2017-18 Tech Academies

Research continues to affirm that the most impactful professional learning is sustained over time and embedded in collaborative teams.

Join a cohort of like-minded leaders to enhance your learning all year long in one of six academies!

STEAM-ing Up STEM Academy
METC is excited to offer this NEW academy just for you! STEAM is everywhere! It is hard to come up with any occupation that doesn’t involve STEAM. The focus on STEM began with the notion that students need more opportunities in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math related fields. The National Science Foundation estimates that 80% of the jobs created in the next decade will require some form of math and science skills. With the increase enthusiasm for Project Based Learning (PBL) these two concepts complement each other. Learn more and register hereThis academy includes admission to the METC Summer Institute, July 10-11.

Begins Tuesday, August 29

MakerEd Academy
METC LogoOur METC is excited to offer a focused academy on the MakerEd Movement for educators who enjoy inventing, designing and tinkering, and believe creativity and innovation are catalysts for student engagement. Maker and design thinking experiences foster a culture of asking questions, solving problems, and develop an “I can do that!” confidence in young people. When we combine problem-solving activities with technology, and the basics of rapid prototyping and digital fabrication, the sky’s the limit! Learn more and register here. This academy includes admission to the METC Summer Institute, July 10-11.

Begins Wednesday, August 30

MO Google for Education Academy
Google for Education Logo

If your district has gone Google, and you are feeling lost, then GAFE Academy is for you! If you are looking to Googlize your teaching, sign-up for this year-long academy, attend the 4th annual Missouri Summit Featuring Google for Education AND the 35th annual METC Conference. Become a METC GAFE Master, by completing the coursework and presenting at the annual METC conference. Learn more & register here.

Begins Monday, September 18

Library Media Specialist Academy
The LMS Academy focuses on the changing role of the Library Media Specialist in K-12 education. Today’s LMS must play the versatile role of an instructional partner responsible for ensuring that students and staff are efficient and effective users of information. The Academy will assist LMS personnel in teaching and connecting the new standards of AASL, ISTE and the NETS. Registration includes one day attendance at the METC Conference. Learn more and register here.

Begins Wednesday, September 27

Technology Leadership Academy for Teachers
Women at computerThe TLA for teachers will assist educators in developing the knowledge and skills necessary to use technology as a tool for more effective and efficient integration in their classrooms. Various free digital portals, applications and resources will be explored including Google & Microsoft applications & SAMR. This long-term academy is for all media or tech specialists, and classroom teachers. Registration includes one day attendance at the METC Conference. Learn more and register here.

Begins Thursday, September 28

Technology Leadership Academy for School Leaders
The TLA will assist in developing the knowledge and skills necessary to use technology as a tool for more effective and efficient leadership in their schools. This long-term academy is for all educational leaders (superintendents, assistant superintendents, principals, curriculum or tech coordinators). Registration includes one day attendance at the METC Conference. Learn more and register here.

Begins Wednesday, October 4

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