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In this issue, learn more about:

Technology Leadership Academies
Library Media Specialist Academy
Personal Online Learning Spaces Academy

Participation in each of these academies includes admittance to the 2016
Midwest Education Technology Community Conference in February!

Technology Leadership Academies
(six-day series includes the METC Conference)

Between October 7- March 2, you will develop the knowledge and skills necessary to use technology as a tool for more effective and efficient leadership.

• Improve your teaching by integrating technology and improve student performance
• Develop your vision of how to use technology
• Assess strengths and needs of your staff/students in the area of technology
• Develop a practical and useful tech action plan 
• Expand your professional learning network 

$1,200 Member; $1,500 Standard | Register

Are you an educational leader interested in increasing student and staff performance with research based practices? Taking place October 8-March 3, the Technology Leadership Certification is a new professional learning experience that includes two theories of technology integration, SAMR and TPACK, while focusing on digital citizenship. 

$1,200 Member; $1,500 Standard | Register

Library Media Specialist Academy
(six-day series includes the METC Conference)

As a Library Media Specialist, you must play the versatile role of an instructional partner responsible for ensuring that students and staff are efficient and effective users of information. This academy will assist you in teaching and connecting the standards of AASL, ISTE and NETS, plus:

• Understand the meaning of media literacy as it applies to 21st century skills
• Network with colleagues working in school libraries 
• Learn digital tools that promote effective use of digital media for K-12 students
• Examine best practices for Copyright & Fair Use
• Explore digital citizenship & literacy curriculum resources

$600 Member; $750 Standard Register

Personal Online Learning Spaces Academy (six-day series includes the METC Conference)

As educators, we must prepare students to live in a world without physical boundaries and help students learn how to work virtually with others. In this blended learning academy, October 8-March 3, explore:

• Best practices and strategies to individualize instruction, including flipped learning
• Online etiquette using digital citizenship and character education methods
• Effective communication, collaboration and learning techniques using social media
• Video and web conferencing using tools like Skype, Google Hangout, Lync, Facetime
• Online courses like iTunes U, FuelEd, Khan Academy

$600 EdPlus Member, $750 Standard Price | Register

For additional information and the registration calendar, click here.

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