
Kevin Bushweller oversees coverage of educational technology and learning environments for Education Week.
Sarah Schwartz is a reporter for Education Week who covers curriculum and instruction.
Michelle R. Davis formerly wrote for Education Week.
Benjamin Herold is a contributing writer covering learning environments and ed-tech issues for Education Week.
Sean Cavanagh is the managing editor of EdWeek Market Brief.
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Education Week can provide 1 hour of Professional Development credit for online summits if the educator attends live. A Certificate of Completion will be emailed to you shortly after the summit has ended. On demand viewing of a summit cannot be used for credit. As with all professional development hours delivered, Education Week recommends each educator verify ahead of the online summit that the content will qualify for professional development in your school, district, county, or state with your supervisor, human resources professional, and/or principal or superintendent’s office.