2023 Summer Technology Institute

August 1-3, 2023 • Virtual Conference

Embracing Inquiry, Diversity, and Growth:
Innovations in Education

Please join us for this dynamic community event on August 1 – 3, 2023. This virtual conference will have workshops, plenary sessions, community building, networking, and learning.  We will be inspired by leaders from the Maine Department of Education, educational technology specialists from as far as California and Texas, researchers from the University of Maine, and experts across diverse disciplines. Come participate and share in this experience.


For more information, contact mia.morrison@maine.edu.


This event is sponsored by the collaborative Master of Education in Instructional Technology, an effort between the University of Maine, the University of Maine at Farmington, and the University of Southern Maine.

Plenary Leaders and Sessions
Click on Plenary Titles below for more information

Carla Jefferson
Emma-Marie Banks
Aaron Schorn

Principal,  Darlington Virtual Academy
Darlington, South Carolina 

Learning Through Technology Coordinator
Maine Department of Education

Head of Community and Growth

Strand Sessions
Click on Strand Titles for more information

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Jae Allain
photo of Jodi Jeannette
Jodi Jeannette
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Joyce Babbitt
photo of Neal Rioux
Neil Rioux
photo of Rebecca Buchanan
Rebecca Buchanan
Cam McDonnell
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Jeff Bailey
photo of Dan Ryder
Dan Ryder

Event Schedule

Tuesday August 1

12:00 Welcome

12:15 Strand Session

2:00 Workshop Session #1 (see options below)

3:15 Break

3:30 Strand Session

5:30 Dinner Break

6:30 Network  

Wednesday August 2

7:30 FIKA (optional ~ social time)

8:00 PLENARY SESSION – Emma Marie Banks

8:45 Strand Session

10:45 Break

11:00 PLENARY SESSION – Aaron Schorn

12:00 Lunch Break

1:00 Workshop Session #2 (see options below)

2:15 Break

2:30 Strand Session

4:30 Presentations

5:30 Dinner Break

6:30 Ed CAMP

Thursday August 3

7:30 FIKA (optional ~ social time)

8:00 Welcome – Mia Morrison

8:10 Strand Session

9:50 PLENARY SESSION – Carla Jefferson

10:50 Break

11:00 Workshop Session #3 (see options below)

12:15 Lunch Break

1:00 Strand Session

2:30 Closing

Workshop and Presentation Sessions
Click Session titles below for more information


Workshop Session #1
August 1 : 2:00 – 3:15 p.m.

Workshop Session #2
August 2 : 1:00 – 2:15 p.m.

Workshop Session #3
August 3 : 11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

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    William Corcoran

  • photo of Jodie Deinhammer

    Jodie Deinhammer

  • photo of Mary Kemper

    Mary Kemper

  • photo of Mina Matthews

    Araminta Matthews

  • photo of Sarah Norsworthy

    Sarah Norsworthy

  • photo of Christina Otten

    Christina Otten

  • David Saunders

  • Joshua Schmidt

  • Aaron Schorn

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    Jon Smith

Registration Information

Virtual Conference: August 1 – 3
Graduate Course (EDT 580): July 17 – August 11

Join Summer Technology Institute for contact hours, CEUs or graduate credits.
Teams of 3 or more from the same organization, school or district can be a mix of participation for a discount.
Non-Degree applicants will have the application fee waived when using the fee waiver code below.

Graduate Credit (includes 3-Day Institute)

Enroll in EDT 580 to earn 3 graduate credits.
July 17 – August 11, 2023

Grad Course Registration Deadline: July 21

Summer Technology Institute (only)

Register for Summer Technology Institute for 25 contact hours or 2.5 CEUs.
August 1 – 3, 2023 

Institute Registration Deadline: July 31

  • How to Register:
    Complete the Conference Registration Form
  • Costs (choose the rate that applies to you in the registration form):
    • $499 Regular Rate
    • $429 Early Bird Discount (on/before May 15, 2023)
    • $349 Group Discount (3 or more from same organization, school, or district)


For more information, contact Mia Morrison at mia.morrison@maine.edu.