CCLP examines the role of digital and online content in children’s education with FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski

JuliusGenachowski.jpgOn Tuesday, September 21, USC Annenberg’s Center on Communication Leadership & Policy, along with Common Sense Media, PBS Kids, and The Children’s Partnership, presented Back To School : Learning & Growing in the Digital Age. The event was a public forum for leaders from Silicon Valley and Washington, D.C., to discuss the best strategies for bringing technology innovations to our schools — and other learning settings — and bringing the benefits of the digital revolution to parents and kids while addressing online risks. The focuses of the lively half-day discussion were education and communication technology, covering issues such as digital literacy, e-learning and empowering parents and kids online.

The program was held at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA.

Events for the programs included two discussion panels, one of which was moderated by CCLP Director, Geoffrey Cowan and features Federal Communications Commission Chairmain Julius Genachowski (pictured above).

The panel discussion can be accessed at under Back to School: Learning and Growing in a Digital Age.

The agenda for the day is as follows:

8:15 – 9 a.m.
Interactive Technology Showcase and continental breakfast

9 – 9:20 a.m.
Introductory Remarks by James P. Steyer, CEO and Founder, Common Sense Media
Opening Remarks by Julius Genachowski, Chairman, FCC

9:20 – 10:30 a.m.
Innovation in Education

Julius Genachowski, Chairman, Federal Communications Commission
Karen Cator, Director of Education Technology, U.S. Dept of Education
Murugan Pal, Co-Founder & President, CK-12 Foundation
Shawn Covell, Vice President, Government Affairs, Qualcomm
Patrick Gaston, President, Verizon Foundation
Danny Bowman, President, Integrated Solutions Group, Sprint Nextel

Moderator: Geoffrey Cowan, Dean Emeritus, USC Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism

10:50 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Empowering Parents and Kids with Technology

Joe Sullivan, Chief Security Officer, Facebook
Sara DeWitt, Vice President, PBS KIDS Interactive
Mandeep Dhillon, CEO and Co-founder, Togetherville
Catherine Teitelbaum, Director, Child Safety & Product Policy, Yahoo!
Marian Merritt, Internet Safety Advocate, Symantec

Moderator: Wendy Lazarus, Founder and Co-President, The Children’s Partnership

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4 thoughts on “CCLP examines the role of digital and online content in children’s education with FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski

  1. best strategies for bringing technology innovations to our school, thanks for sharing the post, i want to hear more about this in future

  2. Education is the only thing that can’t be taken away from a person. Today many innovations in education makes studying easy and not boring for anybody.

  3. I must say that the existence of the technology and devices in today’s generation is really a big help in the children study if and only if they are not to take advantage of what they could get on those products of technology.

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