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Summer Summit 2024

This summer, join us online for our bi-annual professional development conference for teachers.

The Summer Educator Summit runs June 1-3, 2024.

Get your summer pass today and save!

Register today to secure your pass for just $80. That’s 20% off the “at-the-door” price!

Pre-Summit discount pricing ends May 31st. After that, ticket prices increase to $100.

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What do you get with your summer pass?

Summer professional development for teachers is made simple with The Educator Summit.

Our entirely online learning conference is affordable and convenient to attend. You’ll enjoy access to over 60 sessions run by many of the most trusted and recognized presenters in the field.

With your 2024 summer pass, you get:

  • Over 40 hours of virtual professional development for preschool to fifth-grade educators – all online!
  • Access to recorded sessions from nationally recognized experts until August 31st – that's over 90 days of access!
  • Personalized completion certificate emailed to you by September 6th. Your certificate of completion will reflect the number of PD hours completed.

We even offer college credit hours! (Learn more at Courses4Teachers.)

Register today and see why The Educator Summit is one of the best summer conferences for teachers and education professionals anywhere.

What’s new at the 2024 Summer Summit?

For the past four years, The Educator Summit has been a massive hit among educators throughout the country.

With that in mind, we’re excited to announce that this year’s summer conference will include sessions for preschool through fifth-grade educators.

Join the Educator Summit's summer conference to easily fulfill your professional development requirements online, all at your own pace.

Check out our Summer 2024 Conference Guide for details on all the speakers and sessions at our 2024 Summer Summit!

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Meet your Summer Summit 2024 keynote speakers!

Michael Bonner, Summer Summit 2024 Keynote Speaker

Michael Bonner

Michael Bonner is a renowned leader, innovator, and performance booster, who is a trailblazer in leadership development and organizational culture. He is a dynamic keynote speaker as seen on The Ellen Show, NBC Nightly News, and Time for Kids and a recent recipient of Atlanta's 40 under 40 awards.

He is the CEO of Bonnerville, a business that promotes the value of self-care and a highly respected team member at the famed Ron Clark Academy. He empowers leaders to build genuine relationships and establish a positive organizational culture, vision and team development.

Michael's seminars challenge listeners to reflect, strategize, and execute in order to increase their efficiency in the workplace and personal areas. He empowers listeners to build genuine relationships with their teams and colleagues because "You cannot demand a withdrawal from someone you have never invested in."

Kareem Weaver, Summer Summit 2024 Keynote Speaker

Kareem Weaver

Kareem Weaver is a Co-Founder and Executive Director of FULCRUM, which partners with stakeholders to improve reading results for students. He is the Oakland NAACP's 2nd Vice President and Chair of its Education Committee; his advocacy is featured in the upcoming film The Right to Read.

Mr. Weaver previously served as New Leaders’ Executive Director of the Western Region and was an award-winning teacher and administrator. He has undergraduate degrees from Morehouse College and a master’s in Clinical-Community Psychology from the University of South Carolina.

He believes in the potential of all students, the brotherhood of man, and the importance of service above self. His educational heroine, for literacy instruction, is the late Marva Collins.

Katie Garner, M.Ed., Summer Summit 2024 Keynote Speaker

Katie Garner, M.Ed.

Katie Garner (author of Secret Stories® Cracking the Reading Code with the Brain in Mind) is an international keynote speaker, author, literacy consultant and teacher with 25 years of classroom experience and a passion for infusing neuroscience into phonics instruction.

Her "backdoor to the brain" approach to fast-tracking phonics skills for reading shifts the paradigms associated with science of reading-based instruction. Katie’s fast-paced, dynamic presentations spotlight brain-changing, evidence-based strategies for boosting existing reading and phonics curriculum with the latest neural research showing how our brains learn best.

Her practical and proven methods have been the topic of both lecture and panel discussions at Harvard University and MIT, as well as the subject of numerous professional journal articles and publications.

Katie’s Facebook Group, “Science of Reading Meets Science of Learning” is a popular learning hub for almost 140K educators from around the world and provides free access to instructional resources in the group files.

Dr. Jan Burkins, Summer Summit 2024 Keynote Speaker

Dr. Jan Burkins

Dr. Jan Burkins is a full-time consultant and author of six books for literacy educators. Her latest book, Shifting the Balance: 6 Ways to Bring the Science of Reading into the Balanced Literacy Classroom, is co-authored with Kari Yates.

With more than 30 years of experience in education, Jan’s favorite work is conducting literacy audits, where she works with schools and district leaders to determine their next steps for making learning to read easier for the children they support.

Jan is the mother of four sons and lives in Georgia with her husband and youngest son.

Kari Yates, Summer Summit 2024 Keynote Speaker

Kari Yates

Kari Yates is an author, speaker, and consultant with a passion for helping busy literacy educators thrive. Kari’s most recent book, Shifting the Balance: 6 Ways to Bring the Science of Reading into the Balanced Literacy Classroom (Stenhouse, 2021), is coauthored with Jan Burkins. Kari has previously written two other books to support literacy educators.

With experience as a classroom teacher, special education, Reading Recovery teacher, elementary principal, and district administrator, Kari has the experience and the expertise to help teachers and school leaders shape brighter outcomes for children, one thoughtful next step at a time.

Kari has two daughters and four grandchildren and lives on the lake in Minnesota with her husband, John.

Dr. Katie Egan Cunningham, Summer Summit 2024 Keynote Speaker

Dr. Katie Egan Cunningham

Dr. Katie Egan Cunningham has over twenty years of experience as an educator in many different roles to bridge the science of reading with the joy of learning including classroom teacher, literacy specialist, author, and consultant.

Currently, she is an Associate Professor of Elementary Education at Sacred Heart University. Katie’s most recent book, Shifting the Balance: 6 Ways to Bring the Science of Reading into the Upper Elementary Classroom (Stenhouse, 2024) is co-authored with Jan Burkins and Kari Yates. Katie has authored or co-authored four other books to support literacy educators.

Katie lives with her husband, Chris, who is also an educator, their two school-aged sons, and Mini Goldendoodle in the woods of Connecticut.

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