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PD Opportunity - Capital Area Educators Summit

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Shared by Andrew Shauver, Instructional Technology Coach at Ingham ISD, check out this FREE PD Opportunity!


Register now to reserve your spot to The Summit!a day of learning, collaboration, & fun! Capital Area Educators SummitWHEN Wed., Aug. 1st, 8:30am-3:30pm WHERE 160 Snow Road Lansing, MI MORE INFORMATION Waverly High School Get Directions LEARN, COLLABORATE, CELEBRATE!Collaborate with your peers to share fresh ideas for motivating and engaging your students so they have a deeper understanding of the content. We have some of the best educators in our state, so let's learn from each other! Our goal is to give local educators the TIME and a SPACE to share innovative teaching strategies so we can encourage all our students to be CREATORS!

PD Opportunity - Lake Michigan Technology Conference

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From the Lake Michigan Technology Conference Planning Team - check this out!


Not Impressed With This Year's Fireworks Then let #LMTC18 impress you with their EdTech fireworks! Don't miss a chance to see some of the best speakers in region as well as amazing keynotes from Dr. Liz Kolb and Nick Provenzano, aka the Nerdy Teacher. With over 60 unique sessions from over 50 speakers, there is bound to be more than enough to knock your socks off at this year's events. Plus, we are lining up some pretty awesome giveaways!

Registration will close for the event on Monday, July 16th. Please make sure to get registered for the event before Monday, July 16th! Head over to our registration page to get started.This year's conference is jam packed with sessions and awesomeness from many amazing educators. In fact, we have over 65 unique sessions from over 45 speakers to offer you this year. The planning committee wanted to share a few tips on how to pick your sessions for this year'…

Google Sites - Converting a Classic Site to the Newer Version

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The conversion tool is now available to move any "classic" Google site to the newer version.  Overall this process will take a few minutes, and it is important to note that some features are still not available in the new Google Sites.  Luckily, there are warnings provided to let you know which features do not migrate over. 

Here's how to convert it:

1. Open up your classic site -

2. Go to the gear menu and select Manage site -
 and select Convert to the new Sites - 
 OR alternatively, click on the message that appears at the top of your site -

3. This is the conversion window that appears -

If there are incompatible features, such as page types, a warning will appear and notify you -

Likewise, if there are incompatible permissions, you will also get a warning -
4. Click on Start.  Then a bar will appear showing you the progress on the conversion -


 5. Once it completes the draft creation, hit Continue

You will also get an email telling you the conversion is complete -

Google Sites - Deleting an Older Version Site

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With the newer version of Google Sites, there are some people that may prefer to delete an older version Google Site instead of converting it.  Deleting a site is pretty straightforward.


Here are the directions:

1. Open up the site you wish to delete.

2. While on the site, go to the Manage site option in the menu -

3. Once the site management page is loaded, make sure that General is selected in the left-hand menu-

4. About half-way down the page are 3 buttons - the right most button says Delete this Site.  Click on that -

5. A confirmation page will appear to confirm you do indeed want to delete this site.  Click Delete on this pop-up -

6.  A message will appear at the top of the window telling you the site is being deleted -

That's it!

PD Opportunity - Dive Into OER

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A Professional Development Opportunity - Dive Into OERDive into using OER (Open Educational Resources) to meet your curriculum needs! This two-day event will build your comfort with finding, using and/or creating open educational resources, and then implementing them in your core curriculum area to create lessons that meet the needs of your students.

Location: Battle Creek Area Mathematics & Science Center
Dates: August 6 (Monday) and August 7 (Tuesday)
Times: 8:00-3:00 - possible 9 total SCECH hours
Cost: $25 for the 2 days (only $10 for REMC12E members!)


Click here for the Registration Link  ~ Limited to 50 participants

Here is the agenda for the event.
There are 2 objectives for the 2 day event.
Participants will:
build their knowledge and comfort with finding and using Open Educational Resources (OER) as curriculum resources create at least 1 lesson that incorporates OER for deeper, broader, or better student learning 

This event is supported by: