LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - Tuesday morning, State School Superintendent Glenda Ritz made a stop in Lafayette at Tecumseh Junior High to meet with educators, city leaders and lawmakers to discuss the future of education.
"We hope they (glean) quite a few new ideas to go away with and perhaps develop further this summer and get ready to implement," Ritz said.
On the top of Tuesday's agenda was technology in the classrooms. It was all a part of Indiana's "Ride the Wave" eLearning Conference.
Throughout the summer, Ritz and members from the Indiana Department of Education will travel the state and meet with school corporations to collaborate and discuss new ideas.
"I think it's a wonderful opportunity," Karen Combs with the Lafayette School Corporation said. "We have school districts that are far along in the process of technology and then we have some school districts maybe not so far along. We can certainly learn from each other and make sure we don't repeat mistakes and make sure we repeat things that are successful in other corporations."
"We're learning from each other and they're learning from each other and from some of our educational partners that we have with companies but also everybody is just networking together and finding out what's best for students," Director of eLearning for the Indiana Department of Education Candice Dodson said.
Ritz then lead a roundtable discussion touching on everything from testing techniques, to career and technical education.
"It will quickly become where we're having the schools' needs drive the resources and that's what we want," Ritz explained. "We want to be sure that we know their needs so we can provide resources and help them get what they need to make sure that they're improving."
There will be a total of 17 eLearning conferences in Indiana this summer.
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