June 15 is early bird sign up deadline for NETT Conference
Contact: Tonya Lowentritt
HAMMOND – Educators can see, hear and learn how to integrate technology into their classrooms and every day lives at the fourth annual Northshore Excellence in Teaching with Technology Conference July 19-20.
June 15 is the “early bird” sign up deadline for NETT 2007, which will include a dozen pre-conference workshops on July 19 and concurrent sessions at the main conference on July 20.
Sponsored by Southeastern Louisiana University and Delgado Community College, NETT 2007 workshops will be held in Mandeville, Hammond, Covington and Walker.
The conference, in cooperation with the Tangipahoa, St. Tammany, Washington, Livingston and St. Helena parish school boards, is designed for educators of all levels and disciplines to learn new and enhance existing classroom technology skills.
The theme of this year’s conference is “Technology for Life.” The scope, as well as geographic area, is increasing to include a focus on technology being used in education, business, and personal lives.
Early sign up for NETT is $85 for the conference and one pre-conference workshop or $35 for the conference alone.
Participants can register on-line at www.nettconference.org. The web site also includes complete listings of concurrent session topics, speakers, workshops and locations.
The July 20 conference, scheduled for Southeastern’s main campus in Hammond, will feature nationally known industry expert speakers, vendor exhibits, interactive presentations, a free lunch, door prizes and a generous grand prize. More than 20 50-minute concurrent sessions from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. will cover topics from digital story telling to podcasting in the classroom.
July 19 pre-conference workshops will also be held at Southeastern and at Fontainebleau High School, Christ Episcopal School, the university’s St. Tammany Center in Mandeville, the Delgado Community College Covington campus, and the Livingston Literacy and Technology Center in Walker.
The hands-on workshops will encompass topics such as web development, Microsoft Office applications, digital media, web-based course delivery, electronic classroom devices, and technology grants.