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LIU Brooklyn to Host NYC DOE Educational Technology Conference on June 8

Keynote speaker is educational technology expert Alan November


Alka Gupta,Assistant Director of Public Relations
LIU Brooklyn,
Long Island University

Brooklyn, N.Y. – A major conference on educational technology, organized by the New York City Department of Education, will be held Friday, June 8, at LIU Brooklyn.

The keynote speaker at the conference is Alan November, an international leader for educational technology. Representatives from the schools, including superintendents, administrators and teachers, as well as guest vendor presenters from Adobe, Google, Microsoft, SmartBoard, Apple, Renzulli Learning, Rubicon Atlas, Pearson, Time to Know and CompassLearning are expected to attend.

The event will take place at the LIU downtown Brooklyn campus from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Health Sciences Building. Dennis M. Walcott, chancellor of the NYC DOE, will present welcoming remarks, as will George Baroudi, Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Business Process Improvement Officer at LIU.

“The main goal of the upcoming conference event is to share best practices and provide opportunities to experience additional innovative ideas for teaching and learning,” said Mr. Baroudi. “This event is a culminating instructional conference to celebrate the journey of the NYCDOE Personalized Learning Systems (PLS) two-year pilot program.” This pilot included 30 schools from all five boroughs, and involved each school implementing two out of three online programs (Pearson's SuccessMaker, CompassLearning's Odyssey and Time to Know) in two grades. A video montage of PLS teachers, who will share insights and reflections on the pilot, will be offered.

For information about the event, visit the NYC DOE web site at

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dynamic curricula reflecting the great urban community it serves. Distinctive programs encompass the arts and media, the natural sciences, business, social policy, urban education, the health professions and pharmacy, and include the Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, the Ph.D. in Pharmaceutics, the D.P.T. in Physical Therapy and the Pharm.D. in Pharmacy. A vibrant urban oasis in downtown Brooklyn, this diverse and thriving campus offers academic excellence, personalized attention, small class size and flexible course schedules. In 2006, a $45-million Wellness, Recreation and Athletic Center was opened to serve the Campus and the surrounding community. In 2007, the Cyber Café was launched, providing a high-tech hot spot for students and faculty members to meet and eat.

Posted 06/06/2012

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