The inaugural Project LIT Summit…

We asked attendees to finish this sentence: The inaugural Project LIT Summit…

  • was the start of something special!
  • Everythang! No seriously, it was the best PD I’ve attended in my short teaching career. In Project LIT I can say with certainty I’ve found my people.
  • Was inspiring and encouraging.
  • Was full of passionate educators and students who want to make a difference in the world. Dream big!
  • Was an inspiring way to begin my summer!
  • was a celebration of literature, learning, and love! A family reunion that allowed us to feel the joy and support of the community, but also challenged us in ways that will help us reflect and grow.
  • Was a rare opportunity for me, As an educator, to network with genuine people about changing lives outside of a mandated district setting and talk removed from standardized testing.
  • was an inspiring, educational, and invigorating event that I hope spreads to all 50 states!
  • Filled my soul with positivity, student-centered ideas, and literature-love.
  • was the greatest and I’m proud and grateful that I was able to attend.
  • best PD and networking experience of like-minded educators AND students
  • was the most LIT professional development I’ve ever attended. The energy in Maplewood undoubtedly cannot be recreated.
  • Has inspired me to become a better teacher and fight to put diverse literature in all students’ hands.


  • Was amazing, inspiring, and a true highlight of my students’ high school experience (and one of the highlights of mine as an educator)
  • Fabulous
  • is evidence of a MOVEMENT for literacy, equity, and kids.
  • Was Epic!
  • helped me better define my goals for my students as readers.
  • was LIT! I’m so proud I got to be part of it!
  • an inspirational, motivating, book-loving kind of day for teachers and students!
  • Was LIT! (Just as I suspected it would be!). The connections I have made with educators has deepened and will help me grow as a teacher and person.
  • was inspiring!
  • was more than I could have imagined! THANK YOU for providing a like-minded group of people across the US that are truly here for the best interest in our future children, inspiring one another tthrough beautiful literature to be better everyday.
  • has ignited my passion for bringing literature to young people.
  • made me fired up to start my community.
  • strengthened the resolve and bonds of our community.
  • Reaffirmed my belief that all students should have access to books that represent their lived experience.
  • was everything I wanted it to be and everything I didn’t know I wanted it to be. It’s just the beginning.
  • Was fire!
  • made me feel like I’m not alone in wanting my students to read a variety of literature. Thank you!!
  • was everything I wanted it to be and so much more!


Author: Jarred Amato

High school English teacher who is passionate about improving TN education, one book at a time.

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