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'Technology Summit' at Minnesota State Mankato

Local school districts to lead conference on technology resources.

Minnesota State University, Mankato Office of Media Relations News Release [8-6-12]

Mankato, Minn. – Exploring technology resources that reinforce the concepts of student engagement is the subject of Technology Summit 2012, held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday (Aug. 8-9) at Minnesota State University, Mankato’s Centennial Union.

More than 160 participants—to include teachers, media specialists and administrators—on 27 school teams will attend the conference. The teams, which represent either grades K-2, grades 3-5, grades 6-8 or grades 9-12, will seek to develop and build on strategies for using SmartBoards, online learning, mobile devices and Web 2.0 tools in the classroom.

The intent is that participants will leave the Technology Summit with plans for empowering staff at their respective schools to further use technology to increase student engagement and achievement.

The planning and design of the event has been led by a public school planning team from three public school districts (Mankato, Saint Peter, Waseca) with support from Minnesota State Mankato’s Center for School-University Partnerships. Other area school districts are also sending teams to the Technology Summit.

For more information about this week’s conference, please contact Tracy Brovold, technology integrations specialist for Mankato Area Public Schools at 507-469-9212 or by email at; Darin Doherty, principal of the South Elementary Early Learning Center, Saint Peter Public Schools, at 507-934-2754 or by email at; and John Huttemeir, principal, Central Intermediate School, Waseca Public Schools, at 507-835-3000 or by email at

Minnesota State Mankato, a comprehensive university with more than 15,000 students, is part of the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities system, which comprises 32 state institutions.

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