Second Baptist School’s TechFest was started six years ago as a chance to showcase the innovation and collaboration happening at SBS and across the city. It has grown into a full day of workshops and seminars where educators teach, share and grow. This year’s theme was Meetup. According to Director of Technology Hannah Noble, “While technology in education is where the idea was born, what keeps it going year in and year out is the people. Our theme, Meetup, celebrates the gathering of teachers and leaders throughout Houston who are passionate about innovation and education.”
From Merge Cube Mania and Coding in the Art Classroom, to What’s New in Apple for Education, the options to learn abounded. Educators from 25 different schools journeyed from classroom to classroom, taking copious notes and engaging in challenging discussion. Over half were returning attendees. In addition to visiting participants, all SBS teachers present at or attend TechFest so that they, too, will continue to grow.
According to SBS Technology Instruction Designer Blake Alderfer, “TechFest provides an opportunity for like-minded teachers on the cutting edge of their craft to share new tools and strategies to help improve the dynamic use of technology in their lessons. It also provides networking opportunities for local educators around Houston.”
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