Regional Events

Professional Development

We don’t want you to miss the opportunity to take advantage of some new and revamped initiatives, so we are bringing them to you!

Event Schedule

Follow the links below to register for each event. You'll find more information and descriptions for each session further below.

About the Regional Trainings

Courses are hands-on and interactive. You will leave inspired, confident in your knowledge, and prepared to train your students and patrons. Not only will you have resources to implement what you’ve learned, our trainers are always available for follow up questions about the content.

Leave Each Course with:

  • Confidence in your skills
  • Inspiration for bringing techniques to your workplace
  • Useful teaching techniques
  • Fun and engaging activities
  • Resources to extend your knowledge

Each regional training will be held over the course of two days. You are welcome to join us for all three sessions, or pick which topics you are interested in and join us only for those times.

The first day will be dedicated to integrating computer science standards in the classroom. The second day will be broken up into two sessions: Hands-on with the Missouri Open Education Resources (OER) and Training Those Who Are Just Getting Started with Technology. Getting Started with Technology was created specifically with public libraries in mind.

About the Course

Integrating Computer Science Standards In The Classroom

Thanks to a MOREnet partnership with DESE, this full day, hands-on session is free for all Missouri educators. The day will focus on how the Missouri Computer Science Standards can be implemented into the K-12 classroom. Activities will cover a wide range of coding and electronics topics ranging from unplugged activities to block coding to syntax-based coding. You will have an opportunity to have hands-on experiences with a variety of teaching and learning tools. No coding or electronics experience is necessary to learn and walk away with activities that can be used right away.

Hands On With The Missouri OER Hub

MOREnet and DESE have collaborated to create the Missouri OER Hub. This project is designed to save teachers time by featuring vetted lesson plans aligned to Missouri standards. Join us for this half-day hands-on class where we will explore finding resources in the OER Commons as well as learning more about working groups, authoring OER resources and contributing to the project.

Training Those Who Are Just Getting Started with Technology (for Public Libraries)

This three-hour class is intended to help librarians work with patrons who are new to technology. In this session we will show activities and content that you can use to help your patrons. You will receive access to lesson plans that can be used to develop programming at your library to build confidence and skills for those who are hesitant to adopt technology. Some of the content includes password security, setting up a basic home network, and how to access affordable Internet.