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Thursday, July 15, 2010


National Rural Education Technology Summit, Wed, July 21, 2010

inacolThis was posted in one of the iNACOL forums earlier today.



U. S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution G. Wayne Clough engage experts in Education and Industry at a
National Rural Education Technology Summit.

WHEN AND WHERE: Wednesday, July 21, 2010 at the National Museum of the American Indian, 4th Street and Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC.

PURPOSE: The U.S. Department of Education and the Smithsonian Institution will convene experts in education and technology to share innovative practices and effective models for improving teaching and learning in rural schools. The presentations and discussions will focus on how rural schools can use technology to overcome the challenges of distance and isolation, while capitalizing on the positive opportunities in rural areas.

ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES: On Tuesday, July 20, the Smithsonian will offer behind-the-scenes tours of its most popular museums and host a reception at the National Museum of Natural History. Details on the tours and reception will be provided upon your registration.

Due to meeting space constraints, attendance is limited to the first 170 registrants.

TO REGISTER FOR THE SUMMIT go to http://www.fsaregistration.ed.gov/profile/...ID=0x464608d766

HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS: A special rate of $170 per night, plus tax (14.5%) has been arranged at the following hotels and will be honored until July 6, 2010.

Courtyard Washington DC/U.S. Capitol (Closest to the National Museum of the American Indian)
1325 2nd Street NE
Washington, DC 20002

Make reservations by calling 888-236-2427 or 202-898-4000,conference code: US Department of Education July Room Block.


L’Enfant Plaza Hotel (limited number of rooms available)
480 L'Enfant Plaza, SW
Washington, DC 20024
www.lenfantplazahotel.com Make reservations by CTRL+CLICK HERE FOR L'ENFANT RESERVATION

Conference/booking code: DOEJ20 under the group name: U.S. Dept of Educ - Ntl Rural Tech Mtg.

Questions about the Summit can be emailed to Special.Events@ed.gov.
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