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What are the experts saying about how to best grow student engagement and accelerate learning during this unprecedented time? What's their advice on how to make this happen in your district? 

On March 9th, we'll bring together leaders in education from across the country who will help you rethink how to engage students in meaningful learning that creates the conditions needed to combat learning loss and build future-ready skills. They will bring their perspectives on how we can put student engagement and achievement at the center of our work with PBL.

Participate in all or part of the Summit as time permits. Can't attend on March 9th? Register and we'll email you a recording of the conference. 

  • Date: March 9th
  • Time: 10 AM - 4 PM CT
  • Place: Virtual Conference via Zoom 
  • Presenters: Jay McTighe, Dr. Cindy Moss, and school districts from across the country (see list below)

March 9th Agenda

10 AM: Opening Keynote

Topic: Opening Keynote on Engaging Students in Meaningful Learning

Presenter: Jay McTighe

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Jay McTighe

Award-winning author of the Understanding by Design Framework

11 AM: Session 1 

Topic: Using PBL to Foster Student Connectedness to Content, Classmates, & Careers 

Dr. Singh

Presenters: Fallbrook Union Elementary School District, California 

Dr. Candace Singh 

Superintendent, Fallbrook Union ESD, CA 

12 PM: Session 2 

Topic: Empowering Educators with STEM for All - State Level Strategies for Engagement with STEM & PBL

Brandi Stroecker
Dedric McGhee

Presenters: Tennessee STEM Innovation Network, Battelle, and Shelby County Schools, Tennessee

Brandi Stroecker

Director of The Tennessee STEM Innovation Network (TSIN)

Dedric McGhee

STEM Director, Shelby County, TN

Becky Ashe

Director of Professional Development, Battelle, TN

1 PM: Session 3 

Topic: COVID-19 and Learning Loss: Efforts to Close the Digital Divide

Tabitha Branum
KJ Johnson

Presenters: Richardson ISD, Texas 

Tabitha Branum

Deputy Superintendent of Schools, Richardson ISD, TX

Kyndra Johnson

Executive Director of STEM & Innovation, Richardson ISD, TX

2 PM: Session 4 

Topic: Our Journey to Innovative Learning

Dr. Suzanne Lacey
Emily Harris
Dr. Brooke Morgan

Presenters: Talladega County Schools, Alabama

Dr. Suzanne Lacey

Superintendent, Talladega County Schools, AL

Emily Harris

Coordinator of Instruction, Talladega County Schools, AL

Dr. Brooke Morgan

Coordinator of Innovative Learning, Talladega County Schools, AL

3 PM: Closing Keynote

Topic: Decreasing the Achievement Gap with STEM

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Presenter: Dr. Cindy Moss

Dr. Cindy Moss 

STEM Educator and National Speaker 

Stay tuned for more speaker announcements soon and register now to save yourself a front row seat. Can't attend?  Register and we'll email you a recording of the conference.