FCC NATIONAL BROADBAND PLAN
                            WORKSHOP ON EDUCATION
                       THURSDAY, AUGUST 20th, 2009, 1:00PM


1:00 pm          Opening by FCC’s Kristen Kane

1:10 pm          Panel Introduction, Steve Midgley, Moderator.
                 Queue video introduction (CoSN Student video).

1:20 pm          Panel 1: A View on Innovation, Research and Development (10
                 minutes from each panelist followed by 15 minutes for questions
                 from the FCC moderating panel and public)

                 Jim Shelton, Asst Deputy Secretary for Innovation, US Dept of
                 Jim Shelton will provide thoughts on how to create, sustain and
                 support educational innovation across government and in the
                 private sector.

                 Joel Smith, Vice Provost and CIO, Carnegie Mellon University
                 Joel Smith will discuss important research work at Carnegie Mellon
                 examining the effectiveness of digital learning resources.

                 Kumar Garg, Policy Analyst, Office of Science and Technology Policy
                 Kumar Garg will share the latest strategy and policy thinking on
                 educational innovation at OSTP.

1:50 pm          Q&A Period
                 FCC Panel:
                 Carlos Kirjner, Senior Advisor to the Chairman
                 Kristen Kane, Director National Purposes
                 Steve Midgley, Director Education

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2:05 pm          Queue Second Video testimony, Jack O’Connell

2:10 pm          Panel Introduction, Steve Midgley, Moderator.

2:15 pm          Panel 2: Viewpoints from Media and Society (10 minutes for each
                 panelist followed by 15 minutes for questions from the FCC
                 moderating panel)

                 Susan Zelman, Vice President, Corporation for Public Broadcasting
                 Susan Zelman will consider how broadband can enhance the ability
                 of public service media and educational institutions to work
                 together to reform America’s educational system.

                 Todd Hitchcock, Vice President, Pearson Learning
                 Todd Hitchcock will consider the role that the Publishing Industry
                 can play in the rapidly emerging digital landscape and the future of
                 online learning, enabled by ubiquitous broadband.

                 David Johnson, Senior Resident Fellow, Center for Democracy and
                 David Johnson will consider his work on State of Play Academy, a
                 broadband approach to instruction that makes it possible to attend
                 a class from anywhere.

2:45 pm          Q&A Period (15 minutes)
                 FCC Panel:
                 Carlos Kirjner, Senior Advisor to the Chairman
                 Kristen Kane, Director National Purposes
                 Steve Midgley, Director Education

3:00 pm          Queue two additional video submissions

3:10 pm          Panel Introduction, Regina Brown, Moderator

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3:15 pm          Panel 3: The Future of E-rate (5 minutes from each panelist
                 followed by 30 minutes for questions from the FCC moderating

                 Sheryl Abshire, Chief Technology Officer of the Calcasieu Parish
                 School System, Lake Charles, Louisiana

                 Tom Greaves, Chairman, The Greaves Group

                 Carrie Lowe, Director, Program on Networks for the Office of
                 Information Technology Policy, American Library Association

                 Chris Lehmann, Principal, Science Leadership Academy,
                 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

3:30 pm          Q&A Period
                 FCC Panel:
                 Regina Brown, Wireline Competition Bureau
                 James Bachtell, Wireline Competition Bureau
                 Cara Voth, Wireline Competition Bureau

4:00 pm          Closing Statements/Adjournment

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Jim Shelton is the assistant deputy secretary for innovation and improvement,
managing a portfolio that includes most of the Department's competitive
teacher quality, school choice and learning technology programs, housed in the
Office of Innovation and Improvement.

Previously, he served as a program director for the education division of the Bill
& Melinda Gates Foundation, managing the foundation's national programs and
work in the northeast region of the United States. Shelton has also been a
partner and the East Coast lead for NewSchools Venture Fund and co-founded
LearnNow, a school management company that later was acquired by Edison
Schools. He spent over four years as a senior management consultant with
McKinsey & Company in Atlanta, Ga., where he advised CEOs and other
executives on issues related to corporate strategy, business development,
organizational design, and operational effectiveness. Upon leaving McKinsey, he
joined Knowledge Universe, Inc., where he launched, acquired and operated
education-related businesses.

Shelton holds a bachelor's degree in computer science from Atlanta's
Morehouse College as well as master's degrees in business administration and
education from Stanford University. Shelton currently resides in his hometown,
Washington, D.C., with his wife, Sonia, and two sons, Justice and Jameson.

