Using technology in the classroom once meant hardware—overheads and video projectors, for example. Today, of course, we know that the hardware is a computer (and maybe an interactive white board), but the word “technology” refers to websites, applications and other platforms. Using these resources effectively can empower students to think critically, solve problems, and apply what they have learned in a meaningful way.
That is why NJEA is co-sponsoring two professional development events this spring. On Saturday, April 28, the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey is a co-sponsor and the host of the first Technology Integration Institute. The Southern Regional Institute and Educational Technology Training Center (SRI&ETTC) is also a co-sponsor.
The second Technology Integration Institute will be held on Saturday, May 12, at Kean University and will be co-sponsored by NJEA, Kean University and the School for Global Education and Innovation. (SGEI)
Both events will run from 8:45 a.m. to 3 p.m. and the cost for each is $30. Each venue can accommodate 125 participants and each attendee will earn four professional development hours.
Sign in to register online or complete these registration forms:
NOTE: For the April 28 institute at Richard Stockton, if you wish to use ETTC professional hours, use the SRI&ETTC website, www.ettc.net, to register. For an additional fee, participants may be eligible to earn graduate credits in the Master of Arts Instructional Technology (MAIT) program at Stockton. For more information, contact Dr. Amy Ackerman at 609-626-3518 or Amy.Ackerman@stockton.edu.
For the May 12 institute at Kean University, please let NJEA know if you plan to bring your own laptop. Contact Theresa Mura at 609-599-4561, ext. 2255.