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#METC18 Preconference Workshops

Preconference workshops on Monday, February 12 are three-hour, in-depth, hands-on and not to be missed! Here are a few of the 27 workshops that are available:

P05 – Connecting the Dots: Growing a Movement

Join Keynote Speaker Sarah Thomas and learn was to grow collaborative movements using the power of social media! Bring an idea you’d like to share or we’ll help you think of one and grow your PLN.

P11 – Enlighten, Engage & Collaborate with STEAM Partners

Learn to encourage industry-based partnerships and master learning that embraces tech tools, so students are able to achieve graduation and are prepared for future ready endeavors.

P17 – Best Practices with Google Classroom

Learn best practices in Google Classroom and Apps for student success. Simplify classwork and manage student work in one location. All teacher who use the Google Suite are welcome!

P20 – Digital Citizenship: Moving Beyond Personal Responsibility

Join Featured Speaker Dr. Kristen Mattson and learn how to take your lessons to the next level and empower students as members of digital communities.

Find all 27 Preconference Workshops Here!

If you have registered for the 35th annual METC Conference and are interested in adding a precon to your registration, please email registrar LaDonna Henderson or call 314.692.1626.

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Upcoming Can’t Miss #METCpd

Our METC has some great professional development we are offering in the next week or two, with deadlines fast approaching. Don’t delay, register today!


Wednesday, November 30  at Ladue School District = DE Day of Learning – free professional development offered by Discovery Education – The 4 C’s and DE (critical thinking, creativity, collaboration and communication through STEAM)

Learn more and register here.

googlemania_dec2016Friday and Saturday, December 2-3 at Warren County School District = Google Mania: Two Day Mini Boot Camp– fast paced, popular and fun two days of learning and sharing about GAFE/G Suite.

Register and learn more




Friday, Dec 9 at St. Louis Community College  NEW location– EducationPlus Craig Road = Educating Digital Citizens Today – $65 early bird extended to Friday, November 25 – national and regional experts share about digital citizenship, media literacy, cyberbullying and more. Authors, teachers, parents, students and professors will share their knowledge and experiences.

#EdPlus #DigCit Day

Learn more and register today!


February 13-15, 2017 = 34th Annual METC Conference –  A draft session schedule has been posted and early bird rates end December 7. #METC17

Register here



METC16: Become a Citizen Journalist!

Did you know that a full video production studio already resides within the iPad? Be a part of this preconference workshop, Become a Citizen Journalist, to learn how to guide your students on becoming citizen journalists.

The presenter of this workshop, Don Goble, a multimedia instructor at Ladue School District, was named the 2015 National Broadcast Adviser of the Year by The Journalism Education Association. His students have also won multiple awards for their journalism and you may have seen them at METC 2014 and 2015 as part of the METC eNews Student Journalism team.

This preconference workshop will be on February 8, 2016, 1:00 – 4:00 pm. Make sure to register by December 16 to receive the early bird rate!

The video below is for the iBook Interview an Expert that is included in the iTunes U course, Become a Citizen Journalist, which will be used as part of the workshop on February 8.

Register Today!

METC16: If They Can Design It, They can 3D Print It

Curious about 3D printing and it’s potential in K-12 classrooms, libraries or design spaces but have no experience? Are you intimidated by the techy stuff? These presenters are here to help! Three educators, including one of the 2016 Midwest Spotlight Educators, from Affton School District and Union R-XI School District, will introduce you to 3D printing and how it can be used in the classroom. Check out the Animoto they created!

3D Printing

This preconference workshop will be on February 8, 2016, 9:00 am-12:00 pm. Make sure to register by December 16 to receive the early bird rate!

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

Place Your Preorder