Date: Monday, November 1, 2010
Time: 2:30 - 4:00 pm
Location: VIRTUAL meeting via Elluminate
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In Attendance:


I. Welcome / Call meeting to order
Roll Call: introductions by participants

II. Business (old/new)
a. Review/Approval of minutes:
Minutes were approved by 6 of the 8 people attending. Two abstained due to not attending the previous meeting

b. Westside Workshop Coordinator position still open
c. Meeting Time/Day?
The group unanimously voted on the day and time for Westside leadership meetings. Meetings will be held on the first Monday of the month from 2:00-3:30.

d. Google Form results: (slides)
We received 39 responses. ASSET will send out the survey as well and we will see if we gain additional responses. See slides from the recording to see all of the responses for survey questions and ideas for workshops and days/times.

Ideas for additional PD opportunities were discussed:
Laura: IDEAL New Resource Manager
Sandy: Free Resources
Nan: Leadership

e. Goals/Action Steps progress: Action Steps/Timeline
  • Goal 1: Host events and use Elluminate, Wikispaces and website to share, showcase and explore the integration of technology, curriculum and innovative instructional strategies.
  • Goal 2: Increase participation and communication with membership and stakeholders using current technology tools and advertising the value of being an AzTEA member.
  • Goal 3: Host 9th Annual WOW Conference - 1st Virtual
  • Goal 4: Westside members will commit to offering and/or actively soliciting a monthly Elluminate webinar presentation for professional development.

f. AzTEA News
  • T&L Conference - October 19-21, 2010 - Phoenix Convention Center Hosted by National School Boards Association
  • iNACOL Conference - November 14-16, 2010 - Glendale, AZ
    International Association for K-12 Online Learning
  • Mega Conference - November 16-18, 2010 - Litchfield Park, AZ
    Hosted by ADE - Focuses on Title I of NCLB - Quality Programs Powered by STEAM

III. Share & Solve (continuing this popular agenda item to allow members to ask questions, brainstorm/share solutions, and share new technology discoveries)
Looking for a person to "manage" wiki updates and organization.

a. Discovery Education VirtCon 2010

b. Monthly "Mini-Geek Fest" - Monday, November 8, 8:00 pm

Anyone have something else to share today or next time?

IV. Wow Factor – PD Moment:
Sandy Israel - sharing resources, learning from ISTE webinars
Sandy's presentation was postponed until next time due to time.

Volunteer for next time? Would anyone be interested in providing us with a short presentation for Professional Development at our next or future meeting?

V. Westside Workshops: (volunteer to coordinate?)
a. Report on Thinkfinity webinar
18 Participants!!! Tammy said it was a better turn-out than some of their national offerings.
Captivate Students_Arizona.doc

b. Yolink webinars
(series of three webinars see Westside wiki page for dates and times) There is a week in between each webinar so that people can practice the skills.

c. Scratch webinars
Laura will work with Bonnie Feather to get on the schedule

d. Alice Christie-series of 3 webinars on GoogleTreks (she is excited to offer these for us sometime in Jan. or Feb.)
e. Other webinars?

VI. Conference Updates (Peak, Tucson, WOW):
a. Peak/Peer Coaching Summit - This Saturday, November 6, 2010
b. Teaching & Technology Conference - Tucson, AZ - Saturday, January 29, 2011

WOW C3 Conference: Virtual - Saturday, April 30, 2011
Report on WOW: Ruth Catalano
Have new Moodle course created on the AzTEA Moodle site to organize all of the events, activities and pre-planning communication! Just beginning to populate it with content. Huge thanks to Connie Swiderski who hosts a TX conference in Moodle for sharing her conference template. Thanks also to Paula Clough who has agreed to help Peggy create and manage the Moodle site! Be patient while we get it revised with WOW content.

VII. Special Interest Topics:
a. Anyone else have a tech initiative to share today or at another meeting?

VIII. Next meeting: via - Elluminate!
Monday, December 6, 2010 Time: 2:00 - 3:30 pm, VIRTUAL MEETING via Elluminate