Dr. Kari Stubbs, Vice President of 21st Century Learning at BrainPOP, recently returned from the REAL (Recommendations for Education and Advancement of Learning) Commission kickoff meeting in Washington, DC. The commission consists of 25 leaders in education technology from industry and academia. They have been charged with recommending an initial research and policy agenda for Digital Promise.
Digital Promise is a national center created by Congress with bipartisan support to advance technologies to transform teaching and learning. It is designed to identify the information and technological needs that will improve all levels of formal and informal learning and education to prepare Americans to compete in the global economy. The REAL Commission report will help to guide the inaugural years of Digital Promise and identify any policy hurdles that inhibit progress.
The kickoff meeting included a visit from US Education Secretary Arne Duncan, United States Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra, and Assistant Deputy Secretary for Innovation and Improvement Jim Shelton. Jim Shelton shared that his own kids love BrainPOP! It was an enthusiastic moment to hear from this education activist and proud father.
Watch for the final report this year. Plus YOU can join the Digital Promise conversation. Simply click to share how you are using technology in innovative ways.