The Use of Technology in the Math ClassroomOct. 7, 2009
Filmmaker Robert Compton has traveled around the globe – from Indiana to India - blogging and filming about the differences in secondary education systems. One of the key questions he explores is whether U.S. high schools can better prepare students for 21st century careers. He may have found an answer at New Technology High at Arsenal Tech in Indianapolis. This school system is nationally recognized as a “Distinguished Implementation School in the New Tech Network”. Hear how the Academic Dean Scott DeFreese utilizes online technology and collaborative learning projects to encourage students to discover, think, collaborate and become leaders.
Mr. Compton has served as Executive Producer of the Two Million Minutes documentary. He has had a distinguished business career as a venture capitalist, as former President of a NYSE company, as the entrepreneur founder of four companies and as an angel investor in more than a dozen businesses. Mr. Compton has traveled the world extensively. His trips to India in 2005 and 2006 inspired him to author a blog, publish a book - Blogging Through India - and to create the documentary Two Million Minutes.
Scott DeFreese is in his 14th year as an urban educator with the Indianapolis Public School system. He was selected to be one of the founding teachers of New Tech High @ Arsenal, which opened in the fall of 2007. He has served as the Director and Academic Dean of New Tech for the past two years.