Meeting in D.C. to Seek Way to Improve American Education Through Technology

The Annenberg Retreat at Sunnylands joins Common Sense Media, the NewSchools Venture Fund, and the LEAD Commission in sponsoring Connected Learning in the Digital Age: Improving American Education through Technology. The day-long meeting, to be held at the Pew Charitable Trusts Conference Center in Washington, D.C., is September 10, 2013 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m EDT. A live webcast of the meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. EDT. Follow the proceedings on Twitter #edtechconnect.

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. 
See photos taken at the panel.

See a full agenda, participant list, and bios here. Click the links below to watch videos of each session. 
8:30 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 
Digital Learning Content: Evaluating What Works
Preparing Teachers for the Digital Classroom(audio only) 
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 - Next Steps: Advancing the Education Technology Agenda 

Posted in Retreat, Education, Technology