Join us in Boston for a unique learning experience.
Three tracks to explore what works in education.
November 11 – 13, 2017
The EdTechTeacher Boston Summit is a unique learning experience that brings together tested and practical edtech strategies for the classroom, as well as thought leaders to explore what is next in education and edtech. From iPads & Chromebooks to Project Based Learning, Gamification, Virtual Reality and Coding, the EdTechTeacher Boston Summit is the ideal event to learn, connect and share.
There are three unique strands in this year’s event, edtechNOW, edtechNEXT and edTHOUGHT. Each strand is focused on addressing a certain aspect of education and edtech. Whether you are interested in and focused on learning more about specific edtech tools and strategies or want to explore bigger ideas and approaches to edtech, the EdTechTeacher Boston Summit is the ideal event.
Keynote and Featured Speakers
A sought-after speaker and writer, Kerry Gallagher’s full-time job is as Digital Learning Specialist at St. John’s Prep in Danvers, Massachusetts. She’s also the Director of K-12 Education for ConnectSafely.org and an EdSurge Columnist. Kerry’s passions and the focus of her work include empowering teachers, students and parents to learn with open education resources; educating school communities about the power and privacy concerns that come with social media use, and diving headfirst into learning more about new and effective practices in education. Kerry received the 2014 Yale-Lynn Hall Teacher Action Research Prize for her submission on the use of mobile devices for a paperless public school classroom. In 2015, she was a PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovator, the Family Online Safety Institute recognized her with the Outstanding Achievement Award, and she was a MassCUE Featured Educator. In 2016, she was an ASCD Emerging Leader and received the MassCUE Pathfinder Award. Kerry speaks and presents often at conference locations that have included Harvard Law School, Yale School of Management, and Stanford University. She holds a B.A. in Politics from Saint Anselm College and J.D. from Massachusetts School of Law. Her multi-award winning blog can be found at www.KerryHawk02.com.
Tom Daccord has worked with schools, colleges and educational organizations in the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East as an educational technology speaker and instructor. He has authored three books and writes regularly for eSchool News.
An early adopter of mobile devices, Greg first integrated cell phones, and then iPads, into his high school history curricula. As an EdTechTeacher instructor, he works with schools across the country, presents at national conferences, and blogs regularly about the creative capabilities afforded by mobile devices. He officially coined the phrase “App Smashing,” is an authorized Google Education Trainer, and attended St. Anselm college in Manchester, NH.
Beth Holland combines over 18 years of experience in mobile learning, K-12 education, differentiated instruction, design thinking, and Project-Based Learning to help teachers create innovative learning environments. She blogs regularly for Edutopia and EdTech Researcher at Education Week, presents nationally and internationally, and is an authorized Google Education Trainer. She holds a Master’s degree from Harvard University as well as a Bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University. In addition to being an EdTechTeacher instructor, she is a doctoral student at Johns Hopkins University.
Douglas Kiang is a dynamic speaker, teacher, and workshop presenter with over twenty years of teaching experience in independent schools at every grade level. He currently teaches computer science and heads the technology resource teachers group at Punahou School in Honolulu, Hawaii. Douglas holds a Master’s Degree in Technology, Innovation, and Education from Harvard and is an Apple Distinguished Educator as well as an authorized Google Education Trainer. He is the author of five bestselling game strategy guides, and his latest book on Minecraft in Education is soon to be published by Peachpit Press.
Avra Robinson is an authorized Google Education Trainer and dedicated educational technologist who has been working with teachers and students for over 15 years. Prior to joining EdTechTeacher, Avra was the Instructional Technology Coordinator, coach and teacher for a K-8 school district in Northern Illinois. During that time, she worked with teachers and students on a daily basis as they worked toward total Common Core State Standards integration in a 1:1 program that included Chromebooks, iPads, and Windows laptops. Avra has presented at local and regional conferences sharing ideas about digital publishing, Google Apps for Education, and more.
As Director of Innovative Learning at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC) and an Apple Distinguished Educator, Sabba works with faculty to redesign curriculum and supports students with developing digital literacy skills. Prior to joining USC, Sabba led the technology-enhanced curriculum initiative for grades 6-12 at Fairmont Private Schools in Orange County, California. In 2010, she deployed iPads and created professional development for teachers, administrators and parents to support the initiative. Sabba taught a variety of Social Science courses for eight years and was featured by the Gates Foundation for her use of technology to support students in developing historical thinking skills.
A Google for Education Certified Trainer, former Director of Technology, and high school social studies classroom teacher, Ben has a passion for bringing creative technology integration into the classroom. Throughout his career, Ben has been able to work with teachers and administrators in bringing best technology practices into their schools and classrooms using iPads and Google Apps for Education.
As a Director of Educational Technology at Bristol Warren Regional School District RI, EdTechTeacher Instructor, authorized Google for Education Trainer, author and speaker, Tom is recognized nationally as a leader in helping teachers, schools and districts transform teaching and learning with technology.
Designed specifically for the classroom teacher that is getting started in a 1:1 environment or is in the early stages of thoughtful technology integration and implementation. The sessions in the edtechNOW strand will focus specifically on best practices, apps, extensions, tools and resources to build proficiency. Devices and platforms include iPads, Chromebooks, GSuite and more!
Designed for the technology savvy educator that is looking for next steps, advanced strategies and creative approaches to technology integration. Sessions in this strand may emphasize approaches such as fostering creativity with edtech, enhancing student reflection, publishing & collaboration. The edtechNEXT strand is also built to provide educators with a glimpse of the future of edtech that will include ideas such as Virtual Reality, Coding, Wearable Tech & Gamification.
Designed for educational leaders, administrators and educators that want to explore innovation in education. The strand is for those specifically interested in big picture ideas such as Project Based Learning and Design Thinking as approaches to foster creativity, innovation and collaboration. Emphasizing the concept of innovation, the strand is built for the attendee that is looking for deep conversations, ideas, a roadmap and inspiration for the future.
Full Day Workshops
Morning Half Day Workshops
Afternoon Half Day Workshops
Social Media: Best Practices & Innovative Storytelling
Investigate the ever-changing landscape of social media and how emerging social media platforms can be leveraged to share school stories and build an education community.
Hosted at the Revere Hotel Boston
The EdTechTeacher Summit Boston will be hosted at the NEWLY renovated Revere Hotel in the heart of Boston near the Commons.
For hotel stays, rates are $279 per night and include complimentary wifi.
For Parking at the hotel, Overnight self-parking is $40 or Valet is $51. Daily Parking rates are $24/ day.