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Are you near Washington DC? Attend NCTET’s special homework gap briefing on June 6!

Our friends from the National Coalition for Technology in Education and Training (NCTET) are hosting a special Congressional briefing on Monday, June 6 about the homework gap. This event features remarks from our very own Julie Evans – learn more below:

SEIZING THE MOMENT: PROGRESS ON BRIDGING THE HOMEWORK GAP BUT MORE WORK TO BE DONE

When: June 6, 2016   1:00-2:30
Where: 904 Hart Senate Office Building

In this installment of the Seizing Opportunity in the Digital Age Congressional briefing series, the National Coalition for Technology in Education and Training (NCTET) will discuss the progress made by the FCC and Congress in closing the “homework gap”: the chasm that exists between students who have home access to high speed broadband and those who do not. In addition to highlighting changes wrought through the Every Student Succeeds Act and the FCC’s recent Lifeline Modernization Order, this session will also explore the work that remains to be done to ensure all students have access to high speed broadband in the classroom as well as at home.

This event will feature remarks from:

  • Senator Angus King (I-ME)
  • FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel
  • Project Tomorrow CEO Julie Evans
  • Albemarle County Public Schools (VA) CIO Vincent Scheivert

Please RSVP by June 5th at info@nctet.org

Interested in learning more about the homework gap before attending this event? Click here to view our Speak Up 2015 homework gap data. We look forward to seeing you at this event!

Did you miss NCTET’s event about the intersection of technology and special education this Wednesday?

If so, you can access our materials and Julie’s presentation – featuring Speak Up 2014 data about special education teachers and digital learning – as well as a full recording of the event, provided by Discovery Education. Check out a summary of the event below:

On June 17, 2015, the National Coalition for Technology in Education and Training (NCTET) and the Education and Technology and Telecommunications Taskforces of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities hosted Seizing Opportunity in the Digital Age: The Intersection of Technology and Special Education, a special event to discuss the intersection of technology and special education. Moderator Alexa Posny (former Assistant Secretary for the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Services) discussed how special education teachers have led the way for technology innovation, and Project Tomorrow CEO Julie Evans provided Speak Up 2014 data, focusing on 4,475 special education teachers’ thoughts on digital learning. Featured educator panelists Kate Nagle (The Ivy Mount School, Rockville, MD), Caroline Hill (E.L. Haynes High School, Washington, D.C.), and Angela Foreman (Jamestown Elementary School, Arlington, VA) gave insight into how their schools and classrooms have used technology to advance special education and benefit students with disabilities.

This event was made possible by NCTET and the Education and Technology and Telecommunications Taskforces of the Consortium for Citizens, with the live stream provided by Discovery Education.

Speakers

  • Alexa Posny, former Assistant Secretary for the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Services (Moderator)
  • Julie Evans, Chief Executive Officer, Project Tomorrow


Panelists

  • Kate Nagle, The Ivy Mount School, Rockville, MD
  • Caroline Hill, Principal, E.L. Haynes High School, Washington, D.C.
  • Angela Foreman, Jamestown Elementary School, Arlington, VA

Around the Web Wednesday

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Don’t forget – today’s event about how technology advances special education and benefits students with disabilities, “Seizing Opportunity in the Digital Age: The Intersection of Technology and Special Education” is today at 12PM ET in Washington, DC! Click here to learn how you can attend in-person or online.
– The Project Tomorrow Team

Reminder: “Seizing Opportunity in the Digital Age: The Intersection of Technology and Special Education” is this Wednesday, June 17 from 12:00-1:30PM!

Join the National Coalition for Technology in Education and Training (NCTET) and the Education and Technology and Telecommunications Taskforces of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities for this special event to discuss the intersection of technology and special education. Project Tomorrow CEO Julie Evans and other featured panelists will discuss how technology advances special education and benefits students with disabilities. Hear testimony from experts in the field, stories from educators, and listen to an explanation of the data results pertaining to special education and technology in the classroom. New Speak Up data from special education teachers nationwide will be featured. Speakers and panelists include Alexa Posny (former Assistant Secretary for the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Services), Julie Evans (CEO of Project Tomorrow), Kate Nagle (The Ivy Mount School, MD), Caroline Hill (E.L. Haynes High School, Washington, DC), and Angela Foreman (Jamestown Elementary School, VA).

The event takes place at 12PM on Wednesday, June 17 in 562 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP to Ally Bernstein at ally@jbernsteinstrategy.com as soon as possible.

Can’t attend the event in Washington DC? Watch the live stream here: http://www.discoveryeducation.com/NCTET2015.

Special Event: “Seizing Opportunity in the Digital Age: The Intersection of Technology and Special Education”

June 17, 2015
12PM-1:30PM
562 Dirksen Senate Office Building

The National Coalition for Technology in Education and Training (NCTET) and the Education and Technology and Telecommunications Taskforces of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities invite you to a special event to discuss the intersection of technology and special education. Join us and our featured speakers and panelists for a conversation about how technology advances special education and benefits students with disabilities. Hear testimony from experts in the field, stories from educators, and listen to an explanation of the data results pertaining to special education and technology in the classroom.  Lunch will be provided. Please contact ally@jbernsteinstrategy.com if you require special accommodations for this session.

Speakers: Alexa Posny, former Assistant Secretary for the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Services (Moderator);  Julie Evans, Chief Executive Officer, Project Tomorrow
Panelists: Kate Nagle, The Ivy Mount School, Rockville, MD; Caroline Hill, Principal, E.L. Haynes High School, Washington, D.C.; Angela Foreman, Jamestown Elementary School, Arlington, VA

Please RSVP as soon as possible to ally@jbernsteinstrategy.com

About NCTET: The National Coalition for Technology in Education and Training (NCTET) is a non-partisan organization that examines and supports the use of technology to improve education and training in America. NCTET’s board members include representatives of education associations, non-profit organizations, corporations, and individual participants. NCTET organizes policy briefings, conducts institutes, produces white papers and other research documents, and maintains a listserve on timely issues in education technology. More information can be found at: www.nctet.org