What to Expect at the Soundtrap EDU Summit

The first-ever Soundtrap EDU Summit will kick off in less than two weeks! This free online experience is all about student voice and empowerment. Educators who participate will gain practical strategies for helping your students create the future world we all envision. 

Ditch That Textbook creator Matt Miller is partnering with us to present the Summit and his expertise in creating a program that highlights the most relevant topics to today’s educators, as well as a focus on including the compelling and up-and-coming presenters best positioned to deliver meaningful, practical content, will benefit all who attend. In describing what educators should know about the Summit, Matt shared the following:

“[The Soundtrap EDU Summit is] a source of inspiration at a time in our world when educators are struggling and already beginning to burn out. It will deliver practical teaching ideas that educators can use in class immediately. In short, by participating in the Soundtrap EDU Summit, educators can gain fresh excitement about their profession and strategies to empower all students to share their voices with the world.”

When’s the Summit and how do I register?

The online event will take place from September 28 – October 7. Registration is completely free at http://soundtrapedusummit.com

Once the Summit begins on September 28, you’ll receive an email each day with a new video presentation, which can be watched on-demand. The videos will be supplemented by downloadable PDF notes and you can generate a certificate of completion for one professional development hour for each video you watch. 

After the Summit ends on October 7, all content will remain available for another week until October 14 before closing up. 

Who is presenting and what are the topics?

Speakers will include music and STEAM educators, student storytellers, digital media creators, and more. Creativity, music, podcasting and storytelling are just some of the relevant topics that will be covered. 

Presenters will include a unique group of passionate creators and educators from various walks of life, whose messages will be both motivational and practical. Some of the presenters already announced include:

  • Marcus Blackwell―CEO and Founder, Make Music Count
  • Micaela Blei―Educator, Storyteller and Story Editor
  • Jeannine Flores―Arts and STEAM Coordinator, Los Angeles County Office of Education
  • Deron Hall―Assistant Director of Youth Programs, Carnegie Hall
  • Tim Needles―Art and Media Teacher, and Author of STEAM Power
  • Jake Sandakly―Virtual Music Educator and Consultant
  • Lila Shroff―Storyteller & Student, Stanford University 
  • Daniel Wang―Student Podcaster and creator of studentpodcasts.com
  • Claudio Zavala, Jr.―Digital Media Consultant, I Am Claudius LLC

New presenters will be announced each week on the Soundtrap EDU Summit website. 

What else should I know?

Not only will you learn a lot by participating in the Summit, but you’ll also build a network with educators from all over the world. Together, you’ll be building your skills and preparing to help students achieve their potential. 

“Knowledge is essential, but in order for students to become the best versions of themselves, we want to help educators pair instruction with lessons that unleash motivation and creativity―letting every student know they can make a difference in the world,” said Matteo Ottaviani, Head of Soundtrap for Education.

This belief is fundamental to the Soundtrap EDU Summit. Make sure to head over to the Summit website to learn more and sign up: http://soundtrapedusummit.com.

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