Incorporate even more technology integration opportunities to your schools by coming to and learning from the excellent sessions at the 30th annual Midwest Education Technology Conference in February. More than 1,500 attendees from around the United States are expected to participate February 11-13, 2013, including technology specialists, teachers, library media specialists, staff developers, administrators, instructional technology teachers, and information technology/ network specialists. METC is a program of Cooperating School Districts of Greater St. Louis.
Keynote speakers are Ken Shelton, Lucy Gray, and C.J. Huff. Ken regularly gives keynotes, presentations, and leads workshops, many of which are hands-on, covering a wide variety of Educational Technology, Technology Storytelling, and Instructional Design topics. He has worked as an educator for over 10 years and currently teaches technology at the middle school level. Lucy works with a variety of institutions on 21st century learning initiatives, including directing the Consortium for School Networking’s Leadership for Mobile Learning initiative. Lucy founded the Global Education Collaborative, a network for educators interested in project-based learning which has been expanded into the Global Education Conference. Both Ken and Lucy have Google Certified Teacher and Apple Distinguished Educator designations. C.J. is Superintendent of Joplin Schools. His experiences as a classroom teacher, building principal, superintendent and a family farmer prepared him to lead his district through the recovery effort following the devastating Sunday, May 22, 2011 tornado that ripped through the heart of Joplin, destroying or damaging 10 of the 19 buildings including the high school and leaving over half of his students without a school to return to on the following Monday. His recognitions include eSchool News 2012 Tech-Savvy Superintendent Award and Missouri Association of School Administrators 2012 Pearce Award.
This year’s conference roster includes featured speakers and spotlight educators from Illinois and Missouri, as well educators across the region who are eager to share their skills and expertise. Registration is now open at METCconference.org.