I-CHASS Conducts Radical Innovation in Education Summit in Washington, D.C.

Posted on Jun 19, 2013 | No Comments

Members of I-CHASS recently attended the Radical Innovation in Education Summit held at the Organization of American States in Washington, D.C. June 13-15. Co-Organized by I-CHASS, The Organization of American States, and Sharon Tettegah, Associate Professor, Educational Psychology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the forum focused on current and future innovations in pedagogy and educational institutions. Speakers discussed the need to make learning more relevant, accessible and interactive, and how educators might meet these needs. The Summit was made up of 35 educators from the US, Belgium, Trinidad, Costa Rica, Guatemala, the UK and Mexico. I-CHASS members in attendance included Executive Director Dr. Kevin Franklin, Associate Director Michael Simeone, Senior Associate Dr. Alan Craig, and OAS-ARTCA Project coordinator Aryanne Besner Quintal. Jorge Duran, senior specialist of the office of the Department of Science Technology and Innovation helped in coordination with the event. The meetings were held with the cooperation of The Organization of American States (OAS) and The Advanced Research and Technology Collaboratory for the Americas (OAS-ARTCA).

For more information on the summit, visit http://www.huffingtonpost.com/john-m-eger/radical-innovation-summit_b_3451532.html or http://education.illinois.edu/news/Summit-brings-scholars-together-DC-re-imagine-innovative-education

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