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End of Year Meeting PDF Print E-mail

Maria & Katie Maria Lewis and Katherine Plunkett from Charlotteville City schools presented a summary of their one-to-one laptop initiative to SVRTC members at the end of year meeting held at Longwood University on Wednesday, April 30, 2014. Members can access the PowerPoint presentation from the Download section of this website. Pictures from the meeting may be viewed in the SVRTC Gallery

 
2014 Awards Banquet PDF Print E-mail

Top_AwardThe 2014 Awards Banquet was held at Longwood University with a welcome provided by Liz Jamerson, co-chair of the SVRTC. Opening remarks were given by President W. Taylor Reveley, Longwood's 26th President. Shery Nussbaum-Beach delivered the keynote address to during the event which was well represented with 90+ people in attendance. Pictures taken during the event can be seen by visiting the SVRTC Gallery.

 
SVRTC Divisions Attend STEM Summit PDF Print E-mail

Makey-Makey

The Institute for Teaching through Technology and Innovative Practices (ITTIP) hosted the 7th Annual STEM Summit on Thursday, January 30th, at Longwood University.  Representatives from several SVRTC counties attended, including:  Appomattox, Brunswick, Buckingham, Charlotte, Cumberland, Hopewell, Prince George, Sussex, Lunenburg  The theme was, MakersLearn.

The summit had several presentations ranging from students to university staff.  Dr. Talaiver, ITTIP’s director, spoke to the attendees about what qualities we find in makers and inventors before introducing the first guest speaker, a junior from rural India, Tenith Adithyaa, who talked about his Banana Leaves Technology.   The summit continued with additional young presenters, this time middle school students from Charlottesville City and Albemarle County Public Schools.  They talked about their collaboration with UVA for an initiative on 3D printing.  Participating teachers and administrators also spoke about the cross curriculum project. 

The second half of the summit’s presenters included STEM specialists from ITTIP who conducted a hands-on session where attendees were challenged to use the microcontroller, Makey Makey.  The summit concluded with presentations from MathDisk’s confounder, Mohamed Jaffaralim, and NASA’s Professional Development Coordinator, Dr. Kimberly Brush.

To learn more about the STEM Summit presentations, visit ITTIP’s online February Newsletter or go to http://www.stemva.org/ for posted presentations.  You can also view pictures from the event at:  http://gallery.ittip.org/

 

Mission Statement:

The Southside Virginia Regional Technology Consortium will assist members with coordinating the acquisition and effective integration of viable up-to-date and emerging technologies, valuable training for K-12 students, staff and other citizens in our communities to enhance learning at all levels and encourage economic development in Southside Virginia.

 


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