San Diego Education Leaders to Release First-of-its-Kind Study on Technology Needs in the Classroom

WHAT: A comprehensive 38-school district study assessing the state of technology in San Diego County classrooms will be released by the University of San Diego’s Mobile Technology Learning Center (MTLC). The study, conducted in partnership with the San Diego County Office of Education, assessed a variety of issues, including: K-12 student access to mobile learning devices such as iPads, Internet availability, and teacher training.

WHO: Paula Cordeiro, Dean, School of Leadership and Educational Sciences, USD
Scott Himelstein, Director, MTLC, USD
Francisco Escobedo, Superintendent, Chula Vista Elementary School District
Devin Vodicka, Superintendent, Vista Unified School District
Cathy Pierce, Superintendent, Santee School District
David Myashiro, Superintendent, Cajon Valley Union School District

WHEN: Wednesday, February 25, 2015
11:00 a.m.

WHERE: University of San Diego
Garden of the Sea, Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice Building
5998 Alcala Park
San Diego, CA 92110

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About the Mobile Technology Learning Center at the University of San Diego
The Mobile Technology Learning Center (MTLC), established in 2011 by a grant from Dr. Irwin and Joan Jacobs, is a university-based research center that fuels innovation in K-12 education. Under the auspices of the School of Leadership and Education Sciences at the University of San Diego, MTLC collaborates with school districts to effectively integrate technology into today’s digital learning environments.

About the University of San Diego

The University of San Diego sets the standard for an engaged, contemporary Catholic university where innovative Changemakers confront humanity’s urgent challenges. With more than 9,000 students from 69 countries and 50 states, USD is the youngest independent institution on the U.S. News & World Report list of top 100 universities in the United States. The university's eight academic divisions include the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Business, the Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering, the School of Law, the School of Leadership and Education Sciences, the Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science, the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies, and the Division of Professional and Continuing Education. USD's Envisioning 2024 strategic plan capitalizes on the university’s recent progress and aligns new strategic goals with current strengths to help shape a vision for the future as the university looks ahead to its 75th anniversary in the year 2024.


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