Items of interest from the EdPlus LearningLab METC Affiliate

* Transitioning from the TELE to the Innovation Room ~ We are excited to announce the NEW look of the former TELE Lab at EdPlus and want YOU to be the first to know. This summer, instead of the computer lab and yellow TELE ball, you will see a brightly colored, multi-purpose room with some cool furniture and tech! Come see us and check out the entire line-up of the Summer of Innovation Workshop Series REGISTER TODAY so you can visit our NEW Innovation Room and learn from your colleagues! All of the instructors are Missouri certified and #METC15 presenters…people you know! Be sure to tweet, blog and share to help promote the workshops and your METC peers. We are excited to offer 25+ workshops, with over 75% NEW stuff! We listened to our membership and METC conference attendees and responded to the requests. Use the hashtag #METCpd to follow all of the awesome learning this summer and register for a workshop or two today!

* The Midwest Spotlight Educators Nominations/Applications is open for just a few more days. Please encourage your peers to apply or nominate a deserving educator before May 12th. If you have not already been honored, YOU could also apply yourselves!

* Continue the learning all summer and into the fall. Use the archived Keynote & Featured Speakers from the METC 2015 Virtual Conference to learn more and share with others. View the handouts and archives of the past 3 years for reference. Go to http://METCconference.org to learn more and encourage others to join the METC Affiliate


* If you plan to attend the 2015 ISTE Conference later this summer, remember to mark/register that you are part of the METC Affiliate so that you receive your discounted rates. Also mark your calendar for Sunday night, June 28th from 7pm-10pm for a joint Midwest Affiliate Meet-up. We are excited to collaborate with four ISTE Affiliates for an evening of fun and networking at The Field House Philly. Watch for more information through emails, social media and the METC & ISTE websites.

* The CharacterPlus National Conference is June 15-17 and one of the Keynotes is a fellow Google Certified Teacher, Apple Distinguished Educator and Digital Citizenship Guru, Tanya Avrith. @TanyaAvrith The other is Principal Baruti Kafele who will be talking about school climate and closing the Attitude Gap. @PrincipalKafele Registration is still open. http://edplus.org