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FMU to host conference on teaching and technology, March 23

FLORENCE, S.C. – Francis Marion University will host a free, one-day conference on using technology for teaching, Saturday, March 23, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The conference is an opportunity for educators in the Pee Dee region to see what others are doing, and to have the chance to use the technologies being demonstrated. Each session is hands-on.

Registration will be held in the McNair Science Building auditorium on the FMU campus from 8 to 8:30 a.m., with opening remarks at 8:30 a.m. and the first sessions beginning at 9 a.m. For an agenda of conference events, go to: For additional details, contact Peter King at or Bill Whitmire at

The annual conference is an outgrowth of the Preparing Tomorrow’s Teachers to Use Technology (PT3) Implementation federal grant received by FMU. This year’s event is sponsored in partnership with the Pee Dee Math and Science Hub. Session topics have expanded to include not only the math and science areas, but also concept mapping, social studies, digital storybooks, language arts, and Internet research activities.

The conference follows up on other outreach activities on the part of FMU and the PT3 grant. Recently, workshops were held for school districts in the region on topics such as the development of multimedia and the use of science probes. Other innovative activities are planned for the first week of May when Geographic Information Systems (GIS) workshops using ArcView software are being sponsored. For more information, contact Jane Madden at or 843-661-1230.

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Last Published: April 8, 2004 7:06 AM
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