Hundreds of Calcasieu teachers attend technology conference - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Hundreds of Calcasieu teachers attend technology conference

SULPHUR, LA (KPLC) -

With technology taking over, it's no surprise that it's now becoming a tool to help teach.

"We have classes on how to teach students math problems on an iPad," said Chief Technology Officer for Calcasieu Parish School Board, Sheryl Abshire.

The conference was hosted at Sulphur High School and many teachers took advantage of it.

"The interesting thing about today is that we have over 600 teachers volunteering for the conference," said Abshire. "They're not being paid and they're paying for registration."

The conference shows teachers how to use technology in new and emerging ways to help student's learning.

"It gives teachers new ways and new ideas to take back to the students in the classroom," said Technology Facilitator Pam Nicholson.

And while technology is a way to help students learn, teaching was the main goal.

"They're learning how to take technology and integrate it in the classroom, but more importantly they're learning good teaching and good strategies," said Nicholson.

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