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METC Book Store Preorders

You can now place your preorder for METC Book Store items! Preorders are available for pickup during METC on Tuesday, February 9 and Wednesday, February 10 at the Book Store.

This year we have four books by keynote and featured speakers. These can sell out so make sure to reserve your copy! George Couros, Rafranz Davis and Kristen Swanson will also have book signings during the conference.

As an ISTE affiliate, METC is also able to offer ISTE books at special discounted prices! We have many to choice from this year but there will be limited copies at the conference. See the entire list of these great resources available for sale on the Book Store page.

George Couros, Tuesday Keynote Speaker

 

Rafranz Davis, Wednesday Keynote Speaker

 

Kristen Swanson, Featured Speaker, Tuesday & Wednesday, February 9 & 10

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Spotlight on Laura Gilchrist @ METC 2015

Laura Gilchrist (750 SG)Laura Gilchrist teaches 6th grade science and social studies in the North Kansas City School District (MO). In 2014, Laura was honored with Teacher of the Year in her district, Christa McAuliffe Pioneer in Education Award from the Northland Chamber of Commerce, Stars of the Classroom honoree from the Missouri Lottery and the Kansas City Royals and BAMMY! finalist for Middle School Teacher. In addition, Laura was honored as a Missouri Teacher of the Year finalist in 2014.

Laura 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.

Laura has built a reputation for connecting people and ideas and for making things happen. As co-organizer of EdcampKC and founder of edcamp learning at her own school, Laura is passionate about teacher-driven professional development. She believes strongly that teacher learning is just as important as student learning since teachers are the lead learners and role models for kids. She uses technology choices to empower her students in collaborative project based learning. Read her blog at lauragilchrist4.com. Follow Laura on Twitter at @lauragilchrist4.

Edcamps offer Participant-Driven PD

Edcamp is a participant-driven professional learning opportunity for teachers. Missouri has three edcamps taking place this fall and winter- the first is next month! Here are upcoming locations & dates:

Springfield: September 21, 2013
Kansas City: November 9, 2013
St. Louis: February 8, 2014
(the weekend before the Midwest Education Technology Conference)

While the edcamps are free to attend, organizers of each would like preregistration. Click on the cities included above in this post to go to the specific edcamp website.

Edcamps bring together educators interested in learning and sharing more about best practices in education in an unconference format. This format allows the knowledge and interests of those in attendance to lead the conversations.

If you are not able to attend an edcamp in person, you can follow the conversation by reading tweets with hashtags like #edcampsgf, #edcampKC, #edcampSTL. All are welcome to join for a great day of conversations about solutions on how to build the best classrooms, schools and communities for the future.

Options for MO Edcampers

Missouri has three edcamps taking place this fall and winter! Edcamp is free, participant-driven professional development for teachers. Upcoming locations and dates:

Springfield: September 22, 2012
Kansas City: November 10, 2012
St. Louis: February 9, 2013 (the weekend before the Midwest Education Technology Conference)

Edcamps bring together those interested in learning & sharing more about best practices in education in an unconference format. This format allows the knowledge and interests of those in attendance to lead the conversations. All are welcome to join for a great day of conversations about solutions on how to build the best classrooms, schools and communities for the future.

While the edcamps are free to attend, organizers of each would like preregistration. Click on the logos included in this post to go to the specific edcamp website. If you are not able to attend an edcamp in person, you can follow the conversation by reading tweets with hashtags like #edcampsgf, #edcampKC, #edcampSTL.