CIC TO HOST CABLE & EDUCATION LEADERS’ SYMPOSIUM IN CONJUNCTION WITH NCTA NATIONAL SHOW

Education & Technology Experts to Address Attendees

April 3, 2002 --
Cable in the Classroom (CIC) today announced that their annual corporate representatives meeting will be held in conjunction with the NCTA National Show in New Orleans. Renamed the Cable & Education Leaders’ Symposium (CELS), the two-day meeting will be held Saturday and Sunday, May 4&5.

The CELS meeting is open to representatives from CIC’s member networks and MSOs. In keeping with CIC’s new strategic focus, this year’s meeting will include several key education and technology experts including:

  • *John Bailey, U.S. Department of Education
  • *Dale Allender, Associate Executive Director, National Council of Teachers of English
  • *James M. Marshall, Ph.D., Department of Educational Technology, San Diego State University
  • *Jon Goodman, Ph.D., Executive Director, EC2 Incubator for New Technology Business, University of Southern California
  • *James McCarthy, Web Strategist and Founder, Ichi Web Strategy and Development.


  • Attendees will hear from these experts on a wide range of topics including technology and education trends, recent education technology research, and the role of education technology in the implementation of the "No Child Left Behind" Act. They will address how this information will help inform CIC’s new work.

    In addition, attendees will learn more about CIC’s new work including new member services, new research plans and new communications strategies.

    CELS will kick off with an opening dinner at the New Orleans Marriott Saturday evening. Sunday will start with breakfast at the Ernest M. Morial Convention Center. For registration information contact Jen Clerkin at 703-933-3101.

    CIC represents the cable telecommunications industry’s commitment to education - to improve teaching and learning for children in schools, at home, and in their communities. This is the only industry-wide philanthropic initiative of its kind; since 1989, 8,500 cable companies and 39 cable networks have provided free access to commercial-free, educational cable content and new technologies to 81,000 public and private schools, reaching 78 percent of K-12 students. CIC focuses on five essential elements to ensure quality education in the 21st century: visionary and sensible use of technologies, engagement with rich content, community with other learns, excellent teaching, and the support of parents and other adults.

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