It is that time of year again, when educators from near and far make plans to attend the annual eMINTS National Center Conference. This exciting event takes place Feb 26-Feb 28 at the Stoney Creek Inn in Columbia, MO and is designed for anyone who is passionate about learning, teaching, and connecting with technology.
If you have never before attended this conference, please accept this invitation.
eMINTS teachers, trainers, technicians, and administrators are looking forward to meeting old friends and making new ones. They are preparing session workshops and designing their materials, selecting activities, resources and choosing strategies that can be taken back and used by participants almost immediately and in practically any learning environment.
The Keynote speakers will be Dr. Alex Repenning – “‘Excuse me, I need better Artificial Intelligence!‘ Igniting Students’ Intrinsic Math Motivation through Game Design” and Dr. Wesley Fryer – “Mapping Media to the Common Core”.
There are also two brand new opportunities that take place during the conference this year. On Wednesday afternoon, there is a pre-conference 2.5 hour session called the “eMINTS Academy”. During this session, eMINTS Instructional Specialists will be showcasing several custom PD offerings. Actual activities from those recent and upcoming sessions will be delivered to participants.
On Wednesday and Thursday evening, the eMINTS community will gather to have the very first “Camp eMINTS”. This event will have a guest speakers, group sharing, games and resources that will be sure to allow attendees to help build professional relationships.
Both the eMINTS Academy and Camp eMINTS are free!
To register and find more information, visit http://www.emints.org/conference-2014/
Doug Caldwell, EdS, is an instructional specialist for the eMINTS National Center.