April 26, 2017
NEWBURGH, N.Y. -
The Mount’s Sigma Tau 451 chapter of Kappa Delta Pi (KDP)
hosts an Educational Technology for Authentic Lifelong Learning
Conference at the Mount on Saturday, April 22. Education professors
Sonya Abbye-Taylor and Ludmila Smirnova (right), co-counselors of
the KDP chapter, spearheaded the event. Photo by Lee
Mount Saint Mary College is leading the conversation on
technology in the classroom.
The college’s Sigma Tau chapter of Kappa Delta Pi (KDP), the
International Honor Society of Education, hosted the “Educational
Technology for Authentic Lifelong Learning” (ET4ALL) conference on
Saturday, April 22.
Teachers and teacher candidates gathered in Hudson Hall
Auditorium to discuss how technology can enhance learning in the
classroom. The conference allowed students to broaden their
understanding of various technologies, and learn how to apply this
knowledge in the classroom setting.
Students and guests participated in workshops including how to
use iPads in classrooms, virtual reality, copyright and fair use,
and cyber security.
The first keynote address was delivered by Shelly Sanchez
Terrell, an e-learning specialist, followed by the second speaker,
EdTech consultant Susan Oxnevad.
“There is a lot of potential and possibilities when it comes to
teaching with technology”, Terrell said. “As educators, our
responsibility now is to get our students to see the possibilities
of technology, how they can use it to transform the community, and
Terrell added, “I’m hoping that one day my daughter is in a
classroom with a teacher like you, someone who will spend their
Saturday morning learning how to use technology and how to be