2013 Educational Technology Summit “Connected Learning in the Digital Age: Improving American Education Through Technology” to be held in Washington, D.C.
Summit will address accessibility of high-speed broadband Internet, supporting teachers in the digital classroom, and more
WHAT: Private and public sector leaders from both parties agree that making better use of educational technology is critical to improving America's K-12 education, and that all students and teachers need access to high-speed broadband Internet and digital learning tools. But there are vital questions about how to achieve these goals as quickly, ubiquitously, and cost-effectively as possible.
At this one-day summit, education and broadband experts, business leaders, and senior policymakers will discuss the findings of the LEAD Commission and how to advance key education technology goals, including how best to streamline and modernize E-Rate, ensure the availability of effective digital learning content, and support teachers in the digital classroom.
KEY TOPICS: (Full agenda available upon request.)
8:35 a.m. - WELCOME
8:40 – 9:30 - Findings of the LEAD Commission
9:30 – 10:00 - The ConnectED Initiative: A Conversation with Gene Sperling
10:00 – 11:00 - State of Blended Learning in America's Schools
11:15 – 12:15 p.m. - Connecting America's Schools
12:30 – 1:30 - WORKING SESSIONS: Digital Learning Content: Evaluating What Works/ Preparing Teachers for the Digital Classroom
1:30 – 2:00 - Education Technology Policy 2.0
2:00 – 2:45 – How Can Policy Accelerate the Education Technology Market
2:45 – 3:00 - CLOSING REMARKS
• John Bailey, executive director, Foundation for Excellence in Education
• Katherine Brittain Bradley, president, CityBridge Foundation
• Judy Burton, president and CEO, Alliance College-Ready Public Schools
• Steve Case, CEO, Revolution
• Chelsea Clinton, board member, Common Sense Media
• Mignon Clyburn, commissioner and acting chairwoman, Federal Communications Commission
• James Coulter, LEAD commissioner and founding partner, TPG Capital
• Geoffrey Cowan, president, The Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands
• Susan Crown, chairman and founder SCE
• Rep. John Delaney (D-Maryland)
• Mark Edwards, Mooresville (N.C.) Graded School District Superintendent; National Superintendent of the Year
• Joel Klein, CEO, Amplify, and former chancellor, New York City Department of Education
• Julius Genachowski, senior fellow, Aspen Institute, and former chair, Federal Communications Commission
• Bill Goodwyn, president, Discovery Education
• Maria Klawe, president, Harvey Mudd College
• Doug Levin, executive director, State Educational Technology Directors Association
• Lillian Lowery, Maryland state superintendent of schools
• Tom Luna, Idaho superintendent of public instruction
• John Manahan, regional director, Rocketship Education
• Jeff Mao, learning technology policy director for Maine
• Evan Marwell, CEO and co-founder, Education SuperHighway
• Ted Mitchell, president and CEO, NewSchools Venture Fund
• Kyle Morean, technology and media literacy teacher at Thurgood Marshall Academy, City Bridge Education innovation fellow
• Jessica Rosenworcel, commissioner, Federal Communications Commission
• Rob Shanahan, president and CEO, Lightower
• Jim Shelton, acting deputy secretary, U.S. Department of Education
• Gene Sperling, director of National Economic Council
• James Steyer, LEAD commissioner, founder and CEO, Common Sense Media
• Tom Stritikus, dean, University of Washington College of Education
• Eric Westendorf, co-founder, LearnZillion
• Bob Wise, president, Alliance for Excellent Education and former governor of West Virginia
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
8 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
901 E Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20004
This event will be webcast. To access the live webcast, visit http://www.sunnylands.org/edtechconnect
About Common Sense Media
Common Sense Media is dedicated to improving the lives of kids and families by providing the trustworthy information, education, and independent voice they need to thrive in a world of media and technology. We provide families with the advice and media reviews they need in order to make the best choices for their children. Through our education programs and policy efforts, Common Sense Media empowers parents, educators, and young people to become knowledgeable and responsible digital citizens. For more information, go to: www.commonsensemedia.org.
About The Annenberg Retreat at Sunnylands
The Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands, which operates The Annenberg Retreat at Sunnylands in Rancho Mirage, California, is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit operating entity. The Annenberg Retreat at Sunnylands hosts high-level retreats that address serious issues facing the nation and the world, including the recent official meeting between President Obama and President Xi of the People's Republic of China. In addition, Sunnylands offers programs through the Sunnylands Center & Gardens to educate the public about the history of Sunnylands, its architecture, art collections, cultural significance, and sustainable practices. More information may be found online at sunnylands.org.
About the LEAD Commission
Answering a challenge from the Federal Communications Commission and the U.S. Department of Education, experts from across the education and technology space formed the Leading Education by Advancing Digital (LEAD) Commission. The Commission has developed a blueprint, detailing the opportunity for using technology as a catalyst to transform and improve American education. For more information, visit www.leadcommission.org
NewSchools Venture Fund is a not-for-profit organization that supports entrepreneurs in creating innovative ways to improve K-12 public education. We blend the best of philanthropy and capital markets to ensure an excellent education is available to every child. We actively share what we've learned through our investments, bring together educational leaders from across the country, and advocate for smart policies at the federal level. Learn more at www.newschools.org.