ETA Meetings for the 2007-2008 School Year


Meeting Minutes:
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  • September 19, 2007(CSD)
The agenda for our first meeting will be both a look back and a look forward. Please come ready to share any updates, information, findings, revelations etc. you may have from summer conferences, workshops, summer work in district etc. This will be an informal sharing and reconnecting time with colleagues. Then we will spend some time talking about where we want the ETA to go this year - What topics, ideas, membership, format, speakers, etc. do you feel will be most purposeful and useful to the group? Your voice is important.

  • October 17, 2007
    SPOTLIGHT DISTRICT: CLAYTON
    Deb Sutton from DESE joins us to bring us up to speed on the 8th Grade Literacy Component of the State's Ed Tech Plan. Please come ready to share any updates, information, findings, revelations etc. you may have from summer conferences, workshops, summer work in district etc. This will be an informal sharing and reconnecting time with colleagues. Then we will spend some time talking about where we want the ETA to go this year - What topics, ideas, membership, format, speakers, etc. do you feel will be most purposeful and useful to the group? Your voice is important.


  • November 14, 2007
    SPOTLIGHT DISTRICT: ROCKWOOD
    We will explore the question, “What technology environment best supports teaching and learning?” Be a part of a panel discussion on: i) Internet Filtering (Why can’t teachers use any Internet resources they find appropriate?, How do we protect teachers from themselves?, How does your district encourage/enable the use Web 2.0 tools?), ii) Admin Rights (How can districts maintain the integrity of their network resources while minimizing restrictions on teachers?) and iii) Acceptable Use Policies (How consistently do teachers and administrators in your district adhere to your AUP?, Does your AUP support 21st century learning and teaching?).

  • December 19, 2007
    SPOTLIGHT DISTRICT: PARKWAY
    Please bring a technology integration success story to share with the group that illustrates how effective technology integration is taking place in your classroom. Be specific, including referencing any technology resources (hardware, software, web sites, etc.)

  • January 16, 2008 (CSD)
    Join us as we will be taking a closer look at student response systems. Representatives from eInstruction, Promethean and Smart Technologies will be on hand to demonstrate their products and to discuss how this technology holds so much promise for raising the bar on assessment and individualized instruction in the classroom!
  • February 2008
    NO MEETING (CSD METC Conference)


  • April 16, 2008 (CSD)
    SPOTLIGHT DISTRICT: THE PRINCIPIA
    Four graduate schools will have representatives present to provide an overview of their instructional technology degree/certificate programs: Fontbonne University (Masters of Science in Computer Education), Southwest Baptist University (Master of Science in Education, Instructional Technology Leadership), University of Missouri @ Columbia (Master in Information Sciences and Technology (educational technology) and Webster University (M.A.T. in Educational Technology).

  • May 21, 2008 (Lombardo's Trattoria)
    SPOTLIGHT DISTRICT: FRANCIS HOWELL
    LUNCHEON SPONSOR: SOFTCHOICE (Software Plus)
    ETA Annual Luncheon! This event beings one hour earlier (12 pm) than usual, so be sure to mark your calendar and/or PDA! We'll be announcing the recipients of our awards and reflecting back on a VERY successful year!