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NAMTC Newsletter
  May, 2018  

 

NAMTC Newsletter
In This Issue...

 

Spring and Graduation Caps are in the Air!

Wrapping another School Year
 
   
by Angela Burke (MA) NAMTC President
I can not believe another school year is coming to an end. As this school year concludes so does my tenure as President of NAMTC. It was an exciting year - we hosted a fantastic Leadership Summit in San Antonio, Texas, hosted shared conversations, networked with a number of new vendors and continued to work together to support schools in their goals of technology integration, STEAM and personalized learning environments. NAMTC is an organization of committed passionate educators who are open to sharing and assisting their peers. I have a stronger professional learning network as a result of my affiliation with NAMTC and because of this I have been able to successfully start new programs and services at my ESA. I could not have done this without the support of my NAMTC colleagues. If you have not become actively involved in NATMC I would highly recommend you do. Your involvement will be valuable to your career growth and you will meet some of the most passionate and caring educators in the country. Thank you to my fellow board members for making this such a rewarding year. Have a great summer !
 


 

Dr. Brad Landis (PA) and Molly Aschoff (NE) Elected to Leadership Roles

Annual NAMTC Election Results
 
 
by Doreen Bergman (NY), NAMTC Past- President
Dr. Brad Landis, (PA) and Molly Aschoff have been elected to serve NAMTC as President-Elect and Secretary respectively. Dr. Landis currently serves as the Assistant Executive Director of the Montgomery County Intermediate Unit in PA, and has been an active participant in NAMTC, sharing his expertise on OEM/OER through Shared Conversations as well as contributing to our annual Leadership Summit on Personalized Learning. Molly Aschoff is currently the Digital Learning Coordinator and Media Specialist at ESU 8 in Neligh, NE. A long time supporter of NAMTC and state-wide and national advocate for Distance Learning, she was re-elected Secretary. Congratulations and thank you for your service and support of NAMTC
Dr. Brad Landis (PA) and Molly Aschoff (NE) Elected to Leadership Roles 

 

Bold Leadership: Courageous. Inspiration. Action.

NAMTC Leadership Summit to be held Nov 28th, Colorado Springs
 
 
by Ron Cone, NAMTC President-Elect (NE)
The NAMTC Leadership Summit will be held Wednesday November 28th at the Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, CO. Once again the summit will be held prior to the AESA Conference, however this year we will be aligning with other AESA pre-con events and shifting to a full day on Wednesday. Since many of you will be arriving Tuesday we are arranging Industry and/or school district tours for anybody that is interested. More information will be released shortly. This year's program will build upon AESA's conference theme, focusing on how ESAs can overcome challenges to provide instructional technology leadership to their schools. Once again the cost for this year's Leadership Summit will be $275/person. Corporate packages are available via Geoff Craven geoff.c@craventech.com. Hope to see you there!
Bold Leadership: Courageous. Inspiration. Action. 

 

EMTA Annual Conference

Dr. Sally Lindgren (IA) Provides Keynote
 
 
by Geoff Craven, NAMTC Executive Director

A few weeks ago, members from the BOCES gathered in Syracuse for their annual Educational Media Technology Association (EMTA) Meeting.  Doreen Bergman (EMTA President-Elect) and (NAMTC Past-President) presided over the general session which featured Dr. Sally Lindgren from Great Prairie AEA.  Dr. Lindgren was accompanied by Seth Denny and talked about their Room 21C, which has served as a model for other collborative/makerspaces throughout the state.  

Through the use of Zoom, participants were able to tour similar spaces, and meet other agency staff throughout the state.  Later that evening, EMTA held a benefit auction to raise funds to provide mini-grants to school districts on various projects such as anti-cyber bullying, etc.  

I want to thank EMTA for their hospitality for inviting me to their event.  Last year Hall Davidson summed NAMTC up best when he said it is a group of passionate educators who want to work hard and make a difference in our schools and communities.  That passion continues not only in EMTA but also the AEA's who so willingly shared their experiences and resources.  

Truly a great time was had by all.  

EMTA Annual Conference 

 

Support our Corporate Partners!

 
 
by NAMTC Board of Directors
If you are going to ISTE this year, be sure to drop by our corporate partners and say hello. Let them know you appreciate their continued support.
 

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