A game-changing, virtual professional development experience for educators

February 24, 2023


*Group rates also available

Welcome to Equity Summit

The goal of the Equity Summit is to provide a necessary space for educators to reflect, learn, share, and practice strategies to better support all students. At Skyrocket, we strive to amplify the voices of all educators committed to developing and engaging in equitable practices.

Join educators from across the country to learn, share experiences, and connect online. This professional development event, applicable to all educators and educational staff, will stream live virtual sessions, workshops and group discussions to give you a deeper understanding of what it means to be an equity advocate. You will leave with valuable tools and ideas to implement in your classrooms, schools and with other stakeholders.

2023 Equity Summit Theme

Action for Impact

This year’s Equity Summit is all about taking action to make an impact in student’s lives and communities.  The sessions will focus on opportunities for participants to develop and create equitable experiences that allow all students to thrive.  Equity Summit 2023 strives to create the environment where we can reflect, collaborate, do and BE EQUITY.  

Each session will fall into at least one of the 6 Summit Strands.

Explore the Summit Strands

You’ve done some incredible work thus far. Now it’s time to reflect on your journey and take action. How do you want to make an impact? What’s the change you want to create or foster? What steps can you begin to take today? Presentations in this strand will support participants in answering these questions and creating action plans to be equity. 

Academic Engagement helps create and advance relationships between educators and students, reinvent learning and collaboration, shrink long-standing equity and accessibility gaps, and adapt learning experiences to meet the needs of all learners. Presentations in this strand will support teachers in developing innovative approaches to instruction that empower all students to engage and advocate for their learning.

When we amplify voices, we are advocating for the voices that have been systematically silenced in the past. Meaningful amplification of voices can provide a foundation for advocacy and create safe classrooms where everyone feels heard, respected and part of a community. Presentations in this strand focus on how we can use equitable practices to amplify voices for a more equitable future.

Effective partnerships require educators, families, and communities to deepen collaboration and authentically engage in meaningful ways. Presentations in this strand will focus on leveraging inclusive practices that foster significant engagement with our families and communities, empowering them with tools beyond the classroom.

What practices, structures, and supports empower teachers to develop their craft? Presentations in this strand will explore topics such as growing leaders within schools and regions, establishing and supporting professional learning communities, leveraging positions to advocate for all our students, and developing pedagogical knowledge.

Moving from “you” and “me” to “us” is an essential component of equity-focused work.  Teams of educators build trust and safety through their differences and explore the emotions that come up in the process.  Presentations in this strand provide practical and applicable support for engaging in regular, open, communication about equity in schools, that bring communities closer to the collective purpose.

2023 Keynote Speaker

Baruti Kafele

Distinguished master teacher and transformational school leader who has lead the turnaround of several schools. Author of 12 books, including his most recent release, The Equity & Social Justice Education 50 (2021).

As this year’s Keynote Speaker, Principal Baruti Kafele will lead a conversation on how to develop an equity mindset toward ensuring the academic, social and emotional growth and development of all the learners in the classroom. In this empowering, highly engaging strand, Principal Kafele makes the case that the individuality of each student matters. He will provide attendees with strategies toward ensuring that student individuality, student cultural identity and student “voice” play prominent roles within their schools and classrooms.

Event Schedule Coming Soon!

The official schedule will be released January 2023

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Not sure what to expect? Check out last year’s schedule!

What our 2022 participants had to say:


Once you have registered, you will be given exclusive access to the virtual links to attend the event.

Teachers, Principles and School administrators, University Students, Curriculum Directors, School Leaders and Coaches, Learning Specialists, School Board Members, and anyone in the educational community dedicated to creating equitable spaces in their schools and classrooms.

All sales are final but include access to all take-home resources. In addition to resources, all recordings will be available to you for a month after the event.

Groups of 5 or more can qualify for the group rate. Be sure to select a group tickets option when you purchase your tickets in Eventbrite. Purchase Tickets

Still have questions? Shoot us an email at equitysummit@skyrocket-ed.com

Ready to transform and impact?

Continue your equity journey. Register today!