Superior Tech For Teachers Conference, June 7-9, 2017

 Learn exciting ways to use technology in your classroom to achieve a superior education experience

2017/06/07 08:00:00

The Call for Proposals is now Closed!

We received an overwhelming number of proposals, thank you all for submitting.  We are currently working on the event’s Schedule.  Keep coming back to find out more!

Keynote Speakers

Featured Speakers


Pre-Conference Workshops

Register for the pre-conference and choose to attend two of the four 2-hour-long
workshops we have scheduled for you.

Morning Workshops

10:00am – 12:00pm

Afternoon Workshops

1:00pm – 3:00pm

Robotics in the Classroom

Using and Creating 360 & VR images with ThingLink

Google Apps for Education


Details Coming Soon!

Schedule Summary

detailed schedule COMING SOON

Tentative Pre-Conference Summit Schedule:

  • 7:30am – 9:00am Registration, badge pick up, light breakfast
  • 9:00am – 10:00am Pre Keynote
  • 10:00am – 12:00pm Workshop
  • 12:00pm – 1:00pm LUNCH (on your own)
  • 1:00pm – 3:00pm Workshop

Tentative Summit Schedule:

Day 1
  • 7:30am – 8:00am Registration, badge pick up, light breakfast
  • 8:00am – 9:00am Opening Keynote
  • 9:00am – 10:00am Session No.1
  • 10:15am – 11:15am Session No. 2
  • 11:15am – 12:30pm LUNCH (Provided) – Interaction with sponsors, network
  • 12:30pm – 1:30pm Session No. 3
  • 1:45pm – 2:45pm Session No. 4
  • 3:00pm – 4:00pm Reflection – Networking

Tentative Summit Schedule:

Day 2
  • 7:30am – 8:00am Light Breakfast
  • 8:00am – 9:00am Keynote
  • 9:00am – 10:00am Session No.5
  • 10:15am – 11:15am Session No. 6
  • 11:15am – 12:30pm LUNCH (Provided) – Interaction with sponsors, network
  • 12:30pm – 1:30pm Session No. 7
  • 1:45pm – 2:45pm Session No. 8
  • 3:00pm – 4:00pm Closing Keynote

Lodging Accommodations

We have arranged for the following lodging accommodations

Holiday Inn Express


Night / Room

210 Seminole Blvd, Largo FL, 33770

Phone: (727) 581-3900

Wi-Fi, Hot breakfast included

** Reservation can only be made by calling the hotel
number directly 727-581-3900 and reference the
block code “ST4T” for Superior Tech For Teachers Guest. This rate
is guaranteed only until 05/16/2017. If you are claiming Tax Exempt status, you are required to provide a State of Florida Tax Exempt Certificate prior to check in. **

Fairfield Inn


Night / Room

3070 Gulf to Bay Blvd, Clearwater FL, 33759

Phone: (727) 724-6223
Fax: (727) 724-3413

Wi-Fi, Hot breakfast included

**To make your reservation(s) please call the hotel number directly 727-724-6223 and reference the block code “Superior Tech For Teachers Conference” or use this link.  This rate is guaranteed only until 05/08/2017. If you are claiming Tax Exempt status, you are required to provide a State of Florida Tax Exempt
certificate prior to check in. **

About Our School

Who We Are

A family that cares about the future of all its members

Plato Academy is a Family! We are a group of educators dedicated to success by creating a culture of collaboration and mutual respect for ideas, beliefs, and opinions.

Digital technologies are transforming our classrooms today. For example, since its release in the spring of 2010 the iPad has taken education by storm, and data show that iPad adoption by classrooms across the world will only keep accelerating. Other tablets, Android and Windows based, are also on the rise as educators, parents, students, and stakeholders across the globe realize that technology enhanced the educational experience.

During the school years 2011-2012, 2012-2013, 2013-2014, and 2014-2015 Plato Academy implemented 1:1 iPad and Windows laptop programs. Preliminary data show that the students’ performance increased by 24% in reading, by 25% in math and by 27% in science.

In the school year 2013-2014, our 4th grade math and science initiative for 1:1 iPad for Math and Science Classrooms was the most successful of all.

The students in that class scored the highest scores in the state of Florida on the fourth grade math FCAT test, as 100% of the students scored at or above level.

What We Do

Why you should attend the conference

We enjoy sharing our knowledge and experiences with technology with other educators, so that they will be successful in their classrooms. We are committed to provide educational technology learning opportunities for teachers who are willing to break the boundaries of traditional learning in order to create spaces for innovation in the classroom.

We are teachers too just like you

All of our presenters are currently classrooms teachers. We are all teachers like you. We are facing the same dilemmas as you. We are confronted by the same challenges as you. We are striving for the success of our students like you do. We share with you the same passion for our profession and we want to share with you all the knowledge we have gained, so that you will avoid our mistakes and you will build on our successes.

Conference venue, in-service points, additional conference details

The Venue

For the 2014-2015 school year, Plato Academy, and Superior Schools opened its brand new state of the art campus located in Clearwater, Florida. Utilizing a fully redundant Hewlett Packard based Fiber optic network, 20 gigabits of bandwidth in campus. Dedicated HP access points, and Epson BrightLink projectors in very classroom.

Minutes from the sunny beaches of the Gulf of Mexico, and Tampa International Airport. Our location as in abundant amount of amenities surrounding it. Incredible restaurants and exciting activities are available.

In-Service Points To Award is proud to announce that Pinellas County, Hernando County, and Hillsborough County Employees attending the 2-day conference will earn 10 to 15 in-service points (10 points for the 2-day conference 15 points for the 3-day conference), to be used towards certification.

Our 2017 Event Sponsors

For Sponsorship opportunities please fill out the following form