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Next workshop coming March 4, 2017.
To be notified when registration opens, please contact Kelly Quintana at  kquintana@oakland.edu.
State Superintendent, Mike Flanagan, is a long-time advocate for integrating technology into K-12 education.  He is leading a discussion regarding the technology in education topic on Facebook now. 

“Technology, it’s ever-changing. The kids, they aren’t saying … ‘Slow down.’ They’ll take whatever I throw at them and use it to enhance core curriculum.” - Tasha Candela, 2013 Presenter

"We’re beyond the information age. Now we’re looking at what to do with all that information.” - Chris Stanley, 2014 & 2015 Presenter


Enhancing Instruction with Technology
An educational technology workshop sponsored by 
Oakland University's School of Education & Human Services
Event Location: Oakland University Main Campus, Pawley Hall
Saturday, March 4, 2017 l 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Registration is not yet open. To be notified when registration opens, please contact Kelly Quintana at kquintana@oakland.edu. 
Oakland University’s School of Education & Human Services is pleased to announce the sixth Enhancing Instruction with Technology workshop held at Oakland University in Rochester, MI on Saturday, March 4, 2017. 
We are dedicated to bringing educators together to share knowledge and concerns about educational uses, and the implication of technology in the classroom. Therefore, as part of our continuing efforts to serve the needs of Michigan K-12 educators in their professional development, we sponsor this annual workshop.  This workshop is known for its high take away value and for the practical knowledge and hands-on classroom experience of our presenters.  Our 2017 workshop will include a keynote session, breakout sessions covering a variety of educational technology topics, along with networking opportunities.
Goals of the Workshop
All attendees will be able to:
  • apply at least one new skill in regards to educational technology in the classroom
  • demonstrate leadership by modeling the use of educational technology to others in their district 
  • identify ways that educational technology can be used to support instruction and student learning, not interfere with it
  • Learn how to utilize cutting edge technology to enhance instruction in the classroom 
  • Leave with practical lesson ideas to use in your own classroom, including all ages/subject areas
  • Networking opportunities with other K-12 educators
  • Educators can earn SCECHs
  • Light refreshments and lunch provided

March 2017 workshop session to be announced soon!


Winter 2017 presenters to be announced soon!

Call for
You are invited to submit a proposal to share your experience and expertise in educational technology with your colleagues at the Enhancing Instruction with Technology workshop on Saturday, March 4, 2017.  Share your strategies for incorporating technology in teaching and learning in the classroom.
Presentation Guidelines
  • Presentations - Teams or individual proposals will be accepted. Sessions will run 75 minutes, allowing for more in-depth presentation and Q&A.
  • Content - We encourage sessions involving BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) and those that allow time for active discussion among participants, so that educators will have some takeaway elements they can use immediately following in their classrooms.  Presentation selections will be made based on desired topics, flow of content, educational value, and quality of learning objectives.  All selected content will be published in workshop publications and online.
  • Agenda Schedule - The workshop organizers will set the time for each presentation, in order to optimize the sequencing and flow of content.  Sessions will end by 3:30 p.m. on March 4, 2017. Oakland University will notify all selected speakers by February 3, 2017.


Past topics have included:

  • SMART Board Technology and Lesson Design
  • Tablet-Based Instruction
  • Online and Blended Learning
  • iPads in the Classroom
  • iPad Apps for Elementary Students
  • Best Apps for Special Needs Students
  • GoogleApps in the Classroom
  • Google Add-ons
  • Connecting to the Global Classroom
  • Creating a Personal Learning Network (PLN)
  • Digital Portfolios and Assessment
  • Social Media in the Classroom
  • The Paperless Classroom
  • Online Connections for Elementary Classrooms

Suggest topics of interest may include:

  • Technology in the Elementary Classroom
  • Technology Topics by Subject or Grade Level
  • Beginner Tech in the Classroom
  • SMART Boards / Interactive White Boards
  • GAFE or Advanced Google Apps
  • Weebly
  • Creating Classroom Websites
  • Ideas for Low-Income / Low-Tech Schools
  • Using Technology to Improve Test Scores
  • Google Classroom
  • Building Digital Portfolios
  • Global Learning with iPads and Google
  • Technology for Special Education Students
  • Chromebooks

Speaker Benefits
  • All speakers will receive the following: complimentary registration for the workshop with access to the keynote session and all workshop sessions, along with refreshments and lunch.
  • Speakers will be featured in the workshop publication and on the OU School of Education and Human Services website.
  • The above benefits do not extend to staff or colleagues who may accompany the speaker.

Terms and Conditions

The submitter agrees to the following terms and conditions when submitting a session proposal:

  • The OU Enhancing Instruction with Technology Workshop Committee has final determination of learning sessions.  Each concurrent learning session will last 75 minutes.
  • Primary presenter is responsible for submitting presentation materials and handouts prior to the conference for inclusion on the Enhancing Instruction with Technology mobile application.  All presentation materials are due by Friday, February 24, 2017.
  • Learning session materials will be provided on a mobile application for registrants only prior to the workshop for the attendees to download.
  • Hotel, travel, and other expenses are not covered; speakers are responsible for their own expenses.
  • Only the primary speaker will receive one complimentary conference registration per presentation.  Oakland University automatically registers the primary speaker for the conference.  Co-presenters will need to register themselves for the conference if they plan to attend learning sessions.
  • This session may be photographed for the purpose of marketing for the School of Education and Human Services and Oakland University. 
  • Primary presenter is responsible for obtaining permission to reproduce handouts if copyrighted by an organization other than Oakland University.

Next Steps

Please complete the online application form by Friday, January 20, 2017

Selected presenters will be notified via email by Friday, February 3, 2017.

All presentation materials and handouts are due by Friday, February 24, 2017 and will be included on the Enhancing Instruction with Technology mobile application.

If you have any questions regarding the submission process, please contact Kelly Quintana at kquintana@oakland.edu.

How to
Our next workshops will be held in Fall 2016.  To be notified when registration opens, please contact Kelly below.
  • Workshop Registration Fee: $80
  • SCECHs Fee: Additional $10
  • Parking is free on Oakland University's Main Campus
  • Lunch will be provided to all participants
For more information, please contact:
Kelly Quintana, Assistant Program Coordinator
(248) 370-3997 phone   |   (248) 370-4961 fax