Skip to content

2021 TRETC

The event is finished.


Jan 18 2021


All of the day


$30 + Fees

Call for Nominations for 2021 TRETC, Education Teacher of the Year and Innovative in Education Administrator of the Year! 

This year more than ever, teachers and administrators are persevering and deserve to be celebrated and recognized.
For criteria and how to nominate someone, CLICK HEREDeadline to Nominate is December 4, 2020.

Teachers-what is working in today’s classrooms? Submit your ideas to our Digital Notebook.

Do you have an innovative teaching practice, idea, technique, policy, or procedure that you want to share? Please consider submitting a page to our digital notebook for teachers to take away from the event. This can be in the form of a digital slide, a PDF, a website, a hyperdoc or a video. However best works to get your ideas across.
Submit your idea here:
Deadline to Submit is December 4, 2020.

The Three Rivers Educational Technology Conference (TRETC) is a professional development opportunity to advance the field in the integration of educational technology for teachers, K-12 administrators, industry experts, and higher education decision makers in the Pittsburgh region.

TRETC, this year in a virtual setting, will deliver:
•    a network of peers
•    the choice of 15 professional development sessions
•    a digital notebook of ideas to enhance your instructional strategies
•    a panel of local authors during your lunch break
•    an administrator round table discussion featured on Business as Usual
•    a closing ceremony honoring select teacher and administrator finalists for the TRETC Innovation in Education Award.

The theme for TRETC 2021 is, “Next Level EdTech! Empowering Educators to Take EdTech to the Next Level”. TRETC qualifies for Act 48.

Keynote Speaker: 

This year, we are pleased to announce Jaime Casap as this year’s keynote speaker. Jaime Casap served as the Chief Education Evangelist at Google for more than 14 years and was the second member of the Google for Education team. In that time, Jaime launched Google’s GSuite tools into higher education and K12. He also launched Chromebooks into education and was the creator of the Google for Education Transformation Framework, a holistic approach to education transformation.

Now Jaime is partnering and collaborating with higher education institutions, school systems, and businesses around the world, helping them build transformational policies and practices to elevate education and bring equity, diversity, and inclusion into their policies and practices.

Jaime serves as an advisor to dozens of organizations focused on learning, skill development, and the future of work.  He is the coauthor of “Our First Talk About Poverty,” as a way to talk to children about poverty.  He is currently working on his next book, which will focus on his journey from the ghetto to Google, and what it takes to be successful.

He speaks on education, digitalization, diversity and inclusion, generation z, and the future of work at events around the world.  You can follow and reach him on Twitter at @jcasap and watch his YouTube career advice videos at

WHEN: Monday, January 18, 2021 | 8:00AM to 3:00PM
WHERE: Via SCHED and Zoom Meetings

AGENDA: (Subject to Change)
8:00 AM – 8:30 AM | Build your Schedule, Digital Notebook & Exhibitor Gallery
8:30 AM – 9:30 AM | Session 1
9:30 AM – 9:35 AM | Transition Time
9:35 AM – 10:35 AM | Session 2
10:35 AM – 11:00 AM | Digital Notebook & Exhibitor Gallery
11:00 AM – 12:00 Noon | Keynote Session
12:00 Noon – 1:00  PM | Teacher: Lunch with an Author
12:00 Noon – 1:00  PM | V.I.P. Administrator Round Table on Business as Usual
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM | Session 3
2:00 PM – 2:05 PM | Transition Time
2:05 PM – 3:05 PM | Closing Ceremony: TRETC Award of Innovation

SCHED Detailed Agenda unlocked once you register for the event.
(The Act 48 hours code will be administered at the end of the event)

COST: General Attendee: $30 + fees

Interested in learning more about sponsoring TRETC – contact Ashley Steckel today to learn more!


TRETC allows you to network with peers and choose from over 30 professional development sessions and interactive experiences to facilitate growth in your role as an educator.

Discover all day long panel discussions, spotlight sessions, and interactive opportunities that fit into this year’s theme of “Next Level EdTech! Empowering educators to take edtech to the next level”.

Innovation Zone
Interact with educational technology entrepreneurs as they share their latest work in fields like augmented reality, artificial intelligence, or game-based learning.

Digital Notebook
Scroll the pages of the TRETC Digital Notebook showcasing what’s working for educators teaching in a virtual, hybrid, and in-person classrooms in our region.

Student Showcase
Browse through projects that have captured the work submitting by extraordinary students.

Educational & Technology Exhibitors
Connect with our innovative exhibitors to learn about products and services that enable educators to skillfully connect students with technology tools for the future.VIP session is for district administrators only.

Meet the Author
Talk with authors who have published works on best-teaching practices and educational philosophies during your lunch break and sign up to receive a copy of their latest work.

Contact Information:

For content or logistics questions – Marie Pelloni, Director, Talent Attraction and STEM Development,
For registration questions – Taylor Bombalski, Director, Event Planning & Special Programs,
For sponsorship questions – Ashley Steckel, Director of Business Development and Advertising,
For membership questions – Ryan Gent, Membership Director, rgent@pghtech.or