St Mary’s hosts leading technology learning summit

WHEN it comes to technology in the classroom, the possibilities are virtually endless.

St Mary’s College last month hosted the first Tasmanian EdTechTeam Summit.

More than 100 teachers from across Tasmania participated in the two-day conference, which featured hands-on professional development focusing on Google for Education training by EdTechTeam, a global organisation of education technology experts.

St Mary’s College principal Helen Spencer said the school was thrilled to host the summit, which heard from a host of Australian and international presenters and speakers highly experienced in the Google for Education suite.

“It is vital for teachers to keep learning, especially in the area of technology, and St Mary’s was pleased to facilitate this in Tasmania,” she said.

EdTechTeam professional learning director for Australia and New Zealand Chris Betcher said the feedback received from teachers who attended the summits highlighted how valuable the experience was.

“When teachers consistently tell us it was the best professional development they had ever been to, we know they will be putting into practice in their classrooms,” he said.

Caption: Google’s education evangelist Suan Yeo at St Mary’s EdTechTeam Summit.

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