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Dell celebrated a new partnership with the Science Leadership Academy (SLA) and The Franklin Institute (TFI) by holding a press conference in Philadelphia to formally recognize SLA and TFI with a grant of $620,000 under the Dell Youth Learning initiative. With Dell’s support, SLA, TFI and Dell will open the new Center of Excellence in Learning to serve as a national platform for inquiry-based learning and SLA will deploy the new Dell Chromebook to its students.

Following the press conference, education influencers and over 15 SLA students joined Dell for the Innovation in Teaching and Learning Think Tank to discuss inquiry-driven, project-based learning and the role technology plays in supporting this type of learning environment. Influencers Zak Malamed and Jamira Burley as well as students from SLA played an active role in the conversation furthering Dell’s goal of helping students lead their own learning and have their voices heard. Other notable influencers participating in the day’s event included Dr. Frederic Bertley, senior vice president, The Franklin Institute, Will Richardson, renowned education author and blogger, Mary Beth Hertz, SLA teacher and blogger and tech-life expert Stephanie Humphrey.

Dell, Franklin Institute: SLA Students
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