Students needed for 'Driving the future of education'
Louisiana middle and high school students are being solicited to enlist in a new project called "Driving the Future of Education" aimed at improving technology in the classroom. Funded by a seed grant from the Richard Lounsbery Foundation, the program is a collaboration between 3D Squared, a local digital media workforce development group, the Cinematic Arts Workshop at UL-Lafayette and the New York-based technology advocacy firm Dancing Ink Productions.
According to the press release, the groups plan to work with teams of students from schools statewide on proposals that involve "improving hardware, software, internet access, the use of video games, virtual worlds and digital and social media in education." Student teams are being asked to sign up by Nov.15. The program runs through April. Top student proposals will be presented to industry leaders and policy makers in Baton Rouge and in Washington, DC. For more information, visit the 3D Squared Web site. Interested participants should contact Joe Castille at
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