Leadership Preconference Sessions

Focus: Providing guidance and focused support for educators, students, and parents
Target Audience: Professional Development Directors; Curriculum Coordinators; Instructional Specialists; Technology Directors; Building or District Administrators

1. Professional Learning
2. Assessment / Using Data
3. Implementing technology standards
4. Professional Learning Communities & Networks (PLC & PLN)
5. Policy & Leadership
6. Community Outreach
7. Communication - Social Media Communications
8. Future Ready Initiatives - Schools, District, Dashboard
9. GoOpen Initiatives - #GoOpen, OER (Open Education Resources)
10. ESSA - Federal & State Mandates
11. Digital Leadership / Digital Citizenship

P03- METC Digital Learning Leadership Summit

Full Day

Strand: Leadership

Tech Level: Beginner, Beginner / Intermediate

Grade Level: Early Childhood, K-5, 6-8, 9-12, Post-Secondary

 Eric Patnoudes, K-12 Education Strategist, CDWG, Oswego, IL

Mike Patterson, K-12 Education Strategist, CDWG, Chicago, IL

 Buying devices and upgrading the wifi are really the EASIEST part of going 1:1. Join us for a day of active learning and discussions about the critical role leaders play in setting the vision, modeling expectations, and developing a collaborative culture. We’ll also share field-tested change/adaptation strategies and dive deep into the SAMR Model and Future Ready Framework!

P08- Google Certified Educator GAFEcamp

Half Day AM

Strand: Leadership

Tech Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Grade Level: Early Childhood, K-5, 6-8, 9-12, Post-Secondary

Stephanie Filardo, Teacher, St. John Vianney High School, St. Louis, MO

 This workshop is for educators who are interested in pursuing Google Certified Educator Level 1 (and beyond) designation.  This session will provide teachers with tools and tips to prepare for Google Certification exams. By working toward taking these exams, this will elevate them to the next level.  By focusing on the key skills needed to complete this assessment, educators emerge as technology leaders or resources within their buildings. 

BYOD: Attendees should bring a device that can access a browser, Chromebooks and laptops are ideal

P16- Building Capacity: Survive, Adapt & Thrive!

Half Day PM

Strand: Leadership

Tech Level: Beginner, Beginner / Intermediate, Intermediate

Grade Level: Early Childhood, K-5, 6-8, 9-12, Post-Secondary

 Angela Cartee, Professional Learning Technology Specialist, SSD, St. Louis, MO

Michelle Dirksen, Director of Technology, Hancock Place, St. Louis, MO

Abby Erwin, Instructional Technology Specialist, Ferguson/Florissant School District, Florissant, MO

Samantha Stearn, Instructional Technology Specialist, Ferguson/Florissant School District, Florissant, MO

 In this 3-hour session, participants will learn about professional learning support systems that have been implemented in 3 different districts. These opportunities include technology ambassador projects, tiered PD, and coaching.   Presenters will provide data, narratives, barriers, celebrations, and more about the journeys they have experienced as they worked to implement technology education and build capacity.  Some systems are in the early stages, but others are up and running smoothly.  Participants will be given time for Q & A, as well as time to discuss implementation ideas from their experiences