517 Ed Tech - The Cure for the Common PLN

On August 1, The 2018 Capital Area Educators Summit is coming to Waverly High School.



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!







Camp Invention is coming to the #517EdTech area this summer

This outstanding week-long summer day camp experience is perfect for the k-6 maker in your school. There are several chances to find the right spot and date for you!


June 11-15 - Grand Ledge

June 25-29 - Waverly

June 25-29 - DeWitt

August 6-10 - St. Johns




METS Idea Slam @ MACUL

Got yourself a good idea for your learners and need a little funding to get it off the ground? METS annual Idea Slam at the MACUL Conference is a great chance to pitch your idea to interested folks and convince them that your ideas is the best. Check out the METS website for more information.



Volunteers needed

Michigan VEX IQ State Robotics Championships will be in Charlotte, MI (in the heart of #517EdTech Country) on March 3rd and 4th. Reach out to Richard Lee @ leer@charlottenet.org if you want more information.



Call for Presenters

The REMC Classroom Makers Summit (Battle Creek, June 20th) is currently welcoming presentation ideas. 


More information


Upcoming PD Events

REMC PLAYDATES (Free... and all over the state)

Upcoming tinkrEDU events 


June 13-14 - Summer Literacy Institute - Lansing, MI

June 20 - 2018 REMC Maker Summit - Battle Creek, MI


July 9-10 - nErDCamp - July 9-10

July 11 - Michigan Virtual - Life's Better When You Blend - K-5

July 12 - Michigan Virtual - Life's Better When You Blend - 6-12

July 23-24 - Lake Michigan Tech Conference


August 1 - Capital Area Educators Summit


October 23 - REMC PLAYDATE - Waverly High School


(know of others? Send them along to Andrew or Allison and it'll get listed here.)


2017 Fall Gathering - September 26, 2017 - Grand Ledge

Thank you to those who've hosted gatherings!

#517EdTech was launched in 2014 with goal of connecting educators in Clinton, Eaton, and Ingham Counties in Mid-Michigan. 

Our professional learning network includes educators from over 20 public, private, and post-secondary educational communities. 

Follow us @517EdTech and #517EdTech on Twitter. 


Questions about how to get involved?

E-mail Andrew or Allison for more information



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#517EdTech is coordinated by... 



Allison Rogers

Instructional Tech Specialist 

Clinton County RESA




Robin Pegg

Assistive and Instructional Technology

Eaton RESA



Andrew Shauver

Instruction and Technology Coach

Ingham Intermediate School District




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