MACUL creates and promotes events that assist educators in the pedagogy and use of educational technology. See below for upcoming events and check back often for new opportunities.
Featured Event: Virtual MACUL21
The annual Michigan Association for Computer Users in Learning (MACUL) Conference is March 17-20, 2021. The conference will be held VIRTUALLY this year. It is one of the Midwest’s largest educational technology conferences with thousands of educators from across Michigan, the region, and Canada. Our virtual program will give you the chance to create a customizable experience with workshops, breakout sessions, featured speakers, keynotes, and unique networking opportunities spread out over four days. Attendees will still get to explore new tools, discover the latest trends and obtain valuable resources that will enhance the great work you do every day. Use the official hashtag in your social media: #MACUL21
The Annual MACUL Conference rotates between Detroit and Grand Rapids each year, while this year’s conference is happening virtually, start planning for future years today. Here are the dates for future MACUL Annual Conferences:
- 2022 – Grand Rapids – March 16-19
- 2023 – Detroit – March 15-18
- 2024 – Grand Rapids – March 20-23
- 2025 – Detroit – March 19-22
- 2026 – Grand Rapids – March 18-21
Tech Leadership: Learning Transformed Book Study
MACUL Learning Area
Date: October 15, 2020 – February 28, 2021
Description: Learning Transformed is an ASCD best-seller meant to be a roadmap of support for educators who want to transform teaching and learning in their school or across their district. The book highlights eight, evidence-based “keys” needed for systemic transformation. We will read the book, answer questions and collaborate in Google Classroom, and host a series of video discussions, including a book study kickoff with author Thomas C. Murray, about the strategies that all educators can work to implement in their schools and districts, to better prepare students, starting today. 10 SCECHs are available for reading and participating in discussions. The first 40 completed book study participants will be eligible for a $25 Amazon gift card at the conclusion of the book study (reimbursement for the book).
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Digital Literacy: Here, There and Everywhere
Join nine organizations in learning about digital literacy from local and national experts. Kickoff day one provides inspiration and definition with a taste of exceptional on-demand content. Each presenter will provide a task, challenge or idea for you. Then you continue to learn through self-paced content over the three weeks to dive deeper, curate and create while networking and participating in an ongoing Twitter Slow Chat. The culminating day will conclude with more inspiration, including the sharing of artifacts, ideas, resources, and curriculum connections to use tomorrow. The curated list will be shared live after the event.
Date: November 18, 2020 – April 21, 2021
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Digital Age Teaching Exploration
The REMC Association PLAYDATE and MACUL (Michigan Association of Computer Users in Learning) are partnering to bring you Digital Age Teaching Exploration. Revisit popular MACUL conference session topics as well as educational technology strategies and tools in the PLAYDATE format. There are no experts, no formal presentations, just sharing and learning alongside one another!
Participants attending the full PLAYDATE receive a $25 Amazon gift card.
Date: April 28, 4–6 p.m.
Sketchup Pro K-12 Education Grant License
The SketchUp Pro Statewide License Grant Program provides access to SketchUp Pro, at no cost, to qualifying K-12 public schools. Sketchup has made available temporary licenses for at-home learning, as well having updated their in-person licenses for schools. The 2018 Version License is expired and will not be re-issued or supported. There are 2019, 2020 & 2021 Versions available in both formats currently. Visit the SketchUp Pro website for more information.