About the Keystones Summit

KutztownThrough a rigorous selection process, 100 Keystones each in 2014 and 2015 were selected by PAECT regional teams to attend the week-long summit in July. The term STARS stands for: State Technology Advocates Redefining Schools. Keystones STARS are advocates and influencers within their school districts when it comes to teaching and learning with technology. Many Keystones have become district administrators and key decision makers in educational technology planning. The week-long Summit was designed to enrich and invigorate the skills and competencies of those attendees.


During this week-long summit, attendees were given the opportunity to experience hands-on professional development, attend Keynote sessions provided by dynamic and innovative speakers on instructional technology, collaborate in cohorts of similar classroom interests, and leave with an extensive network of new colleagues from around the commonwealth.

The 2017 Summit will be held July 24-28 on the campus of Shippensburg University.


One teacher’s 2014 Summit experience:

“I was deeply impacted and inspired by last year’s Summit, and I am certain that this year’s attendees will be as well. There was so much to see, hear and learn. How could anyone NOT come away energized and invigorated? This week was one of the most enjoyable and powerful professional development sessions I’ve attended!” Barb Kurtz, Crawford Central School District


Only principal-nominated Keystones will be invited to apply to the KTI STARS Summit.