Education Week Online Summits
Welcome to Education Week's free online summits. These are unique to our publication providing readers an opportunity to engage directly with our newsroom and their invited guests—many who are experts in their field of interest—on a wide range of topics you'll see below.
These summits give you direct access to the expertise of our seasoned reporters. Here you can develop community with fellow educators around a shared interest on a niche within a topic, laws and regulations, or even the latest issues in the news.
In each event, you'll notice that the first few discussion rooms will be staffed by our reporters. The content here is directly from our journalists, their reporting, and their deep expertise on the topic. In other rooms, you'll note our sponsors' content that is led by their moderators. We are grateful to our many sponsors who help provide the funding to make these events free for you.
All you'll need to participate is a keyboard—on a phone, a laptop, a tablet, etc. No special audio or video is required. At the end of each Summit you'll be able to watch a livestream (or archived video for Summits that have since concluded), so you'll want to use your headsets or speakers to hear the conclusion of each event, when you'll be able to hear the reporter's takeaways from each discussion held throughout the day.
A collection of free online virtual summits include: upcoming and past summits: including our Personalized Learning Pathways Summit, STEM Summit, ESSA Summits, and more. Browse all of our summits below.
- All summits are accessible for a limited time after the original live date—you must register before the live date to gain access.
- Participation certificates are not provided, but live viewers receive a post-event confirmation email.
With the Every Student Succeeds Act now in full effect three years after its passage, Education Week unpacks how states and districts are using ESSA to transform and customize their education systems, in line with the federal K-12 law’s grant of greater autonomy and the guardrails it lays down for quality and accountability.
During this online event, Education Week journalists and guests will 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 educators working with these technologies.
Note: Registration for these past summits is closed. Those who registered prior to the live event may log in to access the archives.
In survey after survey, employers complain that the young people they hire lack some of the basic speaking, writing, reading and digital skills they need to succeed in the workplace. And some experts agree there is a disconnect, especially when it comes to oral communication—a topic rarely taught beyond debate teams or forensics clubs. Education Week offers a big-picture look at the perceived disconnect and explores efforts underway to bridge the divide.
Developing a child’s social and emotional skills is as important as building his or her academic skills, but who is most responsible for doing this? Education Week offers a big-picture look at how states, districts, and schools can reach their students through SEL strategies and other best practices for motivating and engaging students.
Is there a better way than standardized tests to find out what students are learning? Education Week offered a big-picture look at the current state of performance assessment and pinpointed some best practices.
In this virtual event, Education Week journalists and guests staffed online "discussion" rooms on a host of topics, including the research arguments against personalized learning, how self-paced learning can go awry, low-tech personalized learning strategies, principals’ views on personalized learning, how to train teachers for a radical change, and 5 big mistakes education companies are making in trying to serve schools’ personalized learning needs.
In this virtual event, Education Week journalists and guests staffed online "discussion" rooms on a host of topics, including the challenge of providing strong early STEM experiences, controversies over high school math tracking, and the ongoing challenge of implementing new science standards.
In this virtual event, Education Week journalists and guests staffed online "discussion" booths on a host of topics, including details of the law itself; its impact on teacher policy; testing and assessments; how schools and districts are meeting the law's demands for data and transparency; what ESSA means for minority students, English-learners, and those with disabilities; and market opportunities and challenges for the business sector as educators move to meet ESSA's requirements.