Metro Teleproductions worked with the Fordham Institute and the Center for American Progress at the National Union building in Washington DC on a live webcast that was streamed on YouTube. Joey Ruffini served as the Streaming Director and Technical Director. Tony Winthrop and Jamie Sides were the videographers. MTI specializes in live webcasting and streaming for video production in the Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia region. We provide single camera and multi camera coverage. For a video on demand version of the YouTube webcast, please click here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jId2RG0xRDA
What would happen if we invested $1 billion or more in bold education R & D initiatives designed to generate fresh but evidence-backed solutions to some of education’s toughest challenges?
The Center for American Progress (CAP) and the Thomas B. Fordham live streamed the Institute for a “Shark-Tank” style competition, where ten early-round finalists presented their “billion-dollar Moonshot ideas” to a panel of tough judges, all for a chance to win $10,000 and have their idea propelled to widespread attention and potential major investment. Each finalist’s proposal addressed one of these urgent issues:
- Reducing by half the number of fourth graders
reading below the Basic level.
- Doubling the amount of high-quality feedback middle school students receive.
- Achieving universal college and career counseling for all students before the ninth grade.
- Doubling the number of eighth graders who can write an effective persuasive essay.
- Doubling the number of young women majoring in STEM fields.
Our judges are:
Kumar Garg, Senior Director for Technology and Society at Schmidt Futures
Lizzette Gonzalez Reynolds, Vice President of Policy at ExcelinEd
Michael Simmon, U.S. history teacher at IN-Tech Academy, NYC
Sara Allan, K–12 Education Strategy Leadership at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Takeru Nagayoshi, English teacher in the New Bedford Public Schools, MA