Kearney, NE – Integrating computer science into K-12 curriculum is the focus of an upcoming conference hosted at the University of Nebraska – Kearney.
UNK’s Tech Edge Spring Conference – “Innovation, Technology and Computer Science in Education” – is from 8 am to 1 pm on Feb. 24 at UNK’s College of Education building. It includes 11 speakers from UNK and public schools across Nebraska.
The event will feature new ways for teachers, administrators and pre-service teachers to use technology in their classrooms. Classroom teachers and technology specialists will offer workshops that examine the latest tools and technology affecting education today.
The keynote speaker is Kristeen Shabram, president of Metro Omaha Computer Science Teachers Association. Her presentation Incorporating Computer Science in K-12 Settings will highlight how she has worked with teachers to integrate computer science concepts into their curriculums.
This is a chance to meet professionals from across the state who are doing amazing work to advance the quality of education in Nebraska and beyond, said Martonia Gaskill, assistant professor of teacher education. Higher education in public schools continues to expand the use of mobile devices online and in blended education so our students and professionals can prepare for the complex world that is evolving at a fast pace.
Hosted by UNKs College of Education and University of Nebraska-Lincoln Technology Education in Digital and Global Environments (EDGE), the conference is free to attend.
However, participants must register at https://cehs.unl.edu/registration-tech-edge/
For detailed descriptions of all presentations, visit: http://www.unk.edu/academics/coe/unk-tech-edge-conference.php