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College of Education Technology Conference


The 35th Annual MSU College of Education Technology Conference will be held on Saturday, November 3, 2018 on the beautiful campus of Michigan State University in Erickson Hall from 8:30 am – 3:30 pm. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to us at

The theme for this year’s conference is Leading for Innovation and Change. Educators from across the region will explore the ways that innovation can transform teaching and learning, create solutions that will change practice, and share strategies for leading the way in education. Get ready for a day of hands-on learning that will inspire, energize, and motivate!

Call for Proposals

We are looking for high quality sessions for the MSU College of Education Technology Conference lineup (#COETC18). We are asking for your proposal to be in workshop format. Each workshop will be an hour long. A COETC-style Workshop is: A hands-on experience where the content is provided through a knowledgeable facilitator. Participants engage in meaningful discussion, tinkering, play, and creation. Participants apply their understanding of new ideas directly to their practice.

Your workshop should...

  1. EXPLORE content in an engaging way.
  2. CREATE a meaningful artifact with session participants.
  3. SHARE the possibilities for impact on practice.

Workshop proposals are due October 1st. Presenters will be informed of their acceptance by October 8th and will receive information about session times in their acceptance email. Please use our proposal planning sheet to craft your submission.

Once you have reviewed the planning sheet, use the link below to submit your proposal.

Submit your proposal!

Keynote Speaker

Scot Graden was named the superintendent of Saline Area Schools in March, 2008. He began his career with Saline in 1995 as a community education program specialist. In 2000 he became the director of community education. In addition to his community education responsibilities, over the last four years he served the district at various times as the interim athletic director, alternative high school principal, and executive director of community services. He was named the 2005 Saline “Citizen of the Year” and in 2008 he was awarded the George A. Anderson “Vision Award” given to the a government leader who has demonstrated a clear and consistent vision for the Saline community. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Central Michigan University and a master’s degree from Eastern Michigan University. In addition, he holds a master’s degree in Educational Technology from Michigan State University.