On Friday, May 17th, the New York Technology Educators Network (NYTEN) held a meeting at Ardsley Middle School to discuss technology as well as leadership options for the 2013-14 school year. Video from the session can be found above. While much of the meeting was very serious in nature, as you can see below, there was still some time for fun and games! It's Jeremy Luft trying to channel his inner-Eric Sheninger.
On Tuesday, April 9th, the New York Technology Educators Network (NYTEN) held a meeting at the Lower Hudson Regional Information Center (LHRIC) to discuss several items of interest to technology leadership from regional districts. Video from the session can be found above.
Dr. Dennis Lauro, the LHRIC Executive Director, presented information to the group on PARCC. That presentation can be found here: NYTEN Presentation by Dennis Lauro 4-9-2013
Yes, it is time to announce our existence to the group that started the whole shebang. NYTEN (New York Technology Educators Network) is a group that started in much the same vein as NY Tech Ed. It is primarily a group of Tech Directors, Coordinators and Educators who seek to network and learn from each other. Over time, the needs of the group dictated a shift to address many of the issues concerning Tech Administrators as opposed to the Educators.
A few of us have spoken over the years about organizing the educators in to a mirror group, after a few trial runs with different venues Jesse Lubinsky, Sabrina Rich and myself (Jennifer Cronk) became determined to get this up and running. After a meeting on Feb 1st we had our format and decided to run with it. Here our declaration to NYTEN:
I am writing to officially announce the birth of NY Tech Ed. This is a natural outcropping of the NYTEN format for Technology Educators that desire a forum to discuss, collaborate and learn from each other. Our desire is to make it as easy as possible for local Tech Ed professionals to network and learn from each other. NYTEN is a valuable resource but is usually focused on Director/Coordinator issues and not on practical application in the Lab and/or classroom. Members of NYTEN who wish to join are more than welcome, as there are many members of NYTEN who fill both the Tech Admin and Technology Educator roles. Please forward this email to your Ed Tech staff if you are strictly a Tech Administrator. You are however, welcome to attend any event we host if it interests you.
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