Google hangout will highlight educational options during national school choice week

Digital learning innovator Getting Smart, the International Association for K12 Online Learning, the Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation and Digital Learning Now will host leading online educators and experts in a Google Hangout.

The online event, titled Digital Learning – Giving Students Choice, will discuss the importance for school choice opportunities for all students regardless of zip code and how digital learning is changing the educational landscape.

The Getting Smart online event will be held on at 4 p.m. Jan. 28 and is one of 5,500 independently planned events taking place during National School Choice Week 2014,the nation’s largest-ever celebration of educational opportunity.

The Google Hangout speakers will include Getting Smart CEO Tom Vander Ark, iNACOL President and CEO Susan Patrick, Christensen Institute Co-Founder and Executive Director Michael Horn and Digital Learning Now! Executive Director John Bailey.

Getting Smart is an advocate for better Kindergarten through 12th grade educational options and believes the shift to digital holds learning promise for improved student achievement.

National School Choice Week shines a positive spotlight on effective education options for children – including traditional public schools, public charter schools, magnet schools, private schools, online academies and homeschooling.

Participants can connect to the Google Hangout online at

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