|The Gereau Center hosted the annual Professional Development Institute for Technology|
Staff Photo by Leigh Prom:
Teachers, administrators, teacher assistants and students attend a panel discussion on technology Tuesday morning at the Gereau Center.
Friday, July 27, 2012
By LEIGH PROM - Staff Writer
Nearly 50 teachers, administrators, teacher assistants and students attended a technology training program Tuesday morning at the Gereau Center.
The training on how to provide students with a 21st century education began with a keynote address via Skype by Dr. Matt Dunleavy of Radford University. Dunleavy was selected the 2011 Innovative Educator of the Year by the Virginia Society for Technology in Education (VSTE).
After the keynote address, attendees were part of a panel discussion with technology experts Dr. Tammy McGraw, director of educational technology of Virginia Department of Education; Dr. Daniel Arkin, retired executive director of VSTE; Dr. Mary Ann Norman, assistant professor of teacher education at Ferrum College; Patrick Ireland, sales consultant and Promethean ActivClassroom specialist of Logical Choice Technologies in Roanoke; and Bridgitte Goins, a gifted education teacher from Prince William County Schools.
Tuesday morning's session was part of Franklin County public schools' annual four-day Regional Professional Development Institute for Technology.