Dr. Susan Zelman joined CPB as senior vice president for Education and
Children’s Content in September 2008. She develops and oversees the vision,
focus and related strategy for CPB’s education and children’s content initiatives
and manages CPB’s administration of the Department of Education’s Ready To
Learn grant.

Previously, Dr. Zelman was the superintendent of Public Instruction with the
Ohio Department of Education. During that time, she advanced Ohio’s
educational system from midway to sixth among all 50 states, according to
Education Week, and average student scores on state tests increased as well as
scores on the SAT and ACT.

The Goldman Sachs Foundation recently named Ohio a winner of its Prize for
Excellence in International Education, citing innovative programs which prepare
Ohio students for the 21st century global marketplace. For her impressive work,
Gannett Newspapers named Dr. Zelman one of the 10 most powerful and
influential women in Ohio state government.

Dr. Zelman has held executive posts at the Missouri and Massachusetts
departments of Education and chaired the Department of Education at
Emmanuel College in Boston. She held a five-year appointment with the
Education Technology Center of the Harvard Graduate School of Education and

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was the recipient of the National Science Research Opportunity Award for
Women through Columbia Teachers College.

She holds a Ph.D. in education from the University of Michigan and is the
recipient of numerous honorary degrees and awards.

David Johnson is the Center for Democracy and Technology’s first Senior
Resident Fellow. Before joining CDT for this one year fellowship, starting in May
2009, Mr. Johnson was a Visiting Professor at New York Law School for a period
of five years. Prior to that, he practiced law at Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering in
Washington, D.C. Mr. Johnson is a graduate of Yale College (B.A. 1967, summa
cum laude) and Yale Law School (J.D. 1972). He completed a year of post
graduate study at University College, Oxford (1968). Following graduation from
law school, he clerked a year for Judge Malcolm R. Wilkey of the United States
Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Mr. Johnson joined
Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering in 1973 and became a partner in 1980.

Mr. Johnson’s law practice focused primarily on the emerging area of electronic
commerce, including counseling on issues relating to privacy, domain names
and Internet governance issues, jurisdiction, copyright, taxation, electronic
contracting, encryption, defamation, privacy, ISP and OSP liability, and
intellectual property. He helped to write the Electronic Communications Privacy
Act, the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, and CALEA. He was involved in
discussions leading to the Framework for Global Electronic Commerce. He has
also devoted substantial time to the development of new types of “graphical
groupware” and has been active in the introduction of personal computers in
law practice.

Mr. Johnson served as founding director of the Aspen Institute Internet Policy
Project and as founding president, CEO, and chairman of Counsel Connect, an
online meeting place for the legal profession. He also was a founder and has
served as co director of the Cyberspace Law Institute. Mr. Johnson has served
on the boards of directors of the National Center for Automated Information
Research and the Center for Computer Assisted Legal Instruction. He is a co
founder of the Law Practice Technology Roundtable. Mr. Johnson has served on
the Board, as a policy fellow, and as chairman of the Electronic Frontier

Mr. Johnson’s writings include: “Regulation and the Political Process,” co
authored with Lloyd N. Cutler, 84 Yale Law Journal 1395 (June 1975); “Law and
Borders — The Rise of Law in Cyberspace,” co authored with David G. Post, 48
Stanford Law Review 1367 (May 1996) (1997 McGannon Award); “And How Shall
the Net Be Governed?”;“The New Civic Virtue of the Internet,” both co authored
with David G. Post and available at www.cli.org; and “The Life of the Law
Online”, 51 N.Y.L. SCH. L. REV. 956 (2007) or First Monday, Issue 11-2. His
work on the legal issues posed by cyberspace has been profiled in the Wall
Street Journal and New York Times.

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Joel M. Smith is the Vice Provost and Chief Information Officer of Carnegie
Mellon University. He has held that position since 2002. He also directs the
Office of Technology for Education. Dr. Smith had directed academic and
administrative computing at a number of institutions of higher education
including Allegheny College, The Claremont Graduate University, MiraCosta
College, and Carnegie Mellon. He holds a Ph.D. from the History and
Philosophy of Science Department at the University of Pittsburgh and a M.S. and
B.S. degrees in physics from Baylor University. He has held various academic
appointments at Carnegie Mellon, the University of California at San Diego,
Indiana University, The Claremont Graduate University, and Allegheny College.
Dr. Smith has been involved in technology enhanced learning projects since
1990. He is currently a principle investigator in charge of the Open Learning
Initiative, a project at Carnegie Mellon, funded by the William and F lora Hewlett
Foundation, to develop demonstrably effective online courses through the
application of design principles and practices from cognitive science. Dr. Smith
has served on advisory boards for Intel Corporation, Apple Computer, Campus
Technologies magazine, the University of British Columbia, and Harvard

