September 13: MIT Town Hall on Technology in Education
NBC Learn teamed up with Education Nation to produce a live Town Hall on technology’s influence in today’s classrooms. Streaming live from the MIT Media Lab in Cambridge and sponsored by Dell, the exciting discussion explored how technology is spurring innovation in teaching and learning and how the growing digital divide is shaping policy at both the district and national level. You can watch clips from the Town Hall below and see a full broadcast on WHDH 7NBC Boston on Sunday, September 23rd at 12 noon ET.
Mayor Menino Discusses Education at MIT
Alex Witt sits down with Boston Mayor Thomas Menino to talk about the Chicago teacher strike and what he’s doing in Boston that’s working in education.
Digital Divide, Equity, and Access
msnbc Anchor Alex Witt and NBC Special Correspondent Chelsea Clinton host a Town Hall at MIT to discuss the digital divide with author Michael Horn, U.S. Department of Education Assistant Deputy Secretary for Innovation and Improvement Jim Shelton, and Valeria Silva, Superintendent, Saint Paul Public Schools.
Will Technology Transform Learning?
Moderators Alex Witt and Chelsea Clinton sit down at the MIT Media Lab with 3rd Grade Teacher Suzy Brooks, New Classrooms Co-founder Joel Rose, and MIT Professor Mitch Resnick, and an audience of K-12 educators to talk about how technology will transform learning and classrooms.
NBC Learn was happy to work with msnbc Anchor and NBC Correspondent Alex Witt, with help from NBC News Special Correspondent Chelsea Clinton and WHDH 7News Anchor Kim Khazei.
Alex Witt, msnbc Anchor and NBC Correspondent
Chelsea Clinton, NBC News Special Correspondent
Kim Khazei, WHDH 7News Anchor
We invited everyone to participate in the discussion on Twitter, at #EdNatMIT and #DoMoreEdu, telling us what solutions technology have brought to their classrooms, and what challenges still remain to make sure all students have access to technology.