Date: Tuesday, July 27th, 2010
Time: 5pm Pacific / 8pm Eastern / 12am (next day) GMT (international times here)
Duration: 1 hour
Location: In Elluminate. Log in at http://tr.im/futureofed. The Elluminate room will be open up to 30 minutes before the event if you want to come in early. To make sure that your computer is configured for Elluminate, please visit http://www.elluminate.com/support. Recordings of the session will be posted within a day of the event at the event page.
Event and Recording Page: http://www.learncentral.org/event/86938
Laurence Peters' Global Mission Statement: Laurence is a global educator—he passionately believes that we need to help our students achieve a “global perspective” in their studies--one that does not come from learning about the world second hand but can be significantly enhanced by personal communication that todays’s Web 2.0 helps facilitate. His latest book (Global Education: Using Technology to Bring the World to Your Students) published by ISTE, is one large step in this direction. The book provides the essential standards based rationales as to why the global dimension needs to be a central part of how and what we teach in today’s classrooms.
Laurence was born in London, England in 1952. He studied at the University of Sussex, where he received a BA degree in English Literature in 1974. He received his MA (Educ) degree in the Theory and Practice of English Teaching from the University of London, Institute of Education (1978) and a Ph..D from the University of Michigan. After writing and teaching he gained a Law Degree from the University of Maryland in 1986 and became counsel to the Subcommittee on Select Education & Civil Rights for the US House of Representatives (1986-1993) before serving as Senior Policy Advisor to the US Department of Education (1993-2001). Subsequently Peters directed the Mid-Atlantic Regional Technology in Education Consortium (MAR*TEC) working with five states, (Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, Washington DC and New Jersey) to assist their efforts to integrate technology into the curriculum. His book Global Education: Using Technology to Bring the World to Your Students (ISTE) 2009 is currently adopted in many graduate level programs including the University of Maryland University College (UMUC) where he has served as an adjunct lecturer and consultant. He currently serves as Vice President of the National Education Foundation. He is married with three children.
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