RARITAN TWP., NJ – School may be out, but hundreds of teachers will be descending on J.P. Case Middle School on Wednesday.
They’ll be part of the 4th Annual EdTech Fest, presented by Hunterdon County School Districts.
The event will include more than 40 unique Ed Camp-style presentations aligned to the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) standards focusing on topics ranging from best technology integration practices in the classroom, to coding, to robotics and more.
About 300 attendees and presenters are expected for the summer professional development session from all over the state representing 16 counties - as far south as Gloucester County and as far north as Sussex
“Advances in technology require that educators continue to learn and grow in their 21st Century skills,” said Flemington-Raritan School District Superintendent Kari McGann. “The EdTech Fest provides an opportunity to those involved in education to come together in Hunterdon County to participate in professional development that focuses on 21st Century learning and innovation.”
This year’s keynote speaker will be Jay Billy, principal and author of Lead with Culture: What Really Matters in Our Schools. Billy is the principal of Ben Franklin Elementary School in Lawrence Township.
"This annual gathering of county educators is a great opportunity to share ‘what works’ in educational technology,” said Hunterdon central High School Superintendent Jeffrey Moore in a press release. “It also helps us move innovation out of the silos of single school districts and bring them to more students. We are most powerful in education when we are sharing our best ideas."