2018 METC Summer Institute


Featured Speakers:

Josh Stumpenhorst


Katrina Keene

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METC Summer Institute Schedule

 Graduate Credit


METC’s 3rd annual METC Summer Institute is going to sizzle and rock! Join us for two days of making, coding, designing and more! In addition to Featured Speakers, several Midwest STEM and Maker educators will share what they have learned in 3D printing, AR & VR, Design Thinking, and more! You’ll learn how they make innovative projects, and teach engaging activities in flexible learning spaces by diving deeper into these digital tools and resources. Small groups of learners will help you build your PLN, leaving you more confident and inspired!

All attendees will receive a FREE Teach Wonder Course (Valued at $350) and will be entered to win Dash or Cue Robots

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Specifically designed for all teachers of Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM) and the Arts, as well as Instructional Coaches, Curriculum Designers and Building Leaders. This event is a fabulous gathering of tech enthusiasts, makers, engineers, scientists, authors, artists and students...and those who like to tinker, explore and create. 
You will have time to play and make in our METC Playkerspace throughout this mini-conference.  

All educators interested in supporting STEM, MakerEd and Computer Science in our schools should attend this annual event. CSforAll logo

You are encouraged to bring a laptop, tablet and other mobile devices. The METC Summer Institute will:

• Provide a hands-on professional learning experience over two days
• Develop problem-solving and critical thinking skills through breakout sessions
• Promote collaboration while building your Professional Learning Network
• Foster a growth mindset by offering opportunities for playing and exploring
• Encourage perseverance by encouraging participation in challenges 


Online registration for #METCsi is OPEN - Walk-Ins are welcome, however discounts do not apply.

Special Thanks to our Monday Lunch Session - sponsored by Monsanto / NCWIT 

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Featured Speaker - Josh Stumpenhorst is a Learning Commons Director at Lincoln Junior High School in Naperville, IL which is part of Naperville Community School District 203. He served as a 6th grade English and Social Science teacher for 13 years prior to taking the Learning Commons Director position. Josh oversees the Library, Makerspace, Video Production Lab and school arcade. 

Beyond traditional professional development, Josh is an active member of the twitter (@stumpteacher) and blogging community as well as a respected presenter. He has presented at technology conferences such as the International Society of Technology Conference, Illinois Computer Educators Conference, Midwest Education Technology Conference and the Illinois Education Technology Conference. 

Meet Josh

Breakout Session Topics:

* Bringing Play into STEM
* Design Thinking

Featured Speaker - Katrina Keene, EdD, is a National and International speaker and has spent the last 17 years in K-12 technology education. Currently, Katrina is the Senior Strategic Outreach Manager in Education at Wonder Workshop for the Central United States. You can follow her on Twitter @DrKatrinaKeene Prior to this, Katrina was an Education Strategist for CDWG, Director of Technology, Instructional Technology Coach, K-5 Computer Teacher, College Professor, as well as a 3rd Grade, 1st Grade, and Kindergarten teacher.

Meet Katrina

Breakout Sessions:

* The Science Behind Computer Science in the K-12 Classroom
* E-Parenting Help! My Kid is Smarter Than Me!

METC Summer Institute Schedule

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