Author: Andrew Steinman

Tech Ed in the Middle School – 21Things4Student Technology Bootcamp

Tech Ed in the Middle School – 21Things4Student Technology Bootcamp

Are you teaching a middle school technology curriculum?

Are you an educator assigned to teach 21things4students and want to know more about the curriculum and materials?

Is your district using 21things4students to teach 5th ‐ 9th grade technology, but you’re not sure what resources are available?

Do you need help developing digital portfolios with your students in Office 365, Google Drive, or Google Apps for Education?

Are you looking to find out how teachers use 21things4students to integrate technology and best practice?

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Know the curriculum and resources available in 21t4s for use in your classroom
  • Understand how to implement these materials to support the ISTE Standards • Students
  • Make connections between the 21things4teachers and the 21things4students resources for your classroom
  • Transfer the learning into your instructional practice using best practice strategies

Register for this event or learn more by viewing the flyer below.

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Making ADA Compliant Documents: Register Now for June 29 Summer Drive-In Conference!

Making ADA Compliant Documents: Register Now for June 29 Summer Drive-In Conference!

25f761dd-c5d3-42f7-9e79-0641e2f8457aAmerican with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance has been a hot topic for all of us in the education community this year. Now that we understand the guidelines, it is time to learn how to properly produce electronic school documents that are accessible to everyone.

Presenting MSPRA’s 2017 Summer Drive-In Conference: ADA Action Lab on Thursday, June 29 at Ingham ISD, 2630 W. Howell Rd., Mason, MI 48854. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. The program runs from 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. and includes lunch.

This day-long Action Lab features Foxbright ADA compliance experts. [Note: You don’t need to be a Foxright client to participate.]  View the conference post card for more information.

Not only will you learn how to produce compliant Word, Excel, Google Drive and PDF documents, but you will also have an entire afternoon to work one-on-one with the ADA compliance experts from Foxbright. To make the most of this experience, bring your laptop and electronic version of the documents you wish to make compliant.  See the agenda for more details.

  • Cost: $25 for MSPRA members or if you are attending with (and are registered by) an MSPRA member.
  • Cost: $35 for non-members attending on their own
  • Register by June 23, 2017
  • Space is limited to the first 90 registrants.
MBA Research has released FREE Project Materials for Michigan Educators

MBA Research has released FREE Project Materials for Michigan Educators

MBA Research is proud to announce the release of free project materials developed in conjunction with the Project Management Institute Educational Foundation (PMIEF). These project resources, which include a total of nine comprehensive project modules, are designed for the finance, marketing, and management/administration classrooms.

Project modules focus on such topics as human resources laws and regulations, financial ratios, channel management, and more. Each project module includes a detailed lesson plan, briefing, rubric, driving question, entry event, samples of student work, and project management templates for students to use to plan and implement project activities. The result of multiple rounds of revision, the projects were piloted by more than 50 business administration teachers around the country during the last school year.

Click here to access the free project materials

Site Visit to Personalized Learning District #PLCON16

Site Visit to Personalized Learning District #PLCON16

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We are very excited to announce the opportunity for a FREE site visit to a personalized learning district. In conjunction with the Personalized Learning Conference, Kenowa Hills Public Schools has opened their doors for other educators to see personalized learning in action. On Thursday, May 5, Kenowa Hills is welcoming up to 40 educators to visit their elementary, middle, and high schools for guided classroom tours, mini-presentations, and Q & A sessions with teachers, students and school leaders. This is a FREE opportunity open to all educators.

Click Here to Learn More and Signup for the Personalized Learning Site Visit

April EdTech Webinar: Safe Social Media in the Classroom

April EdTech Webinar: Safe Social Media in the Classroom

Facebook_logo_thumbs_up_like_transparent_SVG.svgTony Signore is an American History teacher at Kraft Meadows Middle School in Caledonia. He has been using blended teaching practices for years, focusing mostly on flipping his classroom. More recently, he has explored the use of social media in the classroom. Considering students’ ages and safety, Tony has been using some alternative Web 2.0 tools to bring social media in his classroom. Join us April 18th from 3:30 – 4:30PM for an informative webinar on how to safely bring social media into the classroom. Tony will share his experience with starting this process using Padlet, TodaysMeet, and Kidblog. He will also demonstrate how to use these teacher friendly, safe sites that give students the opportunity share knowledge, as well as practice good digital citizenship.

This webinar is targeted towards educators of all grade levels and subject areas. Many of the strategies and tools shared will be applicable across grade levels and student devices.

Click Here to Register for this FREE Webinar

What is Personalized Learning?

What is Personalized Learning?

Personalized learning occurs when the student has a degree of choice over his or her education in terms of delivery, context, and pacing. Individual outcomes and how proficiency will be demonstrated is collaboratively defined. The student’s interests, experiences, and abilities guide his or her learning, making new information more relevant and meaningful. This approach has the potential to build the student’s capacity and desire to learn beyond the scope of the curriculum and the confines of the classroom.

The Personalized Learning Conference

The Personalized Learning Conference will be held at Kent ISD on May 4, 2016. This event spotlights the importance of personalized learning and helps educators begin their journey towards personalizing education for every student. All educators who want to learn more about personalized teaching and learning are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Click Here to Learn More & Register for the Personalized Learning Conference

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How We Are Personalizing the Personalized Learning Conference

How We Are Personalizing the Personalized Learning Conference

The Personalized Learning Conference on May 4, 2016 is an event that spotlights the importance of personalized learning and helps educators begin their journey towards personalizing education for every student. All educators who want to learn more about personalized teaching and learning are welcome and encouraged to attend.

​A Personalized Conference for Attendees

Ever attend a conference where ​there were multiple sessions you wanted to attend, but they were all offered at the same time? We hope to fix this at the Personalized Learning Conference. Leading up to this event, registered attendees will be given the opportunity to rate their level of interest in each session. This information will be used to create a schedule personalized for conference attendees. Through this structure, we hope to provide all attendees with sessions that are of interest to them throughout the day, as well as reduce overlap of sessions that are of greatest interest to attendees.

Click Here to Learn More and Register for the Personalized Learning Conference

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