NAMTC Shared Conversations

March 12th, 2018

March 13, 2018 Bridging the Digital Divide with TV White Space

Join us Tuesday March 13th at 2 PM CT for our Shared Conversation on TV White Space. Learn how an ESU is utilizing these unused TV frequencies to bridge the equity gap and provide homework hotspots for its region.

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 NAMTC Shared Conversation - white space.pdf

January 16th, 2018

Future Ready Librarians and Project Connect with Shannon Miller

Shannon McClintock Miller is the new spokesperson for Future Ready Librarians and Project Connect. Future Ready Schools (FRS) and the Alliance for Excellent Education formed Future Ready Librarians last summer, which is aimed at positioning librarians as leaders in the digital transformation of learning.

Librarians are now playing central roles in school leadership and working daily with students, teachers, and administrators, says Bob Wise, president of the Alliance for Excellent Education.

As a teacher/librarian in a small rural school district in Iowa, Shannon was able to make a difference not only in her library, but the lives of all students, teachers and her community.

Come and learn as Shannon shares how you can prepare your school to be Future Ready. To view archived shared conversation click here:

September 19th, 2017

Shared Conversation - Digital Citizenship & Student Privacy

Led by Angela Burke (MA), content experts discussed how schools are dealing with such topics as student data privacy, Fake News and Google's new Digital Citizenship Program. The webinar can be viewed here and the combined powerpoint of Digital Citizenship Resources and Fake News are linked below

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 Digital Citizenship and Fake News Webinar.pptx

May 16th, 2017

Shared Conversation Open Education Media and Resources 5/16 2 PM CT

As school districts expand digital learning in the new economic reality, they look for resources to bring into classrooms. Many schools are finding opportunities to utilize Open Educational Resources (OER), in lieu of purchasing content. OER includes free teaching and learning materials for use, remix, and redistribution, without the burden of copyright permissions.

The U.S. Department of Education���¢�¯�¿�½�¯�¿�½s Office of Educational Technology is championing the use of OER nationwide through the #GoOpen program.
Date: Tuesday, May 16, 2017 Time: 2 p.m. CST or 3 p.m. EST
Join us on May 16 for a NAMTC Shared Conversation with presenter Bradley C. Landis, Ed.D., to receive an OER overview and learn how Educational Service Agencies can support schools incorporating OER into their educational ecosystems.
NAMTC offers FREE virtual professional development opportunities for members and non-members.

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Copies of the OER Presentation can be found here:

Sponsored by:
Mindshine Technologies

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 NAMTC Shared Conversation - Open Education.pdf

March 14th, 2017

Shared Conversation - Blended/Personalized Learning 03-14-17 2 PM CT

NOTE - THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FOR SEPTEMBER. Building upon presentations by Barbara Treacy and Nancy Mangum of the Friday Institute, learn how Angela Burke (MA) and several of her teachers and administrators are implementing Blended/Personalized Learning in their regional schools. Connect via Zoom at 2 PM CT, 3 PM ET
Meeting ID: 986 629 654

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 NAMTC Shared Conversation - Blended Learning.pdf

January 6th, 2017

Shared Conversation - Makerspaces 1/17 2 PM CT

Come learn how 2 ESAs are providing leadership and helping their schools implement this exciting technology and opportunity for our students by creating their own model maker-space areas. Click here for archive of the Shared Conversation.

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 NAMTC Shared Conversation Makerspace.pdf

November 15th, 2016

Shared Conversation - Next Generation Print Shops

Come learn how print shop technology is changing and how ESAs are leveraging their creative resources in providing digital resources and service to their schools. Click here to view the archive shared presentation:

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September 20th, 2016

Shared Conversation - The Impact of Telepresence Robots in Homebound Students

Come learn how this technology is being facilitated by a ESA in a region for homebound students recovering from serious illnesses. Presenters will cover various perspectives, ranging from a parent, medical physician, and technology. Click here to view the archive

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 Telepresence Robots and Learning.pdf