ISTE SIGHC Annual Report 2005-2006 1 SIGHC Officers (elections to be held in Spring 2007): Mark van ‘t Hooft (Chair) Kent State University Research Center for Educational Technology 201 Moulton Hall Kent, OH 44242-0001 330-672-5996 email@example.com Mark Yehle (Vice-Chair) SuccessLink 1111 Madison Street, Suite 4 Jefferson City, MO 65101 Toll-Free: 1-888-636-4395 firstname.lastname@example.org Debbie Bordelon (Secretary) Westminster Christian Academy (256) 705-8000 (256) 509-0637 Debbie.Bordelon@wca-hsv.org Elliot Soloway (At-Large Member) University of Michigan Dept of EECS 2200 Bonisteel, ERB 3106 Ann Arbor, MI 48109 email@example.com Cathie Norris (At-Large Member) University of North Texas Department of Technology and Cognition PO Box 311335 Denton, Texas 76203 Office: 940-565-4189 Norris@unt.edu ISTE SIGHC Annual Report 2005-2006 2 SIGHC Activities (organized by ISTE goal): • ISTE Goal 1. Build organizational leadership and capacity through renewal and growth of diverse membership and through community building among members and stakeholders: o Organizational leadership was put in place by way of an unofficial vote at our “business meeting” at NECC 2005. Note that SIGHC did not officially come into existence until October 2005. o Recruited members through listservs, forums, word-of-mouth, and other ways of synchronous and asynchronous communication. o Started a variety of discussion strands on the My Communities section of the ISTE website. o Started distributing a monthly newsletter via the SIGHC listserv in April 2006. • ISTE Goal 2. Articulate a compelling rationale and advocate for the effective use of technology in support of teaching, learning, and educational leadership. o Rationale was articulated prior to NECC 2005 and adopted by SIGHC at the NECC 2005 SIGHC business meeting: Mission Statement: The mission of the Handheld Computing SIG is to serve as an advocate for handheld computing in education worldwide, and to promote meaningful integration of handheld computers in teaching and learning. Goal: The goal of the SIG is to foster a community of stakeholders (teacher practitioners, technology coordinators and other K-12 tech support staff, educational researchers, teacher educators, industry leaders, government representatives) in order to support the use of handheld computers in our nation’s classrooms and promote best practices in the area of mobile and wireless computing integration across subject areas and grade levels. • ISTE Goal 3. Advance the art and science of teaching, learning, and educational leadership with and about technology through research, development, and other capacity-enhancing activities. o SIGHC sponsored 4 handheld computing sessions at NECC 2006 o SIGHC sponsored a handheld workshop at NECC 2006, conducted by Mike Curtis from MobileTechnovations. • ISTE Goal 4. Disseminate resources, knowledge, expertise, and effective professional practice through communication and distribution strategies that best meet the needs of ISTE members and other educational stakeholders. o SIGHC sponsored 4 handheld computing sessions at NECC 2006 o SIGHC sponsored a handheld workshop at NECC 2006, conducted by Mike Curtis from MobileTechnovations. • ISTE Goal 5. Develop and sustain a vibrant, responsive, highly effective and self-renewing organization optimized to ensure the responsible achievement of ISTE’s mission and its mission-aligned strategic goals. o Started a variety of discussion strands on the My Communities section of the ISTE website. o Started distributing a monthly newsletter via the SIGHC listserv in April 2006.
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