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.