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Fulfilling the Promise of Education Technology

Social Enterprise Leadership Forum:
Fulfilling the promise of education technology

Friday, May 9, 2014
8:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Venue: Columbia University
Attendance at this forum is by invitation only.

Technology is playing a large — and increasing — role in American education. At the same, credible evaluations find scant evidence that technology on its own, whether in the form of SMART boards or individual computers, generates any improvement in student performance. Could we be making a mistake by focusing on technology rather than carefully considering what problems the technology is meant to solve?

In this half-day meeting, we will bring together leaders from the New York City education community to participate in a discussion led by cutting-edge thinkers who distinguish themselves in the vast field of ed tech by having thought hard about the underlying science of education, and by having considered how it might fit with technological applications. They all are education experts first and technologists second, with experience integrating technologies into educational settings.

They will lead discussions on a range of issues, from the role of computers in improving teacher training to the science of individualized learning to the challenges of integrating technologies into classroom settings, all with the aim of productively exploiting technology to enable schools and districts do a better job of helping students learn.


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8:00–8:25 a.m.
8:25–8:30 a.m.

Welcome and Introduction

Ray Fisman
Lambert Family Professor of Social Enterprise
Co-director, Social Enterprise Program
Columbia Business School

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8:30–9:30 a.m.

Computing and the science of the individual

Joel Rose
Co-founder & CEO
New Classrooms Innovation Partners

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9:30–10:30 a.m.

The role of technology in teacher development

Ellen Moir
Founder & CEO
The New Teacher Center

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Watch the video here.

10:30–11:00 a.m.

Coffee Break 


11:00 –12:00 p.m.

Getting teachers, parents and technology working together for student learning

Elisabeth Stock
Co-founder & CEO

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12:00–12:30 p.m.

What we’ve learned (and need to learn) about education technology

Emary Aronson
Managing Director of Education
Robin Hood Foundation

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12:30 –1:30 p.m.

Working lunch

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Program Brochure

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