SVTC EdTech Meeting
November 30, 2007 at 10:00 am –WVPT
1. Welcome Amy Gubler welcomed 20 members
Albemarle – Daren Collins Rockbridge - Paul Leonard
Augusta – John Matherly Rockingham - Joe Hill
Charlottesville – Paula Dickinson Shennadoah – Tim Taylor
BRCC – Susan Crosby Staunton - Meneta Deaton
EdTech Manager – Kelly Lineweaver WVPT - John Neumann
Frederick – Rod Carnill WVPT – Charlotte Sappington
Harrisonburg – Karen Campbell Warren - Melody Sheppard
Highland – Gwen Cauley Waynesboro – Kay Lera
Orange – Peggi Knight Waynesboro – Rosemary Wagoner
Rappahannock -Amy Gubler Winchester – Micker Madden
2. Approval of October minutes – approved as submitted
3. Treasurer’s report – Karen Campbell presented current report
4. EdTech Grant Update – Kelly Lineweaver
a. NTTI – applications have been approved and will be sent out soon
b. Quotas for each division have been set based on student enrollment
c. Level one $500 award – Flip Camera will be added. All other levels
d. December 7 - deadline for laptop lab
e. Jan. 11, 2008 – deadline for NETS*T Intent to Complete Form.
f. Charlotte announced that UnitedStreaming will hold to a 10% increase
over previous year pricing. This represents a deep discount over
UnitedStreaming’s list prices. Discussion ensued regarding streaming
options for future years.
g. ATTAIN Grant Subcommitee met last Monday to brainstorm needs
assessment for the consortium. Richard Ingram (JMU) will begin to
analyze NETS*T data to identify trends and measurable outcomes that
may be helpful for the ATTAIN proposal.
h. Charlotte discussed with Lan Neugent that NETS*T certified teachers
comprise 5% of our total teacher population. He will be attending the
April 25, 2008 SVTC meeting to hear about the impact that this grant
program has on schools.
5. WVPT update – John Neumann –
a. 43 proposals to present technology sessions have been received to date.
b. If you have any short videos that address impact of technology (teacher
and student perspective) that you are willing to share for use at NTTI,
please submit them to John
c. Day 3 of NTTI will again have ITRTs. ITRTs will be asked to plan the
format and content of this.
d. An email will be sent out next week to media specialists and ITRTs to
determine the number of teachers that are using UnitedStreaming vs.
traditional instructional videos.
6. Visual Thesaurus – Kelly Lineweaver - Pilot will need to taken over by grant.
Focus on ESOL- If interested, ESOL teachers will have free assess to this site
next semester to develop one to three lesson ideas and reflection. Teachers may
need to meet to collaborate on activities. If interested, contact Kelly.
7. Report from Tim Taylor (Shenandoah County) ITRT’s in middle school – shared
findings on his query regarding ITRTs in the middle school. A discussion ensued
regarding the complexity of identifying skills and traits that are required to be
successful in this role.
8. Safari Montage – Tim Taylor – Safari Montage is a digital delivery system based
on file sharing superb videos over a schools LAN that competes with
9. Round Table Discussion Topic
a. Gwen Cauley (Highland County) shared the site www.freerice.com - is an
on-line vocabulary building tool – geared towards high school
b. Tim Taylor announced that his division in considering unblocking
YouTube for teachers.
c. Meneta Deaton asked queried group regarding on-line course offerings.
The group reported that moodle and Blackboard are in use in some
d. Joe Hill (Rockingham) lead a discussion on exempt vs. non-exempt
employee status and ramifications.
e. Next meeting January 25, 2007. Meeting will be at WVPT. It will be a