TITLE: Education in the 21st Century
SPEAKER: various speakers
EVENT DATE: 03/16/2009
RUNNING TIME: 218 minutes
Marshall S. "Mike" Smith, senior counselor to U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan, delivered the keynote address, "Education in the 21st Century," at a Library of Congress forum on K-12 education. The forum, titled "American Education in the Digital Age and Beyond: A Discussion for the 21st Century" was also hosted by Strong American Schools and supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Forum speakers included Librarian of Congress James H. Billington, a leading advocate of using primary-source digital material in the classroom; former Colorado Gov. Roy Romer, chairman of Strong American Schools; and Lauren Resnick, professor of psychology at the University of Pittsburgh.
There were also presentations by educators from Colorado, Illinois, and Northern Virginia in the Library of Congress' groundbreaking Teaching with Primary Sources (TPS) Program; Gov. Romer introduced the second panel and provided an overview of attempts to promote high content standards for K-12 education.