Date: Monday, May 10, 2010
Time: 12:00 - 1:30 pm
Location: VIRTUAL meeting via Elluminate
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In Attendance: Laura Sheehy, Sandy Israel, Peggy George, Kim Flack, Nan Williams, Jill Tinsley, Ruth Catalano, Coy Ison, Priscilla Lundberg


I. Welcome
Roll Call: introductions by participants

II. Business (old/new)
a. Review/Approval of minutes:
Motion to approve minutes - Ruth Catalano
Seconded by Peggy George
Unanimous vote of approval
b. Elect New Officers for 2010-11
  • Nominations for positions:
    Co-Chairs: Laura Sheehy, Sandy Israel (possibly)
    Workshop Coordinator: Jill Tinsley (Ann will help.)
    Secretary: Nan Williams
  • Any other nominations?
Election Ballot/Form
Voting is complete (Weds. night, May 12). By unanimous vote, the officers listed above will be your 2010-11 Westside Chapter Officers.

c. Need a new date and/or location for End of the Year Social
Form for Potluck - What will you bring?
Doodle Poll for when Ruth's House is available:

III. Share & Solve (continuing this popular agenda item to allow members to ask questions, brainstorm/share solutions, and share new technology discoveries)
a. Upcoming MoodleMeet course: Peggy George
Peggy will be co-facilitating with several people about Leadership in 21st Century: May 16-21.
Register @ see examples of MoodleMeets here:
Twitter/microblogging course (login as guest) OR
Literacy 2.0: Literacy Lesson Plans and Classroom Activities
b. Plurk - Laura Sheehy
c. Upcoming Classroom 2.0 LIVE shows (May 8-PicLits; May 15-YoLink): Peggy George
d. Next Mini-Geek Fest tonight with Kim Thomas and Peggy George: Monday, May 10, 8:00pm Come and plan to share a new tool or resource--could be something you learned about at WOW!
e. Future of Education webinar series that Steve Hargadon does with lots of interesting people: Peggy George
Thursday, May 6th's show was amazing--controversial topic but incredible interview with John Taylor Gatto, author of Dumbing Us Down: The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling.
The chat room was flowing with about 90 people, and they generated about 105 pages of text in my rtf document!
f. Join the Campaign! Tweet and Blog for Ed Tech May 12!
Funding for classroom technology is in jeopardy! We're calling on educators across the US to tweet and blog for education technology funding on Wednesday, May 12.
President Obama's budget for FY11 provides no direct funding for education technology programs. Instead, it zeros out the Enhancing Education Through Technology program, the only source of direct support for ed tech in many states and districts.
Congress doesn't have to agree to the President's budget recommendations.
Help your senator and representative understand what's at stake! On May 12 tweet, retweet, and blog your support for $500 million in FY11 ed tech funding. Mark the date on your social media calendar!
Watch the ISTE Connects blog and Twitter stream for more information on how educators can work with innovative tools to make our voices heard.
For more information, contact Hilary Goldmann (, ISTE’s director of government affairs.

Keep in mind sharing for next year!

IV. Wow Factor – PD Moment:
a. Sandy Israel will be sharing about Ian Jukes - Keynote, "The Committed Sardine", website and resources

Volunteer will be needed again next year!

V. Special Interest Topics:
a. PBS Teacher Innovation Awards: a teacher from Arizona is in the top 10!
Colleen Howard, middle school science teacher, Mesa Public Schools, Mesa, Ariz.
b. ASSET recognized Peggy's contribution to Arizona Digital Nation in their monthly newsletter.
Many thanks to Dr. Peggy George for her assistance with the Arizona Digital Nation project and the promotion of FRONTLINE: Digital Nation to Arizona educators and those who participate internationally with Classroom 2.0!
c. Anyone else have a tech initiative to share today or at another meeting?

Keep in mind what you want to share for next year!

VI. WOW Follow-Up: Ruth Catalano
WOW Handouts:
Westside WOW wiki page:

VII. Next meeting: - Monday, September 13, 2010 (Elluminate!) 12:00-1:30pm