Linda Darling-Hammond, Amanda Ripley to Speak at P21 Summit on 21st Century Learning

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P21, the leading national organization advocating for 21st century readiness, will host leading experts in the field of 21st century learning on November 18 - 19 at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, VA to celebrate exemplary 21st century learning schools and practices.

P21 Summit on 21st Century Learning

P21, the leading national organization advocating for 21st century readiness, is proud to announce the 2013 Summit on 21st Century Learning. This invitation-only event brings together experts in the field of 21st century learning to explore and celebrate exemplars of 21st century learning practices, and a call to action to make achieving 21st century learning a priority for all students.

The event celebrates the soon to announced 25 schools of P21’s 21st Century Learning Exemplar Program, designed to showcase what 21st century learning looks like in practice, and highlight the schools and districts across the nation that are improving learning opportunities and outcomes for students by integrating 21st century learning into their curriculum, professional development, learning environments, and community partnerships.

When: Monday & Tuesday, November 18 -19, 2013, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Where: Crystal Gateway Marriott, 1700 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Arlington, VA

Dr. Linda Darling-Hammond, Charles E. Ducommun Professor of Education at Stanford University, renowned education researcher.
Amanda Ripley, author of The Smartest Kids in the World – And How They Got That Way
Andreas Schleicher, Deputy Director for Education and Skills and Special Advisor on Education Policy to the Secretary-General at OECD
Roberto Rodriguez, Special Assistant to the President for Education Policy (invited)
Deb Delilse, Assistant Secretary for the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, Department of Education.
Jeffrey Brown, PBS NewsHour Emmy-award winning correspondent for Arts, Culture & Society.
Dr. Russ Quaglia, President & Founder, Quaglia Center for Student Aspirations
Dr. Steven Paine, P21 President, former State Superintendent of Education for West Virginia
Stephan Turnipseed, P21 Chair and President of LEGO Education, North America
Dr. Lizabeth Fogel, P21 Vice Chair, and Director of Education at The Walt Disney Company

For more information about the Summit on 21st Century Learning, including agenda and list of sponsors, please visit

About P21: P21 is a national organization that advocates for 21st century readiness for every student. As the United States continues to compete in a global economy that demands innovation, P21 and its members provide tools and resources to help the U.S. education system keep up by fusing the 3Rs and 4Cs (critical thinking and problem solving, communication, collaboration and creativity and innovation). While leading districts and schools are already doing this (see the Exemplar Program), P21 advocates for local, state and federal policies that support this approach for every school.

P21 Members: Amplify, Apple Inc., Cable in the Classroom, The College Board, Common Sense Media, Crayola, Destination Imagination, EdLeader21, EF Education, Education Networks of America, Ford Motor Company Fund, Gale Cengage Learning, Goddard Systems Inc., Intel Corporation, JP – Inspiring Knowledge, LEGO Education, National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, National Education Association, PBS, Pearson Foundation, Project Management Institute Educational Foundation, U.S. Fund for UNICEF, VIF International Education, and The Walt Disney Company.

P21 Leadership States: Arizona, California, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Vermont, Wisconsin, and West Virginia.

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