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Summer Clinic


The 2021 Texas CTO Clinic will be held on June 16-17, 2021, at the Sheraton Hotel & Conference Center in Georgetown, TX.

This will be a hybrid event with limited participants on-site and virtual registrations at a discounted rate. Presenters may choose to present online or on-site. All sessions will be streamed live and recorded and we will host an online silent auction to raise money for our student scholarship program. The theme for our conference this year is "Ed Tech Superheroes" and will feature keynote speaker Sherrie Raven, Director of the Partnerships for Social and Emotional Learning Initiative at the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL).




Registration will close on June 4. There is no onsite registration so please purchase your registration early. Due to social distancing requirements, onsite will fill up quickly. You can also register to attend the Clinic virtually for a lower cost. All sessions will be live streamed and recorded for future viewing, but you must be registered to access these services. Book your hotel room at the Sheraton for $155 per night here!

We are sorry but we cannot accommodate vendors who are not sponsors onsite this year because of the limited amount of space we have. You may register for a virtual seat or join us for future meetings next year!


See the full schedule of conference sessions and events here.

Keynote Speaker: Sherri Raven, CASEL Director of SEL Implementation

Sherrie works with partner districts across the country on the systemic implementation of SEL. Currently, in Texas, she works with Dallas and El Paso ISDs.

Sherrie was the founding director of the Department of Social and Emotional Learning in Austin in 2011. The department implemented SEL in all district schools by 2016, when Sherrie moved to work at CASEL. 

Prior to her work in SEL, Sherrie was an elementary principal, special education coordinator, assistant principal, and middle school and elementary teacher. She taught in Austin, Texas; Chappaqua, New York; and Hirosaki, Japan. She is a proud native Texan and a graduate of TCU and UT Austin. 





Keynote Panel: "Rejecting a Return to Normal--Opportunities for Innovation in 2021-22" featuring Tom Murray from Future Ready Schools and Chelsea Wait from the Christensen Institute

Tom Murray serves as the Director of Innovation for Future Ready Schools, a Project of the Alliance for Excellent Education, located in Washington, D.C. He has testified before the United States Congress and works alongside that body and the US Senate, the White House, the US Department of Education and state departments of education, corporations, and school districts throughout the country to implement student-centered, personalized learning while helping to lead Future Ready Schools and Digital Learning Day. Murray serves as a regular conference keynote, was named the “2017 Education Thought Leader of the Year,” one of “20 to Watch” by NSBA, the “Education Policy Person of the Year” by the Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2015. His book, Learning Transformed: 8 Keys to Designing Tomorrow’s Schools, Today, was published by ASCD in 2017 and his new book, Personal & Authentic was released in 2019. Both are best-sellers. Connect with him at  




Chelsea Waite is an education research fellow at the Christensen Institute, where she analyzes how innovation theory can inform the evolution of student-centered learning and the advancement of student agency. As part of this work, she leads the Canopy project, a collaborative effort to build better collective knowledge about school innovation. Before joining the Institute, Chelsea built global partnerships and designed learning programs at Digital Promise, a nonprofit working to spur innovation in education. She also spent two years as an English teacher in Brazil on a Fulbright fellowship. Chelsea holds a BA in History from Brown University and was part of the first cohort of a masters program in Social Innovation at the Judge Business School at Cambridge University.


Texas K-12 CTO Council Refund Policy

Unless specifically stated on registration materials, the deadline to receive a refund for your registration is 14 calendar days before the event. (May 28, 2019). Registration cancellations received prior to the deadline may be eligible to receive a refund, less a $25 service fee. Cancellations received after the stated deadline will not be eligible for a refund. Refunds will not be available for registrants who choose not to attend an event. Cancellations will be accepted in writing only and must be received by the stated cancellation deadline. Refund requests must include the name of the attendee and/or transaction number. Substitutions for registrations will be accepted if authorized in writing by the original registrant.

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