On Friday, August 10, we partnered with iNACOL to host a webinar on how broadband is transforming education in America.
One of the speakers was Kwame Simmons, principal of D.C.‘s Kramer Middle School, which is one of the city’s 40 lowest performing schools. During the webinar, Simmons shared the school’s plan to implement blended learning — a mix of online and traditional instruction — to engage students with interactive lessons and achieve a 40-point turnaround in test scores by 2017. David Teeter, director of policy at iNACOL, a non-profit organization that promotes collaboration, advocacy, and research to enhance quality K-12 online teaching and learning, addressed digital divide issues, including the importance of equality in access to broadband, and discuss how schools are now relying on broadband to facilitate teaching and learning.
It was a great conversation, and we thank Simmons and Teeter for participating. If you missed it, here’s an archived version of the webinar.