Michigan Association for Computer Users in Learning (MACUL) is a 501c3, non-profit organization dedicated to “assisting the education community through support, promotion, and leadership in the effective use of educational technology.”
This past summer I was introduced to this organization through one of my graduate professors at Oakland University. I signed up almost immediately. In fact, they had recently abolished membership fees and I could join for free. I occasionally get emails from them in my email box.
Each year they have a conference in different cities in Michigan. I just received a flier in the mail for this year’s conference in Detroit at Cobo Center. I was excited, as the large heading said “Blending Technology & Curriculum for Today’s Learner“. It is exactly what I love to do.
Unfortunately, I am student teaching in March and have to be in class on March 20-22. If it was one week later, I could have gone during spring recess, but alas, I am unable to. I wouldn’t have been able to afford the full conference anyway, as it is $185. There is a student rate of $75. I probably would have been able to afford that. There are several levels of registration fees depending on what you want to do and how many days you want to attend.
There are hands-on labs, exhibits and demonstrations of ideas, and speakers/presentations. It definitely sounds like the place for digital learning to foster. If you are able to go, you should. And then tell me all about it!