The LearningLab is pleased to share that we have returning plus new year-long academies in place for 2015-2016. Participation in each of these academies includes admittance to the 2016 Midwest Education Technology Community Conference in February for participants! To learn more about the content, dates (each starts in October 2015 and runs through March 2016) and price of each academy, please visit our calendar or click on the infographic below. Registration is now open!
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Several instructors from this summer’s line up of edtech programming met today to share and collaborate. We’re really excited to have such a dynamic, diverse group of educators available to share their best practices within their professional learning network. Sessions include working in Google, coding in the classroom, downloading the right apps for your students and digital literacy. To learn more about what is being offered, or to register, visit edplus.org/summer_of_innova.html.
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Virtual Conference sessions include those from Library Media Specialists Gwyneth Jones (keynote), Angela Van Batavia (spotlight educator) and Jennifer LaGarde (featured speaker).
The METC 2015 Virtual Conference consisted of live programming on February 10 and 11 during the edtech conference. Those same sessions are now archived for streaming at your convenience. The presentations chosen include those from keynote and featured speakers as well as Midwest Spotlight Educators.
Streaming services were provided by Conference Technologies, Inc.
The METC Conference Moodle is provided by SqoolTechs, LLC.
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Are you looking for new ways to support special education learners in your classroom with edtech? 2015 METC Featured Speaker Luis Perez will not only present break sessions throughout the conference, but he will also offer a precon on February 9.
According to Corwin Press, who published Luis’ book Mobile Learning for All, he was diagnosed with an eye condition at the age of 29 that results in progressive vision loss. Luis is considered legally blind; he only has about 10 degrees of central vision left. As a person with a visual disability, Luis knows firsthand what a difference mobile tech can make.
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We have a great opportunity next week for educators who use SMART technologies in their classroom. CCS Presentation Systems is taking its AV solutions around the country with their mobile training center. April 8-10, the mobile training center will be at EducationPlus in St. Louis, in the lower lot, and open for interested educators. Equipment on board includes Samsung 55” display, InFocus Mondopad, wireless document cameras, Epson projector, SMART Board 880, plus more.
On Wednesday, two free workshops will be offered (9-12 and again 1-4) by SMART Certified trainers. The session will focus on the integration of Notebook software into the Common Core and a preview of SMART Notebook 2014 and its exciting new features, including: instant feedback, student data retrieval, improved math tools and much more. Registration is requested for the workshops.
This mobile training center is on a three month national roadshow that will participate in 30 events. You can follow its visits by searching #ccsroadshow. Questions? Leave a comment and we’ll respond!
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Friday was the last day of Meg Ormiston’s Tech Camp at Cooperating School Districts. Throughout the week, participants from several area districts collaborated in person and online, learning about ed tech tools they will be able to use in their classroom this upcoming school year. Friday’s activities included the campers sharing the videos they created during the course of the week!