Next week: Bargaining and Public Affairs Conference in Detroit

Time is running out to register for the 2013 MEA Bargaining and Public Affairs Conference, which will be held Feb. 7-8 at Cobo Hall in Detroit. Click here to download a printable program and registration form.

The Bargaining and Public Affairs Conference will feature numerous educational and informative sessions geared toward collective bargaining, public affairs and professional development.

The theme of this year's conference is "Advocacy Through Member Engagement," and will feature keynote speaker Deborah Loewenberg Ball, chair of the Michigan Council for Educator Effectiveness and dean of the University of Michigan's School of Education.

The conference will also feature a two-day session called the Blended Learning Institute. The session will provide educators with options for bring blended learning into their classrooms to create a more dynamic learning experience.