Watson College of Education Offers Technology Workshop Series to Community

Thursday, June 02, 2016

Known for guiding the next generation of teachers, the Watson College of Education at UNC Wilmington continues to open its doors to the community. Throughout the month of June, the department will host “Catch Up with Today’s Technology,” a workshop series to help local parents and grandparents through some technological challenges they may be facing.

Workshops regarding useful cell phone applications and social media safety will help adults keep up with their tech-savvy children while encouraging responsible use of technology. Other sessions will offer tips for password protection and navigation through popular Apple and Android services.

“This program is important because many parents do not know how the technology in their hands can assist them in teaching their kids,” explained Jeff Ertzberger, technology director for Watson College. He plans to demonstrate applications that can explain math problems and assist families with other types of homework.

Program sessions will be held from 5:30-8 p.m. on June 13, 20 and 27. Each workshop will be presented in the Education Building on UNCW’s main campus. The tax-deductible fee for the entire series is $100. Register online at

All proceeds will support the Cathy Barlow Internship Scholarship Fund, providing financial assistance to students as they intern at local schools. Barlow, UNCW’s interim vice provost, previously served as dean of the Watson College of Education and as provost.

Ertzberger said, “These scholarships enable students to focus on being the best teachers they can be during the critical last semester before graduation.”

-- Emily McLamb