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 Registration Open for Learning and Innovation Summit

Educators can learn ways to ignite innovation and learning in students by attending the Learning and Innovation Summit organized by the San Diego County Office of Education (SDCOE).

Registration is open for the summit, which will be Feb. 8 at SDCOE's main campus in San Diego.

"The Learning and Innovation Summit ignited my innovator's mindset," said Roxanne Pompilio, a teacher in San Diego Unified School District who attended earlier this year.

The summit will feature workshops focused on design thinking, curricular best practices, and meaningful technology integration. The lessons are appropriate for educators from classroom teachers to superintendents. 

"This summit will help teachers bring theory and pedagogy to life utilizing technology in fun and engaging ways for students," said Dr. Michanne Hoctor-Thompson, educational technology coordinator with SDCOE. "Participants will have the chance to learn from experts from across all of Southern California."

Speaker applications are also open now to highlight innovative ideas that improve educational outcomes. Speakers will get free registration. Nov. 1 is the last day for submissions.

The keynote address at the summit will be by Laura Spencer, a leading educator in the area of innovative leadership, teaching, and learning. Spencer has been recognized as an Innovative Educator, Administrator of the Year, and San Diego County's Top Tech Exec, as well as recently winning a CUE Gold Disk and the Classroom of the Future Innovate Award.

Last year, more than 100 educators attended the event.

"I really enjoyed presenting at the summit, and it was great to hear about all of the different ways that educators were using technology with their students," said Derek Suzuki, from San Diego Unified School District. "The best part about it was learning together."