MACUL Events

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: Leading and Learning in Remote, Blended and In-Person Spaces

Registration Open

2020 has brought uncertainty at every turn. Opening this school year in the midst of a global pandemic has created significant anxiety and a loss of sleep for all educators, regardless of position. As we lead through uncertainty, how can we create a culture where both students and staff can thrive? How can we work to overcome fear and fail forward when things don’t go as planned? How can we best leverage the things that we still control? Regardless of what happens outside our school walls, together we can work to create meaningful and authentic learning opportunities for those that we serve, whether it be in-person or virtually, when we hyper-focus on the things that matter most. The work is hard, but our kids our worth it!
October 28, 2020 – 3 p.m. -6 p.m.
Cost: $29
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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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Tech for All: Great Lakes UDL – IRN Conference

MACUL Learning Area
Date: October 26-28, 2020
Description: The Tech for All learning area is once again partnering with the Universal Design for Learning Implementation and Research Network (UDL-IRN) for the fourth annual UDL-IRN Great Lakes UDL Experience. Join your colleagues from around the Great Lakes region (and beyond!) to explore how Universal Design for Learning can help you create a welcoming, responsive, student-centered classroom that cultivates expert learners. The event features national presenters who will focus on UDL and designing for remote and face-to-face learning environments for all students.
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Leading and Learning in Remote, Blended and In-Person Spaces

Registration Open

2020 has brought uncertainty at every turn. Opening this school year in the midst of a global pandemic has created significant anxiety and a loss of sleep for all educators, regardless of position. As we lead through uncertainty, how can we create a culture where both students and staff can thrive? How can we work to overcome fear and fail forward when things don’t go as planned? How can we best leverage the things that we still control? Regardless of what happens outside our school walls, together we can work to create meaningful and authentic learning opportunities for those that we serve, whether it be in-person or virtually, when we hyper-focus on the things that matter most. The work is hard, but our kids our worth it!
October 28, 2020 – 3 p.m. -6 p.m.
Cost: $29
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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 8, 2020 – April 21, 2021
Price: $29
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Tech in Education: MACUL Presents at MAEA

MACUL Learning Area
Date: November 14-15
Description: At the Michigan Art Education Conference, MACUL’s Tech in Education will present virtually, how art teachers can use technology to support student learning.
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ISTE 20 LIVE!

ISTE2020

November 29 – December 5, 2020

REINVENTING EDUCATION TOGETHER!
Adapt and thrive in a changing learning landscape
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Google for Education Certified Coach Program

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Instructional coaches do so much to train and support teachers. Now it’s your turn– Google for Education now has a free program to train and support instructional coaches! The Certified Coach Program provides a free, online curriculum and coaching model to help you hone your practice. Once certified, you join a network of other coaches for community, connection, and special PD opportunities from Google.

Tech in Education: Teaser Book Study

Date: January 2021
Description: Examine practical application of technology in education by participating in this teaser book study, focusing on Chapter 5 of Learning First, Technology Second: The Educator’s Guide to Designing Authentic Lessons. The chapter focuses on lessons from K-12 educators.
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SketchUp LogoSketchup Pro Education Grant License

Available Now

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.