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 Select sessions from the 2013 conference are available online until September.

CSD will start accepting nominations and applications April 1, 2013 for the 2014 Midwest Spotlight Educators.

 

Presentation proposal submission forms for METC 2014 will be available by May 1, 2013.

 

ISTE 2013 Conference

Affiliates, like METC, get access to special group housing at ISTE 2013. Select METC from the list to make reservations at the designated hotel and stay with other Missouri educators.

METC ISTE Affiliate

Understanding by Design Workshops

This summer, Dr. Grant Wiggins comes to St. Louis to offer two, three-day institutes on Common Core State Standards and Understanding by Design´┐Ż. Discussion points will include what Common Core learning looks like in the classroom & how leaders foster it.

This summer, CSD's Learning Division, as well as regional ed tech professionals, are offering a great selection of new instructional technology workshops! To see a full list or to register, visit tele webpage.
Common Core State Standards, Next Generation Assessment & Tech Boot Camp, July 15-19 
 
This summer, come to Cooperating School Districts to create projects that are aligned to the Common Core State Standards using digital tools that will keep a classroom buzzing with engaged students. National speaker and author
Meg Ormiston has crafted this 5-day tech camp to specifically focus on the skills needed to transition to the Common Core State Standards
 and the Next Generation Assessments.

 

The sessions are hands-on, fast paced, and relevant to teachers today. Each session is focused on the skills a teacher needs to actively engage students in a 21st Century classroom. Participants also leave with access to an online professional development library. 

To learn more about what the training offers, visit Meg Ormiston's website. This 5-day boot camp is a bring your own device session, as well as bring your own lunch. The cost is $350 for CSD members and $450 for non-members. Register online for the tech camp today!
Sample of Ed Tech Workshops
Free Microsoft Tools for the Classroom, June 13
 

Microsoft has many free tools that teachers can make use of in the classroom besides the regular MS Office suite of applications. Come learn how to use:

  • OneNote, a digital notebook  
  • Auto Collage,create beautiful collages 
  • Flashcards, share and study flashcards online
  • WorldWide Telescope, take detailed 3D tours of the night sky
  • Math Worksheet Generator, create multiple math problems 
  • Mathematics 4.0, a powerful computer algebra system with a step-by-step equation solver

PREREQUISITE: PC computer with Windows 7 operating system. These apps will NOT work on a Mac.

Choosing Education-Friendly Mobile Apps, June 19
 
Do you have a mobile device and want to learn how to find education-friendly apps? In this hands-on session, we will explore a multitude of education friendly, content-based resources for your mobile device for multiple grade levels and subject areas. This is a BYOD session: bring your own mobile device, Android or Apple.
Visual Literacy & the Common Core Standards, June 20 
 
Students are surrounded by visual images all day long. How can learning to "read" the visual images we see in news reports and advertisements result in critical thought and media literacy for our students, and how does this type of literacy relate to the Common Core State Standards?  
Web 2.0 for the Common Core, June 24 

Learn how to use Web 2.0 applications to help your students create curriculum-based podcasts, infographics, screencasts, cartoons, online posters, illustrated timelines and videos. See how this type of creation on the part of students can help them meet Common Core State Standards.
Integrating Technology Tools in English Language Arts to Meet Common Core Standard, July 2

This workshop is for English Language Arts teachers at all grade levels who want to understand the Missouri Core Academic Standards (CAS) for ELA and how to tie technology tools into their teaching.
Digital Curation: How to Collect and Save Resources, July 8 

What is the difference between social bookmarking and digital curation? Explore the options for curating and evaluating the flood of information that pours over your media streams. 
Social Media Management, July 9   

Need help setting up feed apps like Hootsuite to pull together the information tsunami?  See how to search for educational blogs, Twitter chat streams, Pinterest boards, and how to use Scoop.it effectively.
Integrating Technology Tools in Math to Meet Common Core Standard, July 29 
 
This workshop is for math teachers at all grade levels who want to understand the Missouri Core Academic Standards (CAS) for Math and how to tie technology tools into their teaching.
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