Join us this Summer for Maker Spaces, Google, Coding, SAMR & more! Check out the can’t miss Summer PD workshops you’ll want to register for today.
See our full calendar here.
Break Out of Your Classroom & BYOB
Wednesday, June 7 – Thursday, June 8
Two days of professional learning like you’ve never seen before! Fun, collaborative learning with participant-driven sessions and Breakout Expert Learners onsite to help you design and problem solve. Learn more and register here.
DBDM Has Gone Google
Thursday, June 15
This workshop wil infuse Google into your PLC and the Data-Based Decision Making Process. Learn how other in the region are using DBDM to meet the needs of all their students, experience the 6-step DBDM process. Work smarter with this user-friendly tool and SEE your impact. Learn more and register here.
Google Mania: Mini Boot Camp
Monday, June 19 – Tuesday, June 20
Join area Google Certified Teachers in this two-day workshop. Speed Geek style presentations on day one will show you 8-12 features and strategies you can use in your classroom. Diver deeper on day two to find the hidden treasures that will knock your socks off! Learn more and register here.
LEGO Mindstorms Education EV3 – Grades 5 and Up
Wednesday, June 21
This hands-on workshop is for educators just getting started with LEGO Mindstorms Education EV3. Learn how to build your robot, how to use programming blocks and see the connects to Common Core. Learn more and register here.
LEGO Education and Maker Spaces (Grades 1-8)
Thursday, June 22
Looking to set up a Maker Space but you don’t know where to start? This one day workshop will show you how to utilize LEGO Education bricks, curriculum and activities to set up a Maker Space that promotes hands-on, minds-on learning. You’ll learn how to incorporate robotics into Maker Space projects at both the elementary and middle school levels. Learn more and register here.
METC Summer Institute: Building STEAM & Making Spaces
Monday, July 10 – Tuesday, July 11
Making, coding, designing and more! This two day event is for the creative and innovative educator, as well as those content teachers of Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM) and the Arts. Talented STEAM “makers” will come together to share at our two day Summer Institute. Krissy Venosdale and Steve Dembo will help us kick off the event & several midwest STEM & Maker educators will share what they have learned, and how they make innovative projects and complete engaging activities in their flexible spaces. Learn more and register here.
SAMR Institute and Camp
Wednesday, July 19 – Thursday, July 20 (optional Saturday, September 20)
The SAMR (Substitution, Augmentation, Modification, and Redefinition) model, developed by Dr. Ruben Puentedura, allows teachers to reflect on how technology is being integrated in the classroom. This framework provides another way for educators to visualize and discuss HOW technology can be integrated and HOW it can transform instruction and learning. Learn more and register here.
Creating Coders Camp
Wednesday, July 26 – Thursday, July 27 and date TBD.
There are over seven thousand spoken languages in the world. Did you know that coding is thought of as THE new world language? This language is one that will be vital to your students’ future. However, how do you introduce coding to your students when you have so much content to cover? Believe it or not, coding can be infused into your current lessons to meet both needs all the while engaging your students like never before! Learn more and register here.