Conference Strands

All METC Conference Sessions are focused on the Future Ready Framework and the ISTE Standards.

1. Digital Creation & Tools

Focus: A focus on the tools being used in the classroom, school, district, etc. as well as digital creation.
Target Audience: PreK-16 Classroom Teachers; Instructional Specialists

1. Video cameras, video production
2. 3D Printing, 3D design
3. Music, Art, Journalism, Yearbook, eBooks, Media Arts
4. Podcasts
5. Animation / Multimedia
6. Game based learning
7. 4 C's - Critical Thinking, Communication, Collaboration & Creativity

2. Innovative Instruction
Focus: Sharing best practices that integrate technology tools for teaching and learning into the classroom.
Target Audience: PreK-16 Educators; Instructional Specialists; Curriculum Coordinators
1. Flipped Instruction / Modified Flipped Classroom "In-Class" Flipped
2. Differentiated Instruction / Personalized Instruction / Individualized Instruction
3. Blended Learning / Online Learning
4. Universal Design for Learning (UDL)
5. Subject/Content Area Focus / STEM
6. Social Networking (i.e. Twitter, Facebook, Flickr)
7. Career & Technical Education (CTE)
8. GoOpen / Open Education Resources (OER) - reusing, revising, remixing...
9. Incubator / CAPS Programs


3. STEM / STEAM Initiatives
Focus: A focus on the integration and mashups of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (with the Arts too): an interdisciplinary and applied approach to curriculum
Target Audience: PreK-16 Classroom Teachers; Instructional Specialists; Library & Media Specialists; STEM Content Specialists: Fine Arts & Practical Arts
1. Coding
2. Project Based Learning / Problem Based Learning
3. 3D Printing / 3D Design
4. Music, Art, Journalism, Yearbook, eBooks, Media Arts
5. Podcasts / Vodcasts
6. Animation / Multimedia
7. Game Based Learning
8. Design Thinking
9. Incubator / Innovation Labs
10. Engineering + Arts
11. College & Career Ready / Incubators

4. Leadership 
Focus: Providing guidance and focused support for educators, students, and parents
Target Audience: Professional Development Directors; Curriculum Coordinators; Technology Specialists; Technology Directors; Building & 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) - curating, creating, supporting...
10. ESSA - Federal & State Mandates
11. Digital Leadership

4. Library & Media Literacy
Focus: Information and communications literacy.
Target Audience: Library Media Specialists; Technology Integration Specialists; Educators responsible for teaching literacy, media, and communication arts
1. Copyright, Fair Use & Creative Commons
2. Library & Classroom Collaboration
3. Transforming Content & Copyright
4. Flexible Learning Spaces
5. MakerEd - Makerspaces
6. Future Ready Librarian
7. Transforming Learning in the Library
8. 21st Century Librarian
9. Digital Citizenship / Internet Safety
10. Curating Resources
11. GoOpen / Open Education Resources (OER) - reusing, remixing, redistributing...curating & supporting

5. Technical Infrastructure & Support
Focus: Technology information, security, and infrastructure of the educational institutions and implementation of 1:1, BYOD (bring your own device), Sharepoint/cloud computing.
Target Audience: IT Administrators; Technology Directors; IT Technicians
1. Security
2. Infrastructure
3. Cloud Computing
4. Storage
5. Help Desk - management, operation and control
6. Network Management
7. Desktop Support
8. Mobile Device Management
9. Inventory control and retrieving lost devices
10. Privacy - Students, Staff
11. FERPA, COPA, Federal / State Regulations

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