Waldron Mercy Academy teachers Kitty Ferry and Michelle Orapallo presented at the 2019 Pennsylvania Educational Technology Expo and Conference (PETE&C). This is the fourth consecutive year that the conference accepted teachers from Waldron Mercy as presenters.
PETE&C is a statewide event that provides programs focusing on technology in education. Mrs. Orapallo and Mrs. Ferry’s presentation, “Building Empathy Using Technology, ” demonstrated how they use technology with their third grade classes to model digital citizenship, introduce different perspectives, and solve problems on a local or global level. It also included tips on how other Pennsylvania educators can use the same techniques in their own classrooms to create more empathetic students.
“It seems that our topic is a necessary one and it resonated with many teachers that stopped to inquire about our theme of empathy and how it all began,” said Kitty Ferry. “An 'A+' positive experience from start to finish.”
The conference ran from February 10 to February 13.