The MOREnet Instructional Technology Conference is one I would recommend. It is held Oct 14-16 at Tan-Tar-A in Osage Beach. Eric Langhorst, a Missouri high school teacher known widely for his Speaking of History podcast and blog, is the keynote speaker. You can access descriptions of the scheduled presentations online. Registration is open. As members of MOREnet we do qualify for the reduced registration fee. There is also a price break for early birds who register by September 7th.
From their website:
Once again, the Missouri Research and Education Network will host our annual MOREnet Instructional Technology Conference (MITC). This year’s conference strands were developed to clear your path to success with presentations regarding technology and its connection to education, instruction and improved efficient learning. Whether you need help with planning, budgeting, decision making, implementing, or finding support, you are sure to find resources you need and people who can help.
This year’s conference will focus on helping our members find “the Right Tool for the Right Job.” With so many educational technology tools available, selecting the right instruments to engage today’s learners with more dynamic and interactive lessons, assess academic performance, or better manage the learning process can be a difficult challenge.
Our goal is to bring together educators interested in maximizing the opportunities for instructional technology in Missouri schools. The high-quality professional development sessions include three and six hour pre-conference workshops, hands-on seminars, roundtable discussions, human networking and collaboration opportunities plus an Exhibitor Fair that boasts the latest technology tools and expertise.
I hope to attend and use the back channeling technique I’ve heard about. If my request for funding is approved, I’ll keep you posted on how to participate in the back channeling.