Kumar Garg is a Policy Analyst in the White House Office of Science and
Technology Policy (OSTP). At OSTP, Mr. Garg’s portfolio ranges over the
intersections between the Pre sident’s education agenda and the areas of
science and technology. This includes federal STEM policy, the education
technology agenda, and the role of open government and innovation in
advancing learning. Mr. Garg works closely with a number of federal age ncies
that have educational agendas, including the Department of Education.

Prior to his time in government, Mr. Garg worked as a Supervising Fellow and
Clinical Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School, focusing on education issues and
representing parents seeking educational reform. As part of his work, Mr. Garg
worked closely with highly-challenged local school districts and educators on
resource issues, system reform and broader state fiscal policy.

Mr. Hitchcock’s innovative approach to classroom instruction took him from the
classroom, to leading district-wide implementations of educational technology,
to the management of a virtual school. He has provided consulting and training
to numerous virtual school programs across North America. Mr. Hitchcock has a
combination of educational, governmental, and for-profit experience.

In addition to his role in the traditional and virtual school sector, he served as
the Director of Account Management for eCollege where he worked with K-12
and Higher Education partners to develop strategies and build online programs
that were highly engaging and growth-oriented. Subsequently, Mr. Hitchcock
moved to Florida Virtual School as the Vice President of Global Services where

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he led a team that provided solutions to numerous schools, districts, states and
countries around the world.

In his current role Mr. Hitchcock serves as Vice President for Pearson Learning
Solutions where he is focused on helping educational partners build and grow
online programs in both K-12 and Higher Education. Mr. Hitchcock is an
advocate for educational improvement through innovative technologies and
currently is on the Board of Directors for the International Association for K-12
Online Learning (iNACOL) and the United States Distance Learning Association

Steve Midgley is the director of the educational broadband at the FCC. He is
actively working on the National Broadband Plan. Prior to his work at the FCC,
he was the principal of the technology consulting firm Mixrun. His consulting
projects included working with the California Department of Education on
Brokers of Expertise, an online collaboration and resource system which uses
on-line and real world systems to share and build the expertise of educators.
Steve has served as a Program Manager for the Stupski Foundation designing
and implementing grants for technology in K-12 education. He was also the
founding Vice President of Engineering and Software Architect for LoopNet Inc.,
a successful commercial real estate technology business.

Kristen Kane currently serves as Director of National Purposes on the National
Broadband Task Force at the FCC. Ms. Kane was Chief Operating Officer of the
New York City Department of Education, where she was responsible for the
implementation of the Bloomberg administration's reform strategy as well as
oversight of daily operations. She also served as a vice president and equity
research analyst at JP Morgan and worked at Salomon Smith Barney prior to
that. She earned an M.B.A. with a Certificate in Public Management from
Stanford Graduate School of Business, and a B.A. from Yale College.

Ms. Abshire is Chief Technology Officer of the Calcasieu Parish School System in
Lake Charles, Louisiana. As a leader in technology integration, Ms. Abshire has
served as the catalyst to initiate the integration of technology into all
curriculum areas throughout her school district, the state, and internationally.
She is an accomplished grant writer and regularly conducts institutes to fund
innovative technology programs throughout the nation. As a 34-year veteran
educator, she has worked as a school principal, K-5 teacher, a library/media
specialist, a classroom teacher, and as an adjunct professor at McNeese S tate
University and Louisiana Tech University.

Among her many accomplishments, Ms. Abshire has been involved in diverse
staff development programs throughout the nation and in Great Britain
involving restructuring schools through the infusion of technology and

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curriculum enhancements.       She also serves on the National Education
Association Legislative Committee, focusing on the role of technology and
curriculum integration in changing educational practice , and is the Chairman of
the Louisiana Department of Education Committee to Advance Technology
Standards. Since 1997, she has served as the Chairman of the Louisiana
Technology Advisory Commission with the responsibility to oversee and
approve proposals for the expenditure of more than $200 million in
technological advancements in the Louisiana schools. She is also the Board
Chair for the Consortium for School Networking in Washington, D.C., serves on
the Executive Committee, and chairs its Public Policy Committee.

