the educators collective virtual summit

Fresh. Innovative. Impactful.

The Educators Collective Virtual Summit is a personal & professional development boutique event which will bring exceptional leaders in education together in a unique, intimate, and impactful way.

Connect. Create. Explore. Share. Support.

August 6th – August 8th, 2021


Friday, August 6th, 2021

Pre-Event Virtual Gathering

5:00pm – 7:00pm (PST)

Saturday, August 7th, 2021

Virtual Summit 11:00am – 5:00pm (PST)

Sunday, August 8th, 2021

Post-Event Virtual Gathering

12:00pm – 3:30pm (PST)

The Educators Collective Virtual Summit Schedule

Summit Includes

Pre-Event Gathering

Breakout Sessions

Connecting with Leading Educators

Guest Educator Presentations

Keynote Speaker

Sharing Best Practices

Surprise Box


Post-Event Gathering

Guest Educator Presenters

(Space is limited)

Hello Educators.

For arts educators and educators open to the arts.

The summit is a personal & professional development boutique event which will bring exceptional leaders in arts education together. However, other education disciplines are welcome and encouraged as the more diverse voices, the better. The experience has been created to connect educators, create a safe space, explore ideas & topics, share best practices, and provide support. Collectively the wisdom, experience, and skills are encouraged to be examined and collaborated with all who attend. Through workshops, guest speakers, interactive events, surprise box deliveries, discussions, and dynamic interactions, the event promises to be a game-changer to the current conference model.

The historical events of the past year have provided unprecedented challenges and uncertainty. The virtual summit offers an opportunity to share space with other educators, exchange best practices, learn, listen, observe, connect, refresh, and replenish.

This moment is calling for to us to connect prior to everyone heading back into a new school year. Let us gather, join our virtual individual boats, and help each other rise together in this sea of uncertainty and possibility.

Why The Educators Collective Virtual Summit?

Connecting Educators

Creating a Safe Space

Exploring Ideas & Topics

Sharing Best Practices

Supporting Educators

Teacher Professional Development University Credit

The Educators Collective Virtual Summit has been approved for Teacher Professional Development University Credit with California State University San Marcos.

CSUSM Extended Learning works to connect teachers, administrators and school districts with the wide variety of professional development opportunities offered throughout San Diego County and beyond.

In partnership with the Southern California Professional Development Federation (SCPDF), the San Diego Office of Education and various educational training organizations, CSUSM offers university credit for participation in a variety of workshops and training sessions. 


Teacher Professional Development Page


As The Educators Collective Virtual Summit is a brand new event, the following testimonials are from previous educator events created and developed by Thomas Schultheis

“Thank you Thomas for sharing your gifts, and for championing growth, inspiration, the value of education, and educators!” – Scott Henderson, Songwriter/Music Producer/Performer/Manger/Vocal Coach

Thank you so much. This was a life changing experience.” – David Tate Hastings, Drama Teacher, Olathe South High School

“One of the best experiences I’ve ever had professionally. Thank you for the opportunity.” – Brian Gallagher, Instrumental Music Director, Ramona High School

I can’t tell you how much the impact had on me personally and professionally. I think anyone/everyone can benefit from this type of experience.” – Laurie Barber, Arts Education & Arts Administrator

I would do it again in a heartbeat. I would highly recommend it to others as well. It was truly an experience like no other.” – Lauren Ireland, Vocal Technician & Instructor

“The weekend left me feeling valued, recharged, and gave me a huge reset in how I approach and collaborate on creative projects.” – Krista Carson Elhai, Theatre Director, Claremont High School

This was such an amazing opportunity, and those of us involved really came away from this experience with such a different perspective on how we teach.” – Cathy Petz, Theatre Director, Yorba Linda High School

“It’s vitally important to give educators a sense of how their work has impacted a life, It was life changing for me.” – Karen Burns, Professor of Dance, Central Arizona College

“This wonderful event connected me with others who I continue to be inspired by. I try to create opportunities for my students to be lifted up, validated, and inspired. Additionally, I was inspired to become an even better educator. I completed my Master’s degree after attending and continually search out other opportunities for my own growth knowing the more that I learn the better I can teach. I also gained confidence to take more risks.” Janine Papin, Fine Arts Chair, Trinity Preparatory School

“It completely changed my attitude and approach to facing my problems as an educator. I feel more empowered than ever. “ Mark Budnik, Teaching Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, Carnegie Mellon University

Two Steps to confirm participation:

1. Registration (Deadline Saturday, July 31st, 2021)

2. Payment

$275. per participant includes:

  • The Educators Collective Virtual Summit
  • Surprise Box
  • Access to Exclusive Content
  • Invitation to The Educators Collective Monthly Gatherings (ongoing Educator engagement)
  • Private Facebook Group Membership
  • Teacher Professional Development University Credit Option

The Educators Collective Virtual Summit

Participant Fee


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