The Super Early Bird registration for the Midwest Education Technology Conference has been extended to Tuesday, December 15th. The pre-conference sessions on Monday are filling fast. In these full and half day workshops you can learn about Digital Projects, Give Your Lesson Plan an Extreme Makeover, or Learn more about Second Life or Twitter, among other choices.
Be sure to also check out the full list of shorter breakout sessions for Tuesday & Wednesday in the Program Grid. Breakout sessions are organized into 13 topic strands such as Web 2.o, Differentiated Instruction, Leadership & Professional Development & Library Media Center. You can also search the program by keyword, then register online.
Come hear some of the top educational leaders in technology. Wesley Fryer, Deneen Frazier Bowen, Scott Meech & Leslie Fisher are a few of the Keynote & Featured Speakers invited to METC this year. Make sure to follow us on Twitter @METC_CSD , register on the METC Ning, or check out the METC Flickr page to find out all of the latest updates.
Today is day two of Second Life for Educators Level I at Cooperating School Districts. Picking up where they left off yesterday, participants are examining what Second Life can offer educators, including learning ways to teach within the virtual world, and searching out tutorial videos.
Today and tomorrow Stacey Franks is teaching Second Life for Educators Level 1 at Cooperating School Districts. (Level II is later this week). The Level 1 class takes participants into the virtual world of Second Life and showcases many of the top educational uses.
The Virtual Learning Center is pleased that we are conducting several new classes this summer in the tele to K-12 educators! Second Life, a 3D virtual world created by it “residents,” offers a range of new and exciting possibilities for educators and their students. The VLC is offering two levels of classes on Second Life this summer. Since we first posted about this in March, several people have registered, so if you are interested, now is the time to sign up!
Second Life for Educators- Level I
June 15 and 16, 2009 at CSD: www.csd.org/tele
Already there is a broad range of prominent educational institutions and organizations exploring the use of virtual worlds for the delivery of a wide range of courses and educational events including distance and flexible education, presentations and discussions, historical recreations, multimedia and game design and language learning practice. This class takes you into Second Life & showcases many of the top educational uses!
[Single day classes are $138 for CSD members, $214 for nonmembers and 2 day classes are $276 for CSD members, $428 nonmembers]
Second Life for Educators- Level II
June 18, 2009 at CSD: www.csd.org/tele
The advanced class takes participants who have completed Second Life for Educators- Level I into the more advanced features of the multi-user virtual environment. Participants learn how to participate in a personal learning network in Second Life and how to create their own learning environment.
The third week of June is proving to be a distance learning themed week of tele classes:
Monday, June 15: Second Life for Educators Level I (pt 1)
Tuesday, June 16: Second Life for Educators Level I (pt 2)
Wednesday June 17: Tracking Student Learning with VoiceThread
Thursday, June 18: Second Life for Educators Level II … (Prerequisite: Second Life for Educators Level I class, or equivalent).
Friday, June 19: Boundless Learning with Videoconferencing
Each class takes place in Cooperating School Districts‘ tele from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. For full details on these classes, including price, graduate credit, and registration, visit: www.csd.org/tele.