Searchable Program & Handouts METC17


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Hooked On Hangouts

Speaker: Mindy Southern, Educational Technology Facilitator, Farmington R7 School District, MO
               Faith Gann, Library Media Specialist, Farmington R7 School District, MO
               Kate Dillon, Library Media Specialist, Farmington R7 School District, MO
Day/Time: Tuesday - 3:25pm - 4:15pm
Audience: K - Post Secondary
Tech Level: All
Strand: Library
Room: 102

Travel The World! Be a Super Sleuth! Interview An Author! With Google Hangouts the possibilities are limitless! Come find out how our team of Library Media Specialists have our district Hooked on Hangouts and how you can replicate this in your school! Our team of LMS working with grades K-12 will show the different approaches each took to help elevate learning beyond the classroom walls in their buildings utilizing Google Hangouts. You will experience a live Google Hangout with individuals from around the world! You will leave knowing how to locate and then connect students to Google Hangout opportunities.

Session resources: https://goo.gl/3QpZl9

How METC Changed My Classroom

Speaker: Cheryl Hermach, Teacher, Rockwood School District, MO
Day/Time: Tuesday, February 14, 2017 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Audience: 6 - 12
Tech Level: Beginner, Intermediate
Strand: Digital Tools & Creation
Room: D1

In this session you will learn how I have used knowledge learned from previous METC conferences in my ELA classroom. METC has allowed me to figure out how to not only replace pen/pencil tasks, but to elevate and educate my students in ways that pen/pencil can't. I will cover the nitty-gritty on how I have flipped my instruction and used video, Thinglink, 6 Shot 6 Word personal narratives, Activelylearn.com, Instagram for a character unit, e-portfolios (the beginning) and many more to actively engage my students in the content.

Session resources: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1W1DNONTxTX6ZhKpN3Xzp6GPRPbEelySMhW0_oEc2NvU/edit?usp=sharing

How Problem Based Learning and STEAM Can Change Everything

Speaker: Chantell Mason, Teacher, Ritenour School District, MO
Day/Time:  Tuesday, February 14, 2017 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Audience: K - 8
Tech Level: All
Strand: Leadership
Room: Augusta - Embassy Suites

In this session, see how you can transform your classroom into a problem/project based learning environment, often driven by social justice issues, that is infused with the principles of STEAM and education technology. You will leave with a plan to engage your students using inquiry about something relevant to them, but that can also achieve positive standardized test results.

How to do Student Collaboration Locally and Globally

Speaker: Austin Houp, Instructional Technology Director/Teacher, Ash Grove School District, MO
Day/Time: Tuesday - 10:50am - 11:40am
Audience: Early Childhood - Post Secondary
Tech Level: Beginner, Intermediate
Strand: Innovative Instruction
Room: Windsor II - Embassy Suites

Want to provide your students with authentic learning opportunities? Then let's get your students to collaborate through your daily lessons! We'll discuss ideas of how to have your students collaborate with fellow students to solve local issues. Want to stretch your students even further? Then consider connecting with other teachers via social media (Twitter, Google+, etc.) to do collaborative research and not only solve global issues, but to also exchange cultural experiences!

Session resources: bit.ly/METC17Houp

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If We Boiled It All Down

(Panel Session)
Speakers: Will Chamberlain, Teacher, McDonald County Schools, MO
                 Patrick Dempsey, Assistant Principal, Ritenour School District, MO
Day/Time: Wednesday - 3:25pm - 4:15pm
Audience: K - 12
Tech Level: Beginner, Intermediate
Strand: Innovative Instruction
Room: D3

This panel discussion combines the wisdom of some great innovative educators. Join us to discuss how to get the best ideas into more schools for more kids. What is stopping this from happening? How can we make this happen? Great ideas, resources, and more will be shared through a discussion about how to build capacity around essential tenets of excellent modern learning. We will explore how to build knowledge on how to scale innovation across a system, as well as think and confer with colleagues about excellent ideas that you are experiencing or know about in the area. The best ideas are out there and available for all schools, but why aren't they using them. There is too much trapped wisdom in the system, and we don't have time for it to be not used in more place to impact more students.

