Category Archives: #METCpd

Mark Your Calendars for FREE PD from the METC & Discovery Education

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AR/VR and DE with Hall Davidson – Tuesday, September 17

Virtual field trips and virtual reality provide powerful, free, on-demand events that engage students and bring the real world into the classroom. Learn with us as we investigate strategies to connect these digital media experiences to relevant curriculum and lesson ideas.


STEM and Computer Science – Tuesday, December 3

Join us for Ignite My Future in School – a customized in-person professional development experience brought to you by leaders at the forefront of computational thinking. Our DEXP is is designed to connect you with your fellow educators and will equip you with the tools you need to start incorporating the skills associated with computational thinking into classroom learning activities.


Makerspaces & More! – Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Come play with us in our Makerspace! What is a Makerspace, you ask? Well, there are many answers to that question. In this season, we will explore several variations on the theme, discuss ways to gather materials and equipment, showcase examples and experiences some activities.

All workshops at EducationPlus, 1460 Craig Road in St. Louis.

Find out more by contacting Nick Dawson at Discovery Education or Stephanie Madlinger at  the METC.

 

METC20 Call for Proposals and Spotlight Educator Applications Now Open!

We are now accepting proposals for METC20 – February 10-12, 2020.
Submission template can be downloaded here.

Session Types:
Breakout – 50 minutes
Workshop/Double – 100 minutes
Poster – 75 minutes, non-traditional, outside a breakout room
Exhibitor Demo – 50 minutes
Playground – 50 minutes, non-traditional, outside a breakout room
Theatre – 50 minutes, non-traditional, outside a breakout room

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Calling ALL educators who are transforming education by using technology! Nominate a colleague or apply to be a 2020 METC Spotlight Educator.

Spotlight Educators are motivating and engaging their students, staff, district and community. Find submission guidelines and application information here.
See our previous METC Spotlight Educators here.

Deadline for both the Call for Proposals and Spotlight Educator applications is Wednesday, July 10!

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


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DigCit Day