Eastern PA EduSummit 2017


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August 8th and 9th, 2017

When: Tuesday August 8th and Wednesday August 9th from 8am-3pm each day

Where: Southern Lehigh High School in Coopersburg, PA

The Bucks Lehigh EduSummit is a collaboratively organized and facilitated two day professional learning experience coordinated by educators in the Catasauqua Area SchoolDistrict, Cheltenham School District, North Penn School District, Palisades School District, Quakertown Community School District, Salisbury Township School District, Saucon Valley School District , Southern Lehigh School District, Bucks County IU, Carbon Lehigh IU, NEPAECT and SEPAECT, which are all located in Bucks, Lehigh, and Montgomery County Pennsylvania. The purpose of the EduSummit is to collaborate, connect, share, and learn together for the benefit of our kids across the tri state area.

Important Links

Register Here

Please Register Prior to July 23rdin order for organizers to account for breakfast and lunch.

Check out the New Website

We are now the Eastern PA EduSummit as we continue to add district supporters and planners.

Each day of the EduSummit will have a nationally recognized Keynote Speaker, free breakfast and lunch, 6 hours of Act 48 compensated professional development, and the opportunity to discuss, share, and learn alongside colleagues from across eastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey. The EduSummit is completely free, and the opportunity to attend part of a day or the entire two days is up to each participant. Registration information will be forthcoming in May 2017 and more information will be shared on the website here. While the EduSummit originally began with a focus on technology, the focus has shifted to the broader perspectives of what it means to be a teacher and learner in the 21st century.

We are growing!

We are excited to announce that there are two more partnering and planning districts from Montgomery County joining us this year: Cheltenham School District and North Penn School District. As a result we are changing the name of our EduSummit to the Eastern PA EduSummit!

Daily Agenda

8:00am-8:30am: Registration

8:30am-9:30am:Session One

9:30am-10:05am: Breakfast and Networking

10:15am-11:30am: Keynote

11:50am-12:50pm: Session 2

12:55pm-1:45pm: Lunch

1:50pm-2:50pm: Session 3

About the Sessions

Check out the 2017 Master Schedule Here

These one hour sessions can be any of the following formats:

  • hands on demonstration
  • facilitated discussion
  • step by step training
  • lecture/presentation
  • model lesson
  • combination of any of the above

The topics of these sessions are established by those who are willing to present or facilitate. Some examples of sessions from previous years include:

  • technology specific training (Google Apps for Education, Using Discovery Education)
  • technology integration frameworks (Blogging in the Classroom, SAMR Model)
  • examples of model lessons
  • conversations about pedagogy and instructional practices (Formative Assessment, Project Based Learning, Engagement Strategies, Literacy Strategies)
  • conversations about trends and shifts in education (Flipped Classroom, Personalized Learning, Adaptive Technologies)
  • presentations on content specific approaches (Teaching Scientific Inquiry in the Elementary Classroom, Technology Driven Mathematics Instruction at the Secondary Level)

August 8th Keynote Presentation

Tom Murray

Tom serves as the Director of Innovation for Future Ready Schools, a project of the Alliance for Excellent Education, located in Washington, DC. He has testified before the United States Congress and works alongside that body, the US Senate, the White House, the US Department of Education and state departments of education, corporations, and school districts throughout the country to implement student-centered, personalized learning while helping to lead Future Ready Schools and Digital Learning Day. Murray serves as a regular conference keynote, was named the “2017 Education Thought Leader of the Year,” one of “20 to Watch” by NSBA in 2016, one of the top 20 thought leaders in education, and was named the “Education Policy Person of the Year” by the Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2015. His new book, Learning Transformed, co-authored with Eric Sheninger and published by ASCD, is available now for purchase.

August 9th Keynote Presentation

Hall Davidson

Hall Davidson has worked from think tanks in Turkey to classrooms in Tennessee. He has collaborated with thought leaders including teachers, superintendents, and departments of education. A former K-12 bilingual math teacher and college faculty member, he left the classroom to became part of an Emmy-winning team, creating math and technology integration programs. For forty years, he has been an educational innovator in important waves of change, first in broadcasting, then computers, and now digital learning. His talks blend humor, deep insight, and data from both education and industry and illustrate the big picture with nuts and bolts examples. He has worked with transformational industry groups, education ministries, and with thousands of students through guidance of the nation’s oldest student media festival. Across four decades of work with education, he identifies right now as the most transformative and important time for teaching and learning.