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Connecting Students to the World through High-Speed Broadband and Improved Technology



The Alliance for Excellent Education Invites You to Attend A Webinar

Connecting Students to the World through High-Speed Broadband and Improved Technology

Tom Vander Ark, Chief Executive Officer, Getting Smart
Bob Wise, President, Alliance for Excellent Education

On October 21, 2014 the Alliance for Excellent Education held a special live and in-depth discussion on the importance of connecting America’s schools and students to high-speed broadband to improve education across the nation and transition to personalized learning.

Schools are moving rapidly to embrace school models and supportive new technology that are better suited for success in today’s world. When modern technology is available it enables students to have a more individualized education and allows teachers to do their jobs more effectively. Today, learning can take place anywhere and anytime, and offers students new opportunities to succeed in the twenty-first century.

The next generation of teaching and learning requires high-speed broadband so that students in blended, competency-based learning environments can move at their own pace and in the best way for them to best succeed. Improved connectivity to the internet will help those students experience future success.

During this webinar, Tom Vander Ark of Getting Smart and Alliance President Bob Wise explored issues related to better connecting the nation’s schools to high-speed broadband, the current debate to expand E-Rate, modernizing federal and state policy, and other important initiatives that can improve or enhance learning for every student by providing better access to technology. Panelists also addressed questions submitted by viewers from across the country.


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    Posted 6 years ago

    This conversation was particularly rich for the things that were said about personalized learning. There’s a great deal of wisdom in it – thank you so much!

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    Posted 6 years ago

    Mr. Vander Ark three main areas of focus were significant: Differentiation, Adaptive Learning and Motivation. It seems thatpart of being a better teacher includes the ability to customize teaching technique to what works for the student!

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    Posted 6 years ago

    SmartBrief Update “Schools and libraries would receive an additional $1.5 billion in E-Rate funding for technology under a proposal by Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler, increasing funding to $3.9 billion for school technology. U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan said the proposal would be a major step toward meeting President Barack Obama’s goal of expanding high-speed wireless access in schools.”

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