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Technology Teachers to Represent Liverpool at National Conference

Monday, October 23, 2017 -

Liverpool High School Annex technology teachers Karin Dykeman pltwconference17weband Eric Hubbard have been selected to present at the national Project Lead The Way (PLTW) conference – PLTW Summit 2017 – October 22 to 25 in Orlando, Florida.

Dykeman and Hubbard will present twice during the multi-day conference. Their first presentation will share formative assessment techniques that help create a culture of excellence and continuous improvement in the classroom and improve summative evaluation performance. They will follow this with a session on teaching and integrating art elements and design principles into science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) activities to improve the design aesthetic of student-designed artifacts.

“Professional development is a cornerstone of the learning experience PLTW provides to students and teachers,” said PLTW Senior Vice President and Chief Communications Officer Dorothy Gorman. “We set the bar high for PLTW Summit presentations to provide unique learning opportunities for our guests.”

“When we reviewed the hundreds of proposals, we were blown away by the innovative ideas and array of experiences they represented,” she added. “PLTW Summit guests will enjoy the chance to learn best practices they can implement in their classrooms.”

PLTW Summit 2017 is the premier gathering for a group dedicated to preparing students with the in-demand and transportable skills they need to succeed in college and careers. Guests will include educators, students, university leaders, and business and industry leaders. Matt Beaudreau, a certified keynote speaker at The Center for Generational Kinetics, will identify ways to better engage K-12 students in their learning and address topics including communicating, collaborating, and problem-solving with people from different generations. The event also will include dozens of presentations by PLTW students from across the country and more than 250 interactive workshops.

PLTW is a nonprofit organization that provides a transformative learning experience for K-12 students and teachers across the United States. PLTW empowers students to develop in-demand, transportable knowledge and skills through pathways in computer science, engineering, and biomedical science. PLTW’s teacher training and resources support teachers as they engage their students in real-world learning. More than 10,500 elementary, middle, and high schools in all 50 states and the District of Columbia – including Liverpool High School - offer PLTW programs. For more information, visit pltw.org.

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