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National Rural Education Technology Summit Wednesday in D.C.

Posted Aug 09 2010 11:44am

Contact:
Jim Bradshaw, (202) 401-1576, jim.bradshaw@ed.gov


Event Date 1 : July 21, 2010

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and Smithsonian Secretary G. Wayne Clough will convene a National Rural Education Technology Summit on Wednesday at the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C. They will be joined by FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski, Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Kathleen Merrigan and more than 100 rural education and technology experts from 24 states, discussing how technology can be used to overcome the challenges of distance and provide new opportunities in rural schools.

Following is the agenda for Wednesday's summit.

National Rural Education Technology Summit
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
National Museum of the American Indian
Fourth Street & Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC

TIME
TOPIC SPEAKER
8:30 a.m Welcome John White, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Rural Outreach U.S., Department of Education
8:35 a.m. Opening Remarks Followed by Q & A With the Audience Arne Duncan, U.S. Secretary of Education

G. Wayne Clough, Secretary, Smithsonian Institution

Julius Genachowski, Chairman, Federal Communications Commission

Kathleen Merrigan, Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Agriculture
9:35 a.m. “Technology Transforming Learning – My Story” Zoe Llovet, Student, Florida Virtual School
9:45 a.m National Education Technology Plan with Q&A Karen Cator, Director of Education Technology, U.S. Department of Education
10:15 a.m. BREAK  
10:30 a.m. Overview of Policy Leadership in Rural States

Moderator: Gene Wilhoit, Executive Director, Council of Chief State School Officers
Tom Oster, State Superintendent, South Dakota

June Atkinson, State Superintendent, North Carolina

Virginia Barry, Commissioner of Education, New Hampshire
11:30 a.m. TRANSITION TO LUNCH
12:00 WORKING LUNCH AND BREAKOUTS  
  Breakout 1 Tim Johnson, Museum of the American Indian, National Education Initiative – Bringing New Content to Classrooms
  Breakout 2 Nancy Proctor, Mobile Strategy & Initiatives, Smithsonian Institution
1:00 p.m. TRANSITION FROM LUNCH TO THE PLENARY
1:15 p.m ESEA Reauthorization and Ed Tech with Q&A Carmel Martin, Assistant Secretary, U.S. Department of Education
2:00 p.m. STEM panel with Q&A

Moderator: Michael Lach, STEM Policy/Programs, U.S. Department of Education
Kumar Garg, Policy Analyst, White House Office of Science & Technology

Steve Robinson, White House Domestic Policy Council

Maureen Kerr, Director of Education, National Air and Space Museum

Janice Earle, Division of Research on Learning in Formal and Informal Settings, National Science Foundation
2:45 p.m. BREAK  
3:00 p.m. “Future of Learning” panel with Q&A”

Moderator: Jim Shelton, Assistant Secretary,

Office of Innovation and Improvement, U.S. Department of Education
Julie Young, President & CEO, Florida Virtual School

Rob Lippincott, Senior Vice President, Education PBS

Ramona Pierson, Founder & Chief Science Officer, SynapticMash
4:00 p.m. TRANSITION ORGANIZE REPORTING OPPORTUNITY
4:20 p.m. Attendees Report-Out Speakers Assemble on Stage To Receive/Respond to Feedback
4:50 p.m. Thanking Our Partners Smithsonian Institute, AT&T
5:00 p.m. Closing comments Aneesh Chopra, Chief Technology Officer and Associate Director for Technology, White House Office of Science & Technology
5:15 p.m THANK YOU & ADJOURN  

Event 1
Who : U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan
Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski Smithsonian Institution Secretary G. Wayne Clough
U.S. Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Kathleen Merrigan
What : National Rural Education Technology Summit featuring more than 100 rural superintendents, school leaders, researchers, technology experts and rural education advocates from 24 states
When : 8:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Where : Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, Fourth Street & Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington

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