The introduction of digital tools and content to the classroom promised to bring about an education revolution. Broadband access can bring global resources to the fingertips of students in a rural town. Data and devices can allow teachers to closely tailor their curriculum to individual students’ needs.Technological resources can help prepare students for work in the digital world. Yet in many classrooms across the country, the promised revolution has not yet arrived. What are the next steps for bringing access to technology to all students across Ohio, and what implications will this technology - or the lack thereof - have for their education and careers?
In this Atlantic forum, we brought together the leading educators, policymakers, entrepreneurs and innovators working to deliver the promise of technology for Ohio’s students.
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- Monday, October 16
- 4:00 p.m.WelcomePatrick Garrigan, Executive Director, AtlanticLIVE
- 4:10 p.m.Closing the GapStu Johnson, Executive Director, Connect Ohio
Leah Hulsey, Social Studies Teacher, River High School
Leon Wilson, Chief of Digital Innovation and Chief Information Officer, Cleveland Foundation
With Steve Clemons, Washington Editor at Large, The Atlantic
- 4:35 p.m.The Digital Divide: Connecting Our Kids*
Produced by our underwriter VerizonMayor Andrew Ginther, City of Columbus, OH
Annalies Corbin, President, CEO and Founder, PAST Foundation
With Michelle Robinson, Vice President of Government Affairs, Verizon
- 4:50 p.m.Preparing the Workforce of the FutureLisa Chambers, National Executive Director, TECH CORPS
Kamau Bobb, Founding Senior Director, Constellations Center for Equity in Computing, Georgia Institute of Technology
Don DePerro, President and CEO, Columbus Chamber of Commerce
With Joie Chen, Journalist and Contributor, AtlanticLIVE
- 5:15 p.m.The Connected ClassroomBrian Seymour, Director of Instructional Technology, Pickerington Local School District
Anika Anthony, Associate Professor, Department of Educational Studies, The Ohio State University
Amy Palermo, Chief Content Director for Educational Technology, Instructional Technology Services of Central Ohio,
With Joie Chen, AtlanticLIVE
- 5:45 p.m.The Vision and the ChallengeState Representative Kristin Boggs (D-Columbus)
Tess Elshoff, President, Ohio State Board of Education
With Steve Clemons, The Atlantic
- 6:10 p.m.Closing ThoughtsPatrick Garrigan, AtlanticLIVE
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