Mount hosts education technology conference

April 26, 2017

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 Ferris. 


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 uplift others.”

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 better.”