517 ed tech's tenth school year

517 Ed Tech's Spring 2024 Lineup - Save the Dates

The Educator's Workbench, Cohort 5 in DeWitt, MI 

  • Day 1 - January 9 - 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Day 2 - March 5 - 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

February 27 - 4:00 - 6:30 pm - 517 Ed Tech Unplugged - Escape Room and Creativity Workshop -  The Pod Escape Room in Lansing

April 11 - 4:30 - 6:30 pm - 517 Ed Tech Unplugged - Layered 3D Print & Gaming Lounge in Grand Ledge

Registration links will be available soon!

 

 

Capital Area District Library

CADL's Winter Educator Learning Series

Thursday, February 22 - 4-5 pm - Library Resources for Grades PreK - 3 

Join CADL staff members for an overview of CADL's free resources designed for younger students. Learn about Pebble Go, BookFlix, World Book Early Learning, Literacy Backpacks, our Library of Things, and more! This session will be held virtually. Interested participants can earn one SCECH per session. More information and registration available at Ingham ISD’s PD Zone.

Thursday, March 14 - 4-5 pm - CADL Resources for Grades 7-12 Educators and Students 

Join CADL staff members for an overview of CADL resources useful to Grades 7-12 educators and students. Staff will present information about digital books, research databases for secondary students, Library of Things items, test-taking resources, tutor.com, and more. Interested participants can earn one SCECH per session. Registration will be available soon at Ingham ISD's PD Zone.

Wednesday, April 10 - 4-5 pm - An Overview of CADL's Digital Resources 

Join CADL staff members for an overview of CADL's free digital resources that can be accessed using Student Success Cards. Staff will present information about Hoopla, Libby, BookFlix, research databases, and more. Interested participants can earn one SCECH per session. Registration will be available soon at Ingham ISD's PD Zone.

Thursday, May 9 - 4-5 pm - Library Resources to Make of Your Students' Chromebooks and Digital Devices

Join CADL staff members for an overview of CADL's free digital resources that can be accessed using Student Success Cards and used on your students' digital devices, including with parents/caregivers over the summer break. Staff will present information about free wifi options, CADL Mobile app, Hoopla, Libby, Ebsco Ebooks, research databases, and more. Parents and Caregivers are also welcome in this training! Interested participants can earn one SCECH per session. Registration will be available soon at Ingham ISD's PD Zone.

Please note that due to the district boundaries of Capital Area District Library these opportunties are for teachers teaching in Ingham County Schools only. For more information on CADL’s Fall Learning Series, reach out to Jennifer DeGroat at degroatj@cadl.org 

 

Recordings of previous sessions

Desmos

Join Andrew (a former MS and HS math teacher) for this 2-part exploration of the mathematics tool Desmos - Desmos is a free web application that has been crafted by math teachers to help support student exploration of this subject that many students find frustrating to learn and teachers find frustrating to teach. This tool provides a number of different modes of exploration that set the standard for usability for digital math tools.

Session 1 - An Introduction to Desmos

Session 2 - Activity Builder and the Computation Layer

 

Michigan E Library - also known as Mel
An exploration of the Michgan eLibrary - The Michigan eLibrary is a free set of resources on all kinds of different things and they've continued to expand their offerings. Join #517EdTech as we bring in a couple of guests from Michigan eLibrary to lead us through exploring the amazing collection of resources that you and your students could be using right now for free.

Elementary Presentation 

Secondary Presentation

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At #517EdTech, we believe that the most influential interactions that happen in a school are between teachers and learners.

As such, we seek to support educators in investing their time, energy, brainpower and collaboration in reconsidering the possibilities for the seemingly-normal (but wildly impactful) interactions they have with learners each day. 

#517EdTech was launched in 2014 with goal of connecting educators in Clinton, Eaton, and Ingham Counties in Mid-Michigan for the collective investment where it matters most. Our professional learning network includes educators from over 20 public, private, and post-secondary educational communities, and has grown to over 700 educators in the Capital Region. There's room for you, too. 

 

Questions about how to get involved? Ask ChristyAndrew or Allison for more information.

Professional Learning from REMC

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#517EdTech is coordinated by

Allison Rogers from C C RESA

Allison Remington (Rogers)

Instructional Tech Specialist 

Clinton County RESA

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Christy Lobdell 

Assistive and Instructional Technology

Eaton RESA

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Andrew Shauver

Instruction and Technology Coach

Ingham Intermediate School District

REMC 13 Director

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