SOURCE: Blackfoot Telecommunications Group

Blackfoot Telecommunications Group

Blackfoot Telecommunications Group

February 03, 2011 17:46 ET

Blackfoot Education Technology Conference -- Building Human Connections in a Digital World

MISSOULA, MT--(Marketwire - February 3, 2011) - When you love technology it is sometimes easy to focus on the technology itself and lose sight of the fact that technology is a tool, not an end in itself. This year's Education Technology Conference (ETC) for rural teachers and administrators will focus on using technology tools in the classroom to build relationships with students, peers, mentors, the community and the world. The conference is scheduled for August 2-5, 2011 at the University of Montana and will provide many opportunities for hands-on training in SMART Board technologies, hand-held devices, Web 2.0 tools, digital citizenship, open source, Moodle, iPad, iTouch, moviemaker, video conferencing equipment and applications, as well as funding technology and developing technology rich lesson plans.

Those attending the conference will learn how distance and classroom technologies can bring lessons to life and tools to keep students safe on the Internet and engaged in the classroom. With speakers from Blackfoot's Data Network Support team, the University of Montana, WaterColor Computer Training, T.E.S.T., Inc., Alter Enterprise, Vision Net, Inc., Apple, and NASA, attendees will be engaged, and will qualify for OPI Renewal and UM Graduate Credits.

Conference registration will begin on March 1, 2011. The cost of attending the 4-day conference is free for Blackfoot Cooperative members residing in western Montana. For non-members, the cost is $150 and includes lunch.

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About Blackfoot
Blackfoot Telecommunications Group (Blackfoot) was originally established in 1954 as Blackfoot Telephone Cooperative. Blackfoot offers state-of-the-art telecommunications, Internet and data solutions to customers in Missoula and throughout Montana and Idaho. Headquartered in Missoula, Montana, Blackfoot employs more than 130 Montanans. Blackfoot can be reached at 406-541-5000 or online at Connect Globally. Partner Locally.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Kate Olney
    Blackfoot Telecommunications Group
    Phone: (406) 541-5020
    Fax: (406) 532-5018

    1221 N. Russell St.
    Missoula, MT 59808