Mobile Learning, New Standards, College and Career Readiness Highlighted in 2013 Pearson Virtual Conference

Educators Are Invited to “Re-Imagine the Next Generation of Education” Through Engaging, Interactive Online Sessions

NEW YORK Oct. 29, 2013 – Mobile learning, new curriculum standards and ensuring that all students graduate college- and career-ready are the main topics that stellar education leaders will present in an upcoming free virtual conference from Pearson. “A New Frontier: Re-Imagining the Next Generation of Education,” is a professional development opportunity with nine sessions on today’s hot topics that educators can attend from the comfort of their classrooms or homes – anywhere they have access to the Internet. Among the presenters are top science and social studies experts as well as leaders in educational change.

What: The presenters and interactive virtual sessions include:

o Every Child, Every Day: An Inside Look into Digital Conversion (keynote), presented by Dr. Mark Edwards, superintendent, Mooresville Graded School District, N.C.

o Teaching and Learning with Backchannels and Informal Assessments, presented by Richard Byrne, digital learning consultant, FreeTech4Teachers.com blogger

o Hands-On, Minds-On: Rigor and Science, presented by Michael Padilla, Ph.D., professor of science education, University of Georgia, Athens

o Achieving the C3: An Exploration into 21st Century Social Studies, presented by Kathy Swan, lead writer of the College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards, associate professor, University of Kentucky

o What's New? Let's Take a Look at the Conceptual Shifts in the Next Generation Science Standards, presented by Dr. Karen L. Ostlund, 2013-2014 retiring president, National Science Teachers Association, UTeach, College of Natural Sciences, The University of Texas at Austin

o The Idea of America: Teaching Civic Engagement Through American History, presented by Kelly Govain, coordinator of teacher development, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

o Smithsonian Museum Resources & Inquiry Learning, presented by Naomi Coquillon, youth and teacher programs manager, Smithsonian National Museum of American History

o College Readiness in Science. What's Ideal - and What's Real?, presented by Dr. Kenneth Miller, biology professor at Brown University, high school biology author

o The DBQ Project and Common Core: A System-Wide Approach to Historical Thinking and Evidence-Based Argument Writing, presented by Chip Brady, co-founder of The DBQ Project

When: Nov. 12-15, 2013

Where: For more information or to register, visit www.Pearsonk12.com/vcon2013.

About Pearson

Pearson is the world’s leading learning company, providing educational materials and services and business information through the Financial Times Group. Pearson serves learners of all ages around the globe, employing 41,000 people in more than 70 countries. For more information about Pearson, www.pearson.com.

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