MOREnet Introduces New Ideas for MITC 2011

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

This year’s MOREnet Instructional Technology Conference (MITC) is shaping up to be one of MOREnet’s most innovative, forward-thinking conferences yet! MOREnet is planning a full line-up of keynotes and panels to challenge your current way of thinking, to encourage new ideas that will engage students in active learning and to embrace technology tools that will pull it all together.

MOREnet is excited to introduce one-day and two-day pricing for our MITC conference and a special discounted price for pre-service teachers! The schedule of events is impressive and the presenters, panelists and keynotes are some of the top leaders in education. This is one event you will not want to miss!

MITC 2011: Exploring the Digital Learning Environment will create a conference setting that will inspire attendees in their own learning environment. From mass customized learning and one-to-one initiatives, to self-directed learning and hybrid courseware, we want attendees to leave this conference with ideas for the next steps in how they will define what a digital learning environment means to their classroom and organization. Stop thinking what technology should be bought and start thinking creatively about how we can teach because of today’s technology-rich environment.

Sunday - Hear from Dr. Chris Nicastro, Missouri Commissioner of Education and the Director of the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, regarding her vision for Missouri’s teaching and learning and participate in an interactive panel discussion on Mass Customized Learning to be moderated by Dr. Nicastro. Administrators and educators won’t want to miss this vision-filled afternoon! Our Missouri Future of Learning Forum will kick-off Sunday morning with more than 40 high school students from around the state! Discover new technologies and tools in the Exhibit Hall, which will be open for extended hours on Sunday afternoon.

Monday – Get introduced to the concept of design thinking as Christian Long explores innovative learning environments in his keynote address. Take part in an interactive panel discussion on the Future of Learning. Finish the day with three (one-hour) conference sessions and a trip back to the Exhibit Hall.

Tuesday – Wake up and delve into two (one-hour) conference sessions. Then, find out how the high school student participants in the Future of Learning Forum re-imagined the future and hear from their facilitator, Jeff Sharpe, as he ties it all together in his closing keynote.

What is the Missouri Future of Learning Forum?
This year, the first Missouri of Future of Learning Forum will take place alongside MITC. The Missouri Future of Learning Forum is a new, intensive hands-on design camp immersing passionate and creative students in a collaborative environment to re-imagine the future of learning. Driven by students, guided by designers, the Missouri Future of Learning will help provide a canvas to answer education’s most important issues. How do students learn best? What should a classroom of the future look like? What can be done because of technology?

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