On September 29 in Washington D.C., the 2014 Education Technology Summit invited over 100 leaders in education to consider the current state of digital learning in America's K-12 classrooms and focus on the need for teacher professional development.
Video of the discussion panels will be available soon. See highlights on the EdTechConnect Storify page here and see all comments on Twitter #edtechconnect. For more background on the 2014 summit, click here.
Monday, September 29, 2014, 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. EDT
The Kaiser Family Foundation's Barbara Jordan Conference Center
1330 G St. NW, Washington, D.C.
Registration & Networking Breakfast
- James Coulter, founding partner, TPG Capital; cochair, Leading Education by Advancing Digital (LEAD) Commission
- Geoffrey Cowan, president, Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands
- James P. Steyer, founder & CEO, Common Sense Media; cochair, Leading Education by Advancing Digital (LEAD) Commission
Remarks: James H. Shelton, III, Deputy Secretary of Education, U.S. Department of Education
Panel I: Preparing New Teachers
What do schools of education need to do to prepare incoming teachers for a networked learning environment?
Moderator: Ruth Marcus, columnist, Washington Post
Panel II: Professional Development
Teachers’ perspectives on what’s needed for professional development and digital learning
Moderator: Melinda G. George, president, National Commission on Teaching and America’s Future (NCTAF)
- Sean McComb, 2014 National Teacher of the Year
- Ruth Okoye, Ed.D., technology resource teacher, Portsmouth Public Schools, Virginia; Common Sense Media Graphite Certified Educator
- Randi Weingarten, president, American Federation of Teachers (AFT)
Sunnylands Process: Assessing Priorities
Geoffrey Cowan, president, Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands
Panel III: Leadership Development
How can we best develop state, district, and local school administrators to lead in accelerating the transition to digital learning?
Moderator: Jeff Mao, senior Director, Learning Solutions Program, Common Sense Media
- Mark Edwards, Ed.D., superintendent, Mooresville Graded School District, North Carolina
- Rosanne Javorsky, assistant Executive Director, Allegheny Intermediate Unit, Homestead, Pennsylvania
- Joshua P. Starr, Ed.D., superintendent of Schools, Montgomery County Public Schools, Maryland
- Johnny L. Veselka, Ph.D., executive director, Texas Association of School Administrators (TASA)
Panel IV: Industry & NGO Support
How can industry and NGO leaders best provide services and products to advance digital learning and professional-development tools?
Moderator: Stacey Childress, CEO, NewSchools Venture Fund
- Kecia Ray, Ed.D., chair, International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)
- Robert Schwartz, chief of staff & senior advisor, New Teacher Center
- Mark Stevens, general manager, great public schools (GPS) network, National Education Association (NEA)
- Pat Wasley, CEO, Teaching Channel
Remarks: Tom Wheeler, Federal Communications Commission Chairman
Panel V: Policy and Funding
How can funding and policy align to prepare and develop teachers in a networked learning environment?
Moderator: James P. Steyer, founder & CEO, Common Sense Media; cochair, Leading Education by Advancing Digital (LEAD) Commission
- Doug Levin, executive director, State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA)
- The Honorable Beverly Eaves Perdue, DigiLEARN chair and former governor of North Carolina
- LaVerne Srinivasan, acting vice president, education programs & program director, teaching and human capital management, Carnegie Corporation of New York