NCCU School of Education Offers Summer Technology Institute

The North Carolina Central University School of Education will hold its third annual Summer Technology Institute, “Preparing 21st Century Educators as Technology Leaders to Teach Millennial Students,” on June 23 and 24. The Institute will take place in the H.M. Michaux Jr. School of Education from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. both days.

Anthony Tata, superintendent of the Wake County Public School System, and Bruce Friend, director of SAS Curriculum Pathways, will offer keynote addresses.

Tata served as chief operating officer of the District of Columbia Public Schools before joining the Wake County school system in January. A retired brigadier general, Tata served 28 years in the U.S. Army.

For the past decade, Friend has been working in online education as the chief administrator for two virtual schools, one in Florida and one in Raleigh. Most recently he guided the creation of online programs in South Carolina and North Carolina. Before SAS, Friend served as the vice president for the North American Council of Online Learning, a nonprofit organization providing support to students, parents and online learning programs.

The two-day event at NCCU will offer a variety of workshops, including:

  • Using Smartboards to teach mathematics, science, social studies and language arts;
  • Google apps in the classroom;
  • Using Hyperstudio 5 to create digital content;
  • Using iPads and and smartphones to enhance instruction;
  • Using social networks to support instruction and teaching with Elluminate.

Those wishing to take part in the Summer Technology Institute must register by June 15. Lunch will be provided both days. For further information, contact Edith Thorpe at 919-530-6689 or visit the website at