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Wednesday, August 1 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Connected Learning and the State of Education Today: Directors of the Office of Educational Technology (John Bailey, Karen Cator, Tim Magner, Susan Patrick, Linda Roberts, Geoff Fletcher, [mod])

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A special online panel about Connected Learning and The State of Education Today featuring all of the past and present directors of the US Department of Education’s Office of Education Technology, including John Bailey, Karen Cator, Tim Magner, Susan Patrick, and Linda Roberts, moderated by Geoff Fletcher.


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John Bailey

John Bailey serves as the Executive Director of Digital Learning Now, a national initiative of the Foundation for Excellence in Education that works with policymakers and innovators to accelerate the adoption of new models of education.  John previously served at the White House as Special Assistant to the President for Domestic Policy during the Bush administration and was the Deputy Policy Director for the U.S. Secretary of Commerce. ... Read More →
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Karen Cator

Karen Cator is the Director of the Office of Educational Technology at the U.S. Department of Education. She has devoted her career to creating the best possible learning environments for this generation of students. Prior to joining the department, Cator directed Apple's leadership and advocacy efforts in education. In this role, she focused on the intersection of education policy and research, emerging technologies, and the reality faced by... Read More →
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Steve Hargadon

Conference-related Passions: | | Grass-roots Participation | | Appreciative Inquiry | | Open Source Software | | Web 2.0 | | Learning 2.0 | | The Future of Education | | | | I created the Classroom 2.0 social network, am host of the Future of Education interview series, and co-chair the annual Global Education and Library 2.0 worldwide conferences. I pioneered the use of social networking in education... Read More →
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Tim Magner

Tim is the Executive Director for the Partnership for 21st Century Skills P21 is the leading national organization that advocates for 21st century readiness for every student. P21 serves as a catalyst to position 21st century readiness at the center of US K12 education by building collaborative partnerships among education, business, community and government leaders. P21 and its members provide tools and resources to help the U.S. education... Read More →
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Susan Patrick

Susan Patrick is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL). The International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) is the leading voice for the emerging field of online and blended learning. Representing a diverse cross-section of K-12 education, including school districts, educators, state education agencies, universities, education reformers, and a variety of content... Read More →
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Linda Roberts

Linda G. Roberts directed the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Educational Technology from its inception in September 1993 to January 2001, and served as the Secretary of Education’s Special Adviser on Technology.  Roberts developed the first National Technology Plan, launched five new technology programs for the Clinton Administration, and increased the Federal technology budget from $30 million to over $900 million... Read More →

Wednesday August 1, 2012 4:00pm - 5:00pm
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