Juxtopia® Urban Learning Technology 2010 Conference
Prepare, Persevere, Perform
Theme: Take Control, Create Your Destiny
The JULT2010 conference will address learning technology designed to significantly decrease the academic and behavioral deficiencies suffered by an incredibly vast number of today’s urban youth. JULT speakers will present and demonstrate the use of learning technology to: (1) increase test scores in K-college science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and (2) prepare underserved and disadvantaged populations to compete in the STEM based workforce and entrepreneurship.
The Juxtopia® Urban Learning Technology (JULT) 2010 conference will showcase urban learning technology that has the potential to improve the academic proficiency of underserved and disadvantaged youth. At JULT 2010 speakers, exhibitors, and vendors will present learning technologies that increase test scores in K-college science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) as well as reading; improve workforce and entrepreneurial skills; and reinforce the value of healthy eating and exercise to improve mental proficiency.
About JULT2010 Theme
If urban youth take control of their education to improve their academic and technological proficiency, they will be able to create their destiny with acquired knowledge to sustain a satisfying quality of life and consequently continue the circle of preparation for the next generation.
If an investment is made in urban underserved and disadvantaged youth to improve their academic and technological proficiency through learning technology, America will be able to increase the number of technically skilled workers and technology based entrepreneurs who will be capable of supplying America’s demand for a highly skilled workforce and a better quality of life.
The U.S. is falling significantly behind the rest of the world when it comes to technology innovation and science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) proficiency. This is even more daunting for historically disadvantaged youth, whose academic performance, noted through universal statistics, is below average around the world. JULT is a one day intervention with a goal to educate participants on learning technology that has the potential to improve the academic performance as well as career and entrepreneurial preparation of underserved and disadvantaged youth.