Event Details:
Monday, October 20, 2014
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Embassy Suites Charleston
Registration: $100

Agenda   |  Program   |  Power Point   |  Highlights: 2013, 2014   |  Video: Morning, Afternoon

On October 20th, more than 250 business, community and education leaders gathered in Charleston for the Excellence in Education: It's Everyone's Business summit to share strategies to improve the quality of education for all West Virginia children. The summit was co-hosted by The Education Alliance and Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin.

Participants had the unique opportunity to hear from both state and national education experts. The summit featured author and CEO of Getting Smart Tom Vander Ark who discussed how digital learning is transforming education across the world and what students, parents, teachers, leaders, and investors should do to take advantage of this revolution.  West Virginia Superintendent Michael Martirano shared his vision for galvanizing the state around student achievement and having one voice and one mission to improve academic achievement for all students.  Click here to read summit highlights.

Keynote Speakers

Tom Vander Ark
Author and CEO of Getting Smart

Next generation learning is blended, personalized and competency-based.  Students show what they know and  progress as they demonstrate mastery.  Mr. Vander Ark will discuss how new tools and school models are boosting achievement and improving conditions and career options for teachers in his presentation: Show What You Know: Personalized Learning in WV   

Dr. Michael Martirano
Incoming West Virginia State Superintendent of Schools

Dr. Martirano will provide remarks regarding galvanizing the state around student achievement and having one voice, one mission, and one focus to improve academic achievement for all students.

Media Coverage

Talkline with Hoppy Kercheval Interview on Oct. 10: Tom Vander Ark Speaks about Excellence in Education Summit

West Virginia MetroNews on ‎Oct 19: Summit from Education Alliance set for Monday

WCHS-TV8 on Oct. 20: Education Summit Seeks To Improve WV Schools

West Virginia MetroNews on Oct. 20: WV teachers tackle the future

WSAZ-TV/The State Journal on Oct. 20: Several Schools Receive Funding from AT&T

West Virginia Public Broadcasting on Oct. 20: Live Video - 2nd Annual West Virginia Education Summit

Charleston Daily Mail on Oct. 20: Officials rethink education at summit

Charleston Gazette on Oct. 20: Education summit focuses on technology, equal opportunity

Remake Learning on Oct. 20: West Virginia Education Summit

WOWK-TV/The State Journal on Oct. 21: Second annual Education Alliance Summit engages business leaders

Getting Smart Blog on Oct. 22: Education is Everyone’s Business

Huffington Post on Oct. 23: Teachers Taking Next Gen Learning to Scale

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