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Students Have Their Say: Education and Technology

Who:
Center for Houston’s Future, with a panel of students and technology experts.

Moderator:
Andrea White, J.D., education activist, author and former First Lady of Houston.

Hosted by:
Umesh Verma, Blue Lance President and CEO.

Panelists:
Carlos Solis, Ph.D. is an award-winning Manager of Educational Technologies at Rice University. His projects range from implementing a middle school electronic studio environment, to developing an electronic community of HISD teachers, and the first online video courses at Rice.

Christian Ante, a Junior at Cristo Rey Jesuit College Preparatory School of Houston

Erick Lopez just completed his junior year at Northbrook High School

Isaac Valdez, a junior in Applied Mathematics at the University of Houston-Downtown

What:
Students Have Their Say: Education and Technology – an interactive panel discussion where the audience and experts can have up-close conversations about the topics that matter most to them – part of the Center for Houston’s Future Annual Summer Salon Series

When:
Wednesday, June 6, 2012, 7:30am – 9:00am

Where:
Canopy on Montrose (3939 Montrose Blvd., Houston, TX 77006)

Why:

· More than 40 percent of students now designate online classes as an essential component of their learning experience. – Project Tomorrow’s Speak Up Survey

· More than 6.1 million current college students took a Web-based course in fall 2010. Nearly a third of students have taken one during their college careers. – Boston Globe

· Technology is fast evolving – is education keeping pace? What technology do today’s students use? What would be on their technology wish list to help them learn?

· How could technology be utilized to make education more relevant and effective?

Center for Houston’s Future, The Region’s Think Tank, is a 501 c(3) nonprofit that works to solve our region’s toughest problems by providing meaningful research, defining innovative strategies, and engaging diverse leaders. To find out more, visit www.futurehouston.org.

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Contact:
Mercedes Santos-Garay
Manager – Communications & Events
Center for Houston’s Future
1200 Smith, Suite 1150, Houston, TX 77002
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