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Education leaders meeting to focus on technology in K-12

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The first Blackboard K-12 Executive Symposium in Detroit, March 2, will feature Jamey Fitzpatrick, President & CEO of Michigan Virtual, in a panel presentation with school superintendents from Utica, Gladstone, Fraser and Fall Creek, Wisc. The panel will be moderated by Gordon Freedman, President of the National Laboratory for Education Transformation.

The symposium for leaders in education will be held at the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center and will focus on the role of technology in helping to solve some of the greatest challenges facing K-12 today. The event begins at 9:30 a.m. in Joliet A and ends at noon.

The symposium is being held in conjunction with GES2, the 2015 Michigan Governor’s Economic and Education Summits.

The agenda includes:

  • Keynote address, “Three persistent challenges K-12 leaders face with technology adoption,“ by Gordon Freedman, President of National Laboratory for Education Transformation
  • Regional leaders panel discussion
  • Full breakfast

The Blackboard Executive Symposium is a complimentary breakfast event being held prior to GES2 and can be attended as a stand-alone function, or in conjunction with the Governor’s Summits.

About Michigan Virtual

Michigan Virtual is a private, nonprofit Michigan corporation established by the State of Michigan in 1998 to serve as a champion for online learning. It is the parent organization of the Michigan Virtual for Students and Michigan Virtual Learning Research Institute.

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About Michigan Virtual

Michigan Virtual™ (formally known as Michigan Virtual University®) provides online courses for Michigan students, professional development for educators and is the parent organization of the Michigan Virtual Learning Research Institute®. As a nonprofit organization with more than 20 years of experience, Michigan Virtual is Michigan’s leading voice in online education. Visit us at michiganvirtual.org.

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