TVO on the Road: Learning 2030 exploring the future of education kicks off a three-city tour in Kitchener-Waterloo October 27 & 28
- Live recordings of Big Ideas lecture and The Agenda with Steve Paikin October 28
- TVOKids Mozilla Hive Pop Up for kids and parents on October 27
- Meet Steve Paikin at the TVO on the Road Meet Up at the Firkin at the Tannery October 27
TORONTO, Oct. 15, 2012 /CNW/ - TVO kicks off its three-city TVO on the Road: Learning: 2030 tour in Kitchener-Waterloo on October 27 and 28 with an in-depth look at how education and the nature of learning are transforming. The two-day event will be centered at Communitech at the historic Tannery and will include on-air, online an in-community components inviting citizens and experts to share their ideas on the future of learning.
On Saturday October 27 from 1 to 4:30 pm, the TVOKids Mozilla Hive Pop Up is a digital literacy workshop for kids. The event, which is a first for Kitchener-Waterloo, will bring non-profit organizations that use technology and web culture to fuel learning together with kids who will participate in activities designed to spark their imagination. While the kids are building a website, creating a game, designing an app or making an e-book, their parents are invited to the TVOParents Zone, also at Communitech. Parents can take in a discussion with TVO's Cheryl Jackson and Mark Surman, Executive Director of Mozilla Foundation, or learn about how TVOParents.com can help their kids succeed in school.
Also on Saturday between 5:00 pm and 6:30 pm, the TVO on the Road Meet Up is an informal gathering where members of the public can meet Steve Paikin, anchor and senior editor of The Agenda with Steve Paikin, as well as TVO producers. The Meet Up will take place at the Firkin at the Tannery next door to Communitech.
On Sunday October 28 members of the public are invited to be part of the audience for live recordings of two TVO programs. Beginning at 2 pm, Big Ideas, with host Piya Chattopadhyay, will record a special lecture by Professor Douglas Thomas from the University of Southern California's Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism on the intersections of technology, culture and education. Immediately following Big Ideas, The Agenda with Steve Paikin brings together a group of experts and an inspired audience to discuss and debate how learning will evolve in the future and how science and technology will shape its evolution. To register for free tickets to these programs visit tvo.org/learning2030. Both tapings will be live streamed on the site.
The Agenda with Steve Paikin program will be broadcast the following day, Monday October 29 at 8 pm, and Big Ideas with Douglas Thomas will air November 3 and 4 at 5 pm.
"We're excited to be out on the road again and engage Ontarians in a discussion about how technology is shaping the way we learn," says Lisa de Wilde, TVO's Chief Executive Officer. "As a multiplatform public media organization, TVO is uniquely positioned to use our media toolkit to help Ontarians better understand important issues like this."
To register for TVO on the Road: Learning 2030 events visit tvo.org/learning2030.
TVO is Ontario's public educational media organization and a trusted source of interactive educational content that informs, inspires and stimulates curiosity and thought. TVO's vision is to empower people to be engaged citizens of Ontario through educational media. TVO is funded primarily by the Province of Ontario and is a registered charity supported by sponsors and thousands of donors. For more information, visit tvo.org.
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