Dr. Syb Bennett, professor of journalism, presented social media tools and opportunities for approximately 100 K-12 teachers in Miami, Fla., as the keynote speaker at the iTeach Academy Leadership Summit, July 11-13. The Academy was created by Belmont graduate alumnus, Federico Padovan (M.Ed., ’12). Padovan is a 2013 Apple Distinguished Educator.
Bennett was also a presenter for the 2013 Institute on Integrative Learning and the Departments at their annual meeting titled, “Faculty Leadership for the 21st Century,” held by the Association for American Colleges and Universities, July 10-14 at Portland State University, Portland, Ore. Bennett taught integrative ways to utilize social media in the curriculum during the general Institute, as well as, for the “Preparing Critical Faculty for the Future Initiative.” Attendees included a group of STEM educators representing Historically Black Colleges and Institutions funded by the National Science Foundation. In addition to presenting, Bennett helped man technology stations teaching smaller groups about Google Glass and Plus, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and more.