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METC On Demand is a virtual learning series that will focus on a different ISTE Standard for Educators each week highlighting tools and strategies in areas of instructional practices, equity, health and wellness, student engagement and technology integration. Spend 30 minutes or 3 hours with experienced educators addressing real challenges and engaging in best practices.

Sessions are focused on timely topics and instructional strategies through a variety of formats including live workshops, virtual labs, on-demand sessions, book talks and playdates. METC On Demand Featured Speakers, METC Partners, METC Spotlight Educators or regional leaders will offer sessions throughout the series. 

This platform is designed for all educators and there are a variety of ways to participate:

  • Purchase an All-Access Pass for $159. Includes all content, Featured Speaker Kick Off Sessions and bonus pre-recorded sessions. All content (except free sessions) will be available until Sunday, April 18, 2021.
  • Purchase a Weekly Series for $39. Includes all content for one week series (you choose the week) plus additional pre-recorded bonus sessions. All content (except free sessions) will be available until Sunday, April 18, 2021.
  • Purchase an Individual Session for $19 or the Featured Speaker Kick Off keynote for $39 each.
  • FREE sessions (requires registration) start on Thursday, February 11 and every Monday & Friday throughout the series

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Ken Shelton

Ken Shelton
@k_shelton

Keynote Kick Off
Tuesday,
February 9

Catlin Tucker

Catlin Tucker
@Catlin_Tucker

Keynote Kick Off
Wednesday,
February 10


METC On Demand Schedule of Events

EdPlus member Districts and schools may request an invoice for payment by contacting Brian Lankheit at blankheit@edplus.org.

  ISTE
Standard Focus
Monday  Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday 
February 8 February 9 February 10 February 11 February 12

Techquity: Creating Learning Environments For Sustainability, Equity and Inclusion
Featured Speaker
Ken Shelton

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. CST

Blended Learning in Action
Featured Speaker
Catlin Tucker
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. CST
Bridging the Digital Divide Through Broadcast
The Nine Network  
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. CST
FREE Event
METC Meet-Up: 
Getting to Know You
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. CST
FREE Event
February 15 February 16 February 17 February 18 February 19

ISTE Standard: Designer
Learn how to design authentic, learner-driven activities and digital environments that engage and support all learners while recognizing learner variability. 

Purchase the Full Week of Sessions $39

Artificial Intelligence in K-12: Embrace the Inevitable. Teach It.
Hall Davidson
Discovery Education
Featured Speaker

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. CST
FREE Event
Leveraging G Suite for Engagement 
Lindsay Schmidt & Stephanie Madlinger
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. CST


Finding Your Balance with 
Blended Learning
Featured Speaker

Catlin Tucker 
4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. CST

Game-Based Learning with Google 
Tina Lauer 
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. CST

Show Me Canvas 
Brian Reed
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. CST

Brain Research and 
Blended Learning 

April Burton
4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. CST

Do-It-Yourself Virtual and Augmented Reality
Donnie Piercey
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. CST

Designing Engaging Multi-modal Lessons Using Discovery Education Resources 
Patti Duncan Featured Speaker Discovery Education
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. CST

There is Power in Integrating Design Thinking 
Ariel Jankord
4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. CST

From Substitution to Redefinition: Elevating Student Learning Online
Jennifer Brown 
Microsoft/CDW-G
Featured Speaker
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. CST


METC Meet-Up: 
Missouri Author Book Talk
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. CST
FREE Event
February 22 February 23 February 24 February 25 February 26

ISTE Standard: Citizen
Learn how to inspire students to contribute responsibly in the digital world; be curious, wise, empatheic, safe and ethical; and use digital tools to view different perspectives.

Purchase the Full Week of Sessions $39

Social Media Impact on the Movement towards Societal Change 
Darryl Diggs
St. Charles School District 
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. CST
FREE Event
Gaming Meets EDU: 
A Beginner’s Guide to Esports in K-12
Jennifer Brown
Microsoft/CDW-G
Featured Speaker
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. CST

Get Your Class Outside: National Geographic's Geo Inquiry Method
Donnie Piercey
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. CST

Building An Effective and Sustainable Cross-Cultural Learning Environment
Featured Speaker
Ken Shelton

4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. CST

Promoting Digital Citizenship with Discovery Education Resources
Patti Duncan
Discovery Education Featured Speaker

6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. CST
Designing Online Activities to Address Fear and Anxiety
DeAun Blumberg and John Converse
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. CST

Where do we go from here? Mobilizing our Digital Citizens for D.E.I.
Darryl Diggs
4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. CST

Free and Fun Insanely Great Resources for SEL and Wellness 
Hall Davidson
Discovery Education
Featured Speaker
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. CST
METC Meet-Up: 
Virtual Play Date & Lab
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. CST
FREE Event
March 1 March 2 March 3 March 4 March 5

ISTE Standard: Collaborator
Learn how to create opportunities for you and your students to collaborate with others - locally and globally; improve practice; discover and share resources; and problem solve. 

