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Spotlight on Caroline Haebig @ METC 2015

Caroline Haebig (750 SQ)Caroline Haebig is the Instructional Technology Coordinator at Adlai E. Stevenson High School, in Lincolnshire, IL. She collaborates with teachers and administrators to improve how students engage in the learning process. She creates professional learning supports for educators and collaborates with teachers to redefine learning experiences using technology. Caroline has been influential in leading teacher prep for the district’s 1:1 iPad program and student engagement initiatives.

Caroline is a 2015 Midwest Spotlight Educator. This recognition, in its third year, honors leaders from the region in education technology, whose practices are making a difference for students and teachers.
You can hear her best practices at the Midwest Education Technology Community Conference this February. Learn more about the annual conference at METCconference.org.

Caroline is a member of the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Young Educator Network and the Apple Distinguished Educator Community.  She also was named as the ISTE Outstanding Young Educator 2012, a Jacobs Educator for the Indiana University School of Education 2012-2013, an ISTE Emerging Leader (2011), a Google Certified Teacher (2013) and a Google Education Trainer (2014), among her accomplishments. Connect with Caroline on Twitter @Haebig.

METC Spotlight on Don Goble

2013 Midwest Spotlight Educator Don Goble is in his 8th year teaching full-time at Ladue Horton Watkins High School in St. Louis, MO. Don serves as the Broadcast Technology, Film & Multimedia Instructor, Co-Director of LHS-TV, and a Ladue School District Video Producer. He coaches the Varsity Rams Baseball team. In addition, Don speaks on the national circuit at educational conferences all over North America. He serves as an Executive Board Member in charge of Media Relations for the Save A Life Campaign, and sits on the Board of Directors for the Megan Meier Foundation, which serves to end cyberbullying. He was named as the 2011 Charles Klotzer Media Literacy Educator of the Year by the Gateway Media Literacy Partners. And in 2012, Don was named as an award winner for S’Park Scholar Media Mentor through Ithaca College in New York. Follow him on Twitter at @dgoble2001.

Don is one of nine educators chosen as spotlight speaker at the Midwest Education Technology Conference. This special designation honors leaders from the region in education technology, whose practices are making a difference for students and teachers. METC,  a program of Cooperating School Districts, celebrates 30 years in 2013.

Kenneth Shelton and Lucy Gray will be at METC 2012

Over the next couple of weeks, we’ll be featuring the 2012 Midwest Education Technology Conference Featured Speakers. Up first we have Kenneth Shelton and Lucy Gray. The Virtual Learning Center and the METC Advisory Committee are really excited to have them be part of METC this year!

Kenneth Shelton holds a M.A. in Education, with a specialization in New Media Design and Production. Ken has worked as an educator for 9 years- he has earned teaching credentials in both Social Studies and Technology Education- he and currently teaches technology at the Middle School level. Ken is a Google Certified Teacher, an Apple Distinguished Educator, a Discovery STAR Educator, and serves on the Board of Directors for Computer Using Educators (CUE). During his presentations, he covers a wide variety of educational technology, technology integration, creative expression, and instructional design topics.

Lucy Gray is an independent education consultant, working with a variety of institutions on 21st century learning initiatives. She has served in various capabilities related to educational technology at the University of Chicago’s Laboratory Schools, Urban Education Institute and Center for Elementary Mathematics and Science Education. Lucy founded the Global Education Collaborative, a network for educators interested in project-based learning in 2007. Like Ken, Lucy has also been awarded the Google Certified Teacher and Apple Distinguished Educator distinctions. Lucy’s many professional interests also include mobile learning, digital equity, information literacy, and the incorporation of social media technologies into educational settings.

And don’t forget to look for @k_shelton, @elemenous, and @METC_CSD on Twitter!

METC 2010 Keynote Speakers Announced

METC 2010 will be held February 8-10 at the St. Charles Convention Center in St. Charles, MO. Call for presenters is currently up until August 20. Online registration begins October 1! Cooperating School Districts recently announced 2010 keynotes: Wesley Fryer and Deneen Frazier Bowen.

FryerWesley Fryer is a digital learning consultant, author, digital storyteller, educator and change agent. With respect to school change, he describes himself as a “catalyst for creative engagement and collaborative learning.” Wesley serves as a co-convener for the annual K-12 Online Conference and is the co-director of the statewide Celebrate Oklahoma Voices digital storytelling project. His blog, “Moving at the Speed of Creativity” was selected as the 2006 “Best Learning Theory Blog” by eSchoolnews and Discovery Education. He was named an Apple Distinguished Educator in 2005. He was an elementary classroom teacher for six years in Texas public schools before serving as a college director of distance learning for five years. Wesley is completing his doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction at Texas Tech University, studying the impact of podcasting and coursecasting on student learning in higher education.

Wesley will conduct a preconference workshop on Monday, February 8. On Tuesday, February 9, he is keynote speaker and presents two additional breakout sessions.

For more than a decade, Deneen Frazier Bowen has been applying her acting, teaching and technology experience to help teachers and schools expand students’ learning opportunities through harnessing new technologies. She has traveled the country consulting with and speaking to schools, school districts, foundations and organizations.

Frazier BowenDeneen spent several years working first as an elementary and then as a high school academic technology coordinator. In 2000, she designed and directed the Catalyst Communities program to explore how online communities can strengthen local schools. In 2001, she moved to Austin where she directed the online learning community for Teachscape, a developer of online professional development courseware for teachers. Since 1992, Deneen’s consulting business has provided technology-based professional development consulting services to educators nationwide. She holds a bachelor’s in communication from the University of California-San Diego and master’s in secondary education from George Mason University.

In her ‘spare’ time, Deneen is an accomplished and versatile actress who loves to bring life to the characters she portrays. With ActWith, Deneen masterfully weaves together her insights as an educator, talent for engaging audiences and technology expertise.