2024 Conference Workshops

Workshops are in-depth, interactive, focused sessions that help to extend your knowledge and strengthen your tech skills.

The 2024 Conference will have THREE SLOTS with multiple two-hour workshops in each time slot. Workshops are not included in the conference registration and must be registered for separately.  Reminder: The more workshops you sign up for the better your pricing is, i.e. – 3 workshops are $67/workshop vs. 1 workshop at $89. Space is limited, so be sure to register early. 

Available Workshops are listed below by session slot.  Please review the choices available in each slot by clicking on the title for more information. You will choose the workshop(s) you want to attend during the registration process. Pre-registration is required for all workshops.


1 Workshop
2 Workshops
(onsite Rate)
3 Workshops
(Regular Rate)
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Ready or Not, AI is Here

Justin Bruno, AI Strategist & Ken Dirkin, Senior Director, Michigan Virtual

MSBO: Organizational Technology Audits (1-4 PM)

Christopher Carr & Jacinto Cordero, Plante & Moran

Dive into Curipod

Leslie Fisher, Chief Geek, lesliefisher.com

Engaging Your Math Students with Desmos Activities

Andy Malbouef, Ed Consultant, Whitehall District Schools

Make It Til You Fake It

Leslie Fisher, Chief Geek, lesliefisher.com

Google Sheets for Educators: From Data Noob to Nerd

Eric Curts, controlaltachieve.com

Going Deeper with Google Classroom

Eric Curts, controlaltachieve.com

Putting the TECH in TEACH: The Ultimate Lesson Planning System

Michelle Emerson, Pocketful of Primary

Become an Author and More with Book Creator

Jen Hall, techtips411.com

The AI Teaching Assistant

John Sowash, Educator, Sowash Ventures, LLC

Chromebook Creativity Studio: Audio, Video, and Image Creation Made Easy

John Sowash, Sowash Ventures

Coding across the Curriculum with LEGO® Education

Dr. Colleen Ruffo, Solution Architect, LEGO Education

From Vision to Reality: Cultivating & Pitching Your Innovative Education Ideas

Scott Watkins, Sr. Director Business Strategy, Michigan Virtual

Smash It!

Heather Willsey, Third Grade Teacher, River Valley Schools

Using Digital Tools in the Classroom

Andrell Williams, Technology Support Specialist, Wayne RESA

Let’s Glow[forge]!

Leeann McMichael, Art Teacher, Onsted High School

Reimagine Learning with Microsoft 365 for Education

Megan McBain, Pedro Lopez & Bronson Nichols, Training & Development, Detroit Public Schools Community District

StoryMap Projects Electrify Social studies, Science & Language Arts

Greg Marten, Instructional Technology Coach, Madison School District

Escape Room: Drone Edition

Chad Majeske & Erica Trowbridge, Oakridge Public Schools

CreATive Makers: Making STEM Accessible

Katie Budzu, Assistive Technology Specialist, Bay-Arenac ISD & Mark Lyons, STEM Director, Saginaw ISD

Hands-On Learning at the SEL Playground

Sarah Wood, Educational Technology Consultant, Kent ISD

The Esports Academy Experience

Du Bui, Kent ISD & John Phillips, Berrien RESA

Tech for ALL Playground

Barry Aherne Monroe ISD Christie Lobdell Eaton RESA Suzy Ruskusky KENT ISD Kristin Blain OAISD Katie Butzu BAISD

Unlock Student Learning by Unlocking UDL!

Andrea Zellner, Learning Design Consultant, Oakland Schools

Supporting Multilingual Learners through the Use of Technology

Judy Bowling, Kalyn Wulatin, Zeinab Haidous, Khalil El-Saghir, Wayne RESA

METS Rally – Bring Your AI-Game

Maureen Young, Instructional Technology Coach, Washtenaw ISD

The Science of Good PD Design

Liz Owens Boltz & Brittany Dillman, MAET Program Instructors, MSU

Tales from the Tech Trenches

Jason Strzlakowski, Belleville Community Schools, Ron Houtman, Kent ISD, Ashlie O'Connor, AMAISD & Matt Shenck, Parchment Schools

MSBO: Overview of School Finance for Technology (8:30-11:30 AM)

Mark Salzer & Andrew Steinman, Plymouth-Canton Public Schools

Evaluate and Select Technology Tools Using Evidence-Based Approaches

Liz Kolb, Professor, University of Michigan School of Education

Infusing Computational Thinking into Elementary Curriculum Yes, You Can!

Julie Evans, Project Tomorrow CEO & Cheryl Wilson, MDE

METL & MiSecure Cybersecurity Tips and Solutions

Matt McMahon Director of the MiSecure Operations Center & Mike Lily, Executive Director of Information Technology Services Ingham Intermediate School District

Revolutionizing Branding in Education

Kier Ingraham, Patricia McGee, Cindy Neff, Ypsilanti Connected Community School