2017-18: Summit Learning’s Spring Regional Convenings Kick Off This Month

More than 2,100 Summit Learning teachers and school leaders will gather in 14 cities across the country for Summit Learning’s spring regional convenings this month. The two-day training experience is designed to provide ongoing support for schools in 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 Spring Regional Convenings?

Convenings bring together full grade-level teams and school leaders to train with Summit’s experienced mentors. While summer training focused on preparation for implementing the Summit Learning Program, and fall regional convenings provided continued support and training, spring regional convenings will assist educators in finishing the school year strong.

What Type of Training Is Offered at Spring Regional Convenings?

Summit Learning’s Curriculum and Instruction team developed a variety of workshops to meet the needs of Summit Learning educators approaching the end of the school year. Some topics include:

  • Supporting Diverse Learners Across the Finish Line
  • Strategies for Students Who Have Finished their Focus Areas
  • Principles of Effective Feedback
  • Course Level Data Analysis & Finishing Strong Plan

Office hours with Summit Learning staff will also be offered — allowing teachers and school leaders time to address specific questions.

When and Where are Spring 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. In February, more than 350 educators from Pasadena Independent School District gathered for their convening. Starting this week, 14 more cities will hold their own convenings. See the full list of regions below:

March 8-9

  • Washington, D.C.

March 9-10

  • Tulsa, OK

March 12-13

  • Hyattsville, MD
  • Spokane, WA

March 15-16

  • Little Rock, AR
  • Detroit, MI
  • Louisville, KY

March 19-20

  • Pasadena, TX
  • San Diego, CA
  • Chicago, IL

March 22-23

  • Providence, RI
  • Salt Lake City, UT
  • Newark, NJ
  • Phoenix, AZ

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 dedicated, regional 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 spring 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.