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#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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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.


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



For Immediate Release

Contact: Christine McDonald


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

To learn more about Issues in Education, visit

#METC17 Preconference Workshops Update- Nearing Capacity & Sold Out

Several preconference workshops are nearly capacity, with two already sold out. If you’re interested in registering for a preconference workshop, we strongly recommend that you do NOT delay your registration.

Preconference workshops are offered for those who want more in-depth instruction on specific subjects. #METC17 preconference workshops are Monday, February 13- with full day or half day workshops available.

(Workshops listed in bold italic are nearing capacity – fewer than 10 seats remain. Those struck out are sold out).

Register soon, so that you don’t miss out!

Below is the current list of available preconference workshops at #METC17.

Click the headings to read more information about each workshop.

Full Day Workshops

P01- Code Studio- K-5 Computer Science Fundamental Curriculum

P02- Robotics in the Classroom. Fewer than 10 seats remain

P03- METC Digital Learning Leadership Summit

Half Day Workshops (AM)

P04- Automating Your Workflow with Google

P05- BreakoutEDU- Fostering Creative Problem Solvers in your Classroom through Gamification of Content  This Workshop is FULL

P06- Cyber Aware School Audit: Are You Ready? Fewer than 10 seats remain

P07- Google and SAMR

P08- Google Certified Education GAFEcamp. Fewer than 10 seats remain

P09- If They Can Design It, They Can 3D Print It

P10- I Wish Google Could…

P11- Podcasting 101

P12- STEAM-Y Force & Motion

P13- WeDo 2.0 Workshop: Make Science Come to Life

Half Day Workshops (PM)

P14- Basic to Advanced Google Tools: Drawings, Forms and Slides

P15- BreakoutEDU 2.0 Building Breakouts: Creating Customized Breakouts for Your Classroom and Content. Fewer than 10 seats remain

P16- Building Capacity: Survive, Adapt & Thrive! Fewer than 10 seats remain

P17- Crack the Code: Teaching Kids to Code  This Workshop is FULL

P18- #FutureReady Librarians: Unleash the Leadership!

P19- Getting Started with Google and ISTE Standards for Primary Students

P20- High Tech & Low Tech Solutions to Closing the Feedback Loop

P21- If They Can Design It, They Can 3D Print It, part II

P22- Produce Videos with a Chromebook? Absolutely! Fewer than 10 seats remain

P23- Teaching Science and Math Through Robotics

P24- Virtual Reality in the Classroom: Create Your Own Expedition. Fewer than 5 seats remain