Department of Education hosts social media speaker

Department of Education hosts social media speaker

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The Lycoming College Department of Education hosted Cary Kurtz, a representative with the Pennsylvania State Education Association, to present on the effect social media can have on education professionals.

In his presentation, Kurtz highlighted the positive and negative ways that social media can impact education professionals in their career.

"Students in the various certification programs participate in field experience in the K-12 classroom setting for every education course they take," said Rachel Hickoff-Cresko, Ed.D., assistant professor of education at Lycoming College. "The faculty in the education department feel it is crucial for these beginning professionals to understand the impact their social media use can have on their intended career."

Kurtz received a bachelor's degree in psychology from Bethany College, a master's degree in labor and industrial relations from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and a juris doctor from Widener University School of Law He has represented educators, both at the K-12 and university levels, for more than 30 years.

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