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February 2, 2012

Middle Grades Math: Why Algebra Matters & How Technology Can Help

We will be posting a videotape and some presentation files of the Feb.2 “Middle Grades Math” conference. Please check back within a few weeks.

A conference hosted by Policy Analysis for California Education, NewSchools Venture Fund and Silicon Valley Education Fund

Learn about how promising digital tools and resources are now available to help you strengthen teaching and learning in middle grades mathematics, and the policy changes that California must make to take advantage of these new opportunities. Policy leaders and experts in education technology will share and discuss what’s becoming possible with the proliferation of digital technologies in California schools.

We thank our sponsor S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation for making this conference possible. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

To register for this conference, please click here.

Proposed Agenda:

8:30 Registration and Breakfast

9:00 Welcome – Muhammed Chaudhry, President/CEO, Silicon Valley Education Foundation (SVEF)

9:05 Conference Overview and Ted Mitchell Introduction – David Plank, Executive Director, Policy Analysis for
California Education (PACE)

9:15 Keynote Address – Ted Mitchell, President/CEO, NewSchools Venture Fund

9:45 Math Panel
Phil Daro, Senior Fellow for Mathematics of America’s Choice and Co-Director of Tools for Change, University of California at Berkeley
Dan Meyer, Math Teacher, Apple Distinguished Educator

10:30 Access/Equity Panel
Matt Rosin, Senior Research Associate, EdSource
Neal Finkelstein, Senior Research Scientist, WestEd
Manny Barbara, Vice President of Advocacy and Thought Leadership, SVEF
John Danner, Co-Founder/CEO, Rocketship Education
Courtney Cadwell, Teacher, Los Altos School District

11:15 Keynote Address – Tarkan Maner, President/CEO, Wyse Technology

11:45 LUNCH


CK-12 Foundation
Key Curriculum Press
Motion Math

Others to be confirmed

1:30 Keynote Address – Jeremy Roschelle, Director of the Center for Technology in Learning, SRI International

2:00 Policy Panel (Moderator Caprice Young)
Michael Kirst, President, California State Board of Education
Rick Miller, Superintendent, Riverside Unified School District

2:45 Wrap Up – Muhammed Chaudhry and David Plank

3:00 – 5:00 Technology Display/Interaction with Presenters

Date: February 2, 2012 9:00 am
Venue: Stanford University - Frances C. Arrillaga Alumni Center
326 Galvez Street, Stanford , CA, 94305, United States