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Classroom Technology Summit


A summit focusing on the use of technology in the classroom will take place at Cal State San Bernardino’s Palm Desert Campus on Thursday, Nov. 7, from 4-5:30 p.m.

The summit, for teachers and parents, will explore how tablet technology can dramatically impact student engagement. Attendees will learn real-world strategies and evaluate iPad apps, books and videos, while discovering new ways to use this innovative technology to improve student learning. Topics of discussion will include basic familiarization with the capabilities of iPad applications to support literacy and ideas for using iPads in the classroom to develop and extend literacy.

The event will feature four panelists: Kelly Fitchpatrick and Wende Hamann from Palm Desert Charter Middle School, Katherine Quintana from Coral Mountain Academy and Karen Foerch, instructional technology specialist from Palm Springs Unified School District.

The summit, which is free and open to the public, will be held in the campus’s Oliphant Auditorium. Parking is paid by Friends of the Palm Desert Campus.

Attendees are encouraged to bring their iPad for a more hands-on experience.

The summit is co-sponsored by the CSUSB Palm Desert Campus and Dr. Ward and Pat Fredericks.

The CSUSB Palm Desert Campus is located at 37-500 Cook St., Palm Desert.

For more information about the summit, contact Doris Wilson at (760) 341-2883, ext. 78170 or

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