Regional Collaboration Year One: The New England ISTE Affiliates

Our proposal has been accepted as a panel for the affiliate meeting on Saturday, June 23, 2007.

Theme and Strand School Improvement: Educational Visions/Planning

Session Description This past year the six New England ISTE affiliates explored possibilities for coordination of programs and resources. Come hear a review of our first year!

Keywords region affiliate collaboration coordination planning

Audience Level All

NETS•A I, IV, VI
NETS Summary NETS-A 1. ISTE affiliates develop a shared vision for comprehensive integration of technology and foster an environment and culture conducive to the realization of that vision across New England.
NETS-A 3. ISTE affiliates enhance their professional practice and increase their own productivity and that of their respective memberships.
NETS-A 5. ISTE affiliates understand the social, legal, and ethical issues related to technology and apply that understanding in working cohesively and collaboratively.

Purpose & Objectives
This past year the six New England ISTE affiliates explored possibilities for coordination of programs and resources. The process began at NECC 2006 birds of a feather session entitled "New England Affiliates Collaboration and Planning." The energy and ideas from this initial meeting were further pursued at a follow-up meeting in October 2006, in which members of all six boards met for two days to build the foundation for working together in the future. As our first year of working cooperatively comes to a close, this session offers the opportunity to reflect upon and discuss the progress we have made in year one of our efforts. Come and take part in a sharing of our insights, accomplishments and plans for the future!

Outline Content: accomplishments and lessons learned at the conclusion of our first year of regional collaboration

Time: 10 minute overview of the initiative, 40 minute panel discussion of the past year, 10 minute conclusion summarizing year one

Special Emphases incorporates global collaboration

Presenter Background We are participating board members from the New England ISTE affiliates.

Prerequisites No prerequisite skills or knowledge necessary.

Primary URL http://www.masscue.org/birds-of-a-feather/

Referenced Web Links
http://www.iste.org/
http://www.ceca-ct.org/
http://www.actem.org/Pages/index
http://www.masscue.org/
http://www.nhste.org/
http://www.ri.net/riste/mainpage.html
http://www.riema.org/
http://homepage.vita-learn.org/Pages/index

Presenters [ edit this section ]

Presenter Lorelle Allessio

Co-Presenter #1 Sharon Betts

Co-Presenter #2 Cyndi Dunlap

Co-Presenter #3 Pat Palmer

Co-Presenter #4 Peter Drescher

Co-Presenter #5 Walter McKenzie

Co-Presenter #6 Lee Rabbitt