Edu-Tech / Edu-Tech Academics 2024

Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld, Orlando, FL
February 25, 2024 - February 27, 2024

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Edu-Tech & Edu-Tech Academics focuses on delivering real-world insights, first-hand experiences and practical ideas that have been tried by other districts. We know that implementing new technology solutions, updating classrooms and curriculum initiatives isn’t a one department job, but a collaboration of different departments. Our goal is for you to gain new concepts and approaches to yield positive results in your bottom line.

Edu-Tech and Edu-Tech Academics brings together the heads of Technology and Curriculum & Instruction from K-12 school districts. It provides a forum to collaborate, strategize and discover innovative ideas for the challenges faced by your district. We believe in creating a memorable, collaborative and effective experience focused on continuous improvement for technology and academics. Sit down with your peers in an intimate setting and learn new ideas and get help from your colleagues from other districts. Benchmark your solutions. Explore what true collaboration really is about.

The Summit Experience

Current as of February 22, 2024

3:00 pm


5:30 pm

Welcome Cocktail Reception

6:30 pm

Leadership in Chaos… How to Lead When There Is No Manual

Presented by

Amber Teamann, Executive Director of Technology & Innovation, Crandall Independent School District

7:30 pm

Dinner Reception

7:15 am

Breakfast & Itinerary Pick-Up

8:00 am

The Crucial Role of Digital Leadership

Presented by

Mary Hemphill, PhD, CEO & Founder, Limitless

8:50 am

Roundtables & Refreshments

9:30 am

Roundtables & Refreshments

10:10 am

Academics Track


Education & Entrepreneurship Mindset

Presented by

Dr. Fal Asrani, Superintendent, Marysville Joint Unified School District

Technology Track


Leveraging AI: Chat GPT for Educators

Presented by

Paulette Salomon, Director of Teaching, Learning, and Innovative Projects, East Orange School District

10:40 am

STEAM School Designation

Presented by

Maribel Bernat, Supervisor STEAM, Miami-Dade County Public School District

Cristian Carranza, Administrative Director, Division of Academics, Miami-Dade County Public School District

11:30 am

Roundtables & Refreshments

12:10 pm

Roundtables & Refreshments

12:45 pm


1:45 pm

eMobile Learning: Study Anytime, Anywhere, Borderless Education

Presented by

Monika Davis, Chief Information Officer, Dekalb County School District

2:40 pm

Roundtables & Refreshments

3:20 pm

Roundtables & Refreshments

4:00 pm

Academics Track


Meeting the SEL Needs of All Students Beyond the Four Walls

Presented by

Dr. Marnie Hazelton, Superintendent, Englewood Public School District

Technology Track


Using Project Management Effectively in IT for the K-12 Environment

Presented by

John’e Johnson, Assistant Director of IT, San Bernardino City Unified School District

4:35 pm

Fireside Chat

Presented by

Dr. Jose L. Dotres, Superintendent, Miami-Dade County Public Schools

Berj Akian, CEO, ClassLink

5:25 pm

Cocktail Reception

7:00 pm

Networking Dinner

8:00 am



Esports for Education Leadership

Presented by

Danielle Johnson, Executive Director, Texas Scholastic Esports Federation

9:05 am

Roundtables & Refreshments

9:45 am

Roundtables & Refreshments

10:25 am

Communication & Support Strategies Across a School District

Presented by

C. Scott Clark, M.Ed., Director of Media and Instructional Technology, School District of Osceola County

Peter Thorne, MBA, Chief Information Officer, School District of Osceola County

11:00 am

AI & ChatGPT: How is it Revolutionizing the Way we Teach and Learn?

Presented by

Monika Davis, Chief Information Officer, Dekalb County School District

11:45 am

Closing Lunch

Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld
6677 Sea Harbor Drive, Orlando, Florida, USA

Edu-Tech and Edu-Tech Academics are invitation-only Summits for the heads of technology and curriculum and instruction from the largest school districts in the country. Registrations are complimentary via scholarships for school district administrators and include 2 nights of accommodations at the conference venue, meals, networking functions and access to all conference sessions. Solution providers are able to attend through sponsorship with a limit of three companies per category.

