Date: Monday, October 6, 2008
Time: 12:00-1:30pm
Pendergast Learning Center

In attendance: Peggy George, Laurie King, Rosy Escandon, Dave Beard, Jan Irvin, Irma Sandercock


I. Welcome and Introductions

II. Business (old/new)

a. Review possible break-out sessions for Howie DiBlasi at WOW and select 2 sessions (in addition to "Conversation with the Keynote") to recommend to the WOW Planning Committee. Review survey results and make recommendation to Conference Planning Committee.
b. Revisit kick-off social event for all westside district administrators and technology leaders
Continue brainstorming and planning. Do we want to proceed with this and hold a face-to-face event (reschedule it), or consider the possibility of creating a virtual video presentation that can be made available online to be used any time/any place? We need volunteers to work on this whatever is decided. We still need to create a Westside AzTEA brochure to distribute at workshops and other events. Any volunteers?
No computer? Vote by cell phone.

No text enabled phone? Vote by computer.

c. Update on AzTEA news: website changes, hiring of Part-Time Executive Director

III. Share & Solve (continuing this popular agenda item to allow members to ask questions, brainstorm/share solutions, and share new technology discoveries)
a. Discuss new concept for this topic (Managing Up: Leadership Development) for future meetings. Brainstorm possible topics.(Laurie King)
b. Any pressing issues you are dealing with in your districts you would like to share and get feedback?

IV. Ed Tech Website of the Month: Volunteer?

V. Special Interest Topics
a. Come prepared to share any tech initiatives you are using in your district such as professional development models for teachers to earn technology equipment, etc.
b. Updates/news from IDEAL and Maricopa TISs
c. Any great new tools or resources you would like to share?
Peggy: Video tutorial tool (JingProject) and Video Conferencing Tool (Yugma for Skype)
JingProject site: Capture video, share video, share online
Tutorial created by Jeff Lebow on Jing to demonstrate how to use it.

Yugma for Skype:
Yugma revolutionizes real-time collaboration by enabling quick and instant sharing of ideas by letting you conduct virtual meetings or share desktops spontaneously. Yugma works across platforms - working seamlessly between Windows, Mac and Linux, and is easy to use. FREE.

VI. Westside Workshops
a. Workshop Topic Brainstorming for 2008-09.
Do we want to begin to explore ways to capture these workshop via or some other online streaming site to archive them and make them available to people who aren't able to attend? Do we want to require AzTEA membership for participating in these workshop or possibly a fee for the workshops with a reduced fee for non-members? This relates to our previous conversations about what we are offering as benefits of being a member in AzTEA. What other issues should we explore related to Westside workshops and professional development opportunities?
b. ISTE Webinar series purchased by AzTEA-two webinars held at Madison District Office (GeoCaching/Dr. Alice Christie; Digital Storytelling/Bernajean Porter); next webinar on October 7 (Educational Vodcasting/Jonathan Bergmann and Aaron Sams) 1:00-2:00pm

VII. Conference Updates (Peak, Tucson, WOW)
Registration is open and they need people to register and to submit proposals for presenting NOW.
Saturday, November 8, 2008 (Special Administrator event on Friday evening)
.... 10th Peak Performance Conference -
November 8, 2008 at Northern Arizona University - Flagstaff, AZ
Keynote - The Power of One: Changing the World of Education One Teacher at a Time
Conference Registration:
Proposal to Present:

VIII. Leadership Development: Managing Up (professional development time for anyone who wants to participate) 1:00-1:30pm
We will hold this special leadership development session during the last half hour of each of our meetings. Laurie King will kick it off with a series of 3 sessions and we're hoping others will volunteer to lead future sessions. If we decide to ustream our regular meetings, this part of the meeting will not be ustreamed so members can participate freely, discussing concerns about their situations they would like help troubleshooting with through these leadership strategies.

IX. Next meeting: Date/Place/Location Confirmation
Monday, November 3, 12:00-1:30, Pendergast Learning Center (come early if you want lunch from the cafeteria)

FYI: Nan Williams is unable to attend our meeting but wanted to share the following information about providing input on the AZ 2008 Educational Technology Standard Draft.

2008 Educational Technology Standard Draft
The 2008 Educational Technology Standard Draft is now available for public comment. Constituents may respond via seven public forums, online survey, email, fax or mail. To download a copy of the 2008 Educational Technology Standard Draft, see the PDF document below. Please include the strand, concept, and performance objective listed for each item that you are addressing in your comments. The deadline for submitting comments is November 10, 2008.

To register for one of the seven public forums go to the Arizona Department of Educational Calendar of Events and click on the session that best meets your needs. The link is"yes"&GroupID=37

To respond via the online survey, go to

To respond via email, email your comments to the Educational Technology Standard Draft email box at

To respond via fax, fax your comments to 602-542-5467.

To respond via mail, send your comments to:
Arizona Department of Education
Educational Technology Office
1535 W. Jefferson, Bin 8
Phoenix, Az 85007