Monday, December 8, 2008

Something Uplifting - post SAG

Image: 'Thank You!' -

Thanks to all educators around the province of Manitoba who chose to participate in a ManACE SAG session on November 28th, 2008. We trust that you attended an interesting and informative session, and that you walked away with new knowledge and resources to utilize in your own classrooms.

Thanks, also, to those who attended 'Awakening Possibilities' the evening before SAG. Interestingly enough, the virtual participation at this event outnumbered face to face participation by about 2-1. What does that say about the increasing role of technology in education today? A special thanks again to all of our many presenters, each of whom challenged us to open our eyes to the possibilities that currently exist. Each of the presentations from the Awakening Possibilities event has been archived and all presentations can be viewed on this page of the wiki: The Archives

Now that SAG 2008 has come and gone, ManACE is preparing to offer several Winter Workshops for our members. If you have any suggestions or recommendations for possible ManACE Winter Workshops, please feel free to leave us a comment :-)

The ManACE Board

Friday, November 21, 2008

preSAG @ Red River College - Princess Campus

The location of 'Awakening Possibilities', our 2008 preSAG event, has finally been confirmed.

We hope to see you next Thursday evening in Room P107 at Red River College's Princess Street Campus.

Come and learn about the benefits of blogging, featuring both live presentations (Clarence Fisher, John Evans, Chris Harbeck and Darren Kuropatwa) and virtual presentations (Kathy Cassidy, Alec Couros, Dean Shareski and Jeff Utecht).

'Awakening Possibilities' is a free event and everyone is welcome to attend. Please register soon so that we can plan the food/refreshments accordingly. There will also be a cash bar available during the event.

The following .pdf contains all of the details about registering for this year's preSAG event:


We hope to see you there,
Andy McKiel
ManACE Board Chair

Sunday, November 16, 2008

'Awakening Possibilities'

It's almost here :-)

Click on the following picture to find out more about 'Awakening Possibilities'...

If you'll be near Winnipeg on November 27th, the evening before the 2008 SAG Conferences, we invite you to join us in person for 'Awakening Possibilities'. This unique event will feature many short presentations by leading edubloggers from around the province, and around the world. While some presentations will be delivered in person at the event, other presenters will join us virtually.

More information can be found at the 'Awakening Possibilities' wiki.

Please help us to spread the word about this year's preSAG event by sending the following .pdf to everyone you know who may be interested in this event :-) There is no cost to attend, and everyone is welcome...


To register, please e-mail Andy McKiel:
We hope to see you there :-)

Feel free to leave us a note,

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Morphing the MB Edubloggercon

ManACE is offering a full slate of presentations at the upcoming Manitoba Teacher's Society SAG (Special Area Group) Day. If you are a Manitoba teacher and you haven't signed up to attend any SAG sessions yet, you may want to consider registering online for one of the many sessions being offered by ManACE.

ManACE traditionally hosts a preSAG social event to provide an opportunity for like-minded educators to network and share their innovative and creative ideas. Last year's ManACE preSAG event, the Manitoba Edubloggercon, proved what can happen when many curious minds come together in this manner. All of the presentations from last year's MB Edubloggercon are still archived and available for viewing through uStream.

Last fall, the MB Edubloggercon created quite a buzz across the blogosphere and we look forward to morphing the concept behind this event into something equally innovative on November 27th, 2008. Stay tuned for more details, or leave us a comment to influence the content and/or format of this event :-)

Feel free to leave us a note...

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Introducing ManACE Memos

We, the ManACE Board of Directors, have decided to take the plunge and establish a ManACE blog.

Our goal at ManACE is to provide you, our members, with quality professional learning opportunities in the area of technology instruction and integration.

Through this blog, we'll be able to share interesting and innovative uses of technology. More importantly, we're enabling you, our membership, to provide us with feedback and suggestions so that we can successfully accomplish our mission.

On that note, welcome to the ManACE Memos blog :-)

Feel free to leave us a note...