The New York Times Hosting First Annual ‘Schools for Tomorrow' Conference, Thursday, September 22

Company: The New York Times
Published: 16 September, 2011
NEW YORK -- The New York Times has created an education and technology conference, “Schools for Tomorrow,” to promote dialogue and action for greater schools of the future. The conference, taking place on Thursday, Sept. 22, will explore the role of technology in the classroom and include discussions on how technology can and should be used in education. The Times will bring together around 400 educators, government officials, philanthropists and investors in the public and private sectors to participate in workshops and debates on stage and in the audience.

New York Times Op-Ed columnist David Brooks, education editor Jodi Rudoren and education reporter Jacques Steinberg will moderate discussions with distinguished leaders in education and technology on topics including the question of whether technology is a help or a hindrance in education, what the classroom of tomorrow should look like and the changes that can be made at each level of the education system to improve teaching and learning for every student.

Lawrence H. Summers, Charles W. Eliot University Professor and President Emeritus of Harvard University, will deliver the keynote address.

“This conference will be highly interactive and will drive conversations about the best environment for student learning in this digital age,” said Gerald Marzorati, editor at large, The New York Times. “We’re calling together thought leaders in education and technology to assess the classrooms of today and consider how the students of tomorrow should be learning.”

The conference will be streamed live on the Web and free to the public. Follow @NYTedtech for the latest on Twitter and join the conversation at #NYTedtech.

Workshop highlights will include an innovation lab that will showcase the latest technological tools available to educators, a conversation about how schools should be allocating their budgets to enhance the learning experience and a discussion with teachers on education initiatives.

Five sponsors join The New York Times: Carnegie Corporation of New York, Intel, K12, The McGraw-Hill Companies and University of Phoenix.

To view the live stream and for more information about the conference, including the agenda and full speaker lineup, please go to NYTSchoolsforTomorrow.com. The opening session will begin at 8:30 a.m. E.D.T. Admission to the event, which will be held at The TimesCenter, is by invitation only.

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