Monthly Archives: November 2010
The 2011 Midwest Education Technology Conference is coming up February 14, 15 and 16th. Registration is open (in fact, the Super Early Bird rate has been extended to December 17th)! If you have not attended an METC, make sure you check out this video produced by students in the Ferguson-Florissant School District. They covered METC 2010 and the video they created gives a great taste of what our annual educational technology conference offers!
Check out the Polycom Special Events calendar! These free videoconference events are always very popular and they fill up fast. Registration for Polycom customers opens on Wednesday, December 1st for January through May events.
According to it’s wiki, “Polycom Special Events are designed to provide Polycom customers free curriculum-rich videoconferencing connections in order to demonstrate the power of the technology to support learning.”
There are videoconferences for elementary, middle and high school students. In addition, professional development options are available. Polycom asks that you please check your calendars carefully (teacher conferences, vacation days, state testing) and make sure your class is available before registering. Cancellations are requested 5 weeks in advance to give another class a chance to participate.
Just a reminder that Healthy Kids | Healthy Classrooms (formerly our Mental Health Series) is a professional development videoconference series for K-12 educators. Join us on December 15th for “Mirror, mirror on the wall…” Body Image and Youth.
At the end of this presentation over videoconference, educators will understand the following:
- Understand factors that affect self-perception and body image
- Understand risks of negative body image in youth
- Identify ways school staff can empower youth to form a more positive body image.
This interactive videoconference will last 1 hour; for New Links to New Learning members, the fee is just $25! Non-members pay $85 per site. There is no limit to the number of participants per site. The videoconference starts after school at 3:30 p.m. central. School-Community Health Educator Stephanie Margolis of BJC will present. Questions on this professional development workshop? Contact Rebecca Morrison. Please register for this professional development session by December 10.
There are several Virtual Learning Center deadlines coming up next month- be sure to mark your calendar so you don’t miss out! To get Super Early Bird registration rates for the 2011 Midwest Education Technology Conference, you need to register by Friday, December 17th.
If you plan to submit your students’ movies to Cooperating School Districts’ annual Show-Me a Movie Contest for digital story telling, you have until Monday, December 13th to do so. For all the information on Show-Me a Movie, visit CSD’s website.
The February ACT is fast approaching! Our ACT Prep Videoconference class with The Princeton Review will begin right after the new year. Registration must be completed before Monday, December 20th.
Also, if you sign up to participate in one of Patricia McKissack‘s upon request “talk shop” videoconferences before Thursday, December 23rd, you get the videoconference 20% off its normal rate (regularly priced at $200 for New Links to New Learning members, $250 for non-members). The videoconference itself can take place in 2011.