Thursday, November 15, 2012


 Keep up with Technology and Enjoy the Rewards - Joing MACUL Today! Top 6 Reasons to Join Six reasons to be a member of the Michigan Association for Computer Users in Learning (MACUL):

 Keep up with the ever changing world of educational technology.
Membership in MACUL provides you with four issues of the MACUL Journal every year. Each issue is focused on a theme, such as handheld computing, NETS Standards, online learning, and more. You also receive email updates and communications about the latest and greatest ways to integrate technology in teaching, learning and leading.

Stay connected and supported.
MACUL members are able to network with fellow educators across Michigan and the Midwest who share an interest in educational technology., Special Interest Groups, Listservs and special events offer opportunities to learn from others. MACUL also supports the membership through annually honoring our Teacher and Educator and Technology Coordinator of the Year. Your MACUL membership also qualifies you to receive discount rates for online courses from MyEdConnect, as well as discounted membership in the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), connecting you with technology using educators across the world.

Stay informed.
MACUL members are always the first to hear about special workshops, grants, and other news that might take weeks to filter down through the information chain in your district. Through affiliation with ISTE, MACUL members are able to learn about how initiatives in Washington D.C. impact on Michigan classrooms.

MACUL members get the jump on signing up for state-wide opportunities for professional development managed by our organization. The MI-Champions program and the ATA Technology Academy offers workshops throughout Michigan and has trained thousands of educators to better use technology to improve student learning.

MACUL members can take advantage of many professional development opportunities, such as one of the Midwest's largest educational technology event, the annual MACUL conference. Special Interest Group workshops, held in various locations around the state, also offers in-depth training on a multitude of ed tech topics. Other MACUL conferences include the technology leaders conference, and the Upper Peninsula MACUL conference.

Find Resources.
Through the MACUL Grant program, MACUL members are eligible to apply for funding of projects demonstrating innovative uses of technology. These grants are offered only to MACUL members! The MACUL web site,, provides MACUL members with links to locate a wealth of valuable resources for educators.

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