Owensboro Public Schools Chief Academic Officer Matthew Constant is the current president of the Kentucky Society of Technology in Education (KySTE) and helped plan the spring conference that will be taking place March 13-15 in Louisville.
KySTE is a nonprofit organization committed to the support of technology in education. The spring conference is held annually for teachers, technology support professionals and administrators to network and learn best practices for implementing and supporting technology inclusion in classrooms.
“KySTE provides a platform for all educators to investigate how classrooms across Kentucky can be made better by the presence and inclusion of technology,” Constant said. “In today’s age of standards and accountability in education, we have pushed past the ‘cool’ factor technology most assuredly brings. Now, we must be thinking about how using technology tools actually has a positive impact on teaching and learning.”
The conference has grown each year and, in 2019, they are expecting a record crowd. The exhibition hall will be filled with 160 vendors and there will be over 300 sessions offered by Kentucky leaders.
This year, three featured presenters will offer their international expertise including John Antonetti, Terri Stice and Leslie Fisher.
“We must equip Kentucky’s students with proper digital citizenship skills as they graduate our schools,” Constant said. “I have enjoyed being on the KySTE Board for almost a decade and watching the organization grow from being in a high school gymnasium for spring conference to now being held in a premier Louisville hotel. It’s exponentially grown and been my source of networking and learning over those years. I appreciate the leadership our Board has provided to get us in this position.”