Your couch. Your time.
The best FREE online PD!

The Ditch That Textbook Digital Summit is a FREE online conference for teachers. It brings together some of the brightest minds in education to discuss technology, pedagogy and more.

This year, the summit is open Dec. 13, 2021 to Jan. 7, 2022.

Each year, we empower and inspire you with new video presentations as well as access to 60+ presentations from previous summits. Generate FREE certificates for professional development credits. Get personalized PD graduate credit (click here to learn how).

Did we mention it's FREE? And it's coming up soon!

Sign up here for notifications of future summits!

Kyle Leonard

Lamoni, IA


This is by far one of the best professional development opportunities I've been able to attend -- and the best part is that it's FREE!

“The Ditch Summit was hands down the best PD for me last year. The great interview skills by Matt Miller combined with the top notch guests made it awesome.”

Laura Steinbrink

Teacher and Tech Coach / Missouri 

What to expect

Just like a teacher conference.
Wherever and whenever you want.
(Pajamas and couch optional.)

The Ditch That Textbook Digital Summit offers you nine great speakers -- one new video interview released per day.

All videos -- more than 60 -- will be available in December and early January. Like any other conference, when it's over, it's over and the videos will disappear.


Get your ticket.

Sign up above. Your ticket will get you emails the morning of every new speaker with a link to go watch.


Watch the videos.

Speaker videos last anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour. They're practical and inspirational, from hand-picked education leaders.


Download the notes.

Each video is accompanied by a PDF notes page summarizing the message. Download the notes, share, and keep them as long as you want.


Get PD credits.

When you've completed a presentation, generate a certificate of completion you can submit to your school/district for credit.

Jenn Giffen

York Region, Ontario


The Ditch Summit helped me connect with other like-minded educators on my own time. The sessions inspired me to make changes in my practice that have improved how I reach and empower my students. Maybe it is time to ditch that traditional conference?!?!

Karly Moura

Concord, CA


Ditch Summit provides you with powerful professional development while building your personal learning network. Last year I learned a TON and connected with incredible educators all over the globe!

What's the digital summit like?
Relive the past summits in sketches!

See Jen Giffen's sketches of ALL of the #DitchSummit sessions here.

Get graduate credit for Ditch Summit!

Follow the steps below to get started (click on the image for a full size. Visit to register.

Don't miss it ... Get signed up!

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A free, online virtual conference for educators by educators. Hosted by Ditch That Textbook.


60+ session available in December every year. 


Follow along and participate in the fun on Twitter using the #DitchSummit hashtag.

PD in your PJs

Watch the videos wherever and whenever you'd like while the summit is open.