Category Archives: Learning Division programs
Friday, October 30, 2015 It’s not too late! 2015 Best Practices Conference: EnrichEd Learning for Elective and Exploratory Teachers
|Join us on Friday, November 6th for the Fall 2015 Best Practices Conference, an exciting day of collaborative learning designed specifically for elective and exploratory teachers in grades 6-12! Choose from more than 20 specialized break-out sessions designed to foster innovation created by local and regional area instructional leaders. In addition, participate in teacher’s choice sessions designed by you, for you in an “unconference” format.|
|Audience: Elective/Exploratory teachers in grades 6-12, Specific content areas include: Fine Arts, Performing Arts, CTE (FACS, Engineering, Industrial Technology, Business), Health/PE and World Languages.|
|Featuring Keynote Speaker Jim Johnson
Dreams Really Do Come True
Coach Johnson lived one of the most inspiring and heart-warming stories of the 21st century. He shares his six essential keys: Passion, Mission, Goal Setting, Perseverance, Carpe Diem and Team Work to help each audience member make their own dreams come true. Based on what transpired in a few short moments in early 2006, Coach Jim Johnson is now an authority on the subject of realizing your dreams. In his many public-speaking appearances, the Rochester, New York resident relates his role in a basketball game that had Hollywood calling. He also emphasizes the importance of teamwork and sportsmanship, delivering his talks with a heartfelt style that has brought audiences to their feet.
|Over 20 Breakout Sessions Including:
| $200 Member; $250 Standard Price | Register** EdPlus Learning Service Credits may be used to cover the costs of the registration fee. Please contact your district to see if you are eligible **
Finally! A Conference for Elective and Exploratory Teachers of Grades 6-12
The annual EducationPlus LMS Academy focuses on the changing role of the Library Media Specialist in K-12 education. This six-session long learning opportunity will assist LMS personnel in teaching and connecting the standards of AASL, ISTE and the NETS along with the Missouri Learning Standards.
Registration is now open for all library media specialists and those interested in media literacy in K-12 education who wish to grow their professional learning network. One session of the academy is a day at the Midwest Education Technology Community Conference, which has sessions dedicated to LMS and media literacy. Educators will examine problem based activities and lessons pertaining to web and media literacy, plus explore digital citizenship and literacy curriculum resources. Best practices in copyright and fair use are important aspects to the academy discussion.
All sessions take place on Wednesdays, from 4-7 pm at EdPlus (except for the full-day at METC).
2015 dates: October 7, November 4, December 2
2016 dates: January 6, February 10 (METC @ St. Charles Convention Center), March 2
Learn more and register here.
Hard to believe we’re approaching mid-July already! We have a few more edtech workshops lined up throughout the month – and there is still time to register! Learn from members of the St. Louis (and beyond!) edtech community in engaging, hands-on sessions at EducationPlus. See the registration calendar here, and keep reading to see what’s being offered before the school year starts!
July 21: Social Media in Schools: Tackling Social Media Responsibility
July 22: Teaching & Learning Through Tweets: Twitter for Teachers
July 23: Creating SMART Board Lessons to Engage & Motivate Students
July 24: iPads in the Classroom
July 31: Taking Discovery Education Streaming to the Next Level
Nick Cusumano and Laura Gilchrist are co-teaching a two-day #METCpd workshop this week at EducationPlus called Building Literacy Skills Through Digital Content Creation as part of our Summer of Innovation! Participants took a break from the conference room to step outside on a photowalk this morning! Laura even pulled out her selfie stick! These two fantastic instructors are tweeters, so follow them for great ideas, best practices and favorite resources!
(1) Google Mania Takes Over in July read it here
(2) To Thine Own Self Be True: Character Education with Shakespeare read it here
(3) St. Louis Summer 2015 Reading Clubs read it here
(4) Project Based Learning & 21st Century Skills with LEGO read it here
(5) Using Sensory Integration Strategies to Help Students Focus read it here