As we collaboratively tackle the problems of practice
facing education today...
We are proud to collaborate with top education leaders from across the United States.
And here's what our Education Leader members say about ERDI...
ERDI provides the opportunity for education leaders and providers to come together to plan, evaluate, and improve products and strategies that will make a difference for school districts and the students, staff, and families we serve. Best professional development available! Dr. Don Grotting, Superintendent of Beaverton School District, OR
ERDI is the best professional development event I attend. Dr. Gustavo Balderas, Superintendent of Edmonds School District, WA
This experience is invaluable. As a first-time onsite ERDI Education Leader, I thoroughly enjoyed meeting educators from across this nation. The Solution Providers were innovative and open to input and feedback. I especially appreciated the time allotted to reflect on practices and hear new ideas. The Women's Breakfast was a wonderful opportunity to meet amazing trendsetters and be inspired. I can honestly say that I have grown from this experience. Dr. Yolanda Stansislaus, Director of the Department of Professional Growth Systems in Montgomery County Public Schools, MD
The ability to interact with, and collaborate with, the top educational leaders in the country while simultaneously helping shape the future of educational products and services creates a rich, fulfilling experience. ERDI represents some of the best professional learning I have ever experienced. Dr. Ken Gutman, Superintendent of Walled Lake CSD, MI
ERDI IS AN OUTSTANDING professional development experience for superintendents. Dr. Wanda Cook-Robinson, Superintendent of Oakland Schools, MI
ERDI is a one of a kind experience to see the latest advancements in education with the leaders of our education system working every day to transform schools into vibrant meaningful experiences for our students and communities. ERDI is the gathering of the leaders of leaders in the education world. I am honored to be part of ERDI. John Graft, Superintendent & CEO of Butler Tech, OH
ERDI is the best PD I have participated in over the last 20+ years. Dr. Steve Joel, Superintendent of LIncoln Public Schools, NE
ERDI creates a much valued partnership between solution providers and educational leaders, and student success across the nation is the result of that partnership. Dr. Julie Olesniewicz, Assistant Superintendent of Claremont Unified School District, CA
ERDI was a valuable experience, as I was able to hear from organizations who were on the cutting edge of programs that support the whole child. I loved connecting with educators from across the country, and the sharing of ideas that ensued. Dr. Janelle Woodward, Assistant Superintendent, Pleasanton Unified School District, CA
My experience at ERDI is very informative and provides me an opportunity to collaborate with many of my professional peers. The conference is well organized and elevates the educational community in multiple ways. Dr. Rick Surrency, Superintendent of Putnam County School District, FL
Attending ERDI was incredibly invigorating for me as an educator. I returned home rejuvenated and excited about continuing to grow as a leader. It's a very powerful experience to connect with other leaders from around the country as well as leading solution providers. Rob Sauer, Superintendent of Homedale School District, ID
As a veteran superintendent I look forward to opportunities to reflect upon my own learning and keep my curiosity fresh. Attending with solution partners and participating alongside fellow superintendents provides an engaging and relevant platform to learn with and grow ideas that ultimately improve outcomes for all students. Dr. Kristi Wilson, Superintendent of Buckeye Elementary School District, AZ
ERDI provides an opportunity for professional growth and collegiality beyond its intent of providing R and D opportunities for companies. The panels, socials and table talks are intentional, relevant and serve as an opportunity to connect with professionals from across the county on problems of practice in common. The vast amount of experience present at an ERDI is awe inspiring and the innovative and inspiring messages help shape my leadership moving forward when I return home. Dr. Mark Anson, Assistant Superintendent of East Irondequoit Central School District, NY
ERDI provides an opportunity to develop a network of friends amongst colleagues and solution providers across the country. You are often reminded that the challenges which feel unique to your setting are shared by others in your position. You have a community with which to share thinking while developing further perspective on educational topics. It is invigorating to provide input on new ideas and products that may impact the future of education. All of this occurs with such professionalism, class and respect. I know of no other conference experience I would rate higher. Dr. Rochelle Daniels, Assistant Superintendent in Kansas City Public Schools, MO
ERDI is an inspiring experience where you collaborate with colleagues solving similar challenges through experiencing and R&D model that develops solutions for students alongside solution providers. Everyone is aligned in wanting to be better and in wanting to do more. The institute is also a ton of fun and a great way to network within the educational ecosystem. Scott Frauenheim, CEO of Distinctive Schools, IL, MI
ERDI is still the best professional learning I have found as a Superintendent. The opportunity to compare notes, share stories and lean on one another is like no other! I am very grateful for the community! Dr. Mary Grow, Superintendent of East Irondequoit Central School District, NY
ERDI is an opportunity to go deeper than what one might experience at a large professional conference, in a keynote or break out , or from a stroll through a vendor hall of booths. It creates the context and climate for personal and extended conversations about the ideas and experiences we can provide students and staff members in our schools. Dr. Robert McBride, Superintendent of Lockport Township High School District, IL