EdSurge Heads to Nashville


EdSurge Heads to Nashville

Hear that? We're taking our Tech for Schools Summit to the Music City!

By Tyler McNally     Feb 25, 2014

EdSurge Heads to Nashville

UPDATE: Click for info and updates about the Tennessee Summit!!

Next stop: Nashville! Time to pull out our cowboy boots and head to the heart of country music. EdSurge is thrilled to announce that we’re partnering with the Tennessee Department of Education to host the Tennessee EdSurge Tech for Schools Summit on April 15. That’s right, we’re taking our show on the road again.

At the heart of EdSurge summits is meaningful dialogue between those who create tech tools and those who use them in their classrooms. It’s a chance for educators to kick the tires of the latest and most innovative software and technology in a non-sales environment. Educators are encouraged to candidly share what works and what they need.

Attending the Summit

  • Registration is now open so grab your spot before spaces run out. (At the last Baltimore summit we had a 100+ person waitlist.) Registration is free for all full-time educators!
  • Not an educator, but still want to attend? We have you covered too with a limited number of paid tickets. Click here.
  • Already registered for the Tennessee Educational Technology Conference? Look for an email in the next few days that will explain the process for adding your registration to the EdSurge Summit.

Participating as a Company

We’re also now taking applications for companies who want to join us in Nashville. Applications are due Sunday, March 16 at 6pm PST. If you are new to EdSurge Summits or have applied to previous summits, click here to register your interest. Directions will follow!

As in previous summits, we’ll enlist a team of local educator judges to determine the final 30 companies who will participate in the Tennessee Summit. Selected companies will be notified on March 25. Make sure you’re in the running!

What kinds of edtech tools do Tennessee educators want to explore most?

  • Classroom tools that support higher-level thinking, project- and problem-based learning, literacy skills, and 21st-century skills such as communication, collaboration and creativity;
  • Tools that prepare students and teachers to meet the demands of the Common Core State Standards;
  • Teacher tools, including formative assessments, that enable educators to assess student progress towards mastery, particularly skills embodied in the Common Core;
  • Tools that support RTI models and allow teachers to individualize instruction to meet student needs;
  • Tools and resources that support personalized learning;
  • Tools that can be fully developed and immediately implementable or tools still in their early stages.

Stay tuned for more details on the Tennessee EdSurge Tech for Schools Summit in the next couple of weeks!

Dustin’ off those boots right now...

P.S. - interested in participating as a sponsor? Email Alice for more information.

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