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MacArthur Foundation

An Evening to Re-Imagine Learning in the 21st Century


Monday, May 17, 2010

5:30 p.m. -- Introductions and Panel Discussion
7:15 --  Reception and Project Demonstrations 

Theresa Lang Community and Service Center
The New School
55 West 13th Street (between Fifth and Sixth Ave)
New York, NY (map)

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Join us for a discussion, project demonstrations, and reception about the future of learning.

Keynote Speakers
Joel Klein
, Chancellor, New York City Department of Education

Karen Cator, Director of the Office of Education Technology, Office of the Secretary, U.S. Department of Education

Other Speakers
Jamin Brophy-Warren, Founder, Kills Screen magazine

J. Robert “Bob” Kerrey, President, The New School

Keith Krueger
, CEO, Consortium for School Networking

Diana Rhoten, Program Director, Digital Media and Learning, New Youth City Learning Network

Katie Salen, Executive Director of Design, Quest 2 Learn

Julia Stasch, Vice President, Human and Community Development, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation


The New Youth City Learning Network is a collaboration of New York City institutions such as the New York Public Library, the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, and New York Hall of Science working together to create a set of formal and informal learning opportunities that begin with personal interests, connect via digital media, and lead to educational outcomes.

Quest to Learn, which opened in September 2009 with an initial class of sixth graders, is the nation's first public school based on game design principles. The school supports a dynamic curriculum that uses the underlying design principles of games to create highly immersive, game-like learning experiences for students. It focuses on connecting student learning to the demands of the 21st century, supporting young people in their learning across digital networks, peer communities, content, careers, and media.

The MacArthur Foundation supports creative people and effective institutions committed to building a more just, verdant, and peaceful world. In addition to selecting the MacArthur Fellows, the Foundation works to defend human rights, advance global conservation and security, make cities better places, and understand how technology is affecting children and society.

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