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The VSTE Board of Directors and Conference Committee are excited to have you join us at the 32nd Annual Technology in Education Conference. #VSTE17 promises to be the best ever.

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Sunday, December 3 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Tech for Tots? Why Not!

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Providing technology experiences for our youngest students is important, but often challenging because of their age and ability level. There are ways to break down the barriers that exist! Learn how to set up Pre-K, Kindergarten, and First Grade students for success by facilitating pre-device experiences that will ease the transition to technology usage. Once students are ready to interact with devices, learn how to set up your primary classroom for digital success by putting in place procedures that empower students to have independent success.

Participants will learn about and discuss importance of early literacy in technology success, login strategies, policies and procedures for using technology with primary students, and appropriate programs for primary student technology usage.

Speakers
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Katherine Orth

Technology Integrator, Chesterfield County Public Schools
Katherine Orth is an integrator and a product of Chesterfield County schools, having attended Gordon Elementary, Midlothian Middle, and Clover Hill High School. Before becoming an integrator, she taught first grade for four years. Her favorite parts of being an integrator are bui... Read More →
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Karen Ott

Technology Integrator, Chesterfield County Public Schools
Karen Ott has been an educator in Chesterfield County Public Schools for 36 years. She taught middle school math for 18 years and was a full-time Technology Coordinator for 2 years before becoming a Technology Integrator in 2001.


Sunday December 3, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
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