Education Department to hold regional technology summits

Education Department to hold regional technology summits

The U.S. Department of Education will host a series of Future Ready Regional Summits to help school district leaders improve teaching and student learning outcomes through the effective use of technology.

The summits follow a Connected to the Future event hosted by President Obama at the White House in November that featured 115 local superintendents from across the country. The summits will offer school district leaders expert support to create a digital learning plan that aligns with instructional best practices, is implemented by highly trained teachers, and leads to personalized learning experiences for all students, particularly those from traditionally under-served communities, according to the Education Department.

"These summits will highlight the critical role of district leaders in creating future-ready schools by setting a vision and creating the environment where educators and students access the tools, content and expertise necessary to thrive in a connected world," said Richard Culatta, director of the Department's Office of Educational Technology. "Being 'future-ready' means developing the human and technological capacity needed to transform teaching and personalize learning using digital tools."

The first regional summit will be held on February 11-12 in Raleigh, N.C. For more information and dates visit: 

www.FutureReadySchools.org.

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