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CES Teacher Gerald Aungst Attends Keystone Technology Innovators Summit

Gerald Aungst Cheltenham Elementary’s Gerald Aungst was one of about 100 educators from across the commonwealth who attended this summer’s weeklong Pennsylvania Association for Educational Communications and Technology (PAECT) Keystones Technology Innovators (KTI) Summit at Shippensburg University.

The summit is a week-long event where teachers spend time working in cohorts, attending pedagogical and technology-driven workshops and building their personal learning networks. KTIs are creative, innovative teachers who embrace best practices and technology integration in their schools, and advocate the use of technology as a transformative tool to nurture the intellect, innovation, and imagination of students. Aungst was chosen through a portfolio-based application and for his demonstrated passion for education and technology.

Early in the week, Aungst and colleagues formed “Wonder Groups” based on topics of common interest they wanted to explore in more depth. Aungst’s group focused on gamification in education and developed a book study of a book by one of the conference’s keynote speakers to share with the rest of the summit attendees. 

The summit aims to inspire attendees to return to their districts with heightened enthusiasm for technology-supported learning and embraces the ideas of develop, connect, lead and advocate.