Join your Penn Digital cohorts for an exciting panel of entrepreneurs from the Education Technology space as they walk us through the changing landscape and what the future holds for education online.
CBS News Digital Journalist Paula Reid (http://www.linkedin.com/in/paulareid) will moderate this panel of speakers:
• Peter Stein, Chief Business Officer, Teachboost (https://teachboost.com/). Peter oversees operations at TeachBoost, an evaluation platform designed to foster the development of effective educators and improved student outcomes. Peter entered the classroom through New York City Teaching Fellows as a 6th grade humanities teacher and was the recipient of a grant from Intel for a 1:1 computing implementation with his students.
• Bobbi Kurshan (http://www.linkedin.com/pub/barbara-%22bobbi%22-kurshan/0/62/127), Exec Dir of Education at the Penn Graduate School of Education. Bobbi helps oversee EDSi, the only startup incubator in the world focused solely on education. She is one of the long-time pioneers in education technology. Bobbi spearheaded the use of open-source materials in education (as exec. director of Curriki), helped run companies (Chief Academic Officer of Bigchalk), and advised a host of edtech companies on strategy, need and opportunities.
• Marjan Ghara (http://www.linkedin.com/pub/marjan-ghara/6/73b/400), Founder & CEO, BiblioNasium (https://www.biblionasium.com/). Marjan is founder of BiblioNasiun, a powerful social platform that promotes literacy and extends the independent reading activities for the K-8 age group. It connects together the three communities that most influence and support what elementary school children read: their teachers, friends, and parents.
• Maya Gat (http://www.linkedin.com/pub/maya-gat/16/bab/175), Co-Founder and CEO, Branching Minds (http://branchingminds.com/). Maya has spent 17 years working with children, youth and adults as an educator in various capacities – both inside and outside of the school system. She is currently a specialist teacher for a charter elementary school in the Bronx, pioneering a curriculum on activism for children that she developed.
We'll be at the New York Times Building, 620 Eight Ave, in the office of our sponsor, Goodwin Procter. Hope you can join us!