SAN MATEO, Calif., Aug. 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- On August 2nd, educators from around the world will join the largest online educational conference, EdmodoCon, for a free full day of professional development and inspiration. Currently in its sixth year, EdmodoCon empowers teachers to use digital tools to personalize learning and will expand on the power of connections within education to create a globally competent classroom. Participants are invited to witness how Edmodo transcends traditional classroom and school borders by allowing teachers to go from local to global.
This year, Edmodo welcomes Karen Cator, President, and CEO of Digital Promise, as the opening keynote. Karen will discuss how technology in learning can bridge the digital learning gap and the benefits of access and equity at scale to unleash student achievement as students prepare for college. Edmodo and Digital Promise have recently partnered to develop and provide micro-credentials that will enhance the range of options for professional learning for teachers. The event will also feature a special announcement from Edmodo's new VP of Product, Ved Sinha during which he will share Edmodo's exclusive product update for back to school and the importance of technology in education.
EdmodoCon facilitates idea sharing and collaboration among some of the world's most technologically advanced educators. Recognizing the importance of global awareness in education today, Edmodo is excited to offer a second half day of the conference for Spanish-speaking audiences on August 3rd. Attendees will learn innovative flipped learning strategies to make distance education a success as well as discover the enormous potential Edmodo offers for intercollegiate research projects in universities across the world.
"Our goal at Edmodo is to create a conference that delivers actionable insights that educators can walk away with and leverage in their planning for the next academic year," said Vibhu Mittal, Chief Executive Officer of Edmodo. "We're excited to offer the second day of free professional development to Spanish-speaking audiences to further enhance the student learning experience around the world."
Edmodo is a global education network that provides communication, collaboration, and training tools to enable all learners to reach their full potential. On the platform, educators are at the center of a dynamic and engaging network that connects them to fellow teachers, students, administrators, and parents. Founded in 2008 with more than 66 million users across 370,000+ schools worldwide, Edmodo was designed to protect the privacy of students and teachers by providing a secure platform in which they can connect and share resources, leveraging both educational content and apps. Edmodo also offers tools that enable school leaders to take advantage of powerful analytics, deliver professional development, improve learning outcomes with frequent formative assessment, and curate all their educational content. The company is headquartered in San Mateo, Calif.
About Digital Promise
Digital Promise is a nonprofit organization authorized by Congress to spur innovation in education to improve the opportunity to learn for all Americans. Through its work with educators, entrepreneurs, researchers, and leading thinkers, Digital Promise supports a comprehensive agenda to benefit lifelong learning and provide Americans with the knowledge and skills needed to compete in the global economy. For more information, visit the Digital Promise website and follow @digitalpromise for updates.
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