Innovative Forum Allows Education Leaders to be Students for a Day with Technology-enabled Learning

RICHMOND, VA, (April 20, 2006). – The first in a series of interactive education technology forums for superintendents and information technology directors will debut in Richmond on Friday. The Classroom of Distinction Interactive Forum (CoDIF) is presented by the Center for Digital Education and Intel Corp. to showcase how powerful student engagement is in improving educational achievement.

Aneesh Chopra, secretary of technology for the Virginia Department of Education, will open the forum, which will allow attendees to experience technology-enhanced classrooms. Five completely integrated technology “classrooms” will be showcased for language arts, math, science and professional development. Tablet PCs, smart whiteboards and interactive assessment tools will be demonstrated during the day. All participants will have an opportunity to handle and interact with the equipment just as students would in a digitally-enabled classroom.

A strategic planning session is also planned and will feature Fred Morton, superintendent for Henrico County Public Schools. Attendees will hear first-hand how to gain leadership and financial support for their schools and districts.

Additional sponsors of this event include: DyKnow, eInstruction, Futurekids, Gateway, NCS Technologies, Pitsco, Scantron, SMART Technologies, Star Software, Symantec, Toshiba, Trillion, and Xerox.

Intel is a trusted advisor and consultant to education in the technology field. Through their relationships with manufacturers and application service providers for both content and services; they are able to advise and help schools and districts with technology planning.

The Center for Digital Education is a premier resource on technology in the K-12 and Higher Education markets. From market intelligence programs, advisory services and research to annual events and custom publications, the Center provides dynamic and diverse opportunities for private and public sector leaders to succeed in 21st century education.

For more information contact Meg Mason at the Center for Digital Education at 800-940-6039 ext. 1411, or at

About Futurekids

Futurekids is the premier provider of technology teacher training solutions for schools and universities around the world. Futurekids has a 22-year record of success in technology education. Their core competency is providing technology training as it relates to teaching and learning. They have relationships and achievements with many key educational partners such as Intel, IBM and Dell.

Futurekids is privately owned with headquarters in Los Angeles, CA. For more information on Futurekids, please visit

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