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READY, SET, CLICK ... Statewide Technology Conference to Begin Next Week

July 31, 2009

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Technology will take the driver’s seat next week for the West Virginia Statewide Technology Conference 2009. Learning and Living in a Digital World will begin on Monday, Aug. 3 and run through Friday, Aug. 7 at the Charleston Civic Center.

Hundreds of technology experts from across the state will tweak their knowledge of SAS inSchools, Thinkfinity, Google Earth, among other state-of-the-art hardware and software tools. 

Featured speakers include:

·         On Monday at 10 a.m., Peter Reynolds, New York Times best-selling author/illustrator and advocate for learners will speak.
 
·         On Tuesday afternoon, Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.), and Mark Seifert from the U.S. Department of Commerce will discuss the $4.7 billion broadband grant program.
 
·         On Thursday at noon, Michael Horn, co-author of the best-selling “Disrupting Class: How Disruptive Innovation will Change the Way the World Learns”, will speak.  http://www.michaelbhorn.com/
 
Concurrent sessions schedule may be viewed at:  http://www.wvnet.edu/conference/sessions.php
 
For more information, contact the West Virginia Department of Education Office of Communications at (304) 558-2699.

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