Carrie Lowe is the Director of the Program on Networks for the Office
for Information Technology Policy for the American Library Association.
In this position, she researches, writes, and studies policy on a broad
range     of     issues    including    broadband   deployment,      E-rate,
telecommunications, accessibility and network neutrality. Ms. Lowe also
oversees two projects funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, one
on E-rate and one on deployment. Beyond library issues, Ms. Lowe represents
a nationally recognized voice in the areas of information literacy and
information problem-solving. She is co-author of a widely used textbook on
information literacy and many other publications.

Mr. Greaves, Chairman of The Greaves Group, is a highly regarded visionary
with more than 30 years experience in educational technology. As a pioneer of
technology in schools, he built a prize -winning mechanical computer in the
seventh grade and went on to develop and market a diverse set of innovative
products for IBM, including desktop computers, personal science laboratory,
curriculum and network management products. Mr. Greaves was a leader of
IBM’s dominance in distributed networking in schools, and later co-founded
NetSchools Corporation, which set the standard for comprehensive, high-
performing 1:1 e-learning solutions in K-12 schools. He has participated in the
development of more than 100 award winning educational software and
hardware products and holds multiple patents and patent disclosures for
educational products.

Mr. Greaves has also been the CEO of two educational companies and has
served on the boards of many others. Additionally, Mr. Greaves has worked for
more than 20 years with school superintendents around the country and has
done considerable work at the policy level in public and private meetings with
governors, members of Congress, and their staffs.

Mr. Lehmann is the founding principal of the Science Leadership Academy, a
progressive science and technology high school in Philadelphia, PA. Mr.
Lehmann returned to his native Philadelphia after nine years as an English

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Teacher, Technology Coordinator, Girls Basketball Coach and Ultimate Frisbee
coach at the Beacon School in New York City, one of the leading urban public
schools for technology integration. Mr. Lehmann was a honoree for the
Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development's 2009 Outstanding
Young Educator Award. Mr. Lehmann was named as one of "40 Under 40" by
Philadelphia Business Journal in 2009. In 2006, the National School Board
Association named Chris one of "20 to Watch" among American administrators.
In 2001, Mr. Lehmann was honored by MOUSE as a Champion of Technology
and Education for his work on building the portal at the Beacon School. Mr.
Lehmann has worked with many schools and districts in the U.S. and England as
a consultant. Mr. Lehmann received his B.A. in English Literature from the
University of Pennsylvania and his M.A. in English Education from Teachers
College, Columbia University. Mr. Lehmann is the author of the education blog
Practical Theory: http://www.practicaltheory.org.

Ms. Brown is currently a senior attorney in the Wireline Competition Bureau’s
Telecommunications Access Policy Division and works primarily on policy and
implementation issues relating to the schools and libraries universal service
support program, also known as the E-rate program. Previously, Ms. Brown
served as an attorney advisor in the Auctions and Industry Analysis Division of
the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau working on implementation issues
concerning the auction program from 2000-2003. Prior to joining the FCC in
2000, Ms. Brown worked as an attorney advisor for the U.S. Departme nt of
Transportation in the Federal Transit Administration, and also as a Special
Assistant United States Attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice in the
Domestic Violence Unit. Ms. Brown earned a J.D. from Temple University School
of Law, and a B.A. from Lincoln University, where she graduated with

Mr. Bachtell is an attorney in the Wireline Competition Bureau’s
Telecommunications Access Policy Division and works primary on policy and
implementation issues relating to the schools and libraries universal service
support program (E-rate program). Prior to joining the FCC in 2004, Mr.
Bachtell was a fellow and staff attorney with the Institute for Public
Representation, a public interest law firm and clinical education program
founded by Georgetown University Law Center in 1971. He earned an LL.M.
from Georgetown University Law Center and a J.D. from the University of Iowa
College of Law, graduating with distinction. Mr. Bachtell also holds an M.S. and
a B.S. from Iowa State University.

Cara Voth is an attorney in the Wireline Competition Bureau’s
Telecommunications Access Policy Division and works primary on policy and
implementation issues relating to the schools and libraries universal service
support program (E-rate program). She has worked at the FCC since 2002,

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primarily focusing on matters related to the universal service programs. Prior
to the FCC, Ms. Voth was an attorney with the firm Fleischman and Harding,
LLP. Ms. Voth also served on the Federal Communications Bar Association
Foundation Board of Trustees from 2004 to 2007. Ms. Voth received her J.D.
from the Columbus School of Law at the Catholic University of America and
earned a certificate from the Institute of Communications Law Studies. She
received a Bachelor of Arts from the State University of New York (SUNY)

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