Nativity School hosts state-of-the-art Tech Expo

The Nativity School teamed up with CCS Presentation Systems to host a free Technology Expo for public, private, and faith-based pre-schools, elementary, and middle schools in San Diego County on Sept. 23. The event was held at The Nativity School, located in Rancho Santa Fe, in the school’s Holy Family Activity Center.

Attendees included principals, directors, technology coordinators, business managers, and teachers across San Diego County from public, private, and faith-based schools. Among the attendees were Kelly Smith and Lisa Campillo, leaders of the Technology Educators Coalition of San Diego County (TEC of SDC), a dedicated group of technology teachers, directors, support staff, and administrators who meet regularly to collaborate and share knowledge and resources on technology integration in the school setting. Smith and Campillo are also members of the Technology Committee at The Nativity School to ensure the school is at the forefront of technology.

Kelly Smith, sixth grade teacher at The Nativity School, is an expert in infusing technology devices to support curriculum. She holds a M.A. in educational technology from SDSU, and is also a “Smart Exemplary Educator.” She stated, “We wanted to provide an experience for local educators to see a variety of innovative technologies in one place. We worked closely with CCS Presentations to contact a wide assortment of vendors, and invited schools throughout the county. With the success of this Technology Expo, we will definitely do this again!”

Lisa Campillo agreed. “We are grateful for the relationships we have made through the event, and plan to cultivate and make new professional connections with other enterprises (both private and public) as we continue to grow.”

A wide variety of educational products were demonstrated by educational technology manufacturers. Vendors at the event included SMART Technologies, headed by Roland Garcia, who showcased Smart Board hardware and software, including Smart interactive white boards, student response systems, and classroom amplification. Other vendors such as Visix offered Digital signage for emergency alerts, and Epson, with standard and interactive projectors and doc cams.

There was a free raffle, which included prizes such as an Extron Voice Lift System, an EPSON all-in-one printer, and a Samsung Digital Camera. For more information on the TEC of SDC, please contact ksmith@thenativityschool.org.

Nativity is a K-8 school that teaches Christ-like values in a nurturing environment that is academically strong and rich in the spirit of life and love. The Nativity School is located at 6309 El Apajo Road, Rancho Santa Fe, near Fairbanks Ranch. School tours occur monthly at 8 a.m. Please call the school office at 858-756-6763 for an appointment. For more information, visit

www.thenativityschool.org

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