Virtual Conference sessions include those from Library Media Specialists Gwyneth Jones (keynote), Angela Van Batavia (spotlight educator) and Jennifer LaGarde (featured speaker).
The METC 2015 Virtual Conference consisted of live programming on February 10 and 11 during the edtech conference. Those same sessions are now archived for streaming at your convenience. The presentations chosen include those from keynote and featured speakers as well as Midwest Spotlight Educators.
Streaming services were provided by Conference Technologies, Inc.
The METC Conference Moodle is provided by SqoolTechs, LLC.
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Tags: 21st century skills, assessment, Common Core, digital storytelling, Discovery Education, edtech, EducationPlus, Google, Library Media Literacy Specialist, METC
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Are you looking for new ways to support special education learners in your classroom with edtech? 2015 METC Featured Speaker Luis Perez will not only present break sessions throughout the conference, but he will also offer a precon on February 9.
According to Corwin Press, who published Luis’ book Mobile Learning for All, he was diagnosed with an eye condition at the age of 29 that results in progressive vision loss. Luis is considered legally blind; he only has about 10 degrees of central vision left. As a person with a visual disability, Luis knows firsthand what a difference mobile tech can make.
Tags: Assistive Technology, Corwin Press, EducationPlus, METC, Special Education
Registration is open for superintendents, assistant superintendents, principals, assistant principals, librarians, media specialists, tech coordinators and teachers to attend the 2014-2015 TLA. This popular academy assists educators in developing the knowledge and skills necessary to use technology as a tool for more effective and efficient leadership in their schools.
The Technology Leadership Academy will help you:
• Develop a vision to improve student performance using technology
• Assess tech strengths and needs of your staff/students
• Develop a practical and useful technology plan
• Expand your network of colleagues
Cost for six, all-day sessions: $1,000. Participants are encouraged to bring their own laptop to the sessions. (For an extra $600, participants may purchase an iPad. Please contact Stephanie Madlinger at firstname.lastname@example.org.) In addition, participants have an option to earn 3 graduate credits for an additional cost of $100 per credit hour through Lindenwood University. Click on the image above for more information, including dates and locations.
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New workshop • Tuesday, 7/8/14 • 8:30 – 3:30 • register online
Come experience an introduction to computer coding and programming that will leave you thirsty for more! In this STEM-related workshop, coding is presented using drag and drop programming in a hands-on, game-like constructivist atmosphere. You will have the opportunity to explore the basics of programming by completing a series of engaging tasks and puzzles that will develop skills needed to create interactive art, stories or simulations, your own game, or perhaps an iPhone app! Resources will be available for learners of all ages and grade levels. Participants will leave the workshop with a basic understanding of how computer programs work, their language, and a desire to share the excitement of learning how to code with their students. No prior knowledge of coding required.
About the Instructor
Debbie Fucoloro’s Twitter profile: PhD Curriculum & Instruction. Passions: #edtech, social media, PD & inspiring learners of all ages. Instructional tech professional, learner, half-marathoner | @debbiefuco
St. Louis, MO · theeducatorscafe.com
Tags: code, programming, STEM
This school year enrollment in the annual Technology Leadership Academy was so high that EducationPlus was required to split the group into two sections. One section met yesterday and continued their instructional technology professional development and their work on iPads. During the course of the year-long meetings, participants develop a vision of how to use technology to improve student performance and assess strengths and needs of their staff and students in the area of technology.
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Tags: EducationPlus, iPad, technology
Today Cooperating School Districts’ is hosting an Assistive Technology workshop. Participants are learning from Dr. Bob Cunningham, an occupational therapy educator since 1991 and who is currently employed by Maryville University. Dr. Cunningham’s workshop is interactive and hands-on; discussion includes reading tools that help students by presenting text as speech, facilitating decoding, reading fluency, and comprehension; and writing tools help students generate and organize ideas, find the right words to convey ideas, and use correct grammar, punctuation, and spelling.