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Notes from New England Affiliates Birds of a Feather Session at NECC 2006


Attendance: CT, MA, ME, NH, RI

Notes:

ISTE support for regional centers

Start with something doable

Sharing Conferences

Regional Conference Information
ACTEM October 12 and 13th - Augusta, ME http://www.actem.org/Pages/ACTEM_Conference/index
CECA - October 23rd - 750-800 attendees - Cromwell, CT www.ceca-ct.org
NHSTE - week after Thanksgiving - 2000 attendees - Nashua, NH http://www.nhcmtc.org/
MassCUE - mid November - 600-800 attendees - Sturbridge, MA http://www.masscue.org/conference/
RIEMA - April - 300 attendees - Warwick, RI http://www.ri.net/RIEMA/conf06/conf06.htm
RISTE - Currently does not have a conference

Combine with Superintendent Conferences / Symposiums etc.
Superintendent Symposium for a 1/2 day during conference -- speaker, discount if bring board members

Other opportunities for training, PD, Summer Institutes, etc.

Regional Affiliate Website - Links to each others site

Political Regional Advocacy Group -- white papers, letters etc.

Regional Buying Power

Sharing the information about one other's state situations.

Plan meeting in New England in October.