PALMDALE – The Palmdale School District hosted the valley’s first Ed Tech Summit May 14th at David G. Millen Intermediate School. The summit invited educators across the Los Angeles region to learn how to effectively use 21st century tools inside the classroom.
“We were extremely excited to have hosted the first AV Ed Tech Summit in the Palmdale School District. This event provides teachers and site administrators the opportunity to learn more about technology and how it can be embedded into the curriculum,” stated Christine Jones, Coordinator of Information Technology for Palmdale School District. “This was a day where the teacher became the student and got the chance to learn something new in a fun and exciting way.”
The conference, which drew 225 attendees, provided dozens of breakout sessions on a variety of technology-related topics.
It featured 40 presenters and two keynote speakers — Alice Keeler, a Google certified teacher and co-author of “50 Things You Can Do with Google Classroom,” and Naomi Harm, a Dell K12 education strategist who discussed emerging technologies, transformative technology leadership, empowering student voice and choice, and brain friendly teaching and learning environments.
“Our school district has always been about giving back to the community,” stated Palmdale School District Superintendent Raul Maldonado. “Our goal is to hold the summit each year to help teachers across the region gain the knowledge and skills they need to help and inspire our students to use technology as an instructional and learning tool in our classrooms.”
The inaugural Antelope Valley Ed Tech Summit featured several sponsors, including Dell, Google for Education, Lightspeed Systems and CIVS computer technology.