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Keeping Up: Conferences

Friday, April 13th, 2018

The LTEC team (should I call us all Team LTEC?) had an interesting email exchange this morning when asked to share conferences at which we had a presence. We ended up with quite a strong list and if any of you participate in these conferences, we hope you will let us know so we can connect with you.

Here is the list (so far):

Michigan Association of Computer Users in Learning (MACUL). March. They rotate between Grand Rapids and Detroit (2019).

International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE). June. This year’s conference will be in Chicago.

Teaching Professor – Teaching with Technology. October. St Louis, MO.

American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE).  February. Louisville, KY.

Among others we have attended recently are Ohio’s ITIP, SITE, and ECOO (Canada).


LTEC has been temporarily shelved but we are still optimistically taking names of those interested in our online Masters. Complete this form if you are interested and we’ll be in touch.

Changes at the MACUL Journal

Friday, June 3rd, 2016

Over the past ten years, I have written several articles for the MACUL Journal. MACUL is the acronym for Michigan Association of Computer Users in Learning. It’s an awkward group name but it’s a great group. Teachers from all over Michigan with a penchant for using technology in their classroom are members and their conferences are huge and successful.

Yesterday I received an email from the editor of the Journal who noted with a little sadness that they would no longer be printing a paper copy next year. Instead, the MACUL Journal would be electronic with areas for teachers to add their comments.

MACUL's Logo

While polishing an article about drones in the classroom for the final print edition, I thought about the possibilities of electronic versus print: faster turnaround, more images, networking potential. However, the one that stood out for me was the inclusion of video. Teachers have fewer technical obstacles than ever to stop them from creating their own interactive videos.

I suggested to the editor that perhaps I could be a bit of an early adopter and create a video about drones in the classroom based on my article – just to get the ball rolling. Her reply came back within the hour. Not only was it a good idea, but also, hey, let us make video the theme of the first electronic version of the journal. That is what I like about MACUL. They can be fearless about embracing new ideas and making the most of them. They walk the walk.


Thursday, May 26th, 2016

The summer in Michigan is packed with conference opportunities right in your own backyard. In May, Dr. McVey presented at the Mobile Learning Conference in Kalamazoo, Drs. Jones and Copeland will present at the Chelsea Early Childhood Technology Conference, and in August, teachers will be able to attend GoogleFEST in Grand Rapids. August 9 will feature workshops and August 10 will feature many sessions. Dr. McVey will be there and looks forward to meeting any EDMT/LTEC students who will also be there.


Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

EDMT faculty and students had fun at the EDMT Meet Up. Although we were small in number, the laughter and conversation was big. Below are pictures from the EDMT Meet Up, Bill Van Loo’s awesome presentation and the very information Coding in the Classroom that Dr Jones and Dr Copeland attended.

MACUL Call for Speakers

Monday, September 24th, 2012

The EDMT faculty want to encourage you to submit a proposal to speak at the MACUL 2013 Conference being held in Detroit MI March 20-22, 2013 at Cobo Center in Detroit MI. The theme is Blending Technology and Curriculum for Today’s Learner. This is something that many of you are already doing and can share your experience with other teachers at the conference.

You can access the Call for Speakers information at The deadline for proposals is Monday, October 1, 2012.

Also, consider becoming a member of MACUL . . . it is free! For details go to