Category Archives: Professional Development

ISTE Travel Scholarships

In June, 22 ECMECC educators traveled to Philadelphia and attended the 2019 International Society of Technology in Education (ISTE) conference.  While attending, they were able to choose from over 1,900 sessions, visit with over 500 educational vendors, and network with about 20,000 enthusiastic educators.

We also attended many Special Interest Groups, Play grounds, and Poster sessions as well as a few social gatherings. Attending ISTE has been a career altering activity for many educators including some from ECMECC.

Within our group, half attended on a scholarship awarded by ECMECC which covered the cost of travel and hotel accommodation.  Scholarship applications are currently open and will close on November 1st

at 10:00pm. Each applicant must complete a short google form, submit a letter of support from an administrator and produce a short video highlighting how technology use has transformed your teaching practice.  If chosen, you will meet several times before the June departure to become acquainted with the other recipients and prepare for the 4 days FILLED with learning and excitement. After returning you will present at Lake ECMECC sharing something you have learned from the trip. All Excellent ECMECC Educators are encouraged to apply for Anaheim ISTE 2020 June 28-July 1!  More information is available at HERE


ISTE 2019 Scholarship Recipients Announced

Teacher Professional Development Scholarships Awarded for 2019

After careful review and a difficult selection process, ECMECC is pleased to announce the 10 individuals, out of 18 applicants, to receive a scholarship to travel to the ISTE 2019 Conference in Philadelphia June 22-26th 2019. ECMECC will cover the total cost of transportation and hotel. Along with the application form, applicants were required to submit a short, dynamic video teaching a tech-related lesson.

ISTE, International Society of Technology in Education, is the largest conference for classroom technology integration in the nation. The conference includes four full days brimming with interactive, inspirational and highly relevant professional learning opportunities; three powerful keynote presentations on big ideas from the field of education and beyond; your choice of hundreds of sessions in a variety of formats, including lectures, BYODs, and hands-on learning environments; access to a massive Expo Hall featuring the latest ed tech products and services from more than 500 companies and 1,400 industry reps: and unlimited networking opportunities with nearly 21,000 educators, educator leaders and corporate representatives from around the world.

Scholarship recipients will be asked to share their experience with their home district, take part in a panel discussion at the Lake ECMECC Conference and also present a session at Lake ECMECC on a topic that they were inspired by at ISTE.

Congratulations to the following recipients and districts:
Bryan Johnson – Braham
Whitney Anderson – Chisago Lakes
Maggie Stellmach – Milaca
Katelyn Vickers – Mora
Sherri Keller – North Branch
Juli Cooley – North Branch
Dihanna Fedder – Pine City
Erin Franson – Princeton
Nicole Cook – Princeton
Eric Telander – Rush City

Congratulations to all recipients!


School Security Summit – December 6th, 2018

Join us for our 2018 School Security Summit Thursday December 6th, 2018 at the Braham Event Center in Braham, MN from 9:00am to 2:30pm. Interested administrators, facilities personnel, technology staff, school resource officers, law enforcement personnel and others involved in school safety are welcome to attend. This is a FREE event for ECMECC full member districts and ANY law enforcement personnel. Attendance is only $25 per person for associate and non-member district staff. Continental breakfast and Lunch is included for everyone who attends.

Our opening speaker will be Randy Johnson from the MN School Safety Center, part of Homeland Security and the MN Dept. of Public Safety.

Learn more at: https://ecmecc.org/school-security-summit/

Register at: https://goo.gl/forms/EwbbC82zNw0nIKuA3


Professional Development Scholarships for Teachers!

PD Scholarships available for CTE and college credit teachers

ECMECC is pleased to announce the availability of up to 50 scholarships, up to $500 each to support professional development activities for licensed staff in ECMECC full member districts who currently teach concurrent enrollment, college-in-the-schools, AP or career & technical education course/s. The scholarships may be used to pay expenses to attend relevant conferences, workshops, or other professional learning activities.

Learn more and apply HERE!