Category Archives: STEM

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


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


SAVE THE DATE

DigCit Day

 

METC Conference Registration is OPEN!

REGISTER HERE! 


Be sure to take advantage of the Early Bird pricing by registering before December 7, 2016!

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Group Registration Discount: Save 10% by sending 5 or more educators. Those using the group discount must register all group members at the same time. Presenters are not eligible to be registered with the group discount code.

Use the discount code: 5PLUS

BECOME A METC MEMBER TODAY!

Take advantage of METC Member Pricing by becoming a member, it’s easy!

Types of METC Membership:

• EducationPlus Member Districts – staff employed by an EducationPlus Member District automatically receive member rates and are FREE to join METC, just complete the online registration form. If you are a Missouri public school district who is interested in becoming a member of EducationPlus, contact Interim Executive Director, Matt Goodman at mgoodman@edplus.org.

 Learning Value Pack– specially designed for Missouri nonpublic/parochial schools, staff who’s school subscribes to the EdPlus Learning Value Pack can join METC through purchasing this annual subscription and receive additional benefits on learning opportunities.

• METC School Member – schools not affiliated with EducationPlus Member Schools or Learning Value Pack Schools can join METC for an annual fee of $250 per school.

• METC Individual Member – individuals not affiliated with EducationPlus Member Schools, Learning Value Pack Schools, or a METC School Membership, can join for an annual fee of $40 per person.

March is Teen Tech Month at the St. Louis County Library

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St. Louis County Library will celebrate Teen Tech Month in March. SLCL will join thousands of other libraries and schools across the country who are celebrating this year’s theme, Libraries are for Making.

Beginning in March, SLCL will offer a line-up of tech-themed programs for teens including screencasting tutorials, game design workshops, Minecraft, a robotics demonstration, DIY craft projects, gaming nights and more. A full list of Teen Tech Month programs can be found here, or call 314.994.3300 for more information.

Teaching Science: The Next Generation

Are you an educator with science in your curriculum? You’ll want to learn about our upcoming professional development series, open to educators from all grade levels. During our four-day series starting in October, experts will introduce you to the new science standards and explain how they have been designed and organized across disciplines and grades to provide all students an internationally bench marked science education. A key focus of the seminar will be on instructional shifts in relation to the new standards, as well as an increased understanding of the scientific and engineering practices and their impact in the classroom.

What are the new science standards and how do they impact teaching and learning?

After we introduce the Next Generation Science Standards, we will deepen our understanding and learning with focused modules on creating an effective science environment, conceptual understanding and science unit design, science literacy, plus more.

Session dates are October 15, December 14, January 21 and February 22. To learn more, visit our website.

Explore Online Learning Spaces

educators at csd (EdPlus) Educators just like you are doing amazing things through online and blended learning opportunities, providing students experiences that are far beyond what’s possible in the traditional classroom.  As educators, we must prepare students to live in a world without physical boundaries and help students learn how to work with others, virtually or otherwise. You are invited to participate in a multi-session academy that explores the facets of online teaching and learning. Learn more …