"Technology should be used by teachers, students and others in the community to develop capacity, to think, interact, share ideas and resources, to focus energy and attention on student learning. Technology has the power to do that in a way we've never been able to do before. Not that we throw out everything we've been doing. Face-to-face interaction is still important. But we’re limited by time and space. Technology frees us to interact with people around the globe."

— Dennis Richards, Superintendent, Falmouth Public Schools, MA

Panel Discussion on Current Internet Issues, Obstacles, and Challenges for Schools

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Panel Members- order or introductions

David A DeSchryver, J.D.- attorney with Brustein & Manasevit. Analyzes and
writes about the federal budget process, education legislation, and
important administrative actions to keep clients informed of
activities in Washington that can affect their federal programs.

Dean Shareski- Digital Learning Consultant with the Prairie South
School Division in Moose Jaw, SK, Canada. Also a sessional lecturer
for the University of Regina.

Christopher D. Sessums, PhD.- Visiting Professor in the School of Teaching and Learning's
Educational Technology department at the University of Florida.

Discussion with audience - 5 min

Scott McLeod, J.D., Ph.D.- Associate Professor in the Department of
Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at Iowa State University. He
is coordinator of the Educational Administration Program and Director
of the UCEA Center for the Advanced Study of Technology Leadership in
Education (CASTLE).

Dennis Richards- Superintendent of seven public schools in Massachusetts.
President of the Massachusetts affiliate of the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) and serves on the ASCD Leadership Council.

Nitin Julka- Vice President of Smart Solutions, Inc., an IT solutions
provider serving customers in education, government, law and health

Vance Stevens - is a Computing Lecturer at Petroleum Institute in Abu Dhabi. In 20 years as ESL teacher and CALL coordinator, he implemented many CALL facilities, conducted research, and produced numerous publications and CALL software. He moonlights as Ed Tech consultant, online facilitator and coach, and founder and moderator of the Webheads community of practice.

Discussion with audience- 5min