LatinX Ed Tech Summit 'Bridging the Digital Divide' Tackles Sustainable Solutions for Underserved Areas
- By Kate Lucariello
Through Technology Education (STTE) Foundation will
hold its second annual LatinX Ed Tech Summit, “Bridging the Digital
Divide,” on June 16, 2023, in El Paso, Texas. It will focus on
three key goals to develop digital education solutions for
underserved areas, especially rural and LatinX communities.
one-day summit will feature the first-ever holographic teacher awards
demo, five discussion/action panels, and an entertaining shark
tank-style “pipeline pitch” from ed tech entrepreneurs to
for the summit include:
Exploring how LatinX educators and entrepreneurs have fared during
the pandemic and addressed culturally specific challenges;
Recognizing educators’ successes during the past year over
problematic disruptions to education; and
Inspiring educators to leave the summit with a plan and purpose for
going forward with actionable goals.
keynote speaker will be Maria Armstrong, executive director of ALAS
(Association of Latino Administrators & Superintendents).
“The Ed Tech Summit promises to be a vibrant gathering of
superintendents, ed tech founders, investors, education foundations,
and economic development professionals, all coming together to
explore the latest trends and advancements in education technology,”
said Armstrong. “This year’s summit will feature high-level panel
discussions and an innovative ed tech pitch competition showcasing
emerging technologies solving education’s top challenges. In
addition, through a virtual teacher awards ceremony, the summit will
also recognize teachers for their best-in-class lessons.”
The summit will be held June 16, 2023, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. MST, at
the Starlight Event Center, 6650 Continental Drive, El Paso, Texas
79902. Cost is $199. To learn more about the summit and to register,
the summit page.
The non-profit STTE Foundation was launched in 2018 in the Southwest
Texas Borderplex region to advance education with a focus on
developing ed tech and a STEAM-ready workforce. It collaborates with
industry partners to design and implement innovative educational
tools to help achieve these goals. Learn
more at the foundation’s About page.
Kate Lucariello is a former newspaper editor, EAST Lab high school teacher and college English teacher.