Tech-based literacy summit to be held in Palm Desert

POSTED: 12:38 PM PDT May 15, 2013 
PALM DESERT, Calif. -

A literacy summit focusing on use of technology in classrooms will be held Thursday at Cal State San Bernardino's Palm Desert campus.

The event will explore the iPad as a tool for developing and enhancing literacy in elementary, middle and high school classrooms. Discussion topics will include how iPad apps can support literacy, and ideas for using iPads in classrooms to develop and extend literacy. Attendees are encouraged to bring iPads, according to campus spokesman Mike Singer.

Keynote speaker Brian Newberry, an associate professor of science, technology and math education at Cal State San Bernardino, will give a talk titled "The iPad and K-12 Literacy."

The summit, which is free and open to the public, will begin at 4 p.m. in the campus's Oliphant Auditorium. Parking is also free.

For more information about the summit, contact associate dean Doris Wilson at (760) 341-2883, ext. 78170, or at dwilsoncsusb.edu.