Registration must now be done on-site for the Learning on the Lakeshore Conference on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at Mona Shores High School. Cost is $30 with lunch included. Arrive between 7:30 - 8:00 AM to register. The 4th annual conference offers over 70 different one hour breakout sessions with something for everyone. Help plan what you'll attend by viewing the conference schedule.
As a special promotion, between now and August 14, you can be entered into a drawing to win an Acer R11 touch screen Chromebook by inviting a friend or colleague to register for the conference. There is a location on the registration form to enter the name of the person who encouraged them to register. Register at: http://tinyurl.com/maisdconf Note: the name entered can't be their own, and it must be someone who is already registered to attend the conference. The Acer Chromebook will be awarded to one lucky person during the opening, prior to the keynote. If multiple registrants give you credit, you will be entered multiple times-increasing your odds of winning. Thank you to Acer USA for donating the R11 Chromebook.
Presenters have been encouraged to place material they want to share with attendees in a shared Google folder. This makes it easy to find resources for sessions you attend (or sessions you were unable to attend.) Go to the Presenters Resources folder to find the presenters' folder organized by last name. If a presenter is presenting multiple sessions, inside their named folder is a folder for each of their sessions.
Many districts are using or considering using GoGuardian Teacher as a tool for managing how students use their Chromebooks to learn. To address this growing interest, Jeff Grossenbach, Technology Director for Fruitport Community Schools, is leading a breakout session titled: GoGuardian Teacher - More Teaching, Less Managing. Explore LOTL Breakout Session Descriptions for the description of the GoGuardian Teacher session and more than 70 other breakout sessions.
Each of the four session times at the Learning on the Lakeshore 2017 conference, attendees can choose from 19 different sessions or visit a hands-on help room - for over 70 choices! Attend a breakout session for just what you want to learn - whether you're an elementary teacher, secondary teacher, or administrator. Conference presenters include local teachers and administrators sharing their experiences, as well as tech experts coming in to present from across the the state and region. Click image below to open the Breakout Session Sechedule - helping you plan what you will attend - prints two sided legal size. Subject to updates.
There will be more than 4 door prizes awarded at the LOTL Conference during lunch. The REMC SAVE Bid has donated a Lenovo N23 Yoga Chromebook as a door prize. Inacomp TSG, a REMC Device Purchase vendor, has donated a HP 11" G5 EE "rugged" Chromebook as a door prize. CDW-G another REMC Device Purchase vendor, donated Acer 740C Chromebook as a door prize. And Troxell, another REMC Save Bid vendor donated an 11.6" Samsung Chromebook. Attendees and presenters are all eligible to win door prizes including a new Chromebook. Acer donated a Chromebook as a door prize for the "Invite a Friend - Win a Chromebook" promotion (see blog post for more information.)
Due to low enrollment, the Learning on the Lakeshore Preconference Workshops scheduled for Tuesday, August 15, 2017 are cancelled. We apologize if the cancellation has caused you any inconvenience. The 1/2 day workshops were offered to meet requests for longer, hands-on sessions which go deeper into a topic. Note: presenters at the LOTL Conference have been encouraged to include hands-on practice in their 60 minute breakout sessions as appropriate. We look forward to seeing you on August 16, 2017 LOTL Conference at Mona Shores High School.
The Learning on the Lakeshore Conference offers more than 70 different sixty minute breakout sessions with something for every learner. There are breakout sessions for elementary teachers, science teachers, administrators, Google Classroom and Schoology users, and more. Whether you are a newbie or a tech using veteran, a Chromebook or iPad users, you'll find breakout sessions to meet your needs. Many of the breakout sessions include time to practice what you learn - so be sure to bring a device if possible. Note: some loaner Chromebooks will be available at registration. View the complete list of breakout sessions (14 pages) Subject to change.
Who is presenting? Over 50 different presenters from multiple states will be presenting. View the spreadsheet of presenters and breakout session titles.
Lists of Suggested Breakout Sessions by Subject and Grade Level
We are happy to announce that Michigan teacher, Nicholas Provenzano, author of the Nerdy Teacher blog, will be the opening keynote presenter for the 2017 Learning on the Lakeshore Conference. His presentation is sponsored by Sehi Computers.
Looking at the title and description below - it sounds like a great presentation.
Fear, Failure, and Fun in Education
The ever changing world of educations is filled with fear and failure. As educators, we are tasked with helping our students navigate these "F" words, but what about us? We need to face these "F" words with our own: Fun! Let's talk about adding Fun back into the classroom and fighting Fear and embracing Failure.
Muskegon's famous Shoreline Inn is offering a special LOTL group rate of $119/night (plus taxes and fees) for August 15 and/or August 16. To receive this rate, reservations must made by July 25th. The Inn is family friendly with complimentary wifi, hot breakfast, and a pool. The Inn has kayaks, paddle boats, bikes and a pontoon boat available for rental. The Lakehouse restaurant is only a few steps away. For hotel reservations contact the Shoreline Inn at 231-727-8483. The block is listed under "Learning on the Lakeshore" or "LOTL" and available until July 25th.
Welcome to the Learning on the Lakeshore site. This site hosts information about the annual Learning on the Lakeshore Conference and professional development resources to support West Michigan educators using technology resources to improve teaching and learning.