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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.

REGISTER HERE

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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!

 

 

 

10 Reasons to Attend #DigCitDay17

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Ten Reasons to Attend #DigCitDay17


Expand your Personal Learning Network and engage with other educators, parents and community leaders who are interested in Character & Technology.

The ORIGINAL Digital Citizen, author, international speaker, and The Godfather of the Digital Citizenship Institute, Dr. Mike Ribble will lead us through Digital Citizenship in Action.

The self-proclaimed Book Whisperer, Thinker & Social Media Leader, 10 year old Olivia Van Ledtje will model how #KIDSCANTEACHUS

Award winning local multimedia educator, Don Goble will share how to Develop Citizen Journalists and showcase the Global Student News Network.

Learn how to Hack Digital Citizenship from Future Ready Librarian, Media Literacy and Social Justice advocate, and award-winning author Dr. Kristen Mattson

Increase your Digital Wellness by learning exercises and techniques for staying healthy and safe in today’s technology-rich world.

Author, professor, and international speaker and media literacy guru, Julie Smith will share how to spot FAKE NEWS and become critical thinkers.

Learn how area middle school students have been empowered with Student Voice & Choice to create a DigCit Action Plan for improving digital etiquette and cyberbullying.

Hear how last year’s EdPlus DigCit Day made an international impact by helping connect and catapult the Digital Citizenship Summit in Nigeria.

Area school district Communications Specialists will be sharing their best practices and advice in Public Relations for today’s digital citizens.


Make A Change ~ Make A Difference #DigCitDay17

Register Here!

Can’t Miss #METC Summer PD!

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

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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

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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 

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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

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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.

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.