Teach Tech 2019, formerly LLI Memphis, took place this year at University of Memphis on July 25-26 and the 16th year of the Lausanne Learning annual summer conference was a huge success!
Educators from across the Mid-South came together to learn and share resources and ideas they can immediately use in their schools.
Workshops focused on a variety of technology in teaching topics like AR/VR, project planning, starting and maintaining a robotics program, using technology for differentiated instruction and many more. In between workshops, educators were able to connect and visit with a dozen local non-profits who attended to share their educational resources. Lausanne Learning also awarded its 2019 Spotlight School Award to Madison-Ridgeland Academy, a school in Madison, MS that has shown outstanding innovative thinking and support for their educators over the past year.
There was also an exciting twist on the traditional keynote, student keynotes! Four students from Lausanne Collegiate School (Malaika Kumar '23, Eli Kulbreth '23 , India Norris '22, and Max Weiss '23) spoke on their recent History Alive trip and the importance of student activism. Maxine Smith STEAM Academy student Emily Larkins shared her experiences at Camp Codette, including a very challenging escape room she designed!
Lausanne Learning: Teach Tech brought together educators from 45 schools and educational organizations for two-days of innovative and active professional development.
Upcoming Lausanne Learning conferences include an Innovation in Action conference at Madison-Ridgeland Academy in December, a Design Thinking conference in Orlando in March, and the return of Teach Tech next summer. Stay tuned for dates!