Reimagining Learning

Thursday, March 31, 2011 @ 12:30pm

Event Info

Admission

FREE

Venue

Spertus Institute

610 S. Michigan Avenue

Chicago, 

IL 

60605

Presenter

Digital media are changing the way young people learn, play, socialize, and participate in civic life. The MacArthur and Pearson foundations are hosting a panel of experts to discuss the role digital media play in young people’s lives. They will base their conversation on clips from a recent PBS documentary, "Digital Media: New Learners of the 21st Century."

Speakers include: Karen Cator, Director of the Office of Educational Technology, U.S. Department of Education; Mary Dempsey, Commissioner, Chicago Public Library; Shani Edmonds, Founding Student, Digital Youth Network; Robert Gallucci, President, MacArthur Foundation; Mark Nieker, President, Pearson Foundation; Nichole Pinkard, Visiting Associate Professor, DePaul University; Katie Salen, Professor, Parsons the New School for Design; and Connie Yowell, Director, Education, MacArthur Foundation.