California is committed to providing a world-class education to its students. Preparing them for success in an increasingly multicultural and multilingual society is a critical part of this effort.
Chapel Hill, NC (PRWEB) August 04, 2015
VIF International Education, a global education partner of K-12 schools and districts, announced that the organization has been invited to join EdSurge and California State Superintendent Tom Torlakson at the California Tech for Schools Summit, scheduled to be held at the University of California, Davis on Tuesday, August 4. The Summit is co-hosted by the California Department of Education and the CDE Foundation. Superintendent Torlakson will keynote the event.
"We're excited about giving all district superintendents in California a chance to explore some of the most innovative education technology opportunities available," says Superintendent Torlakson. "EdSurge's California Summit will help educators connect with technology leaders who may provide them with ideas about how to help get all our schools the technology and connectivity they need to close the digital divide and help all our students succeed.”
The Summit is drawing superintendents, their key staff and other education leaders from around California. The primary activity of the day will be conversations between educators and edtech leaders, with an emphasis on candid feedback and articulating the needs of educators. “We’re connecting the people who share the goal of supporting our students,” says Betsy Corcoran, co-founder and CEO of EdSurge.
“California is committed to providing a world-class education to its students. Preparing them for success in an increasingly multicultural and multilingual society is a critical part of this effort,” said David Young, VIF CEO. “We look forward to partnering with schools and districts to create engaging learning environments that integrate technology, global competency and other 21st century skills into daily classroom instruction. This work begins by providing ongoing professional development and support for educators.”
Three leading thinkers on blended learning will discuss lessons learned from implementing blended learning around the U.S.: Richard Culatta, director of the Office of Educational Technology for the U.S. Department of Education; Michael Horn, co-founder of the Clayton Christensen Institute and co-author of “Blended: Using Disruptive Innovation to Improve Schools” and Palo Alto High School teacher and international speaker, Esther Wojcicki, co-author of “Moonshots in Education: Launching Blended Learning in the Classroom.”
Learn more about the California Tech for Schools Summit here.
About VIF International Education
VIF International Education partners with districts and schools to develop global-ready teachers and students. Educators use VIF’s professional development and curriculum, language acquisition and cultural exchange programs to create engaging learning environments that integrate technology, cultural literacy and other 21st century skills into classroom instruction. VIF is a certified B Corp and ‘Best for the World’ honoree headquartered in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
EdSurge is the leading news and information resource on education technology for educators, entrepreneurs and others committed to education.
Summit co-hosts: California State Department of Education and Californians Dedicated to Education Foundation
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