Release Date: 
Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Pre-education conference: “Teaching with Technical Know-How”

Event Date: 
Fri, 04/16/2021 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Location: 
Virtual - Zoom
headshot of Dr. McVey
Dr. Michael McVey, professor of teacher education at Eastern Michigan University, will give the keynote presentation at HFC's pre-education virtual conference, "Teaching with Technical Know How," on April 16.

HFC is hosting a virtual pre-education program zoom conference: "Teaching with Technical Know-How" for educators and parents on Friday, April 16, from 9 a.m. to noon. Please register for this conference via Eventbrite.

Dr. Michael McVey will be the keynote speaker at this conference. McVey is a professor of teacher education in the College of Education at Eastern Michigan University (EMU) in Ypsilanti. He teaches educational technology courses to pre-service teachers and conducts research on emerging technologies and their impact on teaching practice.

The vice president of the Saline Area Schools Board of Education and the secretary of the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Board of Directors, McVey is an ISTE Certified Educator, as well as a certified Google Trainer and Coach. He recently authored a chapter called “The Necessity of Training Teacher Candidates to Teach Online” in the book, Championing Technology Infusion in Teacher Preparation. Before coming to Michigan, he taught both elementary and high school special education in Arizona, Canada, and Japan for nearly 20 years.

Attendance at the conference is highly recommended for HFC Pre-Education majors. Teaching with technology from Pre-K through high school will be the focus of this interactive and engaging conference.

“If you are a teacher, an education major, or a parent who is helping your child learn via technology, this is the conference for you. The conference integrates technology theory into home-based practice. Attendees will receive a certificate of achievement for attending the conference. All attendees can participate in a raffle and win a prize! This is one education conference you don’t want to miss,” said Dr. Patricia Lanzon, HFC pre-education program director.

The cost to attend this conference is $5. It is open to classroom teachers, education majors, and parents. For questions or further information, contact Lanzon at planzon@hfcc.edu.