If you give a Librarian a Device

Featured Speaker: Joquetta Johnson, Library Media Specialist, Baltimore County Public Schools, MD
Day/Time: Tuesday - 2:20pm - 3:10pm
Audience: Early Childhood - Post Secondary
Tech Level: All
Strand: Library
Room: D1

If you give a 21st-century school librarian a computer, she is going to apply 21st-century teaching and learning methods and technologies to empower, engage, and connect with screenagers. Come, hear the story of how this high school library media specialist utilizes social media, mobile devices, YouTube, digital content, and even HipHop to facilitate student success in the land of click, slide, and touch technologies.

Session resources: http://www.livebinders.com/play/play?id=1956596

Ignite the Leader Next Door (Poster Session)

Speaker:  Cara Wylie, Core Program Coordinator, eMINTS National Center
                 Michelle Kendrick, Program Coordinator, eMINTS National Center
Day/Time: Wednesday, February 15 - 9:15am - 10:40am
Audience: Early Childhood - Post Secondary
Tech Level: Beginner
Strand: Leadership

Who is better suited to be a leader in innovative practice? The teacher next door! Learn strategies for igniting a revolution. Our hybrid PD and coaching program, Innovative Teacher Leader, is based on ISTE Coaching Standards. Teachers build PLNs, use technology, assess instructional needs, create job supports and more. Come see how you can improve your leadership skills and ignite your passion!

Session resources: https://goo.gl/cf2TTO

Impactful Professional Development: Strategies to Lead and Empower (Part 1)

(BYOD Double Session 9:45am - 11:40am) Spotlight Educator: Kim Darche, Digital Learning Coach, SD113A, KS
Day/Time:Tuesday - 9:45am - 10:35am
Audience: K - Post Secondary
Tech Level: All
Strand: Leadership
Room: Jr. Ballroom B

In this session you will explore professional learning strategies to engage, inspire and build community within a school or district. As an interactive workshop, you will experience activities as their staff members would during professional development opportunities. The following four pillars will serve as the framework for the session: inviting investment, pushing possibilities, interesting interactions and maintaining momentum. This session is jammed packed with hands-on and minds-on activities that will allow to transform theory into practice within their school or district.

Session resources: bit.ly/metc17

Impactful Professional Development: Strategies to Lead and Empower (Part 2)

(BYOD Double Session 9:45am - 11:40am)
Spotlight Educator:Kim Darche, Digital Learning Coach, SD113A, KS
Tuesday -  10:50am - 11:40am
Audience:K - Post Secondary
Tech Level:All
Strand:Leadership
Room: Jr. Ballroom B

In this session you will explore professional learning strategies to engage, inspire and build community within a school or district. As an interactive workshop, you will experience activities as their staff members would during professional development opportunities. The following four pillars will serve as the framework for the session: inviting investment, pushing possibilities, interesting interactions and maintaining momentum. This session is jammed packed with hands-on and minds-on activities that will allow to transform theory into practice within their school or district.

Session resources: bit.ly/metc17

 

Implementing AP Computer Science Principles

Speaker: Sarah Spaunhorst, Computer Science Teacher, Visitation Academy, MO
Day/Time: Tuesday - 3:25pm - 4:15pm
Audience: 9 - 12
Tech Level: Beginner, Intermediate
Strand: Innovative Instruction
Room: 103

Meet the new Mobile Computer Science Principles (CSP) curriculum to implement the AP Computer Science Principles course in your school! This course uses app development to reach students who traditionally have not been interested in computer science. We will cover tips on how to implement the course in your school, student responses, involvement, and lessons learned from the first year of the course.

Session resources: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1NpaeG2xvUfgY3E5J62LCdJhYMIUxjSYCIJ2-Y9JNBhQ/edit?usp=sharing


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