#METC18 Preconference Workshops

Preconference workshops on Monday, February 12 are three-hour, in-depth, hands-on and not to be missed! Here are a few of the 27 workshops that are available:

P05 – Connecting the Dots: Growing a Movement

Join Keynote Speaker Sarah Thomas and learn was to grow collaborative movements using the power of social media! Bring an idea you’d like to share or we’ll help you think of one and grow your PLN.

P11 – Enlighten, Engage & Collaborate with STEAM Partners

Learn to encourage industry-based partnerships and master learning that embraces tech tools, so students are able to achieve graduation and are prepared for future ready endeavors.

P17 – Best Practices with Google Classroom

Learn best practices in Google Classroom and Apps for student success. Simplify classwork and manage student work in one location. All teacher who use the Google Suite are welcome!

P20 – Digital Citizenship: Moving Beyond Personal Responsibility

Join Featured Speaker Dr. Kristen Mattson and learn how to take your lessons to the next level and empower students as members of digital communities.

Find all 27 Preconference Workshops Here!

If you have registered for the 35th annual METC Conference and are interested in adding a precon to your registration, please email registrar LaDonna Henderson or call 314.692.1626.

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Top 5 Reasons Why Your Schools Should Participate in Speak Up

1. Gain a better understanding of what your school’s technology needs are and make more informed funding decisions.
2. Learn about the aspirations for your teachers for using technology more effectively – and what is holding them back.
3. Find ways to improve school-to-home communications using new technology tools.
4. Ensure that your students and parents have a voice in national, state and local decisions about education.
5. It’s free!

The Speak Up Research Project for Digital Learning is both a national research project and a free service to schools and districts everywhere. Since fall 2003, Speak Up has helped education leaders include the voices of their stakeholders in annual and long-term planning. More than 5 million students, educators, parents and community members have shared their input on education, technology, schools of the future, science and math instruction, professional development, career exploration and more.

Registered schools/districts receive all of their data – for free – in February, plus national data for comparison.

Speak Up 2017 will be open for input through January 19, 2018.
Participate at any time during that window.

Surveys take 15-20 minutes to complete. All information is 100% confidential. No identifying information is collected. All local data is ONLY shared with the registered primary contact. Speak Up is facilitated by Project Tomorrow, a national education nonprofit organization.

Register today: tomorrow.org/speakup.

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Win Free #METC18 Registration With Speak Up America

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This week, we are offering the opportunity to win one complementary two-day registration to #METC18 for taking the Speak Up America survey before Friday, December 8.

Each survey submitted increases your school/district’s chances to win!

Find more information, and the survey, on the Project Tomorrow website.

Don’t forget – Early Bird registration closes TOMORROW.


#METC18 Early Bird Registration Ends December 6!

The Midwest Education Technology Community is going Back to the Future, Ready? This is the 35th year for the conference and we couldn’t be more excited! Our METC Conference presenters are being notified and our committees have worked hard to bring you the latest in educational technology trends, learning strategies, speakers, and research.


Since 2012, the Midwest Education Technology Community has honored educators from our region who are walking-the-walk and talking-the-talk of leadership and technology. These practicing educators will be presenting twice during the METC18 Conference. Be sure to Connect and Learn with these Innovative Educators!




Join us for the 35th Annual METC Conference!

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Registration for our

35th Annual METC Conference is now OPEN!
EducationPlus is excited to have our premier EdTech program offer it’s annual event for the 35
th year in a row. The METC Conference presenters are being notified this month and our team is working hard to bring you the latest in educational technology trends, learning strategies, speakers, and research.

We hope to see you February 12-14, 2018  
Back to the Future, Ready?

Register HERE!