ISTE affiliate Info
As a program of EducationPlus, the Midwest Education Technology Community (METC) ISTE affiliate is dedicated to assisting the education community through support, promotion, and leadership in the effective use of educational technology. Established in 2010 and consisting of educators from the Missouri area and beyond, METC ISTE affiliate allows anyone in education to join our collaborative community.
Cost to Join the METC ISTE affiliate:
- EducationPlus Member Districts: It is FREE to join the METC ISTE affiliate if you are from a EducationPlus Member Districts.
- EducationPlus Non-Member Districts and Schools: Annual fee of just $20 per person. Sign up today.
Benefits of Joining:
Network with those with similar interests all across the state by joining one of our Professional Learning Networks (PLN's are formerly SIGs or Special Interest Groups) (see below).
By participating in a PLN, you will gain access to the METC online community where you can access resources and network.
Purchase ISTE books at special discounted prices.
METC ISTE affiliate Professional Learning Networks (PLNs)
Though these PLNs you will be able to connect and network with educators that have the same interests as you. All those that join a PLN will gain access to the METC online community which will be the hub from which the PLN will provide resources, interaction, etc.
- Media Literacy
- Mobile Learning
- Early Learning
- Science & STEM
- World Languages
- Technology Coordinators
Members of the METC ISTE affiliate will also receive special viewing/treatment at the Midwest Education Technology Community conference or METC15:
- METC conference - ISTE affiliate Book Store discount
- EducationPlus member pricing for conference registration
- Invitation to PLN sponsored sessions
- Access to select archived METC conference sessions
- Recognition on name badge (Ribbon)
- Special invitations to METC ISTE affiliate events
The METC ISTE affiliate will present the winner(s) of the Making IT Happen award at the conference. “Making IT Happen” is an internationally recognized awards program for educators and leaders in the field of educational technology integration in K–12 schools. The Making IT Happen award is sponsored by the Pearson Foundation and Cable in the Classroom.
2013-2014 METC Making IT Happen Winners
|Fall 2013 Winner
Spring 2014 Winner
|Karen Engelkenjohn, Ladue School District||Will Blaylock, Rockwood School District|
Nominate a colleague for one of our three annual awards. Nominations are currently closed.
- Outstanding Teacher
Recognizes and honors one teacher who has demonstrated outstanding achievement and leadership in implementing technology to improve education.
- Outstanding Leader
Recognizes and honors one leader who has demonstrated outstanding achievement and leadership in implementing technology to improve education.
- Outstanding Young Educator
Presented to an outstanding young educator (under the age of 35) who demonstrates vision, innovation, action, and transformation using technology to improve teaching and learning.
Contact the METC ISTE rep, Megan Moncure at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.