Purchase the Full Week of Sessions $39 

Welcome to Earth: Collaborative Student Storytelling
Donnie Piercey
Kentucky Teacher of the Year
Featured Speaker

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. CST
FREE Event
Seamless Staff Collaboration
Lindy Hockenbary
Microsoft/CDW-G
Featured Speaker
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. CST

The Blended Learning Coaching Cycle 
Featured Speaker
Catlin Tucker

4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. CST

Encouraging Collaboration with Discovery Education Studio
Patti Duncan
Discovery Education Featured Speaker

6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. CST
Create Collaborative Classrooms from Anywhere
Lindy Hockenbary
Microsoft/CDW-G
Featured Speaker

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. CST


Teachers Vs. Tech Department: The TECH Commandments
Shelby Graves and Matt Graves
4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. CST

Cool Free Stuff I Found Online (#CFSIFO)
Donnie Piercey 
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. CST

What's New in Google for Edu
Google Innovator Panel
4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. CST

Working Together in Sports
Kelly Reddin
LEGO Education
Featured Speaker

6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. CST


METC Meet-Up: 
Tech Bytes
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. CST
FREE Event
March 8 March 9 March 10 March 11 March 12

ISTE Standard: Analyst 
Learn how to use technology to design and implement a variety of formative and summative assessments that accomodate learner needs, provide timely feedback to students and inform instruction. 

Purchase the Full Week of Sessions $39 

Educators as Analysts: Concepts and Processes to Improve Practices
Matt Goodman
Pattonville R-III School District
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. CST
FREE Event

Engaging Ways to Demonstrate Student Understanding
Lindy Hockenbary 
Microsoft/CDW-G
Featured Speaker
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. CST 

Creating Formative and Summative Assessments Using Discovery Education 
Patti Duncan Discovery Education Featured Speaker
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. CST


I Love Spreadsheets 
and You Can Too: 
Practical Advice and Tips

Matt Goodman
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. CST

Increasing Student Engagement with Creativity in Hybrid and At-Home Learning Environments
Dr. Tammy Hasheider -Apple
4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. CST

Interventions and Assessments for Struggling Readers in Online Environments
Bev Colombo
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. CST
Walk, Talk and Share
Jonathon Lee
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. CST

Shift.Alt.Control: Putting Students in the Driver's Seat
Sherri Kulpa
4:00 p.m - 5:30 p.m. CST


METC Meet-Up: 
TED-Style Talks
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. CST
FREE Event

March 15 March 16 March 17 March 18 March 19

ISTE Standard: Leader 
Learn how to support student empowerment, help shape a shared vision, advocate for student equity and inspire your students and colleagues.

Purchase the Full Week of Sessions $39 

The Future of Learning, Today
Anthony Johnson 
Apple
Featured Speaker

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. CDT
FREE Event
Strengthening Literacy Skills with iPad for Secondary Students
Apple 
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. CST


Applied Digital Skills
Amanda Moody
4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. CDT


Data-Driven Leadership: The Analytics Journey
Jennifer Brown
Microsoft/CDW-G 

6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. CDT
Strategies for Supporting Diverse Learners
Bev Colombo, Rob Greenhaw and Lisa Thompson
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. CDT

Designing A Culturally Relevant and Culturally Responsive Pedagogy 
Featured Speaker
Ken Shelton 

4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. CDT
Accessibility with Apple
Apple
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. CST

Es-cap-ay Room: 
Spelled like 'Escape' Room 

Mandi Tolen
4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. CDT

Lead the Way to Success for ALL Learners with Discovery Education
Patti Duncan
Featured Speaker Discovery Education

6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. CDT
METC Meet-Up: 
Missouri Author Book Talk 
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. CDT
FREE Event


March 22 March 23 March 24 March 25 March 26

ISTE Standard: Facilitator
Learn how to model creative expression and empower students to innovate and problem solve with student-driven learning.

Purchase the Full Week of Sessions  $39

Get Your Hands On Facilitation
Kelly Reddin 
LEGO Education
Featured Speaker

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. CDT
FREE Event
Thinking in Ink: Increase Student Achievement 
Lindy Hockenbary
Microsoft/CDW-G
Featured Speaker

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. CDT


Virtual Activities, Games & Playdates 
Stephanie Madlinger
4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. CST

Embedding Mindfulness for 
Self-Regulation

Lindsay Schmidt 
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. CDT


Flipped Learning
Featured Speaker
Catlin Tucker

4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. CDT

Yes, Your K-5 Students 
CAN Do That

Donnie Piercey
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. CDT
Promoting SEL Development with Discovery Education Resources
Patti Duncan 
Discovery Education
Featured Speaker
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. CDT

Technology Enhanced Social Studies

Bethany Petty 
4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. CDT

Google Suite in a Flexible World
Greg Lawrence

6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. CDT
METC Meet-Up: 
Virtual Play Date & Lab
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. CDT
FREE Event

March 29 March 30 March 31 April 1 April 2

ISTE Standard: Learner
Learn and explore promising practices that improve student learning and deepen a commitment to continuous self-improvement. 

Purchase the Full Week of Sessions $39 

Preparing For Tomorrow By Leading Today
Jennifer Brown
Microsoft/CDW-G
Featured Speaker

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. CDT
FREE Event

How To Marie Kondo Your Google Drive
Shelby Graves
4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. CDT

Creating and Managing Your Virtual Classroom
Bethany Petty
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. CDT
Blended Learning Strategies
Jennifer Brown
Microsoft/CDW-G
Featured Speaker

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. CDT

Online Discussions, Choice Boards and Hyperdocs
Featured Speaker
Catlin Tucker

4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. CDT

The Discovery Education Student Experience
Patti Duncan Discovery Education Featured Speaker 

6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. CDT

Using Chromebooks with 
Elementary Kiddos

Carolyn Allen
4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. CDT

Service Learning: A Real and Responsive Approach that Includes Civic Engagement 
Featured Speaker
Ken Shelton 
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. CDT
METC Meet-Up: 
Community Share
4:00 p.m. CDT
FREE Event

EdPlus member Districts and schools may request an invoice for payment by contacting Brian Lankheit at blankheit@edplus.org.