Global Leaders Kick-off New Year with Discussion around Improving the Quality of Education to Positively Impact Student Achievement

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Wednesday, January 9, 2013

On January 28 dur­ing the annual Edu­ca­tion World Forum, Promethean and Cisco will host the sixth meeting of the virtual global think tank, Education Fast Forward (EFF). This group of global education change agents will be joined by students from around the world to debate the topic, From Learner Voice to Emerg­ing Lead­ers.

The big question of the debate is: What are student expectations? 

Throughout the one-hour debate, participants will share their ideas – via Cisco TelePresence Systems - on how education needs to evolve to better meet their expectations. Ministers of Education and dignitaries attending Edu­ca­tion World Forum will be invited to participate the debate.

When: Monday, January 28

                        11 – 12 GMT

Where:  All EFF debates are conducted virtually via Cisco TP.

Observers are encouraged engage in the conversation listening to the conversation via streamed live on Promethean Planet and by joining the conversation via Twitter. Participants can send questions for the debaters sent via Twitter to #EFF6.

Who: Participating EFF Fellows for EFF #6 include:

Jim Wynn, Chief Education Officer, Promethean

Gavin Dykes, Education Consultant, Cellcove

Michelle Selinger, Director of Education, Cisco

Student presentations will be given by:

Michael Lach, United Kingdom

Mohamad Sidibay, Sierra Leone/United States

Agnetta Nyalita, Kenya

Also presenting will be Sara Hassan, Education Program Officer at TakingITGlobal .

Journalists and bloggers are welcome to observe. For further information on how to participate, contact Jodie Pozo-Olano at (540) 270-7819 or

At the event, Promethean will be building upon an ongoing discussion around the 21st Century Education Themes that Matter. Join this yearlong conversation via Twitter. Simply follow the #LearningMatters, #EFF6, #ActivNews.