The LearningLab is pleased to share that we have returning plus new year-long academies in place for 2015-2016. Participation in each of these academies includes admittance to the 2016 Midwest Education Technology Community Conference in February for participants! To learn more about the content, dates (each starts in October 2015 and runs through March 2016) and price of each academy, please visit our calendar or click on the infographic below. Registration is now open!
Hard to believe we’re approaching mid-July already! We have a few more edtech workshops lined up throughout the month – and there is still time to register! Learn from members of the St. Louis (and beyond!) edtech community in engaging, hands-on sessions at EducationPlus. See the registration calendar here, and keep reading to see what’s being offered before the school year starts!
July 21: Social Media in Schools: Tackling Social Media Responsibility
July 22: Teaching & Learning Through Tweets: Twitter for Teachers
July 23: Creating SMART Board Lessons to Engage & Motivate Students
July 24: iPads in the Classroom
July 31: Taking Discovery Education Streaming to the Next Level
The Virtual Essay Contest deadline for METC attendees has been extended! Submit your essay for a shot at winning an iPad Air 2. Show us what you learned using the latest the in digital media — be creative with your message and telling your story.
Simply pick your favorite online tool and make a connection between your experience at the METC Conference and the theme motivate, engage, transform, connect!
The creativity challenge for the 2015 contest is to incorporate the students that participated in conference. This includes the METC eNews Student Bureau, the IT Student Support team, the Show-Me a Movie Contest or the Student Innovation Stations from the Exhibitor Reception.
This school year enrollment in the annual Technology Leadership Academy was so high that EducationPlus was required to split the group into two sections. One section met yesterday and continued their instructional technology professional development and their work on iPads. During the course of the year-long meetings, participants develop a vision of how to use technology to improve student performance and assess strengths and needs of their staff and students in the area of technology.
To see more images of the TLA, visit our Flickr page.
Apps For Learners with Autism takes place July 30, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. This full-day educator workshop is presented by David Baker, program coordinator at Missouri Assitive Technology.
Touchscreen tablets and apps are helping individuals with autism learn and communicate in new ways that utilize their visual learning strength. Many students have shown keen interest in using the iPad due to the ease of interaction with the device and the visual responses from the apps. The iPad can be used to support communication for non‐verbal students, behavior support, reading, writing, access for students with low vision, and general educational instruction. In this interactive session you will explore a variety of apps and related online tools to enhance the learning and communication for individuals with autism. Each participant will receive one free app (valued at no more than $10) from a suggested list of apps generated by MoAT. Bring Your Own iPad; the workshop is $60 for members and $75 for non-members. Register online.