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ETOM Summer 2022 Retreat

June 9 @ 11:30 am June 10 @ 1:00 pm

Revised Agenda (PDF)

Slides

Online Teaching Tools for Engaging Learners

Hyflex Learning Spaces (Panel)

It’s time for an ACTUAL (not virtual) retreat! That’s right, we’re heading to Traverse City. This two-day retreat will be hosted by Northwestern Michigan College (NMC).

Timothy J. Nelson Innovation Center

We will be meeting at (and touring) the Timothy J. Nelson Innovation Center (Main Campus, 1701 E Front Street – #9 on the map). The $15 million building opened in July 2020. NMC partnered with Steelcase for the interior spaces and deployed Crestron XiO as the management system. 

If you are traveling from a distance (or even local), we have a block of rooms at The Grand Beach Resort for June 9th. The location of the hotel is on the Grand Traverse East Bay, 5 minutes from NMC, 10 minutes to downtown, and a 5-minute walk to Traverse City State Park.

To get the special rate ($129/night to $149/night plus taxes), please call 231-938-4455 to reserve your room(s) with a credit card. Make sure you mention the Educational Technology Organization of Michigan in order to receive the discounted rate! Note: Registration for the conference (below) is separate. ETOM will provide meeting spaces and meals, but cannot reserve hotel rooms.

The Retreat will have two tracks – one for room design – and another for pedagogy. You’ll have a chance to share what you are doing with instructional technology too. We’ll address technical issues, maybe include a panel, and possibly a round table at the end for unanswered questions. We’re still working on the program (contact your ETOM rep if you have suggestions).

Since it’s a retreat, it’s not all work! There are paddle board rentals at the state park and rentals at the hotel, plus jet-ski rentals. TC Rentals also does parasailing. If people prefer downtown Traverse City, there is a free bus that runs from the hotel area to downtown.

$100 (includes conference services, meeting spaces and meals)