Tech Talk for K-12 Educators @ Mercy High School, Farmington Hills, MI

October 28th, 2014 by Toni Jones

Mercy High School in Farmington Hills, MI is hosting a Tech Talk for K-12 Educators on Friday, February 27, 2015.  Last year they drew 250 regional educators and anticipate 300 attendees this year.

They welcome EMU graduate students (and EMU faculty) as presenters. If you present, you will receive free registration and a gift card.  The application deadline is November 15. If you are interested in presenting a 50 minute session, go to
http://techtalkmercy.weebly.com/call-for-presenters.html

Please consider presenting and/or attending Mercy’s Tech Talk for K-12 Educators.

Monetary Awards for Student Attendance at Professional Conferences

October 13th, 2014 by Toni Jones

The Teacher Education Department encourages our students, both graduate and undergraduate, to become active scholars and researchers.  An initial step in this process is to attend a professional conference. In order to encourage student attendance at professional conferences, the Teacher Education Department is giving 10 awards of up to $250 each.   The procedure for applying for these awards follows.

CONFERENCE ATTENDANCE AWARDS

Students who wish to apply for this award must write a letter of application that contains the following information.

  1. The name, date, and location of the conference that they will attend.
  2. The conference fee.
  3. An itemized list of additional travel experiences:  airfare, hotel.
  4. Two to three paragraphs that address how attendance at this conference will be helpful to their growth as a scholar.
  5. The name of the sponsoring professor.

All letters of application are due to Dr. Kinney-Sedgwick no later than 5 P.M. on Friday, November 7.   In the case of more applications than funds, awards will be decided by lottery.  Only one award will be granted to a student.

Monetry Awards for Student Participation at Professional Conferences

October 13th, 2014 by Toni Jones

The Teacher Education Department encourages our students, both graduate and undergraduate, to become active scholars and researchers and to present their work at professional conferences. In recognition of our students’ excellent work, the Teacher Education Department will grant travel awards up to $500 to students presenting at professional conferences.

CONFERENCE PRESENTATION AWARDS

  1. Travel awards of up to $500 will be granted to students who are presenting original research/scholarship at a professional conference.
  2. Students who wish to apply for this award must write a letter of application that contains the following information.
    1. The name, date, and location of the conference at which they will be presenting.
    2. The name of the paper/presentation.
    3. A copy of the conference acceptance letter or a copy of the program page with your name and presentation.  PLEASE NOTE: IF YOUR PROPOSAL HAS NOT YET BEEN ACCEPTED, COMPLETE THE APPLICATION PROCESS ANYHOW.  THIS WILL ALLOW US TO DETERMINE THE POSSIBLE NUMBER OF AWARDS THAT COULD BE GRANTED.
    4. An itemized list of expenditures e.g. conference fee, airfare, hotel.
    5. The name of the sponsoring professor.

    All letters of application are due to Dr. Kinney-Sedgwick no later than 5 P.M. on Friday, November 7th..   In the case of more applications than funds, awards will be decided by lottery.  Only one award will be granted to a student.

Schools of the Future

September 23rd, 2014 by Toni Jones

I just saw this awesome video visually displaying the possibilities available with technology in [future] schools to support teaching and learning. Check it out…

Technology in Education: A Future Classroom by Daniel Nemroff

Unfortunately, I can not embed video with our version of WordPress :-(

Congrats to Bill Van Loo & Jessica P’Simer!

September 23rd, 2014 by Toni Jones
Applause

Image source: freedigitalphotos.net

Over the summer, Bill Van Loo accepted a new position as the Technology & Engineering teacher for Ann Arbor Public Schools new STEAM program at Northside. According to Bill, “It’s been an amazing summer and school year so far.” Bill had been the Technology Coordinator and Tech Teacher at Honey Creek Community School in Ann Arbor.

As Bill transitioned out, Jessica P’Simer took over as Technology Coordinator and Tech Teacher at Honey Creek Community School.

We are so proud of both Bill and Jessica! Way to go!