Opening up Technology in Service of Teaching: What it Will Take

New America Foundation
Monday, October 18, 2010
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Electronic content and digital interactivity are everywhere - except in most public school classrooms. How can schools and teachers take advantage of technology to help students excel? What do teachers really need?

Please join the Early Education Initiative and the Open Technology Initiative for a showcase of ideas from four thought leaders who are crafting new tools for teachers, developing a vision for useful teacher training, and promoting smarter approaches to more open and accessible content in the digital arena. We'll conclude with an exploration of what policies at the local, state and federal level are needed to ease the way.

Tim Vollmer
Open Policy Fellow
Creative Commons

Lynne Munson
President and Executive Director
Common Core

Michael Levine
Executive Director
Joan Ganz Cooney Center

Mark Osborne
Principal, Albany Senior High School in New Zealand
(participating via Skype)

Lisa Guernsey
Director, Early Education Initiative
New America Foundation

Sascha Meinrath
Director, Open Technology Initiative
New America Foundation

For questions, contact Stephanie Gunter at (202) 596-3367 or [email protected]

For media inquiries, contact Kate Brown at (202) 596-3365 or [email protected]