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March
2015

EdTech Expert Jordan Shapiro to Deliver Opening Keynote at AAP’s 2015 Content in Context Conference

Program will focus on trends and developments in digital learning for PreK-12 learners

Washington, DC; March 2, 2015 — EdTech and game-based learning take center stage as digital learning expert Jordan Shapiro headlines this year’s Content in Context (CIC) conference. The annual conference, themed Development & Delivery for Digital Learners, is scheduled to take place on June 1 -3 in Washington, DC, and is organized by the PreK-12 Learning Group of the Association of American Publishers (AAP). The conference will include practical sessions that focus on how content is consumed, legislative and policy trends, and how to market to schools strategically.

Keynote speaker Jordan Shapiro offers a unique perspective on learning that combines psychology, philosophy, business, and economics in unexpected ways. He is a Professor and Digital Learning Coordinator for Temple University's Intellectual Heritage Department. Shapiro is the author of the forthcoming book “One Player, Multiplayer, We: How Video Games Will Put Community Back at the Center of Education” and has also written “FREEPLAY: A Video Game Guide to Maximum Euphoric Bliss.” Shapiro is a regular contributor to Forbes and The Huffington Post, writing on topics in digital technology education.

“As learning changes, it’s important that publishers and digital learning companies help imagine and deliver products to the educational marketplace of the future. Because of his role at the forefront of digital education, Jordan Shaprio is the ideal person to share insights on the changing trends in game-based and digital learning for 21st Century students,” said Jay Diskey, Executive Director of the PreK-12 Learning Group at AAP.

Additional speakers include: S. Dallas Dance, Superintendent of Baltimore County Public Schools, Chris Willig, President of the PreK-12 School Group at McGraw-Hill Education, and Dr. Morgan Polikoff, of the Rossier School of Education at University of Southern California.

Register here to attend.

For more updates on the AAP Content in Context conference, follow the hashtag #CIC15, or follow us on twitter @AmericanPublish and @EdPublishers.

About the AAP PreK-12 Learning Group
A division within the Association of American Publishers, the PreK-12 Learning Group serves its diverse membership by providing valuable resources and industry intelligence; fostering a fair, competitive and robust market; and encouraging the development of professional, quality content for teaching and learning. The Learning Group engages state, local, and federal policy leaders on such issues as funding, curriculum, testing, and literacy, and also organizes events, awards, and programs to support professionals at all levels.

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The Association of American Publishers (AAP) represents about four hundred member organizations including major commercial, digital learning and education and professional publishers alongside independents, non-profits, university presses and scholarly societies. We represent the industry’s priorities on policy, legislative and regulatory issues regionally, nationally and worldwide. These include the protection of intellectual property rights and worldwide copyright enforcement, digital and new technology issues, funding for education and libraries, tax and trade, censorship and literacy. Find us online at www.publishers.org or on twitter at @AmericanPublish.

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