Creativity and Innovation within a Community of Learners

2013 UMW EdTech Conference

Welcome to the 2013 EdTech Conference at the University of Mary Washington!

The third annual EdTech Conference, supported by the College of Education at the University of Mary Washington, will be held on Friday, March 15, 2013 at UMW’s Stafford Campus in Fredericksburg, VA.

The theme of this year’s conference is “Creativity and Innovation within a Community of Learners”

The 2013 EdTech Conference will offer educators, education leaders, and those interested in education the opportunity to learn more about how technology is impacting teaching and learning.

Attendees, presenters, exhibitors and sponsors are all welcome! You will have the opportunity to network with colleagues and share and discuss ways to effectively integrate technology into the standards-based curriculum.

Attendees will:

  • Learn about teaching strategies to foster innovation and imagination
  • Ideas for incorporating 21st Century skills in the classroom
  • Promote reflection, insight, and problem-solving skills
  • Improve thinking skills in reading, math, and science
  • Teach reasoning, critical, and creative thinking skills
  • Link learning with divergent thinking

Who should attend:

All K-12 teachers, preservice teachers, administrators, university educators and technology specialists, parents, and those interested in educational technology.

Attendees will encounter:

  • Keynote speaker
  • Introduction to our new 3D Printer Lab for K12 educators and students at UMW
  • Introduction to Teacher Spot, a learning community for new teachers

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  • Learn how our new CreativityLab can help you learn more about 3D printing, robotics, and other emerging technology tools
  • Presentations by local teachers exemplifying technology integration
  • Presentations by university educators and technology specialists
  • Vendor exhibits and presentations
  • Student and Teacher Showcase
  • Door prizes

Cost to Attend:

  • The registration fee is $40.00 and includes your choice of concurrent sessions, workshops, the keynote session, guest speakers, exhibitor presentations, and a catered lunch. All participants must preregister including presenters.

Location of the Conference:

  • University of Mary Washington, College of Education, North Building, Stafford Campus

Date and Time:

  • Friday, March 15, 2013 – 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

 Conference Flyer

Conference Program

Important Dates:

  • January 2013: Online Registration Opens and Presentations
  • February 28, 2013: Call for Presentations Closes
  • March 13, 2013 General Registration Closes
  • March 14, 2013: Conference Program is available Online
  • March 15, 2013: The Conference begins!

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