Mike Lawrence, CUE’s CEO, will join other educational experts from around the world in China later this week to take part in the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) project provisionally titled “Best Practices for School-Based Mobile Learning.” The worldwide initiative will take place in Beijing from July 25-27 where foundations will be laid for the two-and-a-half-year project. Lawrence was tapped to join the project because of CUE’s expertise providing professional development opportunities to educators in North America and elsewhere as well as CUE’s status as an Official Coalition Partner of Future Ready Schools. Lawrence will speak to the assemblage on the topic of “Future Ready Schools of the U.S.”
Many schools throughout the world are grappling with how to introduce mobile technology both effectively and seamlessly into their curriculum. Most are beginning from scratch as they work to integrate these devices. Teachers and school leaders often have only a vague sense of what constitutes best practices and are seldom aware of lessons that have been learned by other schools, especially those in other countries.
UNESCO is committed to “filling this knowledge gap by identifying, documenting and sharing practices that facilitate successful mobile learning in schools.” At the conclusion of the three-day event, information will be gathered, analyzed and eventually shared on a dedicated website as well as a dedicated publication that can be easily used by school leaders and teachers. As event organizers stated, “The overarching purpose of the project is to illuminate a nascent set of best practices for mobile learning at the school level with a focus on secondary schools, including technical and vocational schools.” More information on UNESCO’s Mobile Learning efforts can be found on their website: www.unesco.org .
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