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Transition to Digital Classrooms

Discovery Education and Digital Promise hosted a select group of educators, policy makers, and business leaders for a day of in-depth discussion about the transition to digital classrooms.

Future@Now spotlighted real education and community leaders sharing real stories about their work to fuel student achievement.

Future@Now On-Demand (Chaptered Archive Below)

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View Congressman George Miller's Remarks on the State of Digital Education


View Superintendent Alberto Carvalho
 Making the Case for Change

View the Remarks from 3rd Grade Digital Learner Mary Moss Wirt

Congressman George Miller
Congressman George Miller (D-CA)
Ranking Member of the
House Education Committee
Alberto Carvalho
Alberto Carvalho
Superintendent and Broad Prize Winner

Miami-Dade County Public Schools (FL)
Digital Learner Mary Moss Wirt
Mary Moss Wirt
3rd Grade Digital Learner
Cary Elementary School (NC)
 

View the Transformation Talk from Dr. Mark Edwards
AASA Superintendent of the Year
Digital Promise League of Innovative Schools member

 

View the The Visionaries Panel

View Dr. Christine Johns' Transformation Talk

Hear from Districts that are on the cutting edge of launching digital textbook initiatives.
Dr. Christine Johns
Dr. Christine Johns
Superintendent
Utica Community Schools (MI)
and
Digital Promise League of Innovative Schools member

 
Michael Roth
Michael Roth
Superintendent Salisbury Township School District (PA)
  Dr. Rick Miller
Dr. Rick Miller
Superintendent
Riverside Unified School District (CA)
Dr. Tony Jackson
Dr. Anthony Jackson
Superintendent
Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools (NC)
 

View Jim Shelton's Remarks

Jim Shelton Assistant Deputy Secretary for Innovation and Improvement
Jim Shelton
Assistant Deputy Secretary,
Office of Innovation and Improvement
U. S. Department of Education
 

View a 5th Grade Digital Classroom The Students:
Featuring Collier County Public Schools

Get a unique sneak-peek tour of a digital classroom in action.
 

View the The Trailblazers Panel

Learn from Districts that have best practice models of successful digital transitions.

Dr. Kamela Patton
Dr. Kamela Patton
Superintendent

Collier County
Public Schools (FL)
Dr. Linda Clark
Dr. Linda Clark
Superintendent
Meridian Joint
School District (ID)
and
Digital Promise League of Innovative Schools member
Barbara Nemko
Dr. Barb Nemko
Superintendent
Napa County
Office of Education (CA)

and
Digital Promise League of Innovative Schools member
Don Moya
Don Moya
Chief Financial Officer
Albuquerque Public Schools (NM)

 

View the The Community Panel


View the Remarks by Eric Spiegel

Meet innovative leaders that are transforming their communities through unique initiatives and partnerships that deliver meaningful student outcomes, support college readiness, and prepare students for the careers of tomorrow.

Eric Spiegel
Eric Spiegel
President and CEO
Siemens Corporation U.S.
Shannon Schuyler
Shannon Schuyler
Corporate Responsibility Leader
PwC
Carrie Morgridge
Carrie Morgridge
Vice President
The Morgridge Family Foundation
Emily Dalton-Smith
Emily Dalton Smith
Program Officer
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Dr. Derionne Pollard
Dr. DeRionne Pollard
President
Montgomery College

 
 

View Dr. Kamela Patton's Transformation Talk — The Call to Action                                         

 

 




                                                     

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Featured Speakers Included

Congressman George Miller

Congressman George Miller
(D-CA)

Congressman George Miller is the Senior Democrat on the House Education and Workforce Committee and a leading advocate in Congress on education, labor, the economy, and the environment. First elected in 1975, he now represents the newly created 11th District of California in the East Bay of San Francisco, including the majority of Contra Costa County.  He recently introduced the Transforming Education through Technology Act, which would require states and school districts to develop plans and policies that put the best technology in the hands of students and teachers to support learning and achievement for all students.

Alberto Carvalho

Alberto Carvalho
Superintendent
Miami-Dade County Public Schools (FL)

Alberto Carvalho is Superintendent of the nation's fourth largest school system.  He is a nationally recognized expert on school reform, innovation and education finance.  M-DCPS is now widely considered one of the nation's highest performing urban school systems as the 2012 winner of the Broad Prize for Urban Education and has been identified by the AP | College Board as a leader in minority student participation and performance on Advanced Placement Exams.  Mr. Carvalho has brought a renewed focus to the classroom resulting in rapidly increasing student achievement and overall school performance improvement.  He is the President of ALAS, the Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents, and has received numerous honors and awards both for humanitarianism, as well as groundbreaking work in the fields of education and business management.

