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The Extra Yard for Teachers Summit, a two-hour, fast-paced stage show, will take place on Saturday, January 6, 2018 in Atlanta, GA in conjunction with the College Football Playoff National Championship. Teachers will hear from awesome speakers and special guests who come with one mission: to honor, inspire, celebrate and empower teachers.
The Summit is FREE for attendees!
In addition to the Summit, we offer ANY teacher or educator free admission to the Extra Yard for Teachers Lounge in the Georgia World Congress Center. The Lounge is a come-and-go space for educators to network, be pampered, gain exposure to cool education-minded initiatives and offerings, see celebrity appearances, win giveaways, and celebrate their chosen profession.
At its core, this Summit invites all of us to connect with the remarkable possibility and passion of teaching. It's not about politics, pedagogy or partisanship; instead, we'll spend the day putting teachers in the spotlight and cheering them on as they head back into the second half of the school year.
Extra Yard for Teachers Summit
Saturday, January 6, 2018
2 – 4 p.m. Eastern
Georgia World Congress Center
Summit tickets include come and go access to the Extra Yard for Teachers Lounge from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Summit itself is from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on January 6. If you are just interested in the come and go Lounge, please use the link below to reserve your Lounge ticket.
The confirmed list of 2018 presenters includes:
- The Ron Clark Academy Essentials Step Team, Students. Artists, Global Citizens
- Rodney D. Bullard, Chick-fil-A Foundation, Veteran, White House Fellow
- Dr. Meria Carstarphen, Atlanta Public Schools, Leader, Transformer
- Sydney Chaffee, Educator, Risk-taker, National Teacher of the Year (2017)
- Paula Dofat, Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women, Counselor, Dream-driver
- Zackory Kirk, Instructional Leader, Teacher Advocate
- Gina Lehe, College Football Playoff, Communicator, Education Champion
- Phillip Phillips, Singer-Songwriter, American Idol Winner
- Ronnie Thomas, STEAM Coach, Science Enthusiast
- Andrés Ruzo, National Geographic Explorer, Investigator, Challenger
- Joaquin Zihuatanejo, Emcee, Spoken Word Artist
More speakers will be announced in November, and there will also be surprise guest appearances during the Summit. Past guest appearances have included former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, country musician Clare Dunn, NFL player and ESPN analyst Desmond Howard, and Pro Football Hall of Fame athlete and educator Randall McDaniel.