EASTCONN Tech Council Focus for 2009-10


Standing Agenda Items:
· State & CEN updates
· New funding sources
· Burning issues/Troubleshooting/Problem-solving
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 8, 2009 3:30-5:30 PM
Implementing RTI
o Tech tools for collecting data for progress monitoring
o Software for student interventions
o Confidentiality issues
Prework: Bring ideas, questions and materials to share.
Homework: Assign Web 2.0 tools that people will be willing to explore and share at the next meeting

3rd Floor Computer Lab
EASTCONN Windham Mills
322 Main Street
Willimantic, CT 06226


December 3, 2009 3:30-5:30 PM

Web 2.0 Tools
o Sharing of Web 2.0 Tools
Prework: Be prepared to share your favorite and/or assigned tool. See volunteer assignments in October 8, 2009 minutes.

3rd Floor Computer Lab
EASTCONN Windham Mills
322 Main Street
Willimantic, CT 06226

January 21, 2010
3:30-5:30 PM
(Snowdate: 1/28/10)

PD and Technology Standards
o Finish Web 2.0 Tools from 12/3/09
o PD For teachers
o PD For administrators
o Virtual PD
o Write or find a position statement regarding 21st Century learning.
Prework: Bring ideas, questions and materials to share.

Focus Group Questions for EASTCONN Regional Summit:

1. What programs/services did the school system cease to provide that they provided before and what was the impact?
2. What programs/services are you finding it difficult to provide?
3. What has been the impact to your district in fulfilling state mandates (for example: tech plans, SRBI, web site postings)
4. [We¹ve been talking about pressing current issues, but your current kindergarteners will graduate in 2022. What will that world be like?] What future trends should we be considering as we prepare our present students for the world they will live and work in?

3rd Floor Computer Lab
EASTCONN Windham Mills
322 Main Street
Willimantic, CT 06226

March 11, 2010
3:30-5:30 PM
(Snowdate: 3/18/10)

How to get more with less – Hardware and Software, Netbooks, Virtualization
o Show and tell – bring different models of Netbooks to share
o Comparisons of laptops, desktops and other hardware
o Projection devices
o Scanners
o Cameras
o Group purchasing, reverse auction process (see Jan) and sharing of specs on hardware

3rd Floor Computer Lab
EASTCONN Windham Mills
322 Main Street
Willimantic, CT 06226

May 13, 2010
3:30-5:30 PM

Tech Playground and Social
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: Pam will book the back room of the Main Street Cafe.

Main Street Cafe
967 Main Street
Willimantic, CT 06226