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Twin Valley to Sponsor 125 Teacher Scholarships to Attend State Technology Summit

June 29, 2023

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Twin Valley will first distribute the scholarships to rural Kansas teachers to support rural STEM education.

In support of tech education in Kansas, Twin Valley is offering 125 scholarships to educators to attend the highly anticipated 2nd Annual Ad Astra Technology Summit, presented by state tech industry organization FlagshipKansas.Tech. As the state’s largest independent broadband and communications company, Twin Valley serves primarily rural communities. This exclusive program will be open to any Kansas educator, with a focus on rural teachers in Twin Valley’s service area and throughout the state.

“These scholarships are our way of recognizing the dedication and passion of Kansas teachers. We believe in investing in the future of education and empowering those who shape young minds,” Ben Foster, President & CEO of Twin Valley.

FlagshipKansas.Tech’s cutting-edge summit will be held on Monday, October 2, in Wichita with event partner Barton School of Business at Wichita State University’s iconic Woolsey Hall and Charles Koch Arena. It will feature a fireside chat with the legendary Steve Wozniak, Co-Founder of Apple Inc. and lifelong advocate of tech education. Bringing together educators, industry startups, professionals and leaders, government officials, and tech enthusiasts, attendees will explore and address current technology issues in various informative sessions.

The summit embraces the future of education while fueling the growth of Kansas’ thriving tech sector. Educators will dive into immersive sessions focused on new pedagogy for computational thinking in K-2, Primary, and Secondary classrooms. They’ll gain invaluable insights into how tech concepts can empower students and equip them with the skills they need to thrive in the digital era.

This summit is a gateway for educators to build a network of influential professionals, visionary entrepreneurs, and forward-thinking government officials.

“Educators will connect with industry leaders, exchange ideas, and unlock doors to exciting opportunities, which is particularly valuable for rural teachers where these resources may be less accessible,” said Megan Harper, FlagshipKansas.Tech Vice-Chair and Twin Valley Director of Marketing & Sales. “They’ll gain fresh perspectives on the jobs of the future and make valuable connections that will shape their teaching journey.”

As part of the Twin Valley pledge to support community outreach initiatives, this scholarship covers the cost of a ticket to the full conference, awards ceremony, and fireside chat. Teachers will also be eligible for one full graduate credit hour issued through WSU.

This game-changing summit is dedicated to advancing Kansas’ tech sector growth and empowering educators. To apply for the scholarship and learn more about the Ad Astra Technology Summit, visit adastrasummit.tech.

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