February is here and that means longer days are around the corner and so is the 48th Annual MACUL Conference in Grand Rapids. This edition of the newsletter has conference information and many other opportunities from MACUL and our valued partners!

February 2024 MACUL Updates

2024 MACUL Conference App

The MACUL Conference Mobile App and the Online Planner are available for you to make the most of your conference experience. The app and planner both feature the most up to date session information, expo hall details and presenter materials. Download the App before heading to GR!

Download the 2024 App

2024 MACUL Workshops

MACUL Workshops are your way to get in-depth learning experiences with specific content, learning strategies, policies and classroom tools.

Sign up for 3 Workshops to get the best pricing.

2024 Workshops

2024 MACUL Conference

Registration for the 48th Annual MACUL Conference is open. We have a full slate of workshops, featured sessions, expo hall and other fun things planned for you to make this the best conference yet.

2024 Conference Information

2024 MACUL Virtual Conference

MACUL is excited to bring the conference to those of you that aren't able to attend in person. This year's virtual track will feature of up to 12 SCECH's worth of pre-recorded sessions from the conference for you to view.

Learn More About the Virtual Option

MACUL EdgeU Badges Program

Serving as a Board member or Learning Area delegate is the most rewarding experience. There will be multiple open seats this year among the Board and the Delegate roles. Applications open until 1/8.

Apply Today

February 2024 Partner Updates

AI Prompt Engineering for Responsible Digital Citizens

In this edWebinar, you’ll learn how to apply core digital citizenship concepts of privacy, media literacy, creators’ rights, and mitigating bias for responsible results. Come ready to share your ideas around ethical prompts and leave with concrete suggestions for prompt engineering for you as an educator, in combination with AI literacy lessons that you can use with your students to talk about some of the key challenges of our AI world.

Register For The Webinar

Teachers And Administrators Feel Differently About A.I.

recent study from the Michigan Virtual AI Lab reveals a difference in disposition about artificial intelligence among educators. Where do you find yourself and how can you support your colleagues?

Read EdWeek Article

Computer Science Professional Learning Information Webinar

The Michigan CS Action Area will be hosting a 1-hour webinar to share information about multiple CS workshops available for educators starting Summer 2024. We will be sharing information about Code.org middle and high school trainings, Bootstrap: Data Science, AI for Education, Elementary CS Bootcamp and how your district can create a K-12 pathway. Join the call to learn how to receive full scholarships including lodging, registration, and meals.

Register for the Webinar

Complete the Speak Up Survey

The Speak Up Research Initiative is the largest collection of authentic stakeholder voices on key educational issues in the digital age. Since 2003, over 6.2 million K-12 stakeholders have participated in the Speak Up surveys sharing their authentic ideas on the use of technology in school and other new learning models.

Take the Survey

REMC Update

February Courses begin Next Week. Check out the Course offerings here. A couple of highlights you should be aware of:

Review February REMC Courses

University of Michigan Teacher Prep Survey

We (U of Michigan, U of Missouri, and SUNY New Paltz) are conducting a national study to find out how well prepared you were (from teacher prep) to integrate technology into your teaching? The survey is pretty short, less than 10 minutes, and it will greatly inform our teacher preparation institutions for the future! Please feel free to share the survey widely with your K-12 teachers and colleagues!

Complete The Survey