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The Power of Partnerships: Technology in Schools


Schools, cities, and technology companies can work together to match new tools to school needs, develop programs, and scale.

The city of Alpharetta, GA aims to build a technology culture through partnerships in education. In 2015, Alpharetta partnered with UK-based Kano Computing, a creative computing system that empowers young people and teachers to build technology and create with code. Given shared objectives around authentic learning and 21st century skills, the city matched Kano with Amana Academy, now the first Georgia Department of Education K-8 Certified STEM School. Come learn about their successful program, which is growing this year.

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  1. Discuss the value of partnerships between schools, cities, and technology companies
  2. Share learnings on how cities can help scale technology within a school and across schools
  3. Gain insight into successful implementation of new technology in an authentic way to integrate technology across the curriculum



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