Category Archives: ISTE

2019-20 Technology Academy Registration NOW OPEN!

You asked and we’ve answered. We’ve revamped our technology academies and combined our three most popular blended learning format including two of our most popular events: METC Digital Citizenship Day and the METC Conference.

Based on the ISTE Standards for Educators, you will select a cohort that best meets your needs, then engage in virtual connections, self-paced online learning, social media networks and face-to-face events. These learning tracks have been created for a team or individuals to complete activities and explore resources via a personalized learning path.

Choose the Technology Leadership, Library and Media Literacy or STEM and MakerEd cohort. Learn the basics together during the evening virtual connections and break into the personalized cohorts for the self-paced online learning. Cohorts will meet at Digital Citizenship Day and at the METC Conference for an all inclusive academy!

View the METC Technology Academies course outline

Register for one cohort independently or choose leaders for each cohort to learn alongside each other in this new, collaborative learning format.

Find more information and registration here.

Beginning Monday, September 30.

Get #ISTE Certified with the METC!

ISTE Certification LogoISTE Certification is a competency-based, vendor neutral teacher certification based on the ISTE standards. This digital credential recognizes educators who understand how to use edtech for learning in meaningful and transformative ways.

Through the ISTE Certification process, educators will participate in an eight week blended learning cohort based on the ISTE Standards and transformative pedagogy. After completing the blended learning course, participants will have six months to apply their learning and compile artifacts and reflections into a competency-based portfolio to earn ISTE Certification.
Content will be taught in the following four modules:

  • Designing For Diversity
  • Personalized Learning and Alternative Assessments
  • Digital Learning Environments: Design Thinking and Computational Thinking
  • The New Digital Citizenship

Training begins with two onsite training days and culminates with an e-portfolio.

Check out our 2019-2020 #ISTE Certification Schedule.
For questions about ISTE Certification, or if you’re an education leader interested in exploring on-site teacher certification training at your location, contact Director of Educational Innovation & METC, Stephanie Madlinger.

Monday, September 23 & Tuesday, September 24
at EducationPlus, 1460 Craig Road, St. Louis, MO 63146

Thursday, November 21 & Friday, November 22
at EducationPlus, 1460 Craig Road, St. Louis, MO 63146

Thursday, March 12 & Friday, March 13, 2020
at EducationPlus, 1460 Craig Road, St. Louis, MO 63146

Monday, June 1 & Tuesday, June 2, 2020
at EducationPlus, 1460 Craig Road, St. Louis, MO 63146

Don’t want to wait until next school year?
We have four ISTE Certification trainings beginning this summer – two in the St. Louis area, one in Springfield, MO and one at the Windermere Prepatory School in Windermere, FL (please note transportation is not included in the registration fee).

 

 

Summer Learning with the METC

Join us this Summer for ISTE Certification, Google Extravaganza, AR/VR & more! Check out the can’t miss Summer PD workshops you’ll want to register for today.

Find our full calendar here.


Based on ISTE standards, this unique certification is designed to help PK-12 educators rethink and redesign learning activities with technology to engage students in real-world, authentic and active learning. Through the ISTE Certification process, educators will participate in two onsite training days, and an eight week blended learning cohort based on the ISTE Standards and transformative pedagogy. After completing the blended learning course, you will have six months to apply your learning and compile artifacts and reflections into a competency-based portfolio to earn ISTE Certification.

June 3-4 at EducationPlus in St. Louis
June 6-7 at Windermere Preparatory School in Windermere, FL
(*please note, transportation is NOT included in your registration fee)
June 12-13 in Springfield, MO
*JUST ADDED* July 22-23 at EducationPlus in St. Louis


Summer Institute

Join us for two days of making, coding, designing and more! As an extension of our annual METC Conference, the METC Summer Institute dives deeper into the hands-on digital tools and resources for the creative and innovative educator. These smaller, hands-on sessions will give you an opportunity to explore, design, analyze, code, create and collaborate.

June 17-18 at Missouri Baptist College, St. Louis


Spending an enormous amount of time researching the best AR/VR tools is not only impractical, but it is also unnecessary. Get the resources to begin successful augmented and virtual reality implementation with in-depth tools and practical classroom application.

July 15-16 at Discovery Elementary School, Orchard Farm School District, St. Charles, MO


 

Google Extravaganza

Designed as an extension of our popular Google Mania bootcamp, Google Extravaganza is a mixture of beginner and advanced Google Tools, Tips and Tricks, Add-Ons and Extensions.  Join Google Certified Instructors, Innovators, Trainers and premier Featured Speakers in this engaging, hands-on event!

July 17-18 at Discovery Elementary School, Orchard Farm School District, St. Charles, MO


SAVE THE DATE

DigCit Day

 

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!

 

 

 

KTRS550 ‘Issues in Education’ Broadcasting LIVE from #METC17

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For Immediate Release

Contact: Christine McDonald

cmcdonald@edplus.org

314.692.1233

www.edplus.org

Issues in Education to Broadcast Live at 2017 METC Conference

Issues in Education is partnering with the Midwest Educational Technology Community (METC), a resource of EdcuationPlus, to broadcast from the 34th annual METC Conference. The live broadcast will be Tuesday, February 14 from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Issues in Education is an influential, national forum that provides a meaningful voice for leaders in education, healthcare and business to share their vision and expertise on the issues that impact 21st century learning across all markets.

The February broadcast of Issues in Education will be held at the 2017 METC Conference, the largest educational technology conference for educators in Missouri, and will focus on creativity and innovation in education.

Discussion topics and scheduled participants include:

 Welcome & Introductions

  • Dennis M. Young, President & CEO, Ittner

 METC Conference Overview & Purpose

  • Bill Bass, Innovation Coordinator, Parkway School District, ISTE Board Member
  • Stephanie Madlinger, Director of Educational Innovation & METC, EducationPlus
  • Christie Terry, Executive Director, eMINTS

New Realities & Emerging Technologies

  • Manuel Herrera, Coordinator of 1:1 Programing, Affton School District
  • Chris Kilbride, Superintendent, Ritenour School District
  • Eric Knost, Superintendent, Rockwood School District
  • Student from Pattonville School District

Transforming Schools

  • Bob Dillon, Director of Innovation, University City School District
  • Jim Elkins, Cisco Networking Academy Instructor, North Technical High School, SSD
  • Keri Skeeters, Director of Curriculum & Instruction, Wentzville School District
  • Student from North Technical High School, SSD

Digital Citizenship

  • Donna Jahnke, Superintendent, Ladue School District
  • Orlando Sharpe, STEM Program Director, YMCA Community Development & STEMpact Facilitator
  • Julie Smith, Adjunct Professor, Southern Illinois at Edwardsville & Webster University
  • Student from the Ritenour School District

Closing Thoughts & Discussion

  • Matthew Goodman, Executive Director, EducationPlus
  • Jennifer Tiller, Chief Academic Officer, EducationPlus

Optimizing Human Performance & Experience

  • Dennis M. Young, President & CEO, Ittner

Issues in Education is founded by ITTNER Architects who believes in optimizing human performance and experience through informed design. These conversations are aired live on The Big 550 KTRS Radio, streamed nationally, and then videotaped to serve as a valuable resource with access online.

The 2017 METC Conference will be held at the St. Charles Convention Center from February 13 – 15, 2017. Presenters and attendees from more than twenty-two states will interact with experts in the field, learn from neighboring schools and share best practices. To learn more about the METC, visit METCedplus.org.

To learn more about Issues in Education, visit www.IssuesInEducation.net.