Johannah Sherrer Memorial Lecture in Library Service
Event Type: Speaker/Lecture
Contact: Elaine Gass Hirsch
Fri, 09/28/2012 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Smith Hall, Albany Quadrangle, Lewis & Clark College
0615 SW Palatine Hill Rd.
Portland , OR 97219
About the Event
Coming Soon to Campus: The New “Free Agent” Learner – Are You Ready?
The dynamic profusion of emerging technologies, both in school and out of school, is propelling today’s K-12 students to make new demands on education institutions for technology-rich learning experiences and environments. Enabled, empowered and engaged, this next wave of students is bringing to college their own set of objectives for 21st century learning. Get a first-hand glimpse into the activities, attitudes and aspirations of tomorrow’s students through this presentation by Project Tomorrow CEO, Julie Evans, who will share the latest Speak Up National Research Project data findings from over 300,000 K-12 students.
Presented by: Julie Evans
Julie Evans is the CEO of Project Tomorrow, one of the nation's leading education nonprofit organizations. Project Tomorrow (formally known as NetDay) is dedicated to empowering K-12 students, teachers and parents to have a larger voice in improving education and learning. Ms. Evans has been CEO of this organization since 1999. Prior to this position, Ms. Evans enjoyed a successful 17-year career in national and regional sales and marketing management with Unisys and two education technology startups.
Ms. Evans is a graduate of Brown University and serves on the Board of Directors of Project Tomorrow, the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), the TechAmerica Foundation and the Childrens' First Advisory Council. She has served on the Advisory Boards for the 2009 Horizon K-12 Report and the 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 Horizon Higher Education Reports. Ms. Evans was selected in 2003 as a Frances Hesselbein Community Innovation Fellow and is a frequent speaker, writer and commentator on children, education, science and technology issues. In April 2008, Ms. Evans was named as one of the Top Ten Most Influential People in Education Technology over the past 10 years by eSchool News, a leading national education publication.