Blue Ribbon Panel to Discuss Technology's Potential
Naperville, ILThe North Central Regional Educational Laboratory (NCREL) will host a Blue Ribbon Panel made up of 13 technology experts from IBM, Apple Computers, Harvard University, and other nationally renowned organizations on June 7 in Naperville, Illinois. The group will address the increasing pressure being placed on educators to prepare students for technological futures.
The panelists, who include James Schnitz, Education Strategy Executive for IBM; David Dwyer of Apple Computers, Inc.; and Chris Dede of Harvard University, will explore emerging technologies that have the potential to improve teaching and learning. They will also identify technology trends that show the most promise for positively influencing the educational system.
Panelists Kathleen Fulton of the Center for Learning and Educational Technology and Margaret Honey of the Center for Children and Technology will present a summary of the Blue Ribbon Panel discussion that evening to kick off NCREL's first national technology conference.
The conference, titled "High-Performance, High-Technology Learning Communities: Preparing Our Students for the Future", will take place the evening of June 7 and all day on the 8th at Northern Illinois University's Naperville campus. Approximately 150 researchers, practitioner leaders, and policymakers from 30 states are expected to attend.
Conference participants will have their work cut out for them as they attempt to identify what works in high-performance, high-technology learning communities. In addition, they will take an in-depth look at how technology links to educational reform and accountability.
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