The 2013 Education Technology Summit:
Connected Learning in the Digital Age:
Improving American Education Through Technology

September 10, 2013

Washington, D. C.

Update: Building on the work of the 2013 summit, the 2014 Education Technology Summit will consider the current state of digital learning in America's K-12 classrooms and focus on the need for teacher professional development. Watch the live webcast on Monday, September 29 at 9:00 a.m. EDT
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 a one-day summit, education and broadband experts, business leaders, and senior policymakers discussed 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.  
Video of the sessions can be found below by clicking on the titles of each session. Follow the proceedings and follow-up on Twitter #edtechconnect.

See a full agenda here
See a full list of participant bios here.  
And click on the titles below to watch video of each session. 

Findings of the LEAD Commission

  • Steve Case, chairman & CEO, Revolution
  • James Coulter, LEAD commissioner; founding partner, TPG Capital
  • James Steyer, LEAD commissioner; founder & CEO, Common Sense Media
  • Moderator: Chelsea Clinton, board member, Common Sense Media


The ConnectED Initiative:
A Conversation with Gene Sperling

  • Gene Sperling, director, National Economic Council and assistant to the President

State of Blended Learning in America’s Schools

  • Judy Burton, president & CEO, Alliance College-Ready Public Schools
  • Mark Edwards, superintendent, Mooresville Graded School District and 2013 National Superintendent of the Year
  • Joel Klein, CEO, Amplify; former chancellor, NYC Department of Education
  • Bob Wise, president, Alliance for Excellent Education and former governor of West Virginia
  • Moderator: Ted Mitchell, president & CEO, NewSchools Venture Fund


Connecting America’s Schools

  • Mignon Clyburn, acting chairwoman, Federal Communications Commission
  • John Bailey, executive director, Digital Learning Now!
  • David Cohen, executive vice president, Comcast
  • Janet Davis, Education strategy, product & sales support, Verizon
  • Evan Marwell, CEO & co-founder, EducationSuperHighway
  • Rob Shanahan, president & CEO, Lightower Fiber Networks
  • Moderator: Julius Genachowski, senior fellow, Aspen Institute; former chair, Federal Communications Commission 

Digital Learning Content: Evaluating What Works

  • Bill Goodwyn, president, Discovery Education
  • Susan Crown, chairman and founder SCE
  • Maria Klawe, president, Harvey Mudd College, and leader Sunnylands Math Strategy Group
  • Doug Levin, executive director, State Educational Technology Directors Association
  • Lillian Lowery, superintendent, Maryland State Department of Education
  • John Mighton, founder, JUMP Math
  • Moderator: Linda Burch, chief education & strategy officer, Common Sense Media

Education Technology Policy 2.0

  • Jessica Rosenworcel, commissioner, Federal Communications Commission
  • Jim Shelton, acting deputy secretary, U.S. Department of Education
  • Moderator: James Steyer, LEAD commissioner; founder & CEO, Common Sense Media


How Can Policy Accelerate the Education Technology Market?

  • United States Representative John Delaney (D-Maryland)
  • Tom Luna, superintendent, Idaho Sate Department of Education
  • Jeff Mao, learning technology policy director, State of Maine
  • Moderator: James Coulter, LEAD commissioner; founding partner, TPG Capital

Preparing Teachers for the Digital Classroom

Available on audio only. 

  • Richard Culatta, director, Office of Educational Technology, U.S. Department of Education
  • John Manahan, regional director, Rocketship Education
  • Kyle Morean, technology and media literacy teacher, Thurgood Marshall Academy Public Charter High School
  • Tom Stritikus, dean, University of Washington College of Education
  • Eric Westendorf, co-founder, LearnZillion
  • Moderator: Katherine Bradley, president, CityBridge Foundation


Next Steps: Advancing the Education Technology Agenda

  • James Coulter, LEAD commissioner; founding partner, TPG Capital
  • James Steyer, LEAD commissioner; founder & CEO, Common Sense Media