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.
Ed-Tech Leaders & Innovators: In Conversation With Education Week
Education Week journalists and guests provide practical takeaways on the challenges facing ed-tech leaders and innovators.
Why Technology Is Not Transforming Teaching
How to Better Engage Students, Differentiate Instruction, Assess Learning, and Communicate With Parents
Why Principals Are the Lynchpins for Ed-Tech Success
Principals build the culture within their schools. Is that a culture of experimentation and innovation or a more cautious environment? As the pace of technological change quickens in schools, the type of culture a school embraces is becoming increasingly important for the success of technology-driven teaching and learning initiatives, professional development, and the use of data. This discussion will show the steps principals are taking to manage all this change.
Big Threat to Ed-Tech Innovation: Cybersecurity
How Companies Need to Support Ed-Tech Implementation
Beyond Shiny Objects: What Really Works in Ed Tech
Many ed tech products have been created in the past decade, but only a small number were developed specifically to address market gaps and meet needs identified by educators. Join Tonika Cheek Clayton for a discussion with three ed tech innovators whose products are more than shiny objects. Find out why their ed tech tools really work.
Final Reporter Wrap-up
Led by the reporters, the Education Week newsroom will close out the day with insights from the discussions they’ve had with you, the Education Week readers.
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.