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June 21-22, 2019
Inn at Penn | A Hilton Hotel
Philadelphia, PA

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.

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.

Attendee titles include:

State and District-Level Administrators
Chief Technology Officers
Chief Academic Officers
Technology & Curriculum Directors

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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Inn at Penn | A Hilton Hotel
3600 Sansom Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19104

Friday, June 21

1:00 pm

Arrivals & Registration

2:00 - 4:00 pm

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.

4:00 - 5:00 pm

Inn at Penn: Q&A with Andy Stutzman and Adam Durant

As the Project Director of Digital On-Ramps at Drexel University, Andy Stutzman lead digital badging and educational technology initiatives within the youth and adult workforce development community. Andy is now leading civic technology efforts at Drexel University’s ExCITe Center and the Co-Chair of the Technology Learning Collaborative Philly.

Adam Durant is the Program Manager for High School programming at FirstHand, an educational initiative of the University City Science Center.Before joining FirstHand, Adam taught secondary science for 6 years in the School District of Philadelphia.

5:00 - 6:00 pm

Welcome Reception

6:15 - 8:00 pm

Dinner & Introductions

Saturday, June 22

7:30 - 8:15 am


8:15 – 9:15 am

General Session: What does innovative learning look like?

Meet a panel of school leaders who will discuss different models of teaching and learning.

Chris Lehmann is the founding principal and CEO of the Science Leadership Academy and the Science Leadership Academy Schools network, a network of three progressive science and technology schools in Philadelphia, PA. The Science Leadership Academy is an inquiry-driven, project-based, 1:1 laptop school that is considered to be one of the pioneers of the School 2.0 movement nationally and internationally. Chris will be joined by SLA student, Horace Ryans

Ayris Colvin is the Principal of Building 21 in Philadelphia, which seeks to “empower networks of learners to connect with their passions and build agency to impact their world.”

Crystal Cubbage is the Founding Director of The Philadelphia Learning Collaborative (PLC). PLC is a grassroots nonprofit that exists to create the conditions for student-centered, deeper learning progressive K-12 educators and schools to thrive in Philadelphia.

Ron L. Woodard is the Assistant Superintendent of Instruction at Maury County Public Schools (TN). Dr. Woodward specializes in innovative approaches to increasing postsecondary access, and developing community partnerships in schools. . He is a visionary educational leader with expertise in school turnaround, capacity building, change management, developing climate & culture in schools, effective teaming, data tracking and progress monitoring for continuous improvement.

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.

Working Group Topics Include:

Girls & STEAM
Digital Equity
Digital Citizenship
Social Emotional Learning
Data Analytics
Home to School Connection
And More!

12:30 - 1:30 pm

Lunch & Playground

Network with colleagues while you enjoy lunch in our “playground” area, where attendees can try some of the latest edtech tools from our sponsors.

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 the T&L Leader newsletter and shared with all Tech & Learning readers.

6:00 - 8:30 pm

Closing Dinner



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Tier 2

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Table Top

Speaking Opportunities
Christine Weiser
Christine Weiser

Editor/Program Manager
Tech & Learning

Speaking Opportunities
Kevin Hogan
Kevin Hogan

Content Director
Tech & Learning

Sponsorship Opportunities
Katrina Frazer
Katrina Frazer

Account Manager
Tech & Learning

Sponsorship Opportunities
Allison Knapp
Allison Knapp

Brand Expert
Tech & Learning

Partnerships & Logistics
Marie Vasallo
Marie Vasallo

Marketing & Events
Future plc

Partnerships & Logistics
Brie Johnson
Brie Johnson

Events Manager
Future plc

Corporate Events
Kelly Boon
Kelly Boon

Corporate Events Director
Future plc

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