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200: Education Technology: Finding the Right Fit [clear filter]
Tuesday, June 18

9:45am CDT

Session 201: The Classroom of the Future: The Next Generation of Digital Education

Major educational publishers have been aggressively ramping up efforts to develop products that will further help teachers customize lessons, while also capturing and analyzing data on student performance. The new products will be interactive and involve gaming and “immersive” experiences. This panel will feature representatives from these companies, who will explain their visions of the next generation of learning technologies and how they will impact the educational process.


avatar for Tracy Gray, Ph.D.

Tracy Gray, Ph.D.

Managing Director, Education, American Institute for Research
Tracy Gray, Ph.D., Managing Director at the American Institutes for Research directs the Center for STEM Education and Innovation.  In this capacity, she has directed three national  technology centers funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs... Read More →

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Paul Corey

President, Science, Business, and Technology, Pearson Education
Paul F. Corey is the President of Pearson Education's Science, Business & Technology Division, a post he has held since 2000. In his role as President, Paul is responsible for leading a team whose charge is to partner with educational leaders in advancing access, achievement and affordability... Read More →
avatar for Carol Wetzel, Ed.D.

Carol Wetzel, Ed.D.

Senior Director National Partnerships, Discovery Education
A product of her family’s passion for public education, Carol Wetzel has served public schools as a teacher, data coach, and master professional developer.  As Senior Director of Urban Partnerships with Discovery Education, Carol consults with large urban school district leaders... Read More →
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Laurence Holt

Chief Product Officer, Amplify
Laurence Holt oversees product development at Amplify. He is responsible for managing the lifecycle of the company’s products including their design, engineering, and production. While at Wireless Generation, he served as Chief Product Officer and Executive Vice President and successfully... Read More →
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Emma Nothmann

Senior Director of Special Projects, Edmodo
Emma Nothmann is the Senior Director of Strategic Projects at Edmodo, an organization committed to ensuring that all learners reach their full potential. In this role, she leads research and development, as well as partnership development for new business lines and products, including... Read More →

Tuesday June 18, 2013 9:45am - 10:45am CDT
Ballroom B

11:00am CDT

Session 202: Can MOOCs Help Improve STEM Education?

Millions of people around the world are now able to get free online access to courses produced by some of the top universities in the United States and elsewhere. In addition, some schools are refining the online model to enable students to have access to a wider range of for-credit courses taught by professors at leading universities. Boosters suggest these courses could reduce the cost of higher education as fewer teachers are needed, increase access to the best university minds, help stimulate technological advances, and build communities of learners. But will they fulfill their promise? This panel, which will consist of several key creators and providers of such massive open online courses (MOOCs), will discuss the rapidly developing trend while addressing crucial questions about how MOOCs might help fill the STEM pipeline.

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Jack Ford

Co-Founder, AmericanEDtv, CBS News Legal Analyst
Emmy and Peabody Award-winning journalist, nationally recognized trial attorney, author, and teacher, Jack Ford has had a unique and remarkably successful career. Raised by a single parent, his journey has taken him from a small town in New Jersey to Yale University, where he was... Read More →

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David W. Leebron

President, Rice University
David W. Leebron became Rice University’s seventh president in 2004. Under Leebron’s guidance, the institution has undergone a period of growth and transformation. Over the past eight years, the university has increased its undergraduate student population, enhanced the vibrancy... Read More →
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Andrew Ng

Co-Founder, Coursera, Director, Stanford Artificial Intelligence Lab, Associate Professor Computer Science Department, Stanford University
Andrew Ng is the co-founder of Coursera and a Computer Science faculty member at Stanford. In 2011, he led the development of Stanford University's main MOOC (Massive Open Online Courses) platform, and also taught an online Machine Learning class that was offered to over 100,000... Read More →
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Richard A. DeMillo, Ph.D.

Director, Center for 21st Century Universities (C21U), Georgia Institute of Technology
Richard A. DeMillo is a Distinguished Professor of Computing and the director of the Center for 21st Century Universities (C21U) at the Georgia Institute of Technology. DeMillo returned to academia in 2002 as the John P. Imlay Jr. Dean of Computing at Georgia Tech after a career as... Read More →
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Scott Smith

Senior Vice President, Human Resources Operations, AT&T
Mr. Smith was appointed to his current role of Sr. Vice President of Human Resources Operations for AT&T in October 2011. In this role, Mr. Smith primarily oversees Learning Services, Talent Acquisition, International HR Operations and HR support for all mergers and acquisitions.In... Read More →

Tuesday June 18, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm CDT
Ballroom A

4:15pm CDT

Session 203: Blended Learning, Flipped Classrooms, and Other Innovative Teaching Techniques

By mixing face-to-face teaching with computer-mediated instruction, teachers at the K-12 and college levels are creating more flexible learning environments, where students can progress through their lessons at their own pace and get personalized help if needed. Computer software can provide self-guided lessons and flag problems for instructors who can then work with particular individuals or groups who need additional help.  Different models of blended learning are being applied across the country.  This panel, which will consist of practitioners, will examine the pros and cons of the various techniques.


