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)
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.
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.
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!
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
Featured Speaker Donnie Piercey works in a hybrid role as a fifth grade teacher and district technology integration specialist for Eminence Independent Schools in Kentucky. Donnie has run a 1:1 iPad, Chromebook, and Macbook classroom over the course of his eight year teaching career. He is a Google for Education Certified Innovator, an Google for Education Trainer and a Google Geo in EDU Teacher Advisory Board (GTAB) member.
Learn from Donnie at his preconference workshop EdTech in the Elementary on February 8, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm. He will also present breakout sessions during the general conference February 9 and 10, 2016. They will include DIY virtual reality and Google geo tools in the elementary.
Donnie is always trying to find new and innovative ways to incorporate technology across the curriculum in order to increase student learning and engagement. You can see what his students are up to by visiting his classroom website, www.mrpiercey.com.