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Technologies in Education Forum 2012

Washington, District of Columbia / May 22, 2012

For the second year in a row, The Atlantic explored the new policies and tools available to those working on the front lines to bolster American student learning and achievement.

More than 250 high-level education policymakers, industry leaders, technology experts, and gamers gathered at The Gallup Building in Washington, D.C. for The Atlantic’s second annual Technologies in Education Forum on Tuesday, May 22, 2012. The full-day program featured six sessions focusing on emerging policies and cutting-edge technologies available to educators, particularly those teaching science and math.

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HEADLINE REMARKS – Paula Kerger, President and Chief Executive Officer, PBS:


PANEL DISCUSSION – Education and Engagement: Framing the Role Games Will Play in Future Learning:


PANEL DISCUSSION – Stand and Deliver: The Role Teachers Will Play in Game-Based Learning:


PANEL DISCUSSION – How Educational Technology Will Train Future Workers for Next Wave Jobs:


KEYNOTE SPEECH – Tom Kalil, Deputy Director, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and HEADLINE INTERVIEW – Joel Klein, Executive Vice President, News Corporation; Former Chancellor, New York City Department of Education:



  • Sandra Calvert
    Sandra Calvert Director Children's Digital Media Center
  • Pat Harrison
    Pat Harrison President & Chief Executive Officer Corporation for Public Broadcasting
  • Larry Irving
    Larry Irving Founder, Internet Innovation Alliance, and President Irving Information Group
  • Tom Kalil
    Tom Kalil Deputy Director White House Office of Science and Technology Policy
  • Paula Kerger
    Paula Kerger President & Chief Executive Officer PBS
  • Joel Klein
    Joel Klein CEO of the Education Division and Executive Vice President, Office of the Chairman News Corporation
  • Joel Levin
    Joel Levin Owner and Education Director TeacherGaming LLC
  • Satish Menon
    Satish Menon Chief Technology Officer Apollo Group
  • Jessica Millstone
    Jessica Millstone Professor of Instructional Technology Bank Street College of Education
  • Jeanne Paratore
    Jeanne Paratore Professor, Department of Curriculum and Instruction Boston University School of Education
  • Allyson Peerman
    Allyson Peerman President AMD Foundation
  • Alexander Repenning
    Alexander Repenning Founder, AgentSheets Inc. and Computer Science Professor University of Colorado
  • James Shelton
    James Shelton Assistant Deputy Secretary for Innovation and Improvement US Department of Education
  • Andrea Taylor
    Andrea Taylor Director for North America Community Affairs Microsoft Corporation
  • Robert Torres
    Robert Torres Senior Program Officer Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Jessie Woolley-Wilson
    Jessie Woolley-Wilson President, CEO, & Chairman of the Board DreamBox Learning


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