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La Porte County Educators Invited to Summer Technology Conference

LA PORTE COUNTY, IN — All La Porte County educators are encouraged to attend this year’s virtual Summer Technology
Conference on June 3, 2022, to gain practical, “use it in classroom tomorrow” technology solutions to classroom needs.
To register, visit by May 27. The conference is led by the La Porte County Public Library and Unity
Foundation of La Porte County.

“Unity is proud to be a part of the community lifting up teachers and showing appreciation for their tireless work,” said
Maggi Spartz, President of Unity Foundation of La Porte County.

This year’s conference again features Matt Miller, author of Ditch that Textbook and Tech Like a Pirate, who will be
presenting new content applicable to teachers of all grade levels and subjects and regardless of whether they attended
last year. In 2021, over 200 educators participated virtually in this free professional development event. The first 100
teachers to register who did not receive a free copy of Tech Like a Pirate last year will receive one this year.

Matt Miller’s passion is to equip educators to thrive in this new era of education and think differently about the craft of
teaching. He spent more than a decade in the classroom, creating unique learning experiences for students through
technology and creative teaching.

“Participating educators will learn how to integrate the latest technology tools and resources into their curriculum to
create a fun, engaging and relevant learning experience for students of all ages,” said Toni Kester Bulger, Committee
Chair and Outreach Services Manager at La Porte County Public Library.

The conference is generously sponsored by Shell Catalysts & Technology, Unity Foundation of La Porte County, La Porte
County Public Library, The Graduates of Isaac C. Elston High School Education Support Fund, Peepers for Teachers, La
Porte Community School Corporation, Michigan City Area Schools, MSD of New Durham Township, New Prairie United
School Corporation, South Central Community School Corporation, and Tri-Township Consolidated School Corporation.

Since 1992, Unity Foundation of La Porte County has served donors, nonprofits and local communities. As La Porte
County’s community foundation, it manages $45 million in assets, administers more than 325 charitable funds, and has
distributed more than $22 million through direct grants and scholarships. The Council on Foundations has deemed Unity
Foundation in compliance with all Indiana and national ethical and operating standards for community foundations.
Unity Foundation’s mission is to strengthen La Porte County now and forever by building permanent endowments;
providing leadership; offering philanthropic vehicles for everyone; and, being a catalyst for social and economic vitality.
For more information, please visit or call 219-879-0327.
La Porte County Public Library is the center of community life with a focus on reading, lifelong learning and public
involvement. For more information about Library resources, services and events, please visit or call

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