The National Center for Technology Innovation held a two-day education conference in Washington this week about thriving in a global marketplace. A long roster of ed-tech experts gave presentations at the gathering, which is reflected in the extensive coverage on their conference blog.
If you poke around, you'll find lots of interesting highlights and summaries of the topics discussed there, like this panel discussion, moderated by Digital Directions' executive editor Kevin Bushweller, on where U.S. students rank in the global economy and in student achievement. Panelists discussed the current state of American students' global competitiveness and the keys to getting American education back on track, such as a stronger emphasis on innovation; information, media, and technology skills; life and career skills; and creativity.
There's a lot more on the blog, so it's worth spending a little time there, to catch up on some the latest ideas in the ed-tech world.