Five members of our school staff traveled to Chicago this week for the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Conference. The Catholic Schools Center of Excellence (CSCOE) was the generous sponsor for our team along with 95 other Catholic school educators in our Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis! CSCOE selected the ISTE conference as another opportunity to fuel the excellence in our Catholic schools. A nonprofit organization, "ISTE works with the global education community to accelerate the use of technology to solve tough problems and inspire innovation. Their worldwide network believes in the potential technology holds to transform teaching and learning."
Learning with over 15,000 others about ways to inspire creativity and problem solving, expand communication, and promote thinking was mind-blowing! From STEM and STEAM ideas like robotics and coding to nifty new tools for the youngest of learners and the most seasoned of teachers, we took in information through every modality! Laughing, listening, playing, experimenting and exploring made for a splendid mix of learning by doing for our team! We look forward to sharing with our colleagues and especially our students! It was great to encounter passionate educators and leaders who are committed to expanding the horizons of educational technology and to experience that with so many of our MN Catholic school colleagues! #stmcsproud #iste2018 #iste18 @CSCOE_MN
Thank you to this team of dedicated professionals who shared a slice of their summer to "learn for life".
Pictured L to R: Eileen Nygard (5/6 Science), Anna Tangen (7/8 Lang Arts), Amy Huberty (Technology), Jenny Haller (Principal), Carrie Berning (7/8 Soc St)