Friday, February 21, 2014

edSurge Tech for Schools Summit: BRILLIANT! #edtechbridge

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If you've been reading my blog or following me (@mr_isaacs) on twitter, you will know that bridging the divide between teachers and entrepreneurs is close to my heart.  Well, edSurge is creating an amazing opportunity for teachers to meet with and interact directly with developers.  The Tech for Schools Summit focus on the edtech entrepreneurs that local teachers want to collaborate with.  There is a voting process and ultimately a number (around 30) ed tech companies are selected to attend.  Talk about a win-win!  This is not a conference, not a sales pitch, not a workshop.  Rather, the environment is created to allow for real authentic community building.  Teachers can try out products and provide the valuable feedback that will help developers create products that meet educational needs.

This weekend I will be attending the Baltimore event.  The event is free to teachers as well as invited school leaders.  The summit is co-sponsored by a number of local school districts as well as the Maryland Society for Educational Technology (MSET).  I'm excited to participate as a Brainpop Educator and interact with educators and entrepreneurs.

Look for future edSurge Summits.  Hopefully, one will make it to a city near you in the near future!

For more information on this weekends event, please visit the event page at:

If you'll be there, please stop by and say hello to us at the brainpop display.