Teachers Can Get Powtoon for FREE #Powtoon4EverySchool

Teachers Can Get Powtoon for FREE #Powtoon4EverySchool

To celebrate the new HTML5 version of Powtoon, they are giving away $10 Million worth of free Powtoon Classroom accounts. This is an amazing opportunity for any educator that wants to create their own Powtoons and engage students in digital storytelling.

For additional information and to get your free account, simply go to the link below.


Start School Right with  FREE Professional Learning!

Start School Right with FREE Professional Learning!

Start off the school year with free professional learning opportunities from TRIG!

Below is a list of the free online PD available this September. These opportunities are available to educators in all districts and are eligible for 6-9 SCECH credits. Each course is 3 weeks long, with two live webinars (in the evening).

Click on the course titles below to get course details and to register:

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?


  • 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.

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.
Summer PD Opportunity: EdTech Day Camp

Summer PD Opportunity: EdTech Day Camp

Looking for some summer PD hours? Maybe you just want to have fun and learn with other edtechies around the state. Either way, we invite you to join us at MVU’s EdTech Day Camp event on July 25, 2017 at the Radisson Hotel in Lansing, MI. We will spend the day examining how technology can help us reach the students who need us the most.

This engaging day is focused on YOU, teachers in the classroom, and how you can leverage technology to reach the students that need us the most.

his day will focus how we teach and engage all our students. Whether we have one device in the classroom or each student has his own, we are at an unprecedented moment in time to utilize technology to enable truly personalized learning opportunities for all of our students.

This day is designed to move quickly and is geared towards facilitating deep conversations of consequence for our classroom, school, community and state landscapes.

Cost includes breakfast, lunch and an awesome experience with teachers who make a difference — just like YOU!

Want to save $10 on your registration? Use promo code presenterBFF.

Learn more and register for this event by going to outreach.mivu.org/daycamp17

Why YOU should attend SCICON 2017!

Why YOU should attend SCICON 2017!

The Bulletin

SCICON is back for another exciting year.  

On May 17th, Kent ISD will be hosting the annual SCICON GR. This one day conference will feature Wendy Johnson. Wendy is a Ph.D. Candidate in Science Education, and writing her dissertation on “Fostering Three-Dimensional Science Learning: The Role of Curiosity in Productive Classroom Discourse”, at Michigan State University.  Area teachers will be sharing classroom stories and experts from STEM and education technology will  facilitate sessions.

Reasons to Attend SCI CON this year:

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Top 5 Sessions for Admins at PLCON 2017

Top 5 Sessions for Admins at PLCON 2017

The Bulletin

“Personalized learning is intended to facilitate the academic success of each student by first determining the learning needs, interests, and aspirations of individual students, and then providing learning experiences that are customized—to a greater or lesser extent—for each student. To accomplish this goal, schools, teachers, guidance counselors, and other educational specialists may employ a wide variety of educational methods, from intentionally cultivating strong and trusting student-adult relationships to modifying assignments and instructional strategies in the classroom to entirely redesigning the ways in which students are grouped and taught in a school.” (Glossary of Education Reform, 5/14/15)

On May 3rd, Kent ISD will host The Personalized Learning Conference (PLCON). This conference is beneficial to all educators who want to learn more about personalized teaching and learning.

Leaders in education have a unique opportunity to create organizational priorities and values that support personalized learning for every student.  Administrators can maximize time…

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