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MEGA holds professional development sessions four times each year. The meetings are usually 3 hours long, held after school or on a Saturday morning. Two meetings are held in the fall, two in the spring. The last spring meeting, often the first week of May, is the MEGA Showcase. Students and their teachers volunteer to exhibit their multimedia and Web projects.

Technology renewal credits are available for teachers who participate. Teachers who cannot attend in person can still benefit by using the resources found on this Web page. 

Please visit our Archive of previous events.


Spring 2011 Events

Critical Thinking in 21st Century Classrooms:
 12th Annual MEGA  Showcase

Wednesday, May 4, 2011 - 3:30 - 5:30 PM

The Friday Institute, Raleigh, NC
Directions

Come learn how YOU can enhance your curriculum with 21st Century tools!

Exhibits, demos, door prizes & MORE!!

~ Drawing for Door Prizes at 5:30 PM ~

Exhibits from our Schools ...

Cary Academy

Foreign Language - Margit Lanze & Students
World Cultures and Language Arts  - Meredith Stewart & Students
http://discovery.caryacademy.org/blogs-by-grade/class-of-2017

Cherokee Central School

Elementary School - Kelly Hines (Virtual – Via Skype)

Durham Public Schools

Hillside High School - Yolanda Whitted & Students
http://hhs-english-iv.wikispaces.com

Northern High School - Charlie Payne & Students
http://dpsgaming.wikispaces.com/

Edenton - Chowan Schools

DF Walker Elementary School - Deborah Goodman, Stacey Banks,
Krista Bond,  Michele Brickhouse, Jenna Lassiter  & Students

Edgecombe County Public Schools

Tarboro High School - Consuelo Schwartz & Shanda Edwards

Franklin Academy

High School - David Mahaley, Tim Hall & Students
http://ipadfa.wikispaces.com/

Guilford County Schools

NCDPI Educator-on-Loan  - Gail Holmes
http://ghholmes.pbworks.com

McDowell County Schools

West McDowell Jr. High – Keith Ledford
https://sites.google.com/a/mcdowell.k12.nc.us/book-trailers/

Pender County Schools

Instructional Technology - Lucas Gillispie
http://wowinschool.pbworks.com/
http://minecraftinschool.pbworks.com

Union County Public Schools

 East Union Middle School - Bill Blackledge, Lori Peyton, Scott Jacumin & Susie Austin
http://moodlemid.ucps.k12.nc.us/course/view.php?id=272

Wake County Public School System

C&I Instructional Technology -  Kristy Meyrick, Erika Woodard, Jamie Hall,
Jean Monroe, Ted Fillhart
https://sites.google.com/site/wcpssitshowcase/

Banks Road Elementary School - Jennifer Anderson & Angela Sontagg
http://ipods4classrooms.wikispaces.com/

Brentwood Magnet Elementary School of Engineering - Pamela Jackson
https://brentwoodmedia.pbworks.com/w/page/37687214/Disaster-Relief-Project

Centennial Campus Middle School
- Ryan Millhoff, Andrea Gambino & Students

Conn Active Learning & Technology Magnet Elementary School -
Michael Murphy & Students

Dillard Drive Elementary School
-  Amanda Blakley,  Kathy VanDeventer, & Students
https://sites.google.com/site/dillardtechnology/students/fourth-grade
https://sites.google.com/site/dillardtechnology/students/fifth-grade

Durant Road Middle School - Katie Gimbar
http://www.fi.ncsu.edu/project/fizz/

Holly Grove Middle School - Kendra Allen, Darren Segool, Jared Smith &  Shane Zimmerman
https://hgms.pbworks.com/w/page/38232055/Just-for-Teachers

Millbrook High School - Kerri Brown Parker & Emma Braaten
http://projectpalooza.wikispaces.com

Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools

Kimmel Farm Elementary School -  Sam Walker, Sarah Ellington, Tori Gray &
Adrienne Loffredo
http://kimmelfarmelem.blogspot.com
http://problem-based-learning.org/

Exhibits from NC State …

CATCHsystem - TJ Wolfe

Digital History and Pedagogy Project
- John Lee & Jonanthan List

FIZZ - Lodge McCammon

Meridian - Jennifer Tingen

MISO (Maximizing the Impact of  STEM Outreach) - Tracey Collins

New Literacies Collaborative - Hiller Spires, John Lee, Meixung Zheng &
 Manning Pruden
http://newlitcollaborative.ning.com/

NC Solar Center  STEP/GRIDc -  Michael G. Thornton
http://www.gridc.net/

STEM Career Videos - Meg Blanchard, Jennifer Albert & Meredith Kier

Exhibits from our Community Partners ...

Barnes and Noble - Valerie Bullaughey, Catherine Howard, Taz Eure, Lynn Hunt & Tyler Ashworth

Bookcast - NC Reading Association - Cris Crissman & Bill Lovin
http://ncbookcastfestival.wikispaces.com/

Educators Publishing Service
- Cynthia Holley

North Carolina School of Science & Math
Distance Learning - Carole Stern & Peg Kirk

North Carolina Virtual Public School - Karen Creech

Proven Learning/eInstruction
- Kelly Griffin

SAS Curriculum Pathways - Ralph Moore

Seed Comm - Kevin Hooper
http://www.smarttech.com

Shodor - Hillary Stoker & Jenny Jones

The Centers for Quality Teaching and Learning  - Steve Meredith

Door Prizes Thanks to our Kind Donors …

Barnes and Noble - Valerie Bullaughey

BLi Education/Sherston - Erin Antonius

Digital River Education Services, Inc.
- Trish Johnson

Educators Publishing Service
- Cynthia Holley

Inspiration Software, Inc. - Joyce Kim

Proven Learning/eInstruction - Kelly Griffin

Seed Comm - Kevin Hooper

Software Express, Inc. - Rod Gatlin & John Ryder


WCPSS educators, please sign up in eSchools for renewal credit:
SRN 116442202
A certificate of renewal credit will be provided for all other LEAs.

Contact Beckey Reed for Information or to RSVP:
beckey at ahlgren.com


 Sponsored by the Office of School Services, College of Education since 1995!

We also gratefully acknowledge the support of this work by
The National Science Foundation, ITEST Strategies Project # 1031118,
STEM Teams: Promoting Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Skills, Knowledge, Interest and Career Awareness Through Strategic Teaming.











































If you are unable to attend these events, you can find additional resources in the archives 
from previous MEGA events.


College of Education

 

2011 Middle Educators Global Activities
http://ced.ncsu.edu/mega/index.htm
last updated 5.3.11

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