What tech tools do you use to reach and teach your students or staff? Do you feel others would benefit from learning more about the technology tools used in your teaching? Do you have a desire to share your creative and professional successes?
If you or a colleague can answer yes to the above questions, METC 2009 invites you to apply as a presenter for a breakout session or hands-on workshop. More than 1,500 attendees from across the nation are expected to participate including technology specialists, teachers, library media specialists, staff developers, administrators, instructional technology teachers, counselors, and information technology/network specialists.
Share how your most effective technology tool(s) directly impacts:
Student achievement | Transformation of instruction | Library media Administrative leadership | Network infrastructure
METC topic strands are:
1. 1:1 Initiatives (One laptop/handheld/desktop per student) “NEW”
2. Curriculum & Instruction based on Assessment and Data
3. Differentiated Instruction
4. Digital Media
5. Distance Learning (online learning, conferencing)
6. Instructional Technology Integration
7. Library Technology Integration
8. Mobile Technology (Palm, MP3 Player, Cell Phone) “NEW”
9. Technology Integration 101 – a primer on basic tech integration “NEW”
10. Technology Leadership
11. Technical & Networking
12. Web 2.0 (Read / Write Web)
Select from seven types of presentation formats:
1. 30-min Best Practices for Classroom Integration mini-session
2. 50-min breakout session giving the attendees an overview or introduction of a topic
3. 1-hr and 50-min breakout session that addresses a topic more in-depth. This will be conducted in two consecutive 50-min sessions with a Part 1 and Part 2. It may be a hands-on workshop BYOL (bring your own laptop).
4. Student Poster session for your students to showcase how they learn and what technology tools they use.
5. Student plus Teacher session (bring your students as your co-presenters).
6. 3-hr preconference workshop on the morning of Monday, January 26
7. 6-hr preconference workshop all day on Monday, January 26
You may submit a proposal using the METC Call for Presenter form or after May 15, use the online proposal form located at www2.csd.org/metc2009.htm
For program updates, keynote and featured speakers, and online registration information, check the conference website at www2.csd.org/metc2009.htm
Cooperating School Districts hopes to see you at METC 2009,
January 26-28 at the St. Charles Convention Center.