Jim Shelton Assistant Secretary of Education

Jim Shelton
Assistant Deputy Secretary, Office of Innovation and Improvement
U. S. Department of Education

Jim Shelton is the assistant deputy secretary for innovation and improvement, managing a portfolio that includes most of the Department's competitive teacher quality, school choice and learning technology programs, housed in the Office of Innovation and Improvement.


Dr. Mark Edwards

Dr. Mark Edwards
Superintendent
Mooresville Graded School District (NC)

Mark Edwards, Ed.D. is considered a pioneer of 1:1 computing in public schools. He currently serves as superintendent of the Mooresville Graded School District (MGSD) in Mooresville, NC. Previously, Dr. Edwards was superintendent of the Danville, and later, Henrico, VA school districts. He was Virginia Superintendent of the Year in 2001, was named a Harold W. McGraw Prize In Education recipient in 2003 and eSchool News Magazine’s 2002 Tech Savvy Superintendent.  Dr. Edwards is the 2013 A. Craig Phillips North Carolina Superintendent of the Year and was recently honored as the American Association of School Administrators (AASA) national Superintendent of the Year.  He is the author of Every Child, Every Day: A Digital Conversion Model for Student Achievement, published by Pearson.  As both a renowned public educator, as well as a father of three, he exemplifies the MGSD motto, Every child, Every day.

Dr. Kamela Patton

Dr. Kamela Patton
Superintendent
Collier County Public Schools (FL)

Dr. Kamela Patton became the Superintendent for Collier County Public Schools in June 2011 and under her leadership, the district has received an “A” grade from the Florida Department of Education. Her previous experience includes positions within the district at all levels of the K-20 continuum, in addition to 24 years in the Miami-Dade County Public Schools. Dr. Patton received a B.S. in Elementary Education from Messiah College, a M.S. in Reading Education from Nova Southeastern University, and a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership from the University of Miami.

Dr. Christine Johns

Dr. Christine Johns
Superintendent, Utica Community Schools (MI)

Dr. Christine Johns is the Superintendent of Utica Community Schools, Michigan’s second-largest school district. Under her leadership, the district has earned a national reputation for its innovative use of technology to personalize instruction. Dr. Johns is a member of the Digital Promise League of Innovative Schools and previously served as Deputy Superintendent for curriculum and instruction for Baltimore County Schools (MD). She holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh, a Master’s degree from Johns Hopkins University, and both M.S. and Ed.D. degrees in Educational Administration from Harvard University.

Eric Spiegel
President and CEO
Siemens Corporation U.S.

Eric Spiegel is the President and CEO of Siemens Corporation and is responsible for growing the U.S. business in the company’s largest market. Mr. Spiegel joined Siemens in January 2010 and brings twenty-five years of global consulting experience with complex organizations in the energy, power, chemical, water, industrial and automotive fields. An expert on the global energy industry, Mr. Spiegel co-authored the 2009 book Energy Shift: Game-changing Options for Fueling the Future. Mr. Spiegel holds an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College where he was an Edward Tuck Scholar and received his A.B. with Honors in Economics from Harvard University.  He is the Chairman of Ford’s Theatre Society Board in Washington, D.C. and a member of The Board of Overseers at Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business.  He is also Vice Chair of the Education and Workforce Committee at the Business Roundtable and is a member of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

Mary Moss Wirt

Mary Moss Wirt
3rd Grade Digital Learner
Cary Elementary School (NC)

Mary Moss is a third grader in the Wake County Public School System.  She is a creative thinker, constant communicator, and digital learner.  Her favorite subject in school is Social Studies because she loves learning about history and the environment.  Her favorite book is Shooting Star Annie Oakley by Debbie Dadey because it portrays a confident and brave girl committed to helping people.  Mary Moss is also a dedicated athlete and loves to play softball, basketball and tennis.  She loves music, songwriting, and desires to play multiple instruments.  Mary Moss is an avid user of technology both in and out of the classroom.

Mary Moss says her love of learning and technology comes in large part from her father who is the Assistant Superintendent for Academics in the Wake County Public School System.  As a family they are constantly engaged in reading together, trying out new technology, and traveling for the sake of learning.