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Free PD Events from Apple Education & Discovery Education

Check out these three, FREE professional development events from Apple Education and Discovery Education.

Space is limited – register today to reserve your seat!


Tuesday, October 23
8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

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Discovery Education, in partnership with EducationPlus, invites you to join us for an interactive day of professional development.  Register for the Discovery Education Experience – Makerspaces & More session on October 23. Come play with us in our Makerspace! What is a Makerspace, you ask? Well there are many answers to that question. In this session we will explore several “variations on the theme”, discuss ways to gather materials and equipment, showcase examples and experience some activities. Learn more & register HERE.

Wednesday, October 24
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

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You’re invited to find out how the latest Apple products can support learning and teaching in your school or district. At this event designed for instructional leaders and technology directors, you’ll discover what’s new at Apple, meet your Apple team, ask questions and explore the latest products and solutions Apple offer for Education. Register here!

Wednesday, October 24
12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

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Join us to learn about Everyone Can Create, a new program from Apple designed to help unleash the creative potential in every student. Everyone Can Create includes a collection of free project guides that teach students how to develop and communicate ideas through video, photography, music and drawing. And it give teachers fun and meaningful ways to bring these skills into any lesson, topic or assignment. RSVP here!


 

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Digital Citizenship Summits for Students

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The Digital Citizenship Student Summit is a hands-on event for teams of students. In this fourth year, our comprehensive approach demonstrates how actions can impact the behaviors of self and others. Students will collaboratively create artifacts that support modeling of good digital citizenship. Privacy and legal guidelines, as well as combating cyberbullying and digital addiction will be the focus. Methods and practices for both personal actions and school wide culture will be addressed by practicing digital wellness and modeling positive online behaviors.

Privacy, Protection and Professionalism are key to the success of our digitally connected students today. We have aligned this event to the ISTE Standards for Educators and Students, and the latest research in digital citizenship. Student leadership teams should include one sponsor (administrator, counselor, student council advisor) and a team of 5-7 student leaders so personal and building action plans can be created. Digital Citizenship resources and books will be shared with each school team.

We are offering summits for high school, middle school and elementary students this year.  Click the links below to learn more, and register your student leaders today!


Digital Citizenship Summit for High School Students                        Thursday, September 6

Digital Citizenship Summit for Middle School Students                  Thursday, September 20

Digital Citizenship Summit for Elementary School Students                     Friday, October 5

Digital Citizenship Summit for Middle School Students                          Friday, November 2


Digital Citizenship Summit for High School Students                 Thursday, January 17, 2019

Digital Citizenship Summit for Middle School Students         Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Digital Citizenship Summit for Middle School Students                 Thursday, March 7, 2019

Digital Citizenship Summit for Elementary School Students                Friday, April 5, 2019


Find all our upcoming workshops at edplus.org/pd

2018-19 METC Technology Academies

2018-19 Technology Acadmies

Registration for our six, long-term technology academies for the 2018-19 school year is now open. Each academy registration includes one-day attendance at the 2019 METC Conference, February 11-14, 2019 and has up to 3.0 graduate credit hours available (for a small, additional fee).

Beginning Friday, September 21

Technology Leadership Academy for School Leaders

The 20th annual TLA will assist in developing the knowledge and skills necessary to use technology as a tool for more effective and efficient leadership in your schools. This year-term academy is for all educational leaders (superintendents, assistant superintendents, principals, curriculum or tech coordinators). Learn more and register HERE.

Beginning Monday, October 1

MO Google for Education Academy

There is no question that Google is here to stay and that Google Apps for Education has changed how students learn. Never before have students had so many resources at their fingertips. The way educators learn and collaborate has also changed.  If your district has gone Google, and you are feeling lost, then this GAFE Academy is for you!  As a participant of this academy you will learn more than just the basics of these amazing educational tools. Our Google Certified Instructors will help you dive deeper, learn ways to use these tools within your lessons and engage all learners like never before. Learn more and register HERE.

Beginning Wednesday, October 3

STEAM-ing UP STEM Academy

STEAM is everywhere! It is hard to come up with any occupation that doesn’t involve STEAM. The focus on STEM began with the notion that students need more opportunities in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math related fields. With the increased enthusiasm for Project Based Learning (PBL) these two concepts complement each other. Both STEM & PBL promote important 21st century competencies and directly connect to the ISTE Standards of Innovative Designers and Computational Thinkers. You will have the opportunity to participate in virtual field trips and regional excursions, as well as experience hands-on STEAMy activities. We will explore ideas of combining real-world activities along with problem solving and team building to come up with a solution. Learn more and register HERE.

