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Ditch Summit: A FREE online conference for educators

Ditch Summit: A FREE online conference for educators

Binge on FREE #DitchSummit video presentations in December

What if you had access to a sort of Netflix for really good online professional development?

You know, not boring videos of stuff that you’ll never use, but practical ideas. Inspiration. Plug and play activities you can use in class tomorrow. And from speakers you KNOW you’ll love to listen to. free online teacher training courses with certificate

Well, that Netflix of professional development exists, and it’s only available December 13th through January 7th!

Oh and it’s completely FREE! Watch the videos whenever you want over the window of the summit, and since it is virtual…you can make it PAJAMA PD! 

I’m Matt Miller, Ditch That Textbook author/blogger/speaker, 10+ year classroom teacher, and co-author of Ditch That Homework with Alice Keeler.

Free, amazing professional development

I put on a free online conference for teachers each year called the Ditch That Textbook Digital Summit. Here are the details:

  • This year, it runs from December 13, 2020, through January 7, 2022, with a NEW presentation each day for the first nine days.
  • Video presentations are about 45 minutes each.
  • I hand-pick my favorite presenters on a diverse set of topics.
  • They’re on-demand, so you can watch when you want (as many times as you want).
  • You can get a certificate of completion for FREE professional development hours (as long as your school or district accepts them).
  • This year, we’ll have more than 80 videos you can watch on a wide variety of topics.
  • If you’re a fan of Alice Keeler and all things Google (and I know you are!), you’re going to love several of the videos available in this year’s summit.

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This year’s NEW presentations

Here are this year’s new Ditch That Textbook Digital Summit presenters:

  • Dr. Catlin Tucker, author, educator, and blended learning expert
  • Deanna Rice, STEM teacher and classroom supply guru
  • Jen Giffen, sketchnote and visual thinking enthusiast
  • Chanel Johnson, leader in STEM and culturally responsive teaching
  • Merve Lapus, VP Education Outreach and Engagement, Common Sense Media
  • Nate Ridgway, educator, author, UDL & differentiation enthusiast
  • Todd Shriver, tech integration specialist, virtual guest guru
  • Mike Lang, Director of Storytelling, ed.Xtraordinary
  • Gina Ruffcorn, veteran fifth grade teacher, student choice advocate

Binge on the #DitchSummit library

There are dozens of videos from previous years of the Ditch That Textbook Digital Summit, and all of them are still SO relevant. Here are some I’ll bet you’ll love watching:

  • “Ditch That Homework” with Alice Keeler and Matt Miller
  • “The Google Infused Classroom” with Tanya Avrith and Holly Clark
  • “Supercharging Your Class with Google Tools” with Kasey Bell of Shake Up Learning
  • “How in the Google Did You Do That???” with Eric Curts of ControlAltAchieve.com
  • “HyperDocs with Lisa, Sarah and Kelly” with the HyperDocs Gals

We’ve also featured Atomic Habits author James ClearShow Your Work author Austin Kleon, Kid President co-creator Brad Montague, Ron Clark Academy co-founder Kim Bearden, and Teach Like a Pirate author Dave Burgess.

And that’s just scratching the surface! This year, you can also watch sponsored videos about updates from great edtech companies you love like Flipgrid, Wakelet, Canva, Google, Texthelp, and Seesaw!

Get your FREE ticket to the #DitchSummit

Are you excited? Ready to get started? (You remember this is all free, right?!?)

To get your FREE ticket to the Ditch That Textbook Digital Summit, head to DitchSummit.com. Use the sign-up form with your name and email address and you’re in!

Click here to register for the Ditch That Textbook Digital Summit!

You’ll get email invitations to new videos as soon as they’re released. Plus, we’re doing a BUNCH of really great giveaways!

Here’s the ONLY catch: the videos aren’t available forever. They’re only open while the summit is open — this year, from December 13, 2021, to January 7, 2022. Once the summit closes, the videos become unavailable until next year’s summit.

So register now so you don’t miss out on this amazing FREE online PD opportunity! PD in your pajamas … how can you beat that?!?

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