UMW Hosts Fourth Annual EdTech Conference, March 14

The University of Mary Washington will host the fourth annual EdTech Conference, supported by the College of Education, on Friday, March 14 at UMW’s Stafford campus.

The fourth annual EdTech conference, held at UMW's Stafford campus, will gather teachers and technology specialists from across the region.

The fourth annual EdTech conference, held at UMW’s Stafford campus, will gather teachers and technology specialists from across the region.

This year’s conference theme is “Changing the Face of Learning in the Digital Age,” featuring keynote speaker Jim Groom, executive director of teaching and learning technologies at UMW and guest speakers such as Margaret Stout, self-contained autism classroom teacher (K-3). The conference offers educators, education leaders and anyone interested in education the opportunity to learn more about how technology impacts teaching and learning.

Conference attendees will work alongside colleagues and educational leaders to explore innovative teaching methods, familiarize themselves with emerging technologies for learning, work with digital literacies in the classroom and offer discourse about the shifting role of educators in the profession.

All interested K-12 teachers, pre-service teachers, administrators, university educators and technology specialists and parents, are welcome to attend the event.

The event begins at 9 a.m. in the North Building of UMW’s Stafford campus, and ends at 4 p.m. Registration for the event is $50 and includes the choice of concurrent sessions, workshops, the keynote session, guest speakers, exhibitor presentations and a catered lunch. All participants must preregister, including presenters.

Proposals for presentations and showcase exhibits are due by March 3, and general registration closes March 10.

For more information or to register, visit http://2014umwedtechconference.umwblogs.org/ or contact education faculty members Teresa Coffman or Tamie Pratt-Fartro.