Conference helping teachers tech up the classroom

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — A summer conference helps teachers incorporate technology in the classroom.

More than 500 teachers from 41 Indiana school districts attended the e-Learning Conference at Jefferson High School in Lafayette, Ind.

The two-day conference offered teachers 80 different sessions on how to use technology in the classroom. The Indiana Department of Education created the summer conferences three years ago to help teachers incorporate technology.

Director of e-Learning Candice Dodson said in the last few years there has been a shift in how schools look at technology.

“We used to kind of have students check their technology at the doorways. We know that’s not the way to prepare students for the future, so we’ve definitely seen a shift in the last few years in the mindsets of our school corporations,” Dodson said.

This is the second year in a row that Jeff High School hosted the conference, which was one of 19 that will take place throughout the Indiana this summer.

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