EASTCONN Tech Council Focus for 2008-09

In addition to their standing agenda items, the EASTCONN Tech Council meetings will focus on the following major agenda topics for the year:

Date & Time
Meeting Focus
Location
October 2, 2008
3:30-5:30 PM
New Initiatives and Hot Topics in Technology
How did you spend your summer vacation? What new technology tools have you learned about? What burning questions do you have as we begin the new school year?
Prework: Bring ideas, questions and materials to share.
3rd Floor Computer Lab
EASTCONN Windham Mills
322 Main Street
Willimantic, CT 06226
November 13, 2008
3:30-5:30 PM
Integrating Technology Across the Curriculum
How do we make technology a seamless tool for teaching and learning? What are some successful practices in tech integration?
Prework: Bring ideas and materials to share.
3rd Floor Computer Lab
EASTCONN Windham Mills
322 Main Street
Willimantic, CT 06226
January 15, 2009
3:30-5:30 PM
(snowdate: 1/29/09)
CEN and Filtering
What are the pluses and minuses of Internet filtering? How is everyone dealing with filtering inappropriate content while allowing teachers and students access to the Web resources they need?
Pre-work: Jane will invite a CEN representative to visit either real time or virtually.
3rd Floor Computer Lab
EASTCONN Windham Mills
322 Main Street
Willimantic, CT 06226
March 5, 2009
3:30-5:30 PM
(snowdate: 3/12/09)
Preparing Students for Colleges and Work Force
What do we need to do to prepare our students for life after K-12? What are the futurists saying about the world our students will be entering? How do we align our curriculum with the ISTE NET*S to prepare our students with 21st Century Skills?
Discovery Education Resources and Opportunities
What resources does Discovery Education provide? What does it take to become a STAR Discovery Educator?
3rd Floor Computer Lab
EASTCONN Windham Mills
322 Main Street
Willimantic, CT 06226
May 7, 2009
3:30-5:30 PM
Hot Topics Free for All
Join the group for a Dutch treat social at the Main Street Cafe/Willimantic Brewing Company exploring hot topics and burning questions related to technology and its implications in education.
Pre-work: Jane will try to get the back room of the Main Street Cafe.
Main Stree Cafe
967 Main Street
Willimantic, CT 06226