Verizon and CSRwire to host free webinar
Submitted by: Verizon Communications Inc.
Posted: Apr 15, 2014 – 09:31 AM EST
BASKING RIDGE, N.J. , Apr. 15 /CSRwire/ - Recent data show there is a significant demand for workers trained in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields and that currently, too few students are pursuing degrees in STEM areas to meet the demand.
How can companies with know how, expertise and scale address the gap and attract more students to explore a career in STEM? Join CSRwire and Verizon for a live roundtable discussion to address the need to increase student interest in STEM subjects, as well as how mobile technology could positively impact student achievement when used effectively. [Take a look at Verizon's 2013 CSR Report]
When: Wednesday, April 23, 2014: 12:30pm ET/10:30am MT/9:30am PT
Register here: http://bit.ly/stemtechno
Joining CSRwire's Editorial Director Aman Singh will be education technology leaders from STEMConnector, the International Society for Technology in Education and Verizon. Among the topics they will explore:
More on our panel:
Ted Wells is chief strategy officer at STEMConnector, a one-stop online destination on STEM information. He will share insights on the importance of leveraging accessible and familiar technology to engage students in high impact inquiry-based learning programs and how mobile technology can be a vehicle for students to gain technological fluency that is critical for all workforce levels as well as how competitions like the Verizon Innovative App challenge are encouraging students to use their mobile devices to learn programming skills.
Dr. Wendy Drexler is chief innovation officer for the International Society for Technology in Education, a premier nonprofit organization for educators and education leaders committed to empowering connected learners in a connected world. She will share her views about technology as a catalyst for connecting and empowering students and teachers to transform learning, and best practices for training teachers to maximize the use of mobile technology in their lessons.
Rose Stuckey Kirk is the president of the Verizon Foundation and vice president of global corporate citizenship at Verizon. She will share results of the Verizon Innovative Learning Schools program in partnership with ISTE. The program, in its second year, has provided on-going training [professional development] to teachers in 24 schools to help them effectively and innovatively integrate mobile technology into the classroom to enhance student achievement.
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