Full Day Preconference Sessions

These are the full day preconference sessions from 9am - 4pm.
Lunch is only included if you attend a morning AND afternoon session or a FULL day session.

P01- Code Studio - K-5 Computer Science Fundamentals Curriculum

Full Day

Strand: Innovative Instruction

Tech Level: Beginner, Beginner / Intermediate, Intermediate, Intermediate / Advanced

Grade Level: K-5

 Patricia Brown, Technology Specialist, Ladue School District, St. Louis, MO      

 Computer science is foundational knowledge for all students in the 21st century but many schools don’t teach it, especially at the elementary level. While utilizing Code.org, this session will instruct participants on how to introduce computer based science to their classrooms in a format that is fun and accessible. During the session participants will receive an overview to computer science, access the online curriculum and teacher dashboard while learning strategies to create an “unplugged” classroom.

BYOD: Attendees should bring a laptop of choice with Wifi access

P02- Robotics in the classroom

Full Day Changed to Half Day AM as of 1/30/17

Strand: Innovative Instruction

Tech Level: Beginner, Beginner / Intermediate

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

 Ben Eye, Teacher CTE, Ferguson-Florissant School District, Ferguson, MO        

Eric Brown, Teacher CTE, Ferguson-Florissant School District, Ferguson, MO

 Want more student engagement?  Want to spark students' creativity and imagination?  If you answered yes Robotics is for you.  In this session we will provide participants with skills to be able to start, build, and develop a robotics program for their classroom.  Participants will be introduced to the VEX robotics platform and Robot C programming language which will give participants hands on experience with these systems.

 BYOD: Attendees should bring a laptop with the following:

Intel® Pentium® processor or compatible, 800 MHz minimum
Windows XP Professional or Home Edition with Service Pack 2 or greater
256MB of RAM minimum
Up to 30MB of available hard disk space
1 available USB port
Compatible Bluetooth adapter (optional)
Trial Version of Robot C

P03- METC Digital Learning Leadership Summit

Full Day Changed to Half Day PM as of 2/6/17

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!

Last modified: Tuesday, 7 February 2017, 11:35 PM