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  • Writer's pictureJeremy Mikla

Welcome to the May 2024 Edition of the ECMECC Tech Integration Newsletter!



As we approach the end of the 2023-2024 school year, we reflect on the triumphs and challenges we've faced together. It's been a year of growth, innovation, and dedication to enhancing education through technology. While we gear up for summer, we also look forward to the incredible opportunities awaiting us in the next academic year.


Celebrating Our Educators of Excellence

Starting in 2019, ECMECC launched the Educators of Excellence awards program, recognizing outstanding staff across our districts. These awards honor individuals who exemplify Innovation, Effective Leadership, Community Building, and Impact on Learning. Join us in congratulating the 2024 Educators of Excellence! These remarkable educators will be celebrated at the Lake ECMECC Conference in Princeton, MN, on August 6th.


Lake ECMECC Conference 2024

Mark your calendars for the 11th Annual Lake ECMECC Conference on August 6th in Princeton, MN. This event promises an array of technology-based sessions designed to inspire and equip you for the 2024 school year. Attendees will have opportunities to earn CEUs for re-licensure, covering essential areas mandated by the state.


Register now and secure your spot: Lake ECMECC Registration.

Interested in sharing your expertise? Consider being a presenter at the conference! Your insights and experience are invaluable to our community.


Summer PD Opportunities: Embrace AI in Education

Earn CEUs this summer with our specialized professional development opportunities focusing on Artificial Intelligence (AI) integration in education:

AI for Educators - Online & On-Demand Course

  • Discover the transformative power of AI in education.

  • Engage in a 4-hour course divided into four modules.

  • Complete the course at your own pace and earn a Certificate for CEU Credits.

  • Join the course: AI for Educators Course.

Teaching with Today’s Technology (T3) Workshops

  • Hands-on exploration of generative AI tools.

  • Discuss ethical considerations of AI in the classroom.

  • Workshops held at Braham Area High School, Room B100.

  • Register for a T3 Workshop: Today's AI in Education T3 Sessions

  • June Dates: June 18-20, 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

  • August Dates: August 1, 6, 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM


Catch Up on the Integrate This! Podcast

Join Jeremy Mikla and co-host David Berner as they delve into practical tips and strategies to help teachers organize their digital lives before summer. The latest episode, "Don't Forget the Digital Dustbunnies | End-of-Year Tips for Teachers to Tidy Up Tech," offers invaluable advice for a fresh start next year.


Upcoming Summer Events

  • Minnesota Learning Commons 2024 Summit on Learning and Technology

  • Date: August 8, 2024

  • Location: St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, MN

  • Cost: $50 (Includes Lunch & Refreshments)

  • Register now: Registration Link


EdTech Connect 2024

  • Date: August 8, 2024

  • Location: Worthington High School, Worthington, MN

  • Cost: $75 (Includes Lunch & Refreshments)

  • Register now: Registration Link

These events are perfect for educators looking to explore the latest in technology integration and digital learning strategies.


Have a Great Summer!

We wish you a restful and rejuvenating summer. Stay tuned for special podcast episodes dropping in late June, and don't forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel for tutorials on your favorite Ed-Tech tools.

Thank you for being a part of our vibrant ECMECC community. Together, let's continue to inspire and innovate in education.


Contact: Jeremy Mikla | jmikla@ecmecc.org

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