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Richard T. Schoephoerster, Ph.D., P.E.

Dean and Riter Professor, College of Engineering, University of Texas at El Paso
In 2007 Dr. Schoephoerster accepted the position as Dean of the College of Engineering at The University of Texas at El Paso. He leads a College of over 3,000 students (including approximately 580 graduate students) in 25 different BS, MS, and PhD degree programs, and 80 faculty members... Read More →

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Jon Bergmann

Lead Technology Facilitator, Joseph Sears School Kenilworth, Ill.
Jon Bergmann is considered one of the pioneers in the Flipped Class Movement. He co-wrote the book on the Flipped Classroom. Jon believes educators should ask one guiding question: What is best for my students in my classroom? To the best of his abilities he has done this in his twenty-four... Read More →
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Matthew Peterson, Ph.D.

Co-Founder and Chief Technical Officer, MIND Research Institute
Matthew Peterson, Ph.D., is Co-founder, Chief Technical Officer and Senior Scientist at the MIND Research Institute, a non-profit education and research organization. Matthew is a thought leader in applying neuroscience and motivational research to the development of visual game-based... Read More →
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Heather Clayton Staker

Senior Research Fellow, Clayton Christensen Institute
Heather Staker is an education senior research fellow at the Clayton Christensen Institute, formerly the Innosight Institute, a nonprofit think tank devoted to applying the theories of disruptive innovation to problems in the social sector. Staker is one of the world's foremost experts... Read More →
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Scott Thompson

Education and Workforce Strategist, Microsoft

Tuesday June 18, 2013 4:15pm - 5:15pm CDT
Room 8
Wednesday, June 19

10:00am CDT

Session 204: Making the Right Technology Investments for Your School or District

Well-designed digital environments can potentially reduce overall education costs in K-12 and boost quality at the same time. Computer software, for example, is being used to free teacher time by taking over tasks, like grading papers, distributing assignments, and assessing class work in labs. But K-12 schools need to carefully question how digital tools will specifically enhance the teaching of various subjects and develop well-thought out plans to train teachers in advance to test out and implement the new tools effectively. Administrators must also secure funding for technology resources and generally rely on diverse sources (state, district, parental) for purchase. This panel will discuss tried-and-true guidelines for making the right investment choices, as well as how to better share knowledge within and among school districts or localities.


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Ted Wells

Director, Strategic Partnerships, STEMconnector
Ted Wells is the Director of Strategic Partnerships for STEMconnector® - an organization committed to improving the flow of information to stakeholders in STEM education.  In his role at STEMconnector®, Ted manages a portfolio of projects relating to STEM K-12 education and workforce... Read More →

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Jhone M. Ebert

Chief Technology Officer, Clark County School District, Las Vegas, NV
Jhone M. Ebert enjoys her work in the 5th largest school district in the nation, the Clark County School District, in Las Vegas, NV. She is one of the first Chief Technology Officers in the nation to oversee two schools, the CCSD Virtual High School and Academy for Individualized... Read More →
avatar for Mark Edwards, Ed.D.

Mark Edwards, Ed.D.

Superintendent, Mooresville Graded School District, Mooresville, N.C.
Mark Edwards, Ed.D. is considered a pioneer of 1:1 computing in public schools.  He currently serves as superintendent of the Mooresville Graded School District (MGSD) in Mooresville, NC.  He was named the 2013 AASA Superintendent of the Year.  Previously, Dr. Edwards was superintendent... Read More →
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Douglas A. Levin

Executive Director, State Educational Technology Directors Association
Douglas Levin is the Executive Director of the Washington, DC-based State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA). Founded in 2001, SETDA is the principal non-profit membership association representing U.S. state and territorial educational technology leaders. Its mission... Read More →
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Melendy Lovett

President, Education Technology, Texas Instruments
Melendy Lovett is President of Texas Instruments (TI) Education Technology and Senior Vice President of Texas Instruments, Incorporated. She leads TI’s math and science education technology products and services division, serving secondary schools and higher education worldwide... Read More →

Wednesday June 19, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am CDT
Ballroom B