Idaho Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Luna's
Students Come First Technology Task Force holds its second round of meetings Monday and Tuesday.
The task force is charged with advising the Legislature on the implementation of Senate Bill 1184, which passed earlier this year. The new law mandates online courses for high school graduation and shifts money from teacher salaries to technology. The law is subject to voter approval in November 2012.
The agenda includes talks from representatives of the Maine Department of Education, Denver Public Schools and Discovery Learning, an arm of the Discovery Communications LLC, the owner of the Discovery Channel.
The meeting is in the Capitol Auditorium and may be viewed live on Idaho Public Television's website.
The meeting begins at 8:30 a.m. Monday morning is dedicated to the out-of-state experts:
Steven Garton, coordinator of Educational Technology, will speak about the Maine Learning Technology Initiative.
Four officials from Denver will speak about the district's instructional management system.
Four representatives of Discovery Learning will discuss education technology.
Monday afternoon is dedicated to subcommittee meetings. Tuesday includes subcommittee meetings, general task force business and a meeting of the Executive Committee from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m., when the meetings ends.
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