[NHDOE-ETNews] ET News: President Obama Launches ConnectED Initiative

Freeda, Stanley Stanley.Freeda at doe.nh.gov
Thu Jun 6 12:23:48 EDT 2013

Today on the ETNews Listserv
ITEM:  President Obama Launches ConnectED Initiative

Today, President Obama will visit a middle school in Mooresville, North Carolina that is developing a cutting edge curriculum that embraces technology and digital learning and he will talk about the ways we can bring that kind of innovation to more classrooms across the country. In addition, the President will launch the ConnectED initiative<http://setda.us1.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=1f18c643d052d9f509a7060f4&id=5b9f1192a7&e=5e425640e4>. As part of this initiative, the President will call on the Federal Communications Commission to take the steps necessary to build high-speed digital connections to America's schools and libraries, to ensure that 99% of American students can benefit from these advances in teaching and learning; direct the federal government to make better use of existing funds to get this technology into classrooms and provide teachers with training and support to effectively use it; and call on businesses, states, districts, schools and communities to support this vision.

As soon as that event concludes, the White House is hosting a national virtual "show and tell<http://setda.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=1f18c643d052d9f509a7060f4&id=ec9d10a1df&e=5e425640e4>" with high tech schools from the Science Leadership Academy<http://setda.us1.list-manage2.com/track/click?u=1f18c643d052d9f509a7060f4&id=5c2e36d619&e=5e425640e4> in Philadelphia, PA to Loris Elementary<http://setda.us1.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=1f18c643d052d9f509a7060f4&id=8550815929&e=5e425640e4> in Horry County, SC and Chappell Elementary<http://setda.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=1f18c643d052d9f509a7060f4&id=d99d666a73&e=5e425640e4> in Green Bay, WI. Joined by James Kvaal, Deputy Director of the White House Domestic Policy Council, students and teachers will participate in a Google+ Hangout moderated by Betsy Corcoran of EdSurge<http://setda.us1.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=1f18c643d052d9f509a7060f4&id=320239ae00&e=5e425640e4> to demonstrate how they're using connected classrooms to improve the quality of the educations system. You are invited to join that discussion today at 3:30 pm ET as part of a National "Show and Tell" at Whitehouse.gov/show-and-tell<http://setda.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=1f18c643d052d9f509a7060f4&id=8a5ac059ff&e=5e425640e4>.

Event Resources:

  *   The President's speech will be streamed live at http://www.whitehouse.gov/live<http://setda.us1.list-manage2.com/track/click?u=1f18c643d052d9f509a7060f4&id=80f28138f0&e=5e425640e4>. His remarks are scheduled to begin at 2:55pm EST.
  *   The press release<http://setda.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=1f18c643d052d9f509a7060f4&id=0c8672b30d&e=5e425640e4> and fact sheet<http://setda.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=1f18c643d052d9f509a7060f4&id=ff77fcacb0&e=5e425640e4> are now live on the White House website.
If you have questions or comments about digital learning, you can ask now and during the event using the hashtag #WHHangout on Twitter and Google+.

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