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Morgridge College hosts educational technology showcase

The Morgridge Family Foundation hosted the Third Annual Share Fair at the University of Denver Morgridge College of Education on April 30. More than 600 educators from across the country showcased cutting-edge technology transforming education in the 21st century. This year’s Share Fair focused on STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.

The Nature Conservancy and Denver Museum of Nature and Science demonstrated how classroom experience can be enhanced with access to leading scientists and scientific efforts. There also were presentations by Colorado teachers who demonstrated the depth of interactive whiteboard capabilities in today’s classrooms. Florida Virtual Schools discussed high-quality online learning, Purdue University explained its new Inspire Engineering Program for pre-K to grade 12, and Douglas County School District shared its critical-thinking approach to teaching.

Since 2009, the Morgridge Family Foundation has provided more than $7 million in grants to more than 1,500 teachers in Colorado to use for 21st century classroom technology. The foundation says its investments have leveraged 10,000 interactive whiteboards in classrooms throughout the state, leading the nation in 21st century classroom technology.

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