We just wrapped up the Montana Institute on Educational Technology (MIET) Conference in Great Falls, MT. MIET brings educators from all over the state to Great Falls and is an excellent professional development opportunity for Great Falls and many of our surrounding/rural communities. Jason Neiffer, the first Assistant Director/Curriculum Director of the Montana Digital Academy, Montana’s public state virtual school, a doctoral candidate in educational technology at the University of Montana and a Tech‐Savvy Administrator‐in‐Residence for the Northwest Council for Computer Education was our Keynote Speaker. He wowed our audience with his insight into the "shades of gray" in today's world of technology in the classroom. He also talked about privacy issues with social media sites like Facebook as well as effective search strategies using Google in the classroom. We are so glad he chose to join us for this annual conference. In addition, we offered 50+ sessions on topics ranging from All Things Google, Flipped Learning, Window 10: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, and Using Technology to Support Struggling Learners. All in all, the conference was very well attended, the feedback was excellent, and we appreciate everyone who made it possible! A special thanks to Great Falls College-MSU for hosting the event. Check out our website for a list of sponsors, facilitators, etc. You can also sign up for notifications on next year's conference! http://miettechdays.weebly.com/
Hope to see you next year!
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Secondary Technology Integration Coach for GFPS. Former high-school history and psychology teacher. Montana native, and avid user of ed-tech!