Beginning Thursday, October 4

Library Media Specialist Academy

The LMS Academy focuses on the changing role of the Library Media Specialist in K-12 education. Today’s LMS must play the versatile role of an instructional partner responsible for ensuring that students and staff are efficient and effective users of information. The Academy will assist LMS personnel in teaching and connecting the new standards of AASL, ISTE and NETS. Learn more and register HERE.

Beginning Tuesday, October 9

MakerEd Academy

The MakerEd movement for educators who enjoy inventing, designing and tinkering, and believe creativity and innovation are catalysts for student engagement. Maker and design thinking experiences foster a culture of asking questions, solving problems and develop an “I can do that!” confidence in young people. You will experience a challenging and collaborative environment. You will learn the basics of making and building rough prototypes by hand using simple tools such as paper, glue, and tape, as well as experience 3D printing. We will also explore Makerspace ideas, design a space and curate resources for a successful Maker environment. Learn more and register HERE.

Beginning Thursday, October 11

Technology Leadership Academy for Teachers

The TLA for teachers will assist educators in developing the knowledge and skills necessary to use technology as a tool for more effective and efficient integration in their classrooms. Various free digital portals, applications and resources will be explored including Google and Microsoft applications and research based technology integration tools such as SAMR. This long-term academy is for all media or tech specialists and classroom teachers. Learn more and register HERE.


 

Can’t Miss #METC Summer PD!

Join us this Summer for Maker Spaces, Google, Coding, SAMR & more! Check out the can’t miss Summer PD workshops you’ll want to register for today.

See our full calendar here.

 

Break Out of Your Classroom & BYOB

Wednesday, June 7 – Thursday, June 8

Two days of professional learning like you’ve never seen before! Fun, collaborative learning with participant-driven sessions and Breakout Expert Learners onsite to help you design and problem solve. Learn more and register here.

DBDM Has Gone Google

Thursday, June 15

This workshop wil infuse Google into your PLC and the Data-Based Decision Making Process. Learn how other in the region are using DBDM to meet the needs of all their students, experience the 6-step DBDM process. Work smarter with this user-friendly tool and SEE your impact. Learn more and register here.

Google Mania: Mini Boot Camp

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Monday, June 19 – Tuesday, June 20

Join area Google Certified Teachers in this two-day workshop. Speed Geek style presentations on day one will show you 8-12 features and strategies you can use in your classroom. Diver deeper on day two to find the hidden treasures that will knock your socks off! Learn more and register here.

LEGO Mindstorms Education EV3 – Grades 5 and Up

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Wednesday, June 21

This hands-on workshop is for educators just getting started with LEGO Mindstorms Education EV3. Learn how to build your robot, how to use programming blocks and see the connects to Common Core. Learn more and register here.

LEGO Education and Maker Spaces (Grades 1-8)

Thursday, June 22

Looking to set up a Maker Space but you don’t know where to start? This one day workshop will show you how to utilize LEGO Education bricks, curriculum and activities to set up a Maker Space that promotes hands-on, minds-on learning. You’ll learn how to incorporate robotics into Maker Space projects at both the elementary and middle school levels. Learn more and register here.

METC Summer Institute: Building STEAM & Making Spaces 

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Monday, July 10 – Tuesday, July 11

Making, coding, designing and more! This two day event is for the creative and innovative educator, as well as those content teachers of Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM) and the Arts.  Talented STEAM “makers” will come together to share at our two day Summer Institute. Krissy Venosdale and Steve Dembo will help us kick off the event & several midwest STEM & Maker educators will share what they have learned, and how they make innovative projects and complete engaging activities in their flexible spaces. Learn more and register here.

SAMR Institute and Camp

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Wednesday, July 19 – Thursday, July 20 (optional Saturday, September 20)

The SAMR (Substitution, Augmentation, Modification, and Redefinition) model, developed by Dr. Ruben Puentedura, allows teachers to reflect on how technology is being integrated in the classroom. This framework provides another way for educators to visualize and discuss HOW technology can be integrated and HOW it can transform instruction and learning. Learn more and register here.

Creating Coders Camp

Wednesday, July 26 – Thursday, July 27 and date TBD.

There are over seven thousand spoken languages in the world. Did you know that coding is thought of as THE new world language? This language is one that will be vital to your students’ future.  However, how do you introduce coding to your students when you have so much content to cover? Believe it or not, coding can be infused into your current lessons to meet both needs all the while engaging your students like never before! Learn more and register here.

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!


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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

 



 

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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

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