March Issue
March 10, 2015

Short takes: Hudson Valley technology conference set

Source: NYSUT United

The 14th annual New York State Association for Computers and Technologies in Education conference takes place March 7 in Wappingers Falls. The conference will feature presentations and several hands-on workshops on current applications by teachers, library media specialists, BOCES educators and more.

This year, the conference organizers have partnered with the Hudson Valley Writing Project at SUNY New Paltz. The HVWP offers professional development for educators from all disciplines geared toward strengthening literacy instruction in their classrooms.

Workshop topics include: Embrace the Enemy: How To Incorporate Smartphone Technology Into Your Lessons; Arts Integration, Technology, and the Common Core; Differentiated Instruction and Activities with Pinterest and Twitter; Effects of Gaming on Student Learning; Transitioning From Club to Classroom; Promoting Student Class Engagement using a Poll Software System; and Teaching the "T" in STEM: Empowering Students to Use Technology Responsibly. Sessions by the Hudson Valley Writing Project include: Show Me! How to Graph a Linear Function; The Argument for Public Service Announcements; and Building Blocks to Support Google's 80/20 Philosophy in the Classroom. The March 7 conference will be held at Roy C. Ketcham High School, 99 Myers Corners Road, Wappingers Falls. The $45 registration fee includes conference admission, a continental breakfast and hearty lunch.

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