Using technology to improve literacy summit coming to CSUSB’s Palm Desert Campus

A summit focusing on the use of technology in the classroom will take place at Cal State San Bernardino’s Palm Desert Campus on Thursday, April 3, from 4-5:30 p.m.


The summit for teachers, students and parents will explore how to connect tablet technology in meeting Common Core Standards through pod casting, digital storytelling and by creating movies and posters.


Attendees will learn real-world strategies and evaluate iPad/tablet apps, books and videos, while discovering new ways to use this innovative technology to improve student learning. Participants are encouraged to bring their iPad/tablet for a more hands-on experience.


Topics of discussion will include basic familiarization with the capabilities of iPad/tablet applications to support literacy and ideas for using iPads/tablets in the classroom to develop and extend literacy.


The event will feature two panelists: Jessica Pack, teacher at James Workman Middle School in Cathedral City and the 2014 California Teacher of the Year; as well as Derrick Lawson, principal at Colonel Mitchell Paige Middle School in La Quinta.


The summit, which is free and open to the public, will be held in the campus’s Oliphant Auditorium. No RSVP is required. Parking is complimentary sponsored by Friends of the Palm Desert Campus.


The summit is co-sponsored by the CSUSB Palm Desert Campus and Dr. Ward and Pat Fredericks.


The CSUSB Palm Desert Campus is located at 37-500 Cook St., Palm Desert.


For more information about the summit, contact Doris Wilson at (760) 341-2883, ext. 78170 or dwilson@csusb.edu.

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