Summit Learning’s Fall Regional Convenings Kick Off This Month

This month nearly 1,800 Summit Learning teachers and school leaders will gather in 14 cities across the country for Summit Learning’s fall regional convenings. The two-day training experience is designed to provide ongoing support for schools implementing the Summit Learning Program. It’s also a chance for educators to network with other Summit Learning schools in their region.

What is the Purpose of Fall Regional Convenings?

Summit Learning Regional Convenings are a continuation of the summer training experience. Convenings bring together full grade-level teams and school leaders to train with Summit’s experienced mentors. While summer training focused on preparing to implement the Summit Learning Program, fall regional convenings are a chance for additional support and training in the Summit approach to teaching and learning.

What Type of Training Is Offered at Fall Regional Convenings?

Summit Learning’s Curriculum and Professional Development teams developed a variety of workshops to meet the needs of Summit Learning educators. Some topics include:

  • Supporting Diverse Learners in Project Time
  • Using Active Listening and Questioning Strategies in 1:1 Mentoring
  • Formative Assessment and Feedback in Project Time
  • Using Checkpoints as Formative Assessments in Math

Office hours with Summit Learning staff will also be offered — allowing teachers and school leaders time to address specific questions. There will also be opportunity for self-paced sessions.

When and Where are Fall Regional Convenings taking place?

Each school and grade-level team will participate in a two-day training with other Summit Learning schools in their local region. Last weekend, more than 100 educators from Pasadena Independent School District gathered for their convening. Starting next week, 13 more cities will hold their own convenings. See the full list of regions below:

October 16-17

  • Detroit, MI
  • Cleveland, OH
  • Denver, CO
  • San Diego, CA
  • Houston, TX

October 19-20

  • Little Rock, AR
  • Chicago, IL
  • Cambridge, MA

October 23-24

  • Cincinnati, OH
  • Burlingame, CA
  • Oklahoma City, OK

October 26-27

  • Hyattsville, MD
  • Spokane, WA
  • Newark, NJ

Who to Look for During Regional Convenings

Are you attending a regional convening? Be sure to keep an eye out for these folks:

  • Your school’s regional and dedicated Summit Learning mentor
  • Summit Learning educators from participating schools in your region
  • Other Summit Learning team members, who will be doing everything from shadowing trainings to answering questions at a dedicated “help desk” for teachers

We are looking forward to seeing you at regional convenings this month! Stay tuned on the blog for coverage from convenings across the country.

About the author

Katie McNeil
Katie is a storyteller at Summit Public Schools, shining a spotlight on inspirational stories from the Summit Learning community. She started her career in journalism, covering K-12 education in the Bronx. Katie won a feature writing award from the Education Writers Association for her higher ed coverage in Utah. Before arriving at Summit, she earned a master's degree in educational technology from Teachers College, Columbia University and a New York State teaching certification.