Saturday, March 24, 2018

What is SIG Elementary Education?

SIGEE is a network of educators who have a strong interest in utilizing technology with K-6 students.


We believe that Elementary Educators can enhance student academic achievement, foster higher order thinking, and begin developing 21st century skills by effectively using and blending educational technology.


To assist Elementary Educators in utilizing technology tools for integrated instruction as well as networking within the profession.

Focus Areas

Focus Area 1: In grades K-6, to focus on integration of technology in the content areas

  • • Integrating technology in K-2 curriculum
  • • Integrating technology in 3-6 curriculum
  • • Lesson planning to include technology support

Focus Area 2: Use of technology in early literacy instruction


Do you want to keep up with the ever changing world of educational technology?

Would you like to stay connected and supported with fellow educators across Michigan interested in educational technology? Join! MACUL and SigEE membership is FREE:

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Contact one of our officers listed on the right hand side of the page.

Upcoming Events

2018 MACUL Conference
March 7 – 9, 2018

2018 MACUL ConferenceThis is the 42nd annual conference at the DeVos Place in Grand Rapids, MI.

Designing Your Own Breakout EDU Game
March 7 from 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Speaker(s): Patti Harju, Director of Games, Breakout EDU

Breakout EDU is an immersive games platform for learners of all ages. In Breakout EDU games, players work collaboratively to solve a series of critical thinking puzzles in order to open a locked box.

Learn more about Breakout EDU, explore how the story and connected clues are the secret to engaging players, discover many different kinds of clues and puzzles, and bring out the game maker within as you create your own physical and digital Breakout EDU games.

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Putting Learning First: The Not So Boring Workshop on Research and Ed Tech!
March 7 from 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Speaker(s): Liz Kolb, Clinical Associate Professor, University of Michigan, 4T Conference Coordinator Education Technology

As technology becomes more common and expected in our classrooms, it is becoming vital that we continue to make sure the learning is the main focus, and technology second.

This session will take you on an interactive deep dive into the current research on the most effective and ineffective instructional strategies when integrating technology into K-8 classroom instruction.

When you leave this session, you will no longer need to ask yourself, “Is this technology tool actually enhancing my student’s learning?”

Integrating Technology Into the Reader’s Workshop
March 7 from 1:00 – 4:30 pm
Speaker(s): Karen Sjogren, 3rd Grade Teacher, Saline Area Schools; Mary Ledford, 2nd Grade Teacher, Saline Area Schools

Join us as we take an in depth look at dozens of websites and apps that can support your reader’s workshop. We will look at different skills including retell, visualizing, comprehension, fluency, vocabulary development and more.

We will also look at different assessment tools, grouping strategies, digital logs and blogs as well as free and low cost programs for you and your students.

Our workshop is geared for elementary teachers but many of the tools can be used at any grade level. Bring your device of choice with you. You will walk away with easy to use ideas that you can run with during your next reader’s workshop.

Space is limited for the pre-cons, so be sure to register early! They are not included in the conference package and must be registered for separately.

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