We welcome school district administrators and solution providers to be involved.

Technology Topics
Cyber Security: How to Address & Enforce • 1-to-1 Policies Across K-12 Education • Learning Management Systems: Evidence of Collaboration • Student Devices: Fees, Insurance & Finance • Tech Integrations with Curriculum & Instruction • IT Sustainability: Upgrading School Networks • Education Technology: Build Better Teaching • Learning Experiences to Achieve Higher Learning Outcome • Virtual & Augmented Reality: Unlimited Opportunities


Academics Topics
Experiential Learning: Real World Situations • Teacher Instruction & Self-Directed Activities: Blended Learning • Bite-Sized Learning • STEAM Curriculum • Self-Paced & Self-Chosen Projects: Genius Hour • Project-Based Learning • A Healthy Relationship with Digital Media: Digital Citizen • Gamification

  • Roundtable Collaboration Meetings:
    Edu-Tech and Edu-Tech Academics are designed to change the way school districts discover solutions. We provide the ability to learn about cutting-edge solutions with proven results used by other districts across the country. The relaxed atmosphere provides the opportunity to have open and candid conversations with senior executives to discuss industry trends and challenges. Prior to the meeting, attendees will make selections of the roundtable topics they choose to participate in based on their districts’ priorities and needs. The senior executives within the solution organizations moderate scheduled roundtables creating the opportunity for districts to share their challenges with those at the table and walk away with actionable information.

  • Exceptional Networking Opportunities
    We strive to maximize your face-to-face time by providing a multitude of avenues to engage the senior executives in attendance. The agenda incorporates cocktail receptions, networking lunches and a specially selected offsite dinner at a nearby venue. Leverage the meeting’s relaxed atmosphere and after hours networking activities to build strong personal relationships with current and future clients.

  • Adelanto Elementary School District
  • Allentown City School District
  • Amphitheater Public Schools
  • Austin Independent School District
  • Baltimore City Public Schools
  • Birmingham City Schools
  • Capistrano Unified School District
  • Clarksville-Montgomery County School District
  • Chico Unified School District
  • Deer Valley Unified School District
  • District of Columbia Public Schools
  • Fort Bend Independent School District
  • Galena Park ISD
  • Henrico County Public Schools
  • Mansfield Independent School District
  • Millard Public Schools
  • Olathe Public School #233
  • Orange Unified School District
  • Peoria Unified School District
  • Pflugerville ISD
  • Phoenix Coding Academy
  • Phoenix Union High School District
  • Pittsburgh Public Schools
  • Poudre School District
  • Prince Georges County Public Schools
  • Saratoga Springs City School District
  • Socorro Independent School District
  • Stafford County Public Schools
  • Tempe Union High School District
  • The School District of Osceola County
  • Toledo Public Schools
  • Washington County School District
  • Winston Salem/Forsyth County Schools

Attendee Breakdown

      I love that this conference brings together academics, technology & facilities. I love the format and intimate conference style. As a leader in my district, I find some “nuggets” to implement in my district. CTE Director

      Austin ISD

      It’s an experience that facilitates and encourages more substantive conversations with fellow attendees and the solution providers. CTO

      Albermarle County Public Schools

      Edu-Tech was a great forum to see emerging technology solutions, network with K-12 IT leaders around the country, and discover new ideas. Executive Director of IT

      Durham County Schools

      This conference is a quality event that allows curriculum, technology, and key vendors to collaborate with the goal of focusing on the needs of our schools. Taking solutions back to our school district always occur after attending these quality sessions. Director of Media & Instruction Tech

      School District of Osceola County

      At a typical tradeshow, you find yourself in a sea of vendors searching for ways to engage with potential customers to explain how you can provide value to their organizations. It can feel hurried and almost impossible to have a meaningful conversations. At Edu-Tech the roundtable meetings provide an opportunity to connect for real conversations in a relaxed fashion. In my experience attendees are engaged, open-minded, and looking to learn about what we have to offer and how it can impact their school districts. This event is a must for us every year. Sales Director


      One of the best conferences and opportunities to network outside of the district I have ever engaged in. Director of Technology

      Victoria Independent School District