Next Thursday, September 13 we’re excited to host A Day of Innovation in Education in Cambridge, MA at the MIT campus. Activities will kick-off with Dell’s fourth Social Think Tank to focus on education and will be hosted in partnership with the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL). The goal for this Think Tank is to create an open, honest and collaborative forum with 20+ leaders in learning and innovation including students, parents, bloggers and school administrators.
This Social Think Tank will be dedicated to diving deeper into innovative models in learning, discussing the challenges the education community is facing, furthering learning solutions and outlining what's possible with the support of technology. Topics to include the following: Data Driven Innovation and Student Driven Transparency; The Future of Innovation in a Non-Text Book World; and Closing the Learning Gap. Participants will also discuss results from a Dell-commissioned global poll that will offer insight into how technology can help facilitate pioneering education models that improve the overall experience for parents, students and teachers. The moderator, Michael Horn, Executive Director of Education at Innosight Institute, will guide the discussion.
Shortly after the Think Tank concludes, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Lab will host a Technology in the Classroom Town Hall event in partnership with Dell and co-produced by NBC News’ Education Nation and NBC Learn. Leading education thought leaders and policy makers, plus parents, teachers and students will gather to discuss technology’s influence in learning and how to cultivate new, innovative learning models. The program will include two panels, “The Digital Divide: Equity and Access” and “How Technology Spurs Innovation in the Classroom.” The event will be moderated by NBC News Chief Education Correspondent Rehema Ellis with support from NBC News Special Correspondent Chelsea Clinton, as well as NBC Boston affiliate WHDH-TV Anchor Kim Khazei. Questions will be taken from in-person attendees and solicited from the online audience to stimulate discussion and debate today’s most important topics in education.