In conjunction with the NOVA documentary, DPEA Founder and Director Amir Abo-Shaeer and former DPEA student Madison Pickett have been invited to the 2nd Annual White House Next Generation High School Summit, to be held on September 12 in Washington, D.C.
Abo-Shaeer will join NOVA producers on a panel about classroom innovations. He will also speak in sessions about project- and design-based education in the United States. The all-day event highlights students, educators, philanthropists, and entrepreneurs who are reinventing the high school experience to better empower students to seize opportunities in today's economy and to prepare students for success in college and career. US Department of Education and White House staff will be among the participants.