NAMTC Shared Conversations

April 9th, 2021

Shared Conversation Copyright Technology Best Practices

Join Carolyn Martin as she discusses Copyright Compliance and Technology Best Practices, especially as it pertains to remote learning and digital content.

Archived Conversation Here:

January 26th, 2021

Shared Conversation - stemCONNECT

Join the stemCONNECT team and learn how their resources from high-tech companies, universities, researchers and K-12 school can be brought to your schools or classrooms.
Archived Conversation -

September 15th, 2020

Shared Conversation Online/Remote Learning Best Practices

Join Beth Kabes and Jeff Rothenberger as they discuss best practices and resources available for online and remote learning and how schools are adapting to COVID 19. Archived presentation is available here:

May 12th, 2020

Shared Conversation - The New School Rules in a Pandemic World

Join Molly Aschoff (NE) and Gabrielle Hewitt content provider for the best seller "The New School Rules", as they discuss steps schools are taking to plan to return to normal.

Archived presentation:

March 10th, 2020

Shared Conversation - Copyright/Legal Issues

Join Geoff Craven and an Attorney from our sister organization AIME on a discussion on Copyright trends, common questions on technology policies and procedures.

Archived Presentation:

January 14th, 2020

Shared Conversation - Instructional Coaching

Join Danielle O'Connor (NY) as she leads a panel discussion with Steve Barkley on Instructional Coaching, and the role ESAs are playing in supporting their regional schools.

Link to Archived Conversation:

November 12th, 2019

Shared Conversation - Federal Legislative Update

Join us for this Shared Conversation on important updates on Federal Legislation and how it will impact Instructional Technology and strategies in our schools. Facilitated by Geoff Craven, NAMTC Executive Director

Archive of Shared Conversation:

Copy of Powerpoint Slides are here

September 10th, 2019

Shared Conversation - AI in K12 Schools

Join us for this engaging discussion and presentation by Hall Davidson on the impact AI is having on schools, facilitated by NAMTC President, Dr. Bran Landis (PA)

Archived Version of this Session

May 15th, 2019

Instructional Technology Integration, Media Library and Open Educational Resources

Moderated by Molly Aschoff (NE), learn how ESAs are supporting schools using various forms of technology and media.

Archived Shared Conversation:

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 NAMTC Shared Conversation - OER Resources (1).pdf

March 12th, 2019

Blended, Digital, and Online Learning

Moderated by Evan Abbey (IA), learn how ESAs are finding and procuring quality resources for their schools from various sources. Archived Shared Conversation available here

January 15th, 2019

Personalized Learning for Professional Development

Moderated by Danielle O'Connor (NY), and representatives of The Learning Accelerator (TLA) learn how ESAs are utilizing Personalized Learning to accommodate their professional development needs and free resources that are available through TLA. Archive of Shared Conversation can be found here:

September 11th, 2018

Digital Citizenship, Student Privacy

Moderated by Geoff Craven, NAMTC Executive Director
Join us at 2 PM CT, 3 PM ET for our first Shared Conversation of the 2018-2019 school year. This months conversation will feature Jeff Patterson, CEO and Founder of Gaggle, and Andrew Wallace, Director of Technology for South Portland Schools, (ME) as they talk about how schools are providing Digital Citizenship and handling Student Privacy Issues.

Archived Shared Conversation:

June 11th, 2018

Working and Partnering with ESAs

Interested in joining or becoming a corporate partner for NAMTC. Check out the Shared Conversation from several statewide ESA leaders, and learn how your company or organization can going NAMTC/AESA and partner with them.

Archived Shared Conversation:

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.

Click here for an archive of the presentation:

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