South Kent School representatives will be lead speakers for the new education track at the 2012 International Digital Publishing Forum June 4 to 5 in New York City's Javits Center.

Worldwide leaders in the publishing industry, including technologists, marketers, retailers, solution providers, authors and agents are expected to attend.

As a leader in digital curriculum, South Kent School made a commitment to providing every student and faculty member with an iPad2 at the start of the 2011-12 school year after completing a pilot program in 2010-11 for which every faculty member in the school and students in the digital communications class received iPads.

"We are excited to have a tool with such enormous power to engage boys in digital learning," Head of Schools Andrew Vadnais said.

"We are giving our students the world at their fingertips with endless possibilities," he said. "Challenged-based learning and critical thinking are key components to this delivery system; committing to the iPad and a digital curriculum has been a blessing for our students."

Gonzo Garcia, chief information officer, Phil Darrin, dean of academic and student affairs, and student Delano Williams, of the Class of 2012, are expected to speak at the IDPF.

South Kent School is the only member of the Connecticut Association of

Independent Schools to offer every

student and faculty member an iPad2 and is the nationwide leader, boasting a 92 percent adoption rate of eTextbooks.