Microcomputers in Education Conference ‘10

http://mec.asu.edu
March 15-17, 2010
Arizona State University



Photo memories captured during MEC 2010 by Peggy George

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2010 AzTEA Gala Awards: Recognizing Excellence in Arizona's Schools

Celebrating Learning and Teaching in a Digital World

Tuesday, March 16, 2010 12:00-1:00pm, ASU Memorial Union, Turquoise Room

AzTEA's Innovation Award for Friends of Educational Technology goes to:

Brett Hinton, Arizona Department of Education, for his strong support of AzTEA and educational technology throughout Arizona.
AzTEA's Leadership Award that honors one of AzTEA's board member's enduring contributions and leadership to Arizona educators was awarded to Kim Thomas, AzTEA Board Secretary, Westside Chapter Leadership Team, Technology Integration Specialist-Madison Elementary School District.

AzTEA Innovation Award Winners

Rookie of the Year: Nicole Buchheit, Vail Unified District
Technology Teacher of the Year: Gayle Pisani, Palominas Elementary District
Librarian of the Year: Erin Leis, Tucson Unified School District
Technology Coordinator of the Year: Andrew Chlup, Vail Unified District
Technology Specialist of the Year: Tricia Roach and Heather Zeigler, Flagstaff Unified School District
Technology Support Person of the Year: Patricia Lacina, Balsz Elementary School District
Administrator of the Year: Kevin Carney, Vail Unified District

Qwest Digital Classroom Leaders: For the 5th year, the Qwest Foundation provided $100,000 in grants to innovative AZ teachers

1st Round-January 2010
Dave Flack, Agua Fria Union High School, $9795.00
Shauna Hamman & Bethany Sole, Apache Junction Unified School District, $8750.38
Erik Hanchett, Safford Unified School District, $5687.74
Sandi Sherman, Amphitheater Public Schools, $9611.20
Alison Campbell-Woodward, Deer Valley Unified School District, $9381.00

2nd Round-March 2010
Josh Armstrong, Flagstaff Unified School District, $5739.78
Kristi Bremer, Gilbert Unified School District, $10,000
Marcus Calhoun-Lopez, Accelerated Elementary and Secondary Schools, $10,000
Candace Doerr, Tucson Unified School District, $9475.37
Michele Fowler, Paradise Valley Unified School District, $9475.37
Jeana Vance, Fowler Elementary School District, $3775.00


To view a video of the entire awards luncheon, click on the Livestream player below. (apologies for the brief commercial at beginning of stream--it comes with the free Livestream service)

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Microcomputers in Education Conference ‘09

http://mec.asu.edu
March 9-11, 2009
Arizona State University
Note: Remember...AzTEA current members receive a special discount for this conference: $75.00 discount with AzTEA code.

Welcome to MEC 2009

For 28 years MEC has been a pioneer in providing a forum for discussion among educators, administrators, researchers, instructional designers and technology leaders. With hands-on workshops and presentations from experienced technology educators, MEC offers the knowledge and opportunities for growth and development that support the standard of sustainability.
More than 1200 K-12 teachers, higher education faculty, school administrators and technology coordinators are expected to attend MEC 2009.
IDEAL is a collaboration between Arizona State University, the Arizona Department of Education and educators throughout the state of Arizona.

What’s Your IDEAL World?

MEC 2009 will bring together the best and brightest from higher education, k12 and industry to improve our individual and collective worlds. Merging cutting edge research with best practices, the conference strives to uncover new strategies and foster the rapid implementation of new ideas. Bring your vision for the future and work together to create a strategic vision and plan that will create an ideal world for our students. Now is the time for revolutionary thinking and bold action.

2009 AzTEA Gala Awards: Recognizing Excellence in Arizona's Schools

Tuesday, March 10, 2009 12:00-1:00pm, ASU Memorial Union, Turquoise Room

AzTEA's Innovation Award for Friends of Educational Technology goes to:
Superintendent Tom Horne, Arizona Department of Education, for his strong support of AzTEA and educational technology throughout Arizona.
AzTEA's Leadership Award that honors one of AzTEA's board member's enduring contributions and leadership to Arizona educators was awarded to Judith Romero, Northern Chapter Chair.


To view a video of the entire awards luncheon, click on the Mogulus player below. (Apologies...quality isn't great due to need to compress to meet upload requirements but it captures the memories.)



Program brochure announcing all of the Gala Award Winners Gala Program 2009



Microcomputers in Education Conference ‘08

http://mec.asu.edu
Arizona State University
301 East Orange Street
Memorial Union Building
Tempe, AZ 85287-0901
USA
Monday, March 10, 2008 - Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Happy Holidays from the MEC 2008 Team!

If you haven't already registered, we have a holiday gift for you...
As a way to say thank you for all you do to support education, we have extended the early bird deadline to December 21st.
Register before the deadline and save $25.00 per person! (Early Bird Discount)

IMPORTANT NOTE: If you are a paid AzTEA member you are entitled to an additional discount by using the AzTEA code. Contact Peggy George to obtain the code.** pgeorge@mac.com

About MEC

We are proud to partner with The Arizona Department of Education to highlight and showcase the use of technology in Arizona schools. For 28 years MEC has provided a forum for discussion and networking among K-20 educators, administrators, researchers, instructional designers, technology leaders and industry partners.

Who Should Attend

Educators from K-20, school administrators, technology directors, buyers, coordinators, media specialists, librarians, anyone with an interest in educational technology and its role in improving student achievement will benefit from MEC

Why Attend?

. Over 125 Standards Based Technology Presentations
. $25,000 worth of equipment give-aways from CCS!
. ADE Educational Technology Grant Poster Sessions
. Special discounts for administrators and groups
. 70 exhibitors demonstrating the latest technology
. Re-certification credits for teachers, professional development hours
. iCademy Digital Video and Photo Essay Award Ceremony
. Opening Night Reception presented by CCS Presentation Systems
. Grants, partnerships and resources for teachers, schools and districts
. Networking with educators and experts from all over Arizona and the US
. Daily Raffles and exciting door prizes
. Register now and save $25.00 through December 21st!
Administrators attend for free when registering 3 staff members.
Groups of 10 or more save 25.00 per person.

Call for Proposals is open until December 21st -

Interested in sharing your projects, success stories, and expertise with other educators?

Submit your proposal now for consideration to present at MEC 2008. Presenters receive a discount to attend the full 3 day conference, plus a presenter gift, registration bag, t-shirt and other give-aways.


The iCademy Awards: Arizona Living History

The iCademy Program offers a unique project-based learning experience for Arizona students and teachers. The goal of the program is to encourage diverse groups of students to enter into a statewide multimedia dialogue about Arizona. Working individually (photographic essay) or in teams of two to five (Digital Story), students in third grade through high school have the opportunity to capture the stories of Arizona. The history of Arizona is as wide and diverse as the landscape. From the five C's to the many cultures of our state - there are a wealth of stories just waiting to be told.
The keepers of these stories are the grandparents and elders in our diverse communities who witnessed and participated in the transformation of Arizona during the early twentieth century. This year the iCademy Video and Photography Program seeks to create a quilt of personal Arizona stories that provide a unique personal perspective on Arizona history.

More info at http://icademy.asu.edu

There truly is something for everyone at MEC 2008! Visit the website for a list of exhibitors, and check back often as we update details and events.

Please feel free to post, distribute and share with everyone.

Contact the MEC 2008 Team at 480-965-9700.

Visit us online at http://mec.asu.edu

Email us at mecinbox@asu.edu