Spring MACE 2017
A Conference for Educators by Educators
The Mid-America Association for Computers in Education will be hosting their annual education technology conference in Manhattan. This is a wonderful learning and networking opportunity for educators, and a great low-cost option for school districts to support technological staff development.
Keynote Speaker - Steve Dembo
As a former kindergarten teacher and school Director of Technology Steve Dembo is a pioneer in the field of educational social networking. As Discovery Education's Director of Learning Communities, Social Media Strategy and Innovation, he was instrumental in the explosive growth of the award winning community, the Discovery Educator Network. Dembo is the co-author of the book Untangling the Web: 20 Tools to Power Up Your Teaching. The National School Board Association named him one of 2010's "Twenty to Watch," a list honoring individuals finding innovative ways to use technology to increase classroom learning.
Spotlight Speaker - Mary Frazier
Mary Frazier started her teaching career in Goodland, KS. After teaching fifth and sixth graders for 28 years, she served as an Integration Technology Specialist with an emphasis on curriculum for ten years in Buhler USD 313. While in this position she co-facilitated the District Leadership Team for three years and was instrumental in designing an instructional framework for the district. She was also responsible for the initial introduction of the common core curriculum in Buhler. Mary had a leading role in the creation of a Teaching and Learning Initiative with 1:1 devices in grades 5-12. Currently Mary is an adjunct instructor for Sterling College. She also co-leads the Tech Integration Group which meets monthly at ESSDACK.
This year the MACE Conference will once again be hosting a free MACE Information Technology Network which will focus on issues and need of technical staff in the school districts. We will begin with TED-type presentations** a free lunch, then EdCamp breakouts to open up discussion. There is no cost for the MACE Information Technology Network but we are asking that those wanting to attend to register (for numbers at the sessions and for lunch). This registration is separate from the main MACE conference so signing up for one does not include you in the other. If you wish to attend both the MACE Information Technology Network and regular conference you must register twice.
The Making IT Happen award honors outstanding educators and leaders who demonstrate extraordinary commitment, leadership, courage and persistence in improving digital learning opportunities for students. Since its inception in 1995 more than 500 educators from around the world have received the award.
This award is presented at the spring MACE Conference.
Digital Media Competition
The purpose of this competition is to allow students in Kansas schools an opportunity to showcase their work and to provide a venue to recognize their efforts and achievements.
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