ERIC Number: ED453830
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
Enhancing Education through Technology: New Tools to Close the Achievement Gap. Satellite Town Meeting #79: May 15, 2001. [Videotape].
Department of Education, Washington, DC.; National Alliance of Business, Inc., Washington, DC.; Chamber of Commerce of the United States, Washington, DC.; Committee for Economic Development, Washington, DC.
The "Satellite Town Meeting" is the U.S. Department of Education's monthly television program about improvements in teaching and learning that are happening in schools and communities across the nation. On each 60-minute show, the Secretary of Education invites national experts as well as local educators and community leaders to share their ideas about how schools are preparing all students for the challenges of the 21st century. In panel discussions with parents, teachers, principals, and business experts, as well as videotaped reports on innovative schools, viewer call-ins, and special segments on resources, the "Satellite Town Meeting" focuses on what works. The Secretary and his guests talk about the most important issues facing today's schools and communities--improving reading skills, expanding technology, boosting student achievement, assuring safety, serving children with disabilities, raising mathematics performance, and more. The "Satellite Town Meeting" recorded on this video focused on how technologies such as the Internet, e-mail, and distance learning can be especially powerful tools for helping disadvantaged and under-served students to connect with new learning resources. The panelists addressed such questions as: How can today's education technologies help all students, including disadvantaged students, to meet high academic standards? How can teachers be well prepared to learn and use new education technologies? How can schools and communities create comprehensive technology plans to improve student achievement? and What resources are available to schools and communities to support their education needs? (AEF)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Access to Education, Computer Uses in Education, Disadvantaged, Educational Development, Educational Planning, Educational Resources, Educational Technology, Instructional Development, Programming (Broadcast)
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Non-Print Media
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Procter and Gamble Educational Services, Cincinnati, OH.; Bayer Corp., Pittsburgh, PA.; Public Broadcasting Service, Washington, DC.; National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Washington, DC.; Apple Computer, Inc., Cupertino, CA.; Target Stores/Dayton Hudson Corp.
Authoring Institution: Department of Education, Washington, DC.; National Alliance of Business, Inc., Washington, DC.; Chamber of Commerce of the United States, Washington, DC.; Committee for Economic Development, Washington, DC.