Agora Attends Innovators Summit
Science teacher Eric Pfeiffer at Agora Cyber Charter School recently attended the PAECT Keystones Technology Innovators Summit held at Shippensburg University. Jeff Miller, high school principal in Pennsylvania was invited to nominate a teacher for Keystone recognition, and nominees applied to attend Summit. Eric was chosen through a portfolio-based application. Attendees are selected based on their demonstrated passion for education and technology. They are creative, innovative teachers who embrace best practices and technology integration in their schools. Keystones advocate using technology as a transformative tool to nurture students’ intellect, innovation, and imagination.
The Summit is a week-long event where teachers spend time working in cohorts, attending pedagogical and technology-driven workshops, and building their personal learning network (PLN). Additional highlights from the KTI Summit include keynote speakers, Edcamp style sessions, and a STEM/Makerspace event where they could experience robotics, coding, electronics, and the design/build process, among other activities. The KTI Summit is organized by the Pennsylvania Association for Educational Technology and Communications (PAECT), which boasts a membership of over 1,300 educators from across Pennsylvania.
It is the goal of Summit to inspire attendees to return to their districts with heightened enthusiasm for technology-supported learning and embraces the ideas of developing, connecting, leading, and advocating. Mr. Pfeiffer is excited to share his knowledge and passion with his colleagues at Agora Cyber Charter School.
In photo, CEO Dr. Rich Jensen, CEO, Emily Sattler, MS Science teacher, HS Science teacher, CAO Dr. Anne Butler and High School Principal Jeff Miller attended the conference on Tuesday, July 27, 2021 to support Eric.