Parents, teachers and students of education can learn about what's new in the areas of literacy and technology for students at a free conference this Thursday (June 23) at the UHV Multi-Purpose Room.

The conference will run from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and will include a continental breakfast. The conference is called 'Teaching the 21st Century Learner: Literacy, Learning and Technology," is designed to give current and future educators new ideas for teaching, using technology in the classroom, and how students relate to everyday tech like smartphones.