Come see eMINTS at #MOREnet2016!

See eMINTS at #MOREnet2016!

Join eMINTS from October 10-13, 2016 in Osage Beach, MO for the 2016 MOREnet Annual Conference. eMINTS staff will be presenting in room 76 on Oct 10 and Oct 12. See the full eMINTS room schedule at!

For more information and how to register, visit the MOREnet Annual Conference registration site at



METC 2016 eMINTS Schedule

METC 2016 eMINTS Schedule, St. Charles, February 8-10, 2016

Monday, Feb 8. 2016 (Pre-conference):

  • 9:00AM – 12:00PM: Bring Out the Genius: Information Literacy and the Genius Hour, in Room 104 (w/ Michelle Kendrick)
  • 1:00PM – 4:00PM: Using iPads to Enhance Teaching & Learning, in Jr. A (w/ Carmen Marty & Carla Chaffin)

Tuesday, Feb 9, 2016:

  • 1:50PM – 3:10PM: Poster Session – Unlocking Student Creativity w/Google Draw, in Exhibit Hall (w/ Amy Blades)
  • 2:20PM – 3:10PM: Breakout Session – It is Really a Reality: Coding in Any Classroom, in Jr. B (w/ Michele Smith and Carla Chaffin)

Wednesday, Feb 10, 2016:

  • 9:45AM – 10:35AM: Breakout Session – METC Cool Tool Duel, in Grand A, (w/ Gina Hartman, Cindy Lane, Carmen Marty)
  • 2:20PM – 3:10PM: Breakout Session – Add a Little Inquiry, in Windsor 1 [Embassy Suites] (w/ Carmen Marty)
  • 3:25PM – 4:25PM: Breakout Session – Administrators! Ramp up Your Role in Technology Integration, in Jr. D (w/ Cara Wylie, Jen Foster)

Also, don’t miss the great keynote speakers on Feb. 9th and 10th! More information at


Schedule for next week’s MOREnet Conference

Annual MOREnet Conference, St, Louis, Oct 5-8, 2015

eMINTS will be presenting all day in the Burlington Route room at Union Station on Oct 5 & Oct 6. Full schedule below. We hope to see you there!

Monday, Oct 5, 2016 Burlington Route Room

Tuesday, Oct 6, 2015 Burlington Route Room

For more information on the MOREnet Annual Conference, visit the conference registration site.

eMINTS Conference goes on the road!


We are excited to announce eMINTS is taking our conference on the road!

Instead of a once a year event here in Columbia, we are partnering with MOREnet and EducationPlus to provide you with more opportunities to connect and participate with eMINTS.  Now you won’t have to choose between the eMINTS conference and these other great conferences in our state.

The first is the MOREnet Annual Conference in St. Louis on October 5-8, 2015. eMINTS will be presenting all day in the Burlington Route room on October 5th and 6th.  Then, February 8-10, 2016, we will be presenting at the Midwest Education Technology Conference in St. Charles, MO. We will also host a couple of events including a PD4ETS Update meeting. More details on our participation at these conferences will be coming soon. In the meantime, feel free to check out all of the information on their websites.

MOREnet Annual Conference –


We hope to see you there!


ISTE 2015: eMINTS Schedule

iste2015eMINTS will be returning to ISTE in 2015!

Come join eMINTS from June 28 – July 1, 2015 in Philadelphia, PA at the ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) Conference & Expo. More information at Catch eMINTS at the following events and presentations (all times are in Eastern Daylight Time):

Saturday 6/27

    • ISTE Standards for Teachers Mixer,  4:15-4:45 pm, Christie Terry

Sunday 6/28

    • ISTE Standards for Students Mixer, 11-11:30 am, Christie Terry
    • Seal of Alignment workshop, 12-1 pm, Christie Terry
    • Leadership Mixer,  4-4:30 pm, Christie Terry

Tuesday 6/30

Wednesday, 7/1


Digital Learning Day is March 13

The eMINTS National Center is proud to support Digital Learning Day on March 13! Each year, thousands of teachers and education leaders, and millions of students from all fifty states and the District of Columbia participate in an activity on Digital Learning Day.

From classroom activities to district-wide initiatives, Digital Learning Day events are diverse and share the goals of encouraging innovation, supporting teachers, and spreading best practices for the use of technology in schools.

