PLAYDATE 13

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There's no doubt that education is benefiting from technology.  Students, teachers, and parents everywhere have drastically increased their opportunities to learn more, experience more, and achieve more.  And while technology alone is empowering, it can also be overwhelming--so much of it and so little time.

Teachers have been able to dramatically enhance their effectiveness in the classroom and their ability to reach all learners through technology but time to really get the full value out of these tools has always been a factor...which is why PLAYDATE13 was born.

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February 9th from 9 am- 12 pm teachers in Chicago, Boston, and Portland will be able to come together to explore the vast array of online tools available to them.  "PLAYDATE13 will provide resources and facilitators to make sure teachers leave with the knowledge needed to use these tools with their students and with confidence."

It's a "new type of conference"--not one where you sit and listen to lecturers and work in small groups, rather it's an intermingling of brains and technology in a focused environment.  In a world where digital access is a fluid entity, constantly changing and developing right our fingertips, we must provide our teachers with a way to confidently use this tool to help our students create a brighter future for themselves.

For more information about PLAYDATE13 click here.

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Jenna is a former middle school English teacher who has a passion for technology!  She is the current Director of SBACS Virtual Academy and completely understands the movement to a web-based educational system.  "Blended learning is a not a trend, it is the future of education and school leaders must be willing to embrace this movement in order to continue to advance Christian education."  Read her thoughts on all things related to online learning here!

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