Lance's session will be interactive and engaging - a great model for instruction!

Participants will come back from this session with ideas that will stretch teacher and student thinking - ideas you can implement the next day, as well as tips and tools needed to share this with your teachers.


Heuristic Augmented Learning Lab

Uber, Post-It Notes, microwaves, space travel, and even Google itself grew as tangents spun from existing tools. In this session you will work in groups to complete a digital challenge woven from familiar tools to form an immersive, collaborative experience.

Spotlight on Strategies

Go hands on in this interactive session and explore the popular DEN Blog series “Spotlight on Strategies”. Instructional leaders will leave with classroom-ready tips and tricks for integrating digital media into instruction and the tools they need to share this with their teachers.

SAMR Discussion

Five to six stations set up. Principals rotate and discuss which level of SAMR (Substitution, Augmentation, Modification, or Redefinition) each station reflects.

Take 5

What’s Your Take Away? Quick speed-dating format framed by our Take 5 videos.


What’s next?

Maximizing the Potential of Ed Tech for Administrators

Saturday, March 12th, 8:30am-1pm

187 Monroe Avenue Northwest

Grand Rapids, MI

MACUL and Discovery Ed will partner to host administrators in 1/2 day workshop designed to foster conversations around building technology rich environments. This workshop will focus on giving administrators an introduction into some of the skills needed to unlock an innovative learning environment in their buildings.

Imperial Ballroom, Amway Grand Plaza Hotel

Sponsored by: Discovery Education

Breakfast and lunch will be served

Registration (please use the link below to register):

$29 Registration fee

Registration is free for attendees of the MACUL conference

Featured Presenter: Discovery Education Speaker Lance Rougeux

Lance Rougeux will be leading a faciliatated discussion around creating tech rich environments for administrators.

Lance Rougeux started his career as a teacher at Julia de Burgos Bilingual Middle School in the School District of Philadelphia where he was highlighted in The Emergency Teacher, a book about urban teaching. Recently, he co-founded the Purple Feet Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization focused on helping underserved students think about their future.

Prior to joining Discovery Education, Lance was an Executive Policy Specialist at the Pennsylvania Department of Education's (PDE) Bureau of Educational Technology. While at PDE, Lance spearheaded many statewide initiatives including Keystones, a program recognized as a success story in the U.S. Department of Education's National Education Technology Plan, and eSPARC, a research endeavor called the "gold" standard of scientifically-based research by eSchool News.

Lance currently serves as Vice President of Learning Communities and Educational Consultants at Discovery Education where he leads the Discovery Educator Network professional learning community, supports successful implementation of the Discovery Education TECHBOOK, oversees the Discovery Education Wilkes University Instructional Media Program, and plays a vital role in ensuring the success of Discovery Education’s STEM initiatives.

He holds master's degrees in Educational Leadership and Technology in Education from Villanova University and Harvard University, respectively, and is an adjunct faculty member at Wilkes University for whom he designed the Digital Media in the Classroom graduate level course. Lance resides in Pennsylvania and continues to teach vicariously through his wife, an incredible sixth grade teacher.