Harnessing Technology to Transform Public Education Summit

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Harnessing Technology to Transform Public Education

Presented by

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger,

TechNet and the California Office for Reforming Education (CORE)

On December 16 2010, private and public sector leaders from California and around the nation will gather at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California to host a summit on digital education, Harnessing Technology to Transform Public Education

The Harnessing Technology to Transform Public Education Summit will focus on showcasing what is already happening — from digital content and exciting pilot projects being implemented in public schools across the state to leading digital and technology-focused charter schools. The Summit will highlight how innovative technology companies are advancing this field and what visionary school district leaders are doing today to use new tools to help students obtain the skills necessary for the 21st Century.  The Summit will also include a vision and discussion of how digital tools will fundamentally transform education and the implications for education policy.  Guests will include teachers, principals, superintendents and state and federal policy leaders, as well as leaders from non-profits, technology companies, publishers, foundations and media.

The Summit will also feature announcements by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and California Secretary of Education Bonnie Reiss about the new California Framework for Digital Education.

Since launching California’s ground breaking Digital Textbook Initiative in 2009, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has continued to advance the use of technology and digital content in classrooms across California. In July of 2010, Governor Schwarzenegger formed the Governors’ Digital Education Working Group bringing together school district superintendent and education leaders, non-profits and private foundations and leading technology and textbook companies to develop a roadmap for the future of digital education in California.

Exciting developments in digital technology are occurring every day in California and around the world.  It is time to bring together leading thinkers and doers to discuss what needs to happen to unlock the potential of technology to transform public education. You are cordially invited to see, experience and touch the game changing new technologies which will propel us forward into the next age of education.

For further information and to RSVP, please email Jessica Pereyda at gro.tenhcetnull@adyerepj

CORE was established by the seven superintendents representing those California school districts that served on the working group for the Race to the Top (RTTT) Round Two application, along with California Secretary of Education Bonnie Reiss and the California Department of Education. The seven participating superintendents included: Ramon Cortines, Los Angeles Unified School District; Christopher J. Steinhauser, Long Beach Unified School District; Michael E. Hanson, Fresno Unified School District; Dr. David Cash, Clovis Unified School District; Marcus P. Johnson, Sanger Unified School District; Jonathan Raymond, Sacramento City Unified School District; and Carlos A. Garcia, San Francisco Unified School District. CORE will strengthen California’s education efforts by creating a cooperative organization where state education leaders can collaboratively work on reform and implementation of digital education.

TechNet, which represents California’s leading technology companies, serves as the voice and advocate of the innovation economy by uniting technology industry leaders with leading policy makers to sustain and advance America’s global leadership in technology and innovation