Here are a few resources to help you celebrate Digital Learning Day:

Thanks for helping celebrate!


Celebrate CSEdWeek with the Hour of Code and AgentCubes!

Next week, Dec 8-14, 2014, begins Computer Science Education Week and “The Hour of Code”, a global movement giving every student an opportunity to try computer science for one hour.

For the second year in a row, our partners at the University of Colorado Boulder invite you to participate in the Hour of Code with AgentCubes, an easy-to-use 3D game design & programming tool. In the one hour AgentCubes activity, every child age 10 and up can create a 3D “Frogger” game, even without any prior 3D programming experience. Teachers require minimal preparation before using the activity in class.

In as little as one hour, your students will code, play, and share their games with children from around the world, all guided by the interactive instructional video. Students start programming in the first couple of minutes of the activity. Check out AgentCubes Hour of Code activity page for more information and to access the activity planning sheet for teachers and the printable tutorial.

For more information on the hour of code and how to participate, visit

Hour of Code AgentCubes animated gif


eMINTS Welcomes Dan Rothstein as Keynote in 2015

eMINTS is excited to announce that the keynote speaker for the 15th Annual eMINTS Conference will be renowned author and educator Dan Rothstein.

Dan RothsteinDan Rothstein, Co-Founder of the Right Question Institute (RQI), has spent many years learning from the people with whom he has worked all over the U.S. and beyond. Dan’s work in the field has been complemented by academic experiences as a student at Harvard College and the Harvard Graduate School of Education where he also was a Teaching Fellow and an Editor of the Harvard Educational Review. Dan was also a Fulbright Scholar and one of very few non-academics to be chosen as a National Academy of Education Spencer Fellow.  Dan is co-author of Make Just One Change: Teach Students to Ask Their Own Questions (Rothstein & Santana, 2011), one of Harvard Education Press’ all-time bestsellers.  Dan’s unusual, interactive keynote sessions are universally valued for how they combine active learning opportunities with theoretical analysis and concrete examples of how the Right Question Strategy helps teachers gain greater joy from their teaching as students become more engaged and thoughtful learners.

2015 Keynote sessions with Dan Rothstein:

  • Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 1 pm: “An Overlooked Foundation for Educational Success: Students Learning to Ask Their Own Questions”
  • Friday, February 27, 2015 at 9 am: “A Simple Decision-Making Framework that leads to Widespread Commitment to School Improvement”

In addition to Rothstein’s two keynote addresses, there will also be many engaging, hands-on workshops and breakout sessions to choose from. Registration opens soon!

Visit the 2015 Conference page for more information.


eMINTS at the MOREnet Conference!

Join eMINTS at the MOREnet Conference 2014 on October 27 & 28 at the Holiday Inn Executive Center in Columbia, MO. We will be leading a number of exciting sessions:

Monday, October 27, 2014 in the Polo Room

  • The Amazing App Smashing Challenge (9:30 – 10:20) – Amy Blades
  • Shake Things up with Maker Camp (10:30 – 11:20) – Jen Foster
  • eMINTS Academy (12:30 – 1:20) Doug Caldwell and eMINTS staff
  • Geocaching for the Classroom (1:30-3:20) – Michelle Kendrick

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 in the Polo Room

  • Questioning for Active Classroom Engagement (9:00am – 9:50) – Debbie Perkins & Terri Brines
  • Engagement through Inquiry (10:00 – 10:50) Doug Caldwell & Carla Chaffin
  • Got Game? (Coding with Kids) (11:00am – 11:50) – Carla Chaffin
  • LEGO Cinema (1:00-1:50) – Christie Terry
  • Curation & Creation with YouTube (2:00pm – 2:50pm) – Amy Blades

Click here to register and for more information about the sessions and times.

Register before September 29, 2014 to get the early bird discount!

Call for presentations: 2015 eMINTS Conference

Got a bright idea? We want to hear it!

Submit a presentation proposal for the 15th annual eMINTS conference, held February 26-27, 2015, in Columbia, MO. We are looking for 1-hour and 2-hour presentations that both inform and captivate.

Click here to submit your presentation proposal.

Please direct questions to the eMINTS National Center office at (573) 884-7202 or