Archive for the ‘LTEC Faculty’ Category

LTEC Faculty Appointments

Tuesday, January 9th, 2018

Dr. Michael McVey was recently elected to the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Board of Directors. Terms for the new board members began Jan. 1, 2018, and ends Dec. 31, 2020.

Dr. Toni Stokes Jones was recently selected to serve on the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) Innovation and Technology Committee from March 1, 2018, through February 28, 2021.

Kudos to both of them!

ISTE Board Elections

Wednesday, November 29th, 2017

Our very own Dr. Michael McVey is running for the ISTE Board. Take a look at his bio and consider voting for him if you are an ISTE member.

Voting is open to all current ISTE members through Dec.12 at 5 p.m. ET. The terms for these board seats begin Jan. 1, 2018, and end Dec. 31, 2020. New board members will be announced in December.

Go to for more information.

2017 Chelsea Early Childhood Technology Conf

Friday, June 2nd, 2017
Calling all Pre-K thru 6th grade educators!
Attend the 2017 Chelsea Early Childhood Technology Conference 
Come join us for a day of fun, collaboration, and learning!
Learn how to effectively use technology with young learners from other innovative educators.
Registration is 50 dollars which includes all sessions and lunch. Principals attend for free!
EMU/LTEC presenters: Professors Copeland & Jones, Eric Robinson & Mike Brown [alumni]

Google Cardboard

Tuesday, July 19th, 2016

I meet infrequently with a local software designer, Ian Natzmer, whose company, Odeum Learning, is designing interactive games for students. A year ago, I thought virtual goggles were far too pricey for most schools and may have dampened his enthusiasm a little. Yesterday, an inexpensive alternate to VR Googles, the $10 Google Cardboard,arrived and I was hooked. I spent hours being drawn into the virtual experiences of walking down the streets of London, New York, and rural Japan, standing on the surface of Pluto, then virtually skydiving.

I’m rethinking my position.

Google Certified

Saturday, July 2nd, 2016

This fall, Dr. McVey will invite every teacher candidate in the program to consider working through the online Google Training Center to earn a Google Certified Educator badge for their web site or resume. Already an active user of Calendar, Docs, Sheets, Forms, and more he did not need much review time before taking the online examination. The three-hour exam was a thorough check of the basic skills required to use the Google Apps for Education tools. Cost for the Level 1 test was $10; for Level 2 the cost was $25.

After speaking with several recruiters last spring, he became convinced of the certificates value to teachers. “The examination, itself, is well-constructed and organized. It was a pleasure to work through the activities and I am not a fan of examinations,” said McVey.