On 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 http://reboot.fcc.gov/video-archives/ 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
9:20 – 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
To download a copy of Back to School‘s agenda, please click here
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