In 2011, SETDA will host state team meetings for the second year. The goal of these meetings is to elevate Ed Tech within state departments by providing team members with valuable information, conversation, planning time, support and expertise in implementing education reform initiatives with strong technology components.
The dates are as follows:
- June 1-3, 2011 in Baltimore, MD
Completed with five state teams, MD, NJ, NH, PA, and VT.
- August 10-12, 2011 in Chicago, IL
Completed with eight state teams, AL, IN, LA, ME, MO, MI, WV and TN.
- October 5-7, 2011, in Salt Lake City, UT
Completed with seven teams, NE, WA, OK, AZ, UT, CO, and NV.
Photos from Salt Lake City
SETDA would like to thank the sponsors Intel Corporation and SMART Technologies for the continued support.
Testimonials from Western State Team Meeting in June, 2010:
The team meeting in allowed key department personnel to grapple with how educational technology can support the requirements of a variety of federal funding streams (Title I, IID and III). The team also discovered how the different funding streams complement each other and they can be used to support the learning needs of the students in Arizona. The conversation that began during the team meeting led to creating and supporting a 21st Century Demonstration Classroom for three days at Arizona’s annual Title I conference. The classroom allowed Title I teachers from around the state to see how a variety of technology could be used for student engagement, language development and to teach reading. -Cathy Poplin, Arizona
This was a worthwhile experience for all. My Nevada team and I learned how other states leverage these and other readily available resources. The experience carried a low-key, personal vibe that gave a small group of state teams an opportunity to share ideas with one another. When I returned to Nevada, I shared some of the ideas I gleaned with my colleagues and we’ve used those resources to help us implement our goal of preparing students for the 21st century. -Kim Vidoni, Nevada