UnboundEd Virtual Summit

UnboundEd’s interactive two-day Virtual Summit for teachers, coaches, and leaders emphasizes instructional planning in the complex era of COVID-19 and amidst a historical anti-racist movement.

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

Two-Day Virtual Summit

Summer 2021

June 15-16  |  June 23-24  |  June 29-30  |  July 28-29  |  August 3-4

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

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Price

The Virtual Summit is $699 per person.
Register by May 17, 2021 to get our early registration discount price of $625.

Overview

With an emphasis on grade-level curriculum, strategic supports, and equitable instruction, the UnboundEd Virtual Summit moves educators through planning processes that can produce meaningful and 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 1:15 facilitator to participant ratio, with a maximum of 30 participants per session.

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

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

ELA pathway participants examine the critical role that educator beliefs play in literacy equity. They identify the impact of unconscious bias on access to grade-level ELA content for all students. They study the ELA shifts through the lens of unfinished teaching and learning due to interrupted schooling. Participants identify opportunities to increase the frequency of access to grade-level ELA texts and tasks by attending to the shifts, standards, and equitable instructional practices in the complex COVID-19 era and beyond.

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

Math pathway participants examine the heightened role that educator beliefs play in math educational equity. They identify the impact of unconscious bias on access to grade-level math content for all students. They examine the focus of the standards, within and across grade connections, and the balance of conceptual understanding, procedural skills, and fluency, as well as application through the lens of unfinished teaching and learning due to interrupted schooling. Participants identify opportunities to increase the frequency of access to grade-level math content by attending to the mathematical shifts as they continue to provide equitable instruction throughout this complex year.

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

Leadership pathway participants examine the heightened role that school leadership and beliefs play in math and ELA educational equity. Participants identify the impact of unconscious bias and racism on access to grade-level math and ELA content for all students. On the first day they study the mathematical shifts through the lens of unfinished teaching and learning due to interrupted schooling. Participants identify areas where students may need support with comprehension of grade-level text on day 2. Participants identify leadership opportunities to increase the frequency of access to grade-level math and ELA content as they continue to provide equitable instruction.

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

The UnboundEd Planning Process (UPP) pathway guides ELA and math teachers through a daily process of internalizing and adapting lessons from a high-quality, aligned curriculum, and reflecting on the changes in mindsets and practice necessary to make their plans come alive. Participants learn how to prioritize a single, clear goal for each lesson, as well as how to identify elements in the lesson that build toward this goal. Then they build a foundational understanding of culturally relevant teaching and learn how to adapt lessons with practices that lead to meaningful, engaging, affirming instruction for all students. These “hands-on” sessions involve a cycle of modeling, practice, and feedback that leads to proficiency with each part of the UPP as well as increased confidence and agency in daily lesson planning back at school. Teachers must be using an aligned curriculum in order to attend the UPP pathway. You can find a list of aligned curriculum here. *UnboundEd considers any curriculum that Meets Expectations in all EdReports Gateways for its given subject area to be aligned.

For information on the Summer 2021 Virtual Summit keynote speakers and schedule, click below.

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Virtual Summit Highlights 

We’ve had over 3,000 educators join from 44 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

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.

UnboundEd now offers our Virtual Summit experience on the local level. 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 have at least 30 people for a pathway.

Please note: We are currently at capacity for the spring and summer. Please complete the form below if interested in discussing fall dates.

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