SIG PL Spring Newsletter
MACUL 2018 PRE-CONFERENCE SESSIONS

Our Pre-Conference Sessions for this year’s MACUL Conference were a success! Andrew Steinman and Kellie DeLosSantos kicked off the pre-conference day with “Innovate Your Presentation Skills with Google and More” . Then Myla Lee and Justin Cowen wrapped up the second half of the day with “Facilitation for Today’s Educational Leader”.

Thank you to those members who joined our sessions. It was wonderful to meet you face-to-face.
NEEDED: YOUR IDEAS FOR 2018-2019 SIG PL YEAR AND MACUL 2019 PRE-CON
What makes SIGPL fantastic is YOU! We want to tap on your collective wisdom as professionals to get ideas for the coming year. What professional learning topics interest you? What might be topics and speakers we can explore for our next pre-conference sessions? 

Please complete this 3 question Google form by May 16th. Your voice matters. We want to hear from you.
HELP CONTRIBUTE: TOOLKIT FOR OERS
As part of the #GoOpen Michigan workgroup, a small group of educators is working on the compilation of resources linked into a toolkit to help Michigan Educators and students in their knowledge, use, and creation of OERs (Open Educational Resources). We know that our small group cannot know all of the great resources out there, AND that you probably have some "go-to" resources that other educators would find valuable.

Therefore, we are asking for you to share resources you believe we should include in the toolkit using this form: A Toolkit for OERs . These resource can be about any aspect of OERs, including but not limited to: resources to learn about what OERs are, places/ways to get professional development about OERs, websites where OERs are available.

Specifically, we hope your past experience could help us identify resources that could be helpful to those using the toolkit looking for … (sites to find OERs, how to create OERs, etc - from the list)

The toolkit will be in development over the next couple months, and be "launched" during the #GoOpen Michigan Showcase which will be held around the state June 18-21. Your contribution will help us make this a valuable resource for helping Michigan Educators to learn about, find, use, create and share OERs!
INTRODUCING....
Our SIGPL Steering Committee/Officers for our coming year are the following:
Kellie DeLosSantos
Justin Cowen          
Myla Lee
Josh Bridges
Matthew McCullough
Janice Kato
Rita Pool 
- Director             
- Operations Officer
- Communications Officer
- Steering Committee Member
- Steering Committee Member
- Steering Committee Member
- Steering Committee Member
KEEP US UPDATED WITH PROFESSIONAL LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES
On Twitter tag us @SIGPL_MACUL , mention it on our Facebook Page, or email Myla ( myla.lee@macul.org ) and we’ll let our members know.
UPCOMING PROFESSIONAL LEARNING
May 4, Kingsford, MI
June 19, Farmington, MI
June 24-27, Chicago, IL