GE Foundation Education Summit on October 15th

posted Sep 19, 2016, 6:47 AM by Professional Learning
For the past ten years, the GE Foundation has hosted many summits and conferences for educators and leaders from around the country, bringing them world-class experts, practitioners, and researchers from around the globe.  This fall, we are bringing this energy to Boston, MA for a one-day summit on Saturday, October 15th at the Roxbury Community College from 8am – 4pm. This free event will bring together 120 participants from across the Northeast region for professional learning and skill development.  The day long summit promises interactive experiences, hands-on learning, and resources that you can take back to your classroom and career counseling and begin to use immediately. 


The theme of the conference, Preparing Students for the Innovative Jobs of Tomorrow, will focus specifically on three areas, all of which will emphasize access and equity for all students:



    Computer Science

    College and Career Readiness


The goals of the conference are to share great ideas in STEM and Computer Science so all high school students will be actively engaged in the best learning practices. Educators and counselors will also learn about new tools and strategies to ensure that all high school students have access to current College and Career Readiness knowledge and skills aligned with the innovative jobs of the future.  The summit has been planned to:


    Create an interactive experience for educators

    Cultivate educator awareness about workplace experiences

    Increase educator knowledge about the skills and strategies to actively engage students


The summit will feature Leland Melvin, an African-American engineer and NASA astronaut as our keynote speaker. Leland is passionate about ensuring that all students are inspired to reach for their dreams.   He has been into space several times, has served as the Director of NASA Education, and hosted a STEM TV show.  While these are remarkable accomplishments, his character far exceeds this.  Leland overcame immense obstacles in his life to realize his dream of becoming an astronaut. He has spent his entire professional career advocating for opportunities and access for all children. He is now a passionate educator committed to delivering STEM in exciting and innovative ways. 


The summit will feature the mobile GE Brilliant Career Lab program.  The Brilliant Career Lab will offer participants an opportunity to explore high-demand STEM careers through innovative, hands-on activities with high-tech fabrication equipment.  In addition, the Lab features a career preparation curriculum and a soft skills program.  Summit participants will be among the first educators to view the GE Brilliant Career Lab.


We are inviting high school STEM and computer science educators, college and career counselors, school administrators, and central office leaders. Participants are welcome to come as individuals, departments, or as school-based teams.


Join us for this engaging and informative summit. Together we can support educators to ensure that all students are prepared to compete for the jobs of tomorrow. 


To register for the summit please use the following link:


All registration must be completed no later than September 30, 2016.  Attendance will be on a first come first serve basis.