UnboundEd Virtual Summit

UnboundEd’s interactive two-day Virtual Summit for teachers, coaches, and leaders emphasizes the instructional planning and mindset shifts necessary to combat unfinished instruction exacerbated by COVID-19.

Justice is found in the details of teaching and learning.®

Two-Day Virtual Summit

Summer 2021

July 28-29 (waitlist open)
August 3-4
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Time

11 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. ET
10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. CT
9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. MT
8 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. PT

Price

The Virtual Summit is $625 per person.

Fall 2021

October 13 & 20   |   November 3 & 10

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Overview

With an emphasis on grade-level curriculum, strategic supports, and equitable instruction, the Virtual Summit moves educators through planning processes that can produce meaningful, engaging in-person and virtual classroom experiences. Teachers & coaches leave the Virtual Summit better prepared to make informed decisions that address unfinished instruction while remaining in grade-level curriculum, and leaders leave the Virtual Summit better prepared to make decisions that ensure students have equitable access to grade-level instruction.

All sessions are led by our highly trained facilitators. To ensure an engaging experience, we maintain a 1:17 facilitator to participant ratio, with a maximum of 35 participants per session.

Educators choose a pathway organized by content and grade-band:

(Click on a pathway to expand)

ELA Pathways K-5 & 6-12 for teachers and coaches

The ELA Pathways examine the role educator beliefs play in instructional choices and lesson preparation. Participants learn to use text complexity, lesson analysis, and scaffolding to identify entry points for students with unfinished instruction and reflect on the impact of unconscious bias on equitable student access to grade-level ELA content. In the elementary grade band, participants also explore the foundational skills of reading instruction. Participants leave the session with a personalized action plan that prioritizes identifying opportunities to address unfinished instruction and increase the frequency of student access to grade-level ELA content.

Math Pathways K-5 & 6-12 for teachers and coaches

The Math pathways examine the role educator beliefs play in instructional choices and lesson preparation. Participants engage in a process to identify potential areas of unfinished instruction and reflect on the impact of unconscious bias on equitable student access to grade-level math content. Participants closely examine the standards, within- and across-grade connections, and the balance of conceptual understanding, procedural skills, and fluency. Using these elements, participants identify opportunities to address unfinished instruction and increase the frequency of student access to grade-level math content.

Leadership Pathways K-5 & 6-12 for principals, district & state leaders who support teachers

The Leadership pathways examine the role that school leadership and beliefs play in math and ELA educational equity. Participants learn about Post Pandemic Pedagogy, educational equity, unconscious bias, and cultural lenses, then use this learning to reflect on practices that enable or inhibit equitable student access to grade-level content. Through this experience, instructional leaders consider how to operationalize and support instruction based on high-quality instructional materials. Participants leave the session with planning frameworks instrumental for increasing the frequency of student access to grade-level content.

UnboundEd Planning Process™ (UPP) Pathways K-5 & 6-12 for teachers using an aligned curriculum

The UnboundEd Planning Process™ (UPP) pathways guide ELA and math teachers through a daily process of internalizing and adapting lessons from a high-quality, aligned curriculum. Participants reflect on the changes in mindsets and practice necessary to make their lesson plans grade-level, engaging, affirming, and meaningful (GLEAM™). Participants learn how to prioritize a single, clear goal for each lesson and how to identify elements in the lesson that build toward this goal. They also develop a foundational understanding of culturally relevant teaching and learn how to adapt lessons with practices that lead to GLEAM™ instruction for all students. These sessions involve a cycle of modeling, hands-on practice, and feedback that leads to increased confidence and agency in daily lesson planning. UPP is designed for teachers using an aligned curriculum (“meets expectations” in all EdReports. gateways).

For information on the Virtual Summits keynote speakers and schedule, click below.

Summer 2021

July 28-29 (waitlist open)
August 3-4
Register

Fall 2021

October 13 & 20   |   November 3 & 10

Register

Virtual Summit Highlights 

We’ve had over 6,000 educators join from 40 states.

Previous Keynote Speakers

Lacey Robinson
President and CEO of UnboundEd

Gloria Ladson-Billings
Professor and Pioneer of Culturally Relevant Pedagogy

Luis Versalles
Director of Pre K-12 District Partnerships at Pacific Education Group

Dr. Lisa Delpit
Educationalist, Author, Eminent Scholar & Executive Director of the Center for Urban Educational Excellence, Florida International University

Dr. Alfred Tatum
Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs
Metropolitan State University of Denver

What Participants Are Saying

“I love the fact that the summit brought forward the racial legacy affecting the educational system especially for students of color -- and that racism was highlighted as something educators must be aware of.”

Teacher

“I think you built us up to the modification/support exploration really effectively so by the time we got there I was thinking about the justice implications of wielding instructional power and was really ready to dive into the distinctions.”

Coach

"The focus on teacher's power to really empower our students through literacy or disempower them through our low expectations and over scaffolding (modifying). Lots of good call outs of things I have done in my own practice and how I can grow from there."

Teacher

"Ever since I've been with UnboundEd, I have become such a learner. I try to listen as much as I can and show other people where I am that it's important to really listen to stakeholders. I want to be that ally. I was one of those people who used to say that I didn't see color. I do everything differently now because I realized it's about involving everyone, every stakeholder, in making change. The learning has been incredible."

District Leader

Can't make it to our national Virtual Summit? Contact us to learn about hosting a Virtual Summit in your state, district, school, or organization.

We are able to provide our Virtual Summit pathways at a state, district, school, or organization level, which offers a unique opportunity for your group of educators to learn and grow together. When hosting a Virtual Summit, your organization must be able to host at least 4 sections with up to 30 people per section.

 Host a Virtual Summit