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Techapalooza Arrives On Campus Aug. 9-11

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Posted on August 4, 2010

Educators from across the region will visit the Cal U campus to participate in Techapalooza - 21st Century Teaching and Learning Institute, to be held Aug. 9-11 in the Eberly Science and Technology Center.

Techapalooza provides Pennsylvania educators with a hands-on and practical learning experiences that can be implemented immediately in the classroom.

Learning sessions will focus on topics such as geocaching, a GPS-based treasure hunt; Wikispaces, a website for information sharing; Thinkfinity, a gateway to thousands of educational resources; Diigo, a social bookmarking and research tool; and Glogster, an interactive poster to share music, text and video. 

Sessions will run from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and encompass eight different topics throughout the day.

All activities will support lessons designed in accordance with the Pennsylvania State Standard Aligned System. Educators will have the opportunity to earn 5.5 Act 48 hours for their participation.

Cal U, Intermediate Unit 1 and the 21st Century Teaching and Learning Coaches are sponsoring the event

Cost is $20 per day; the fee includes lunch.

Registration is currently open, but is limited to 100 participants each day. For registration and more information, visit the Techapalooza website or contact Stevie Kline.


View images from one of Techapalooza's classes, with guest speaker Leo Kasun from the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.