Written by Jason Walko, senior marketing major from Smithton, Pa.
LATROBE, PA – The Saint Vincent College Departments of Education and Communication are joining together to co-host the Technology, Media and Information Literacy conference, to be held at the Fred M. Rogers Center on Wednesday, Nov. 20. The conference hopes to help educators across all content areas integrate technology, media and information literacy into classrooms across all grade levels.
The cost per person for the event is $50, which includes a continental breakfast, lunch, admission for keynote and invited speakers, and breakout sessions. The cost of admission for an undergraduate pre-service teacher from an outside college or university is $25. Admission for Saint Vincent College education or communication students is free. Those who wish to attend the event must register by Nov. 8.
Check-in for the event begins at 8:30 a.m., along with the continental breakfast, followed by opening keynote speaker Dr. Jamie Sidani, assistant director at the Center for Research on Media, Technology and Health and assistant professor of medicine at the University of Pittsburgh. Other speakers for the event include Dr. Samantha Fecich, assistant professor and instructional designer at the Education Department of Grove City College; Dr. Mary Beth Spore, associate professor at Saint Vincent College; and former KDKA anchor Jennifer Antkowiak.
More information on the seminar’s breakout sessions and registration information can be found on the TMI Conference website at www.tmiliteracy.org. The conference is also accepting proposal submissions that can help bring innovative ideas and teaching practices about technology, media and information literacy to the K-12 classroom. Conference sessions consist of 50-minute small-group interactive workshops. Proposals for the conference are due by midnight on Oct. 4, 2019.
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