35th Annual METC Conference is now OPEN!
EducationPlus is excited to have our premier EdTech program offer it’s annual event for the 35th year in a row. The METC Conference presenters are being notified this month and our team is working hard to bring you the latest in educational technology trends, learning strategies, speakers, and research.
We hope to see you February 12-14, 2018 Back to the Future, Ready?
Monday, February 8, 2016 Pre-conference Workshops (two options) Proposals due by August 25, 2015
3 Hour (Half Day) & 6 Hour (Full Day) Workshops
Pre-conference workshops are always provided on the first day of the METC Conference, Monday, February 8, 2016. They offer attendees the opportunity to attend a workshop that is hands-on and in-depth on a specific topic, tool, etc. Each workshop has a maximum number of slots and preregistration is required. All pre-cons are BYOD (bring your own device) and are located on site at the St. Charles Convention Center.
Tuesday-Wednesday, February 9-10, 2016 General Sessions (five options) Proposals due by September 14, 2015
50 Minute General Session Limited to three presenters. Consists of a presentation with resources and time for a Q&A period with attendees.
50 Minute Panel Session Limited to three to five panelists. Consists of a panel discussion on a common issue, question or topic that is relevant to conference attendees with time for a Q & A period.
1 Hour & 50 Minute BYOD Session (Double Session) Bring Your Own Device. The emphasis in these sessions is interactive and hands-on time with a tool, product, etc. The focus of a BYOD Double Session should not be a tool, etc. that is not widely available or that would be associated with a fee for attendees.
50 Minute Exhibitor Plus Educator Session An educator who is currently in the classroom must be the primary presenter for the session and selling of the product is not permitted. The focus is rather to show how the educator themselves uses the product.
50 Minute Exhibitor Demo Session This allows the exhibitor to demo their product without the requirement of an educator as the primary presenter. Learn more on the exhibitor presentation info page.
Gateway Media Literacy Partners invites area (pre)K-12 educators to an experiential outdoor workshop with a media literacy infusion at Shaw Nature Reserve’s Dana Brown Education Center during Media Literacy Week. On Friday, November 14, GMLP will hold STEM & MEDIA: A Natural Fit. Science educators, media specialists, art teachers- anyone is welcome to attend this day of learning.
This is a bring your own device workshop; while you attend, take fall nature photos to share on Instagram; tweet about what you are learning throughout the day to your professional learning network! Think critically about media presentations, learn how to make videos, understand how to use a GPS, appreciate Missouri ecology, network with other educators and more!
This workshop will be lead by the GMLP Education Community Engagement Committee, Shaw outdoor educators, volunteer teacher naturalists and edtech instructors. Also, Don Corrigan, author, publisher and Webster University journalism professor will keynote, discussing his book Environmental Missouri. Topics he addresses in his book include: urban sprawl, radioactive waste, lead contamination, airborne mercury, as well as noise and light pollution. Don is a GMLP Klotzer Award Honoree.
Workshop sessions will be held both indoors and outside. Dress appropriately for the weather, bring a charged device and be ready to walk away refreshed and energized to bring new ideas back to you school.
Much of the workshop curriculum- focusing on science and technology especially- aligns to Missouri Learning Standards. Visit our registration page to see links! A full day of learning will take place, registration cost is $20 per person (bring fee onsite the day of the event). Lunch will be provided.
In this full-day, hands-on workshop, coding is presented using drag & drop programming in a game-like, constructivist atmosphere. Today’s group, with instructor Debbie Fucoloro, are exploring the basics of programming by completing a series of tasks & puzzles. Those attending will leave EducationPlus with an understanding of how computer programs and their language work, as well as a desire to share the excitement of learning how to code with their students once the school year starts. What a great to incorporate science, technology, engineering and math into the classroom!
The EducationPlus Learning Department is proud to support the ARCHS Spring Institute for Early Childhood & Youth Development Professionals. ARCHS is hosting a full day of professional learning opportunities with a fantastic lineup of leading edge STEAM experts from across the St. Louis region.
ARCHS hopes educators will take advantage of the expertise from EducationPlus, Box Cars & One Eyed Jacks, Gateway Greening, The Magic House, Quirkles, St. Louis Science Center, University of Missouri 4-H Robotics, and more on this full day of learning.
The spring institute is designed to offer ways to learn from area educational leaders, as well as from each other with a focus on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Math) from 8 am – 3:30 pm on Saturday, April 5, for just $45.
EdPlus Learning Consultants will be providing professional development all day. Learn more and register online here; see the agenda for additional details.