MACUL creates and promotes events that assist educators in the pedagogy and use of educational technology. Check back often for new opportunities.
MACUL is the regional representative for the Sketch Up Pro License Grant. The SketchUp Pro Statewide License Grant Program provides access to SketchUp Pro, at no cost, to qualifying K-12 public schools. Visit the SketchUp Pro website for more information.
Addressing Digital Inequities in K-12 Schools
December 10, 2019
7:00 pm-8:00 pm
This webinar will explore the current digital inequities that exist in K-12 education and explore ways that school systems are working to alleviate those inequities. First, the webinar will give a brief overview of K-12 digital inequities, such access to high speed internet, access to tools, digital skills gap, and access to quality professional development. Next, the webinar will have two guest speakers who are addressing digital equity issues. First Kurt Peloso will describe how Everyoneon.com has partnered with school systems to provide affordable digital access to high needs communities. Next, Ron Siegle will share how the non-profit All Band Communications is working with rural communities to provide access. Finally, the webinar will share other funding opportunities and state and federal laws in place (or proposed) that could support to alleviate digital inequities. Find all the details here.
December 11, 2019
4:00 pm-5:00 pm
How can we engage all students in computer science regardless of race, gender, or socio-economic status? Join Kelsey Derringer of BirdBrain Technologies to see how our innovative tools, the Hummingbird Robotics Kit and the NEW Finch Robot 2.0, combine computer science and other creative concepts to reach all K-12 students.
By integrating robotics into other subject areas like ELA, math, social studies, and science, we can ensure that all students have access to CS education. In this 1-hour webinar, we will explore the research behind these robots and share how you can use them in your district to meet standards and engage any student.
Find all the details and register here.
January 6th – 31st, 2020
Digital Citizenship in Action approaches digital citizenship from n novel direction. It is not simply a list of “do nots”. Instead the focus is on what it means to be a responsible member of a community and how this might look different in a digital context. We will work through this book together and will have weekly discussions via Flipgrid. Register below by December 20, 2020. The first 25 wil receive a free book. Find all the details here.
February 12, 2020
7:00 pm-8:00 pm
Robots in English class? Of course! See how educators across the country are fusing literacy and computational thinking with the Hummingbird Robotics Kit and Finch Robot in projects like Robot Shakespeare and Finch Tales.
What you will get from this webinar: Practical implementation strategies for any classroom with a focus on K-12 literacy. Find all the details and register here.
“Inspiring Innovative Practices”
March 11-13, 2020
Grand Rapids, MI
The MACUL conference gives attendees an opportunity to explore new tools, discover the latest trends, gain valuable resources and network with like-minded educators.
FUTURE Conference dates:
2021: March 17-19, Detroit, MI
2022: March 16-18, Grand Rapids, MI
2023: March 15-17, Detroit, MI
June 28 – July 1, 2020
Anaheim Convention Center
800 W Katella Ave,
Anaheim, CA 92802
Save the date for ISTE20 The ISTE Conference & Expo is where educators from around the world gather to share and discover leading-edge teaching practices to inspire learners. Speaker Proposals Open August 29