Future-Focused Educators' Summit

Future-Focused Educators' Summit

Equitable, Inclusive, and Effective Teaching for 2021 and Beyond

Tuesday, July 27 through Thursday, July 29


  • Kristina Wambold
  • Katherine Livick
  • Andrew Hickman
  • Jeff Crawford


A Statewide AESD Opportunity


The 2020-21 school year redefined what it is to be an educator in the modern world. Through this challenge, we have found opportunities for growth.  Let’s prepare for the 2021-22 school year with a focus on equitable practices and meeting the needs of diverse populations through creating, connecting, collaborating, and orchestrating change together.

The Future Focused Educators’ Summit is for ALL school staff regardless of job role. Teachers, administrators, paraeducators, office staff, and more--if you work with students, this summit is for YOU.

Educators will:

  • Plan for different learning environments 
  • Explore integration of best instructional and content practices
  • Connect and collaborate intentionally to prepare for the school year
  • Inspire yourself and others by fueling passions for learning

During the conference, educators will choose and attend sessions relevant to their specific practice, geared toward answering the overall summit essential question: Reflecting on our learning from the past 16 months, how do we plan for and orchestrate transformative educational practices that provide equitable, inclusive, and effective learning?

The Summit will then be organized into sessions that are based upon subtopics that support answering the overall summit essential question. Each subtopic has an essential question of its own that will be addressed in those sessions.

Subtopics and Essential Questions:

  • Learning Environments: How do we prepare, develop, connect, support, and empower each learner through the balance of learning environments across the system?
  • Instructional Practices: What educator moves can we embed in our practice to support our students, communities, and each other in order to disrupt and dismantle inequitable practices and systems so that ALL students achieve high levels?
  • Content Specific Practices: What content specific practices have leverage and longevity inside and outside of the classroom that best support our students’ growth?
  • Teacher Leadership: How do I advocate for and strengthen equitable practices and structures to transform systems?
  • Digital Tools: How can we purposefully and effectively integrate digital tools to impact learning and practice?

Our Summit starts with an evening kickoff event, bringing together educators from all roles. For the next two days, you’ll choose from a menu of interactive, engaging sessions that will inform, inspire, and energize you to meet the challenges of the 2021-22 school year. 

This event offers up to 15 STEM clock hours through live sessions and watching recordings post the event, as well as opportunities to connect, learn, and lead with colleagues around the state and beyond.


  • Tue, July 27 2021
    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Hopin Virtual Platform
  • Wed, July 28 2021
    9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    Specific session times TBD - Hopin virtual platform
  • Thu, July 29 2021
    9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    Specific session times TBD - Hopin virtual platform


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Friday Jul 23, 2021 11:59 PM
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Professional Hours

Clock Hour Number: VAJ1078
15.00 Clock Hours $45.00
15.00 STEM


Live LMS Solutions Digital Tools Instructional Practices Learning Environments Content Specific Practices