Wednesday, April 6, 2022

8:00 am
9:50 am
Seaport Ballroom A-E, Level 2
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StageX: Wednesday Breakfast


Evan Marwell (CEO, EducationSuperHighway), Jessica Rosenworcel (Chairwoman, FCC), Jim Steyer (Founder & CEO, Common Sense Media), John King (President & CEO, The Education Trust)
Moderator: Jean-Claude Brizard (President & CEO, Digital Promise)

Digital Divide

The pandemic pushed us to understand our need to close the digital divide in the US. While we've made good progress, there's so much more to do in closing the homework and digital learning gap for all learners. This panel will focus on why we need to close this gap and how we can create more equitable and ubiquitous learning spaces through technology.

Vilas Dhar (President and Trustee, Patrick J. McGovern Foundation)
Moderator: Marcus Brauchli (Managing Partner, North Base Media)

Digital equity is human equity: interventions for an inclusive future

In a world where inclusive economic participation requires  individual familiarity with new tools, we are experiencing a widening digital  divide. In this fireside chat, Vilas Dhar, President of the Patrick J.  McGovern Foundation, speaks with Marcus Brauchli, Managing Partner of North  Base Media, about a new framework that centers on digital exposure,  engagement, and mastery, and proposes clear interventions to address the  widening divide. Drawing from experiences working with partners across the  globe, this conversation will highlight the urgency of the moment, and how  our educational efforts today will define social opportunity for decades to  come.

Robert Paddock (Founder & CEO, Valenture Institute), Mamokgethi Phakeng (Vice-Chancellor, University of Cape Town)
Moderator: Phyllis Lockett (CEO, LEAP Innovations)

This school breaks all the school rules

University of Cape Town (UCT) Online High School has  revolutionized the way students in South Africa learn - disrupting a broken  system and creating an unprecedented demand for a new model of education.  Founder and CEO Robert Paddock, working in partnership with UCT Professor  Mamokgethi Phakeng, has taken apart and rebuilt the school experience,  maximizing the best of technology and the best of human skill to deliver  effective, efficient and engaging learning online. Education innovator  Phyllis Lockett, founder and CEO of LEAP Innovations will lead an eye-opening  discussion with these groundbreaking leaders.

Eric Pulier (CEO & Founder, Vatom Corporation)
Moderator: Rich Karlgaard (Editor-at-Large / Futurist, Forbes Media)

Join Eric Pullier and Rich Karlgaard on StageX

John Katzman (CEO, Noodle)

Edge Tech: Steering Ed Tech Towards the Public Good

Thirty years in, has technology made education measurably  better and significantly less expensive? What are the concrete steps that we  can take as a community to make education more responsive, resilient,  inclusive, and cost-effective–while making investors great returns?