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November 13, 2013 Programs & Marketing Coordinator, CUE
Salman Khan Will Keynote Annual CUE 2014 Conference
Walnut Creek, Calif., November 13, 2013 — Salman Khan, founder of the Khan Academy nonprofit, will provide the closing keynote for the Annual CUE 2014 Conference to be held March 20-22, 2014 in Palm Springs, California.
Khan’s presentation on Saturday, March 22 from 2:45 to 3:45 pm will be on the “One Room Schoolhouse: Education Reimagined” and will showcase how the more than 3,000 instructional videos, 300 exercises, and 3.7 million unique users per month of the Khan Academy are helping reshape the world of education. Through his presentation, Khan will give insight into the history and evolution of Khan Academy and how educators can rethink education.
“We are so pleased that Sal Khan will close the CUE Conference,” said Mike Lawrence, CUE’s Executive Director. “Our members are truly appreciative of his work, not only because many use Khan Academy as a resource in their own classrooms, but also because they understand how Sal was able to leverage the power of technology successfully for the sake of students everywhere.”
The Khan Academy website is the most-used library of educational videos on the web, with 4.2 million unique students per month, over 118 million lessons delivered, and over 260 million exercises completed.
For more information on Annual CUE 2014 Conference speakers and sessions, or to register to attend the conference, go to www.cue2014.org. The early bird registration deadline is Dec. 1. Housing and travel accommodations for the conference can be found at www.cue.org/conference/travel.
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About Sal Khan
Sal Khan is the founder of the Khan Academy, a nonprofit with the mission of providing free, high-quality education to “anyone, anywhere” in the world. A former hedge fund analyst with degrees from MIT and Harvard, Khan is also the author of The One World School House, which explores the potential impact of the web as a teaching tool. It may be one of the most influential books about education in our time. | www.thelavinagency.com/speaker-salman-khan
About Khan Academy
Khan Academy is an organization on a mission. We’re a not-for-profit with the goal of changing education for the better by providing a free world-class education for anyone anywhere. All of the site’s resources are available to anyone. It doesn’t matter if you are a student, teacher, home-schooler, principal, adult returning to the classroom after 20 years, or a friendly alien just trying to get a leg up in earthly biology. Khan Academy’s materials and resources are available to you completely free of charge. | www.khanacademy.org
Ed Tech Professional Development is at the core of CUE’s work. We are passionate believers in advancing student achievement through technology. By providing Ed Tech professional development to schools, districts, and local educators on the infusion of emerging technologies, we can help better prepare students for college and careers ahead. | www.cue.org