CETPA Digital Textbook Symposium
Governor Schwarzenegger's Electronic Textbook Initiative
CETPA in collaboration with other agencies will explore the initiative announced by Governor Schwarzenegger on May 6, 2009. He launched a proposal to make California the first state in the nation to offer schools free, open-source digital textbooks for high school students. The Governor directed his Secretary of Education Glen Thomas to ensure these resources are available for use in high school math and science classes by fall 2009, a critical first step in helping ensure digital textbooks are widely available to all California students.
Secretary Thomas will join with educators, publishers, students, electronic component manufacturers from around California and nation to discuss the benefits and challenges that are presented by this initiative.
August 11, 2009, Orange County Department of Education
8:00am Registration and Coffee
8:30am Experiencing the Free Digital Textbook Initiative
Content Developers, Teachers & Students
9:00am Welcome and Introductions
William H. Habermehl, Orange County Supt. of Schools
L. Russ Brawn, President CETPA
9:15am Comments – ‘Any Time Learning’
Dr. Glen W. Thomas, California Secretary of Education
9:45am Panel 1 – Navigating the Digital Imperative & Questions from the Audience
Educators, Content and Delivery Providers
Warren W. Williams, Past President CETPA- Moderator
11:00am Panel 2 - How to Capture the Future of Digital Literacy? Audience Contributions.
What concerns remain? What needs to be answered?
Regan Caruthers, CSU Chancellors Office, CETC – Moderator
11:45am Summary of Issues & Next Steps
Andrea Bennett, Executive Director CETPA
Computer Using Educators (CUE)
K12 High Speed Network (K12HSN)
K20 California Educational Technology Collaborative (CETC)
Orange County Department of Education (OCDE)
Open Registration: For those who have not already registered, CETPA invites you to attend the August 11 Digital Textbook Symposium. However, space is quite limited and registration is offered on a ‘first come, first served’ basis. Please register to post your name to the attendee list.
Russ Brawn, CETPA President