July 20-24th, 2020
United We Teach Virtual Summit
Best practices for digital and global learning
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Join Participate Learning for our first United We Teach Summit, an online conference for teachers from all over the world. The United We Teach Summit will connect global educators around topics that prepare them to embrace the uncertain new school year and the challenges to come. In the spirit of unity and providing equitable access to all teachers, this event will be free for everyone.

Teachers Taking the Stage

We’re handing it over to the teachers in our Participate Learning community so that we can learn from current practitioners. The United We Teach Summit is all about providing immediately useful tools in an inspiring way, while exploring questions about what robust instruction looks like when teachers may need to navigate transitions in and out of their physical classrooms.

We hope you can join us for this very special event. With five days of interactive sessions, including a panel discussion, attendees will walk away with new tools and fresh perspectives to start the school year feeling energized.

Sessions Hosted by Global Educators

This virtual summit will foster connection and explore best practices around:

  • Implementing robust instruction within the COVID-19 educational landscape
  • Navigating the transition between remote and blended learning environments
  • Digital tech tools for connection and learning
  • Developing global citizens that are excited to learn about the world

Event Details

Sessions will run from 10AM ET to 4PM ET from Monday, July 20, through Friday, July 24th. Each session will be 30 minutes to 1 hour in length, and most will include a Q&A at the end so that you can ask questions from session presenters.

How do I register?

You can register for individual sessions by clicking the links below or exploring the presenter page.

Additional Questions?

If you have any questions about the United We Teach Summit or registration, please email communications@participatelearning.com.

Monday, July 20, 2020

Time Session Presenter
10am Discover the Genius in Your Students With Just One Click Maite Valencia, 5th grade teacher at Bethany Elementary, NC
11am Global Citizenship at School: Empowering Learners to Think Globally, Act Locally and Ultimately Change the World! Yanela Ferrer, 1st grade teacher at Marvin B Smith Elementary,NC
12pm Utilizing Digital Tools to Create Engaging Learning Natasha McLatchie, 3rd grade teacher at R Homer Andrews Elementary, NC
1pm Emotional ABCs: Preparing for Our New Norm Kerensa Smith, 2nd grade teacher at Prince Edward Elementary School, VA
2pm Making Sustainable Development Goals Part of the Curriculum Sandra Viviana Rojas Castelli, 1st grade teacher at E. M. Yoder Elementary, NC
3pm Building Units of Study to Clarify and Connect to the SDGs Kimberly Geiger, 1st and 2nd grade teacher at Forest Hills Global Elementary, NC

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Time Session Presenter
10am Robust Reading Strategies for Engaging Virtual Learning Calum Stewart, 1st grade teacher at Baucom Elementary, NC
11am Preparing for Online Learning, Transitions Back to the Physical Classroom Hannah Hollingworth, kindergarten teacher at Powell Elementary, NC
12pm Save The Trees! Using Technology in the 21st Century Classroom Jake Roberts, 3rd grade teacher at Stallings Elementary, NC
1pm How to Use Google Classroom and Google Earth as Powerful Tools for Distance Learning Natalia Castrillon, 2nd grade teacher at South Elementary, NC
2pm Engaging Students in Effective Online Learning: Best Practices in a Dual Language Classroom Rebeca Pacheco, 4th grade teacher at Glen Arden Elementary, NC
3pm Advice for New Teachers: Keep Calm and Prepare for Distance Learning and Teaching Marina Hernandez, 1st grade teacher at Rocky River Elementary, NC

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Time Session Presenter
10am Strategies for Building Belonging with Students and Families Virtually Fiama Liaudat, kindergarten teacher at Martin Millennium Academy, NC
11am 2020 Teacher of the Year Panel Jake Roberts, Jose Luis Rodriguez Quitian, and Martha Camacho Higuera
12pm Face-to-Face and Beyond: Exploring Reading Comprehension Through Conversation Charina Johnson-Webb, 3rd grade teacher at Neabsco Elementary, VA
1pm The World at Your Students’ Fingertips Maggie Murphy, K-5 teacher at Piney Creek Elementary, NC
2pm Being a Global Educator: Moving Towards a Culturally Responsive School Yudialejandra Suarez, 2nd grade teacher at Manteo Elementary, NC
3pm Ways to Promote Reading and Writing Through a Virtual Classroom Marina Hernandez, 1st grade teacher at Rocky River Elementary, NC

Thursday, July 23, 2020

Time Session Presenter
10am Culturally Responsive Teaching Through Diverse Books Vanessa Arellano, kindergarten teacher at Fred L. Wilson Elementary, NC
11am Responsive Classroom Approach: The Importance of Morning Meetings Fiama Liaudat, kindergarten teacher at Martin Millennium Academy, NC
12pm Delivering Guided Reading Lessons Through Online Learning Sarah Magee, 1st grade teacher at Buckhorn Creek Elementary, NC
1pm Cancelled – Learning Spanish While Celebrating Culture: A Transition Experience to Remote Instruction Martha Camacho Higuera, middle school Spanish teacher at AC Reynolds Middle, NC
2pm Fostering Global Awareness During Remote Learning Through Websites and Apps Jose Rodriguez Quitian, 1st grade teacher at Kitty Hawk Elementary, NC
3pm Shifting the Dynamics of Teaching & Learning – Best Practices to Effectively Integrate Culturally Responsive Teaching Across Content Areas Jermaine R. Howell, 3rd grade teacher at Cedar Fork Elementary, NC

Friday, July 24, 2020

Time Session Presenter
10am Mapping: Making Connections in the Global Classroom Yanela Ferrer, 1st grade teacher at Marvin B. Smith Elementary, NC
11am Engaging Students During Virtual Learning Lorena Rivaldo, 1st grade teacher at Glen Arden Elementary, NC
12pm Strengthening Socio-Emotional and Academic Relationships Through Project Based Learning (PBL) in Our Dual Language Classes Indira Soto, 3rd grade teacher at Western Union Elementary, NC
1pm 10 Digital Resources to Engage Students in Online Learning Sarah Magee, 1st grade teacher at Buckhorn Creek Elementary, NC
3pm Ignite Learning and Connection Through Communities of Practice and SDGs Ava-Gaye Blackford, 2nd grade teacher at Eastlawn Elementary, NC

Get the Exclusive Content

The United We Teach Community of Practice is our exclusive community where you can find resources and join in-depth discussions with presenters and other participants. Through the Community of Practice, teachers can even earn a digital badge for attending the sessions. Sign up for an account to join our community for the inside scoop during the event, and to network with other teachers joining the Summit.

Who We Are

At Participate Learning, we believe that global education is a catalyst for changing lives. We are committed to empowering educators to strengthen student outcomes and promote cultural understanding at home and abroad. Today’s students need access to education that not only ensures college and career readiness, but that also enables them to lead and thrive in the world community and global marketplace. Join us in uniting our world through global learning.