On December 2, 2022, Tech & Learning will host its first “Innovative District Leader Summit” at the Liberty Science Center outside New York City to celebrate the district leaders and industry providers who are leading innovation in schools.
The Tech & Learning Innovative Leader Summit will bring together district administrators to share ideas, best practices, and solutions to help to reshape and reimagine the future of education through interactive workshops and presentations.
Innovative district leaders are invited to apply here to attend this unique opportunity to work with their peers to reshape the future of education.
Highlights and takeaways from this event will be captured in an “Innovation in Action Playbook” that will be published in Tech & Learning magazine and shared with our audience of 72,000 district leaders.
Tech & Learning Innovative Leader Summit Agenda
Below is the agenda for the Tech & Learning Innovative Leader Summit:
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2022: Opening Dinner & Reception
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2022
8:30 AM Registration & Breakfast
Attendees arrive to register, network, and enjoy breakfast.
9:00 AM-9:30 Welcome and Introductions
Edtech luminary and international keynote speaker Carl Hooker brings his enthusiasm and passion for education to the Innovative Leader Summit as our host and MC for the day. As MC, Carl will facilitate fun and interactive conversations throughout the day to ensure attendees walk away with innovative ideas they can put into action.
9:30 -10:00 AM Keynote: What Does It Means to Be Innovative?
Risk-taking and celebrating failure are key building blocks to drive innovation. During this interactive session, Carl Hooker leads attendees through a series of improv activities designed to help activate the creative side of their brains. Come prepared to move, think, and leave your inhibitions at the door. It’s not how you fall down, it’s how you get back up!
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Problem-Solving Working Groups and Sponsor Meetings
Attendees will break into small working groups to review a variety of scenarios that could impact their district and will collaboratively decide what is the best course of action to handle the situation. After each case study, attendees will choose a representative from their group to present their solutions. These solutions will be curated into actions that will be shared in the Tech & Learning Innovation Playbook.
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Lunch & Networking
1:00 - 3:00 PM Planning the Future Working Groups and Sponsor Meetings
Attendees will break into small working groups to imagine what their future school district might look like if there were no barriers. After each case study example, attendees will choose a representative from their group to present their solutions. These solutions will be curated into actions that will be shared in the Tech & Learning Innovation Playbook.
3:00-5:00 Pitch Contest: Building the District of the Future
Attendees group into teams to answer the question: “What does the ideal school district look like?” You have unlimited funds, no politics, no state or federal mandates. The sky's the limit! Your team has 30 minutes to create a 5-minute pitch that you will present to your district community. The audience votes on each pitch and the winning teams receive prizes and a feature in the Tech & Learning Innovation Playbook.
5:30 - 8:30 pm Closing Reception & Dinner
Attendees celebrate the collaboration and creativity of the day at a cocktail reception and dinner.