Forty years after the "War on Poverty" and twenty-five years after "A Nation at Risk," a new forum has been designed to advance a new paradigm for learning by harnessing the largely untapped potential of digital media. Breakthrough Learning in a Digital Age brought together 200 of the nations top thought leaders in science and technology, informal and formal education, entertainment media, research, philanthropy, and policy to create and act upon a breakthrough strategy for scaling-up effective models of teaching and learning for children.
Check out our opening night including a welcome speech from Eric Schmidt, CEO of Google, opening remarks by Martha Kanter, Under Secretary of the US Dept of Ed, and a fiesty panel discussion featuring Linda Darling Hammond, Joel Klein, Mitch Kapor, Jonathan Miller and Ram Sriram.
And don't miss the final event, our keynote speech by Geoff Canada, CEO of the Harlem Children's Zone
For more about the event, please go to: http://www.google.com/events/digitalage
0:36 Eric Schmidt's welcome
5:59 Gary Knell's welcome
9:30 Joan Ganz Cooney's welcome
11:22 Gary Knell (continued)
14:11 Jim Steyer's welcome
21:21 James Bennett introduction
27:02 Martha Kanter opening remarks
44:58 Opening panel (Linda Darling-Hammond, Joel I. Klein, Mitchell Kapor,Jonathan F. Miller, Kavitark Shriram