BROOKLYN, New York, Dec. 11, 2018 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — HITN, the leading Spanish-language network that offers educational and entertainment content to families in more than 44 million households across the United States, via its educational division, HITN Learning, announced its participation in the 2018 Education Business Forum (EBF) in Long Island City (NY), where David Rust, General Manager of HITN Learning and members of the sponsoring organization’s board, moderated a panel discussion with middle and high school students from a public performing arts school in the Bronx. Students were able to discuss the technology they use both in school and out of school and the benefits it can bring to their education.
“Participating in events such as the EBF is an important way for HITN Learning to connect with industry leaders, educators and students who help drive the trends in ed tech,” Rust remarked. “Our presence reaffirms our commitment to fostering bilingual education through advanced teaching tools, all with the goal of contributing to the academic, social and emotional success of Hispanic students and their families.”
Presiding over the forum was Mitch Weisburgh, President of the Software & Information Industry Association’s Education Technology Industry Network (SIIA/ETIN), who expressed his satisfaction at “sharing a program that involves key players such as HITN Learning in presenting and promoting the latest trends in education technology.”
Ron Link, Principal of the Theatre Arts Production Company School (TAPCo) in the Bronx and the winner of numerous awards for his work to ensure a quality education for low-income students, selected the young people who participated in a new “Voices of the Future” segment at this year’s Forum. “I am always excited to take part in this type of event, where students are the ultimate beneficiaries. The technological tools and solutions we saw here are designed for a digital generation,” he acknowledged. “Giving industry leaders the opportunity to have a frank dialogue with students of this caliber should help them better understand and serve the needs of their peers nationwide.”
ABOUT HITN LEARNING
HITN LEARNING was founded as an early learning division of HITN TV to produce educational bilingual projects and products based on a transmedia approach to promoting early literacy. It provides parents, caregivers, and teachers with original media products in English and Spanish that engage Hispanic families on their education journey. HITN Learning pioneered the transmedia approach to bilingual preschool education as lead partner in the Early Learning Collaborative (ELC), the recipient of a $30 million Ready to Learn Grant from the U.S. Department of Education in 2010-2016. Its mission is to contribute to the social, emotional, and academic success of Hispanic/Latino children ages 0-14. For more information, please visit: HITN Learning
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