MIT Media Lab Hosts Technology in the Classroom Town Hall in Partnership with NBC News’ Education Nation and Dell
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MIT Media Lab Hosts Technology in the Classroom Town Hall in Partnership with NBC News’ Education Nation and Dell

Program moderated by NBC News Chief Education Correspondent Rehema Ellis, NBC News Special Correspondent Chelsea Clinton and WHDH-TV Anchor Kim Khazei

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — September 12, 2012 — On September 13, 2012, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Media Lab will host a Technology in the Classroom Town Hall event in partnership with Dell and co-produced by NBC News’ Education Nation and NBC Learn. Leading education thought leaders and policy makers, plus parents, teachers and students will gather to discuss technology’s influence in learning and how to cultivate new, innovative learning models.

The program will include two panels, “The Digital Divide: Equity and Access” and “How Technology Spurs Innovation in the Classroom.” The event will be moderated by NBC News Chief Education Correspondent Rehema Ellis with support from NBC News Special Correspondent Chelsea Clinton, as well as NBC Boston affiliate WHDH-TV Anchor Kim Khazei. Questions will be taken from in-person attendees and solicited from the online audience to stimulate discussion and debate today’s most important topics in education.



Technology in the Classroom Town Hall hosted by the MIT Media Lab, sponsored by Dell and co-produced by NBC News’ Education Nation and NBC Learn focusing on the influence of technology in education and fostering new, innovative learning models


Moderators: NBC News Chief Education Correspondent, Rehema Ellis; NBC News Special Correspondent, Chelsea Clinton; and WHDH-TV anchor, Kim Khazei


Panelists: Mullen-Hall School 3rd grade teacher, Suzy Brooks; Innosight Executive Director, Michael Horn; MIT Media Lab Professor, Mitch Resnick; New Classrooms founder, Joel Rose; Superintendent of St. Paul Public Schools, Valeria Silva (panels in formation)



Thursday, September 13, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. ET


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About the MIT Media Lab

The Media Lab is a place where the future is created, not just imagined. The Lab applies unorthodox research approaches for envisioning the impact of emerging technologies on everyday life--technologies that promise to fundamentally transform our most basic notions of human capabilities. Unconstrained by traditional disciplines, Lab designers, engineers, artists, and scientists work atelier-style, conducting more than 350 projects that range from digital approaches for treating neurological disorders, to new tools for learning, to innovative modes of transportation for sustainable cities. For more information on the Media Lab:

About NBC Education Nation

"Education Nation" seeks to create a thoughtful, well-informed dialogue with policymakers, thought-leaders, educators, parents and the public, in pursuit of the shared goal of providing every American with an opportunity to achieve the best education in the world. These discussions cover the challenges, potential solutions and innovations spanning the education landscape. By providing quality information to the public, NBC News hopes to educate Americans so they can make decisions about how best to improve our education system both in the near and long terms, and to shine a spotlight on one of the most urgent national issues of our time.

About NBC Learn

NBC Learn is the educational arm of NBC News, dedicated to providing instructional resources for students, teachers and lifelong learners. At, teachers, students and parents can find over 13,000 primary source resources aligned to 30+ subjects, State Standards, and the Common Core from the richest news video archive in the U.S.

About DELL

Dell Inc. (NASDAQ: DELL) is committed to helping students develop the knowledge and skills they need to learn and succeed in an increasingly digital world and a globally competitive workforce. As a top provider of technology and services to schools, Dell listens to and works with students, educators, administrators, parents and community members around the world to deliver innovative technology and services that give them the power to do more in and out of the classroom. Learn more about Dell in Education at Follow us on Twitter @DellEDU.

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