Modesto's Best Kept Secret

Shhhhhhhhh!  You haven’t heard about the Educational Technology Conference?  Over four hundred educators from central California may not want you to know about this "little" conference developed and sponsored by CTAP Region 6 and CCCUE.  It is no surprise that anyone would want to keep this gem to themselves…it featured "Techno Icons" Mike Lawrence (keynote speaker) and the DEN‘s very own Hall Davidson presenting two sessions!  Attendees for the day were treated to a wonderful variety of learning opportunities within the over 75 sessions available to choose from as well as chances for networking with others interested in technology.  This inexpensive ($60) conference