An unusual gathering is slated to take place on August 4 at the University of California, Davis: Teams of leading educators from around the state will be gathering to discuss and share their thoughts on education change, at the
EdSurge Tech for Schools Summit for Superintendents.
This convening is about collaboration, or as we say in the driving question: "Changing our Mindset: How do we use technology in a collaborative environment with input from all stakeholders?"
We've tried to live that theme even in preparing for the event. We've partnered with California's Department of Education. We've
worked closely with a panel of 20 education leaders--including superintendents from Benicia, Milpitas, Napa, Oxnard Union High, Portola Valley, the CEO of CUE and the Executive Director of the California Educational Technology Professionals Association (CETPA), who selected about three dozen leading education technology companies. And we're bringing together amazing teams of educators from districts around the state.
We'll hear from State Superintendent Tom Torlakson. And an exemplary panel of thought leaders--Richard Culatta (US Dept. of Education) Michael Horn (Christensen Institute) and Esther Wojcicki (teacher and writer)--will get the conversation buzzing.
Still the heart of the day will be about the conversations and relationships built by the participants, all of whom are taking this day ahead of the school year to think and plan for change.
So superintendents, curriculum directors and CTOs:
should we save a seat for you?