June 5, 2003: Liaisons' deadline for submission of participant information to GCATT OTP office.
June 13, 2003:
June 16, 2003: All travel and MOU forms due by close-of-business.
June 25, 2003:
Note: Shuttle times listed below may vary slightly dependent on travel distance and conditions, as well as participation in events. The shuttle will also be available upon reasonable request for transport between the hotel and the convention center throughout the conference.
June 28, 2003: Lisa Griffin & Anne Davis arrive in Seattle for pre-conference coordination.
June 29, 2003:
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July 2, 2003:
July 3, 2003:
Travel and lodging arrangements & reservations,with the exception of transportation to and from the Atlanta airport, will be made by the Office of Technology Policy & Programs. Please check here for updates.
4507 Brooklyn Avenue, N.E.
Seattle, WA 98105
Toll Free 800.899.0251
Check-in: 3:00 P.M.
Amenities include deluxe complimentary continental breakfast, in-room coffee maker and coffee, hair dryers, voice mail, dataports, full-size ironing boards and irons, cable TV with pay movies and Nintendo, and exercise facilities. The hotel is one block from Seattle's free public transportation services. All rooms are non-smoking.
University faculty representatives will be provided single occupancy rooms. Double occupancy will be standard for all other participants. Rooms have been assigned by university affiliation, teaching level (in-service or pre-service), and gender. Below are the assignments:
Lucille Harden.....................Kerrie Wills
Sara Davis..........................Betty Spragg
Jackie Brown......................June Johnson
Sandra Canterbury.............. Ishan Malik
Tiffany Draper......................Jaana Teal
Melanie Helms....................Jane Ann Musgrove
Brenna Garcia.....................Sharon Mitchell
Colondra Thompson.............Lameisha Williams
Felicia Singleton..................LaShonda WIlliford
Angienette Coppins.............Tonya R. Knight
Rickie Frazier......................Deon Lawton
Theo Smith.........................Michael Washington
Air Travel: Each of you should have received your flight confirmation number via e-mail. E-tickets have either been e-mailed to you or have been mailed to your representing faculty member dependent on the airline. If you do not have a seat assignment next to your name, please contact the airline and have one assigned.
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July 6, 2003
Initiated by the Georgia Centers for Advanced Telecommunications Technology's Office of Technology Policy & Programs in partnership with the Board of Regents' Office of Information & Instructional Technology, this project will host thirty Georgia educators at the 2003 National Educational Computing Conference (NECC) in Seattle, Washington. Its goal is to foster mentor/protege relationships and future technology project collaboration amongst the participants. Find out more about this project by reading the grant proposal summary submitted to the National Science Foundation.
The Georgia Centers for Advanced Telecommunications Technology (GCATT) is seeking a grant to promote synergy among University System of Georgia (USG) faculty and current and future Georgia educators through participation in the annual National Educational Computing Conference (NECC) to be held in Seattle, Washington June 30 through July 2, 2003. Sponsored by the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), NECC is the premier technology conference for educators. Although NECC has existed for more than twenty (20) years and is recognized as one of the nation's largest K-16 educational technology conferences, many educators, namely minorities, are unaware of this annual conference. In an effort to address this problem, Clark Atlanta University hosted approximately 100 minority educators in June 2000 in Atlanta, Georgia with the aid of a National Science Foundation grant entitled "Connecting Minority Educators by Enhancing Minority Participation in NECC 2000."
This proposal, "Increasing IT Capacity of Minority Educators in Georgia via NECC 2003," requests to further increase the involvement of minority educators by developing a new consortium model that focuses on academic institutions that share common goals and objectives within one state - Georgia. Seeking to raise teacher quality and improve the preparation of its future educators, the University System of Georgia is partnering with other organizations such as GCATT to identify activities that will assist teachers to more effectively integrate technology in the classroom. Thus, the Principal Investigator for the original project, Dr. Helena Mitchell, currently the GCATT Director of Technology Policy and Programs, will serve as a Co-PI for this project along with Lisa Griffin, the former NECC 2000 Project Coordinator. Both Dr. Mitchell and Ms. Griffin are committed to increasing awareness and promoting technology in underserved communities.
Given the unique ability of technology to enhance the performance of teachers and thereby the performance of students, it is imperative that all educators learn to teach with technology, not just about technology. By attending NECC, which is described by many as "the most comprehensive professional conference anywhere," Georgia educators will benefit from the invaluable resources gained from the technology workshops and information sessions; be exposed to the latest learning technology tools; and have an opportunity to network with other educators using technology.
The NECC 2003 delegation will consist of USG faculty, minority pre-service teachers, and in-service educators from minority school districts. While the thrust of this proposal involves participation in a technology-based educator conference, other professional development and collaborative activities that focus on the dual role of educators (i.e., learners and instructional designers) are also outlined. The impetus of "Increasing IT Capacity of Minority Educators in Georgia via NECC 2003" is to build active and sustainable educational networks that involve teachers in Georgia from all levels of the academic community.