Rekindle your passion for learning.

SIIS is an intimate gathering of likeminded educators who seek to expand their thinking, their practice, and their vision; who want to build the future of teaching and learning, and understand their role in this. It’s where people come to learn, make new friends, and reconnect with old ones. And where they reaffirm their love of teaching.

More than a conference, SIIS is an educational adventure of exploration, learning, discovery, and engagement. It’s a celebration of education and the purpose behind our profession. And it’s also an opportunity to have fun—to experience our annual welcome lu’au with great food, authentic island music, and amazing dance performances.

In short, SIIS is an event that’s defined by a feeling of family and belonging.

It’s also a chance to visit Innovation High to see the future of education in practice. Or to explore the crisp clean mountain air of Park City—home of the 2002 Winter Olympics—as you take in the thrill of a zip line or alpine slide, the fall mountain colors, and the unique shops and galleries of this restored silver mining town, rich in western history and lore.

Join your fellow educators at SIIS in building the future of learning that succeeds for all our students.


“The School Improvement Innovation Summit was extremely valuable to me. I’ve never attended a conference that was such a true, thoughtful gathering of educators focused on advancing teaching and learning—and no sales pitch! It was awesome!”

–KK Owen
Director, Professional Learning
Escambia County Schools, Florida



What You’ll Get

At SIIS 2014 you’ll come back with:

  • An understanding of how to use powerful professional learning tools to create significant improvement in student achievement
  • Valuable, productive relationships with other education leaders
  • Insight into education from the student’s perspective

You’ll walk away from the Innovation Summit not only with strategic frameworks and actionable tools, but also with a refreshed sense of purpose and a positive outlook toward the future of education.



Meet Education’s Thought Leaders

This year’s speakers include many top names in education, including:

Conrad Wolfram

Mathematician and Founder of Mathematica

Jay McTighe

Educational Writer and Consultant at the Maryland Assessment Consortium

Lucy Hansen

Principal at Agua Caliente Elementary School, Cathedral City, California

Terry Holliday

Commissioner of Education, State of Kentucky

David Hyerle

Founder and President of the Thinking Foundation and Developer of the Thinking Maps® model

Alexina Medley

Principal and CEO of Warren Easton Charter High School, New Orleans, Louisiana

See All The Speakers



Train With Experts

Learn best practices for implementing the Educator Effectiveness System (EES), and see how you can be among the schools that are seeing significant improvement in student achievement. You’ll get specific training with:

  • PD 360
  • Observation 360
  • Common Core 360
  • And more!


Mix and Mingle With The Best

Converse, connect, and build lasting relationships with hundreds of educators, many of whom have overcome challenges just like yours.

Don’t forget to pack your favorite beach shirt for our annual lu’au. Sit back and relax as you enjoy authentic Hawaiian food, music, and dance performances to kick off the summit.



Treat Yourself To Exciting Extras

Sign up for an optional tour of the hugely successful Innovations High School—a customized, self-directed learning environment rich with technology and flexibility. You can also sign up for the optional Park City Day for a mountain adventure at the world-renowned alpine destination.*


Registration Options

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Airfare to/from Salt Lake City not included.