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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

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#megcamp CSDFriday 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!

Learn more about Cooperating School Districts’ summer educational technology workshops, like the boot camp
with Meg Ormiston, by clicking on the image below.

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csd summer workshopsRegistration opens soon for exciting summer instructional technology professional development opportunities!

New sessions offered by the Learning Team and ed tech professionals from around the region include:

•  Are You Ready to Moogle? Combing the Power of Moodle & Google
•  Free Microsoft Tools for the Classroom (prerequisite: PC computer with Windows 7 operating system. These apps will NOT work on a Mac).
•  Visual Literacy & the Common Core Standards   
•  How to Use Cell Phones as TOOLS in the Classroom
DIY Infographics for Easy Data Reporting  
plus much more!

Check back for dates, prices, and even more workshop selections!

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METC Precon 2012

The 30th annual Midwest Education Technology Conference takes place in just over 1 month! Registration is open. The sessions available are on Monday are our preconference workshops- these sessions are either a full-day or 1/2-day of hands-on professional development, and require pre-registration. Here’s a sampling of some of the opportunities:

P01:  Remixing the Common Core: Digital Media & 21st Century Literacies
P03:  Engaging Students with ActivInspire & Promethean Boards (Beginner)
P04:  Promethean ActivInspire Training for the Advanced User
P14:  Deconstructing Pop Culture’s Effect on Adolescent Career Aspirations
P18:  Hands-On STEM Investigations with CPO Science
P19:  Systems Thinking Through Game Design
P20:  Moodle 2 for Beginners
P26:  Planning Great Lessons with Google Earth

We’ll see you soon at the St. Charles Convention Center! To learn more about METC, visit and follow us on Twitter with @METC_CSD or #METC13. METC is a program of Cooperating School Districts of Greater St. Louis.

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Join Stephanie for this upcoming workshop

Would you like to have a second or third teacher help support your students? Are you ready to teach in the cloud? This workshop is for those interested in connecting with their students through online, collaborative environments.  We’ll explain how to use an online community to expand your teaching and support your students learning.

We also will discuss various tools that can help you make the most of peer coaching, connecting to experts, and teaching outside the four walls of the classroom. We will explore online learning communities such an Edmodo and Moodle, and then take it one step further and explore social networks such as Google+, Facebook and Twitter. Other online resources discussed include social bookmarking sites like Delicious, Symbaloo and Diigo.

Are you ready explore how to connect with students in their world and teach beyond the traditional classroom day? Sign up for July 12th’s workshop, Getting Social in the Classroom. CSD members pay $110; 1 graduate credit is available at an addition fee. Register through this link by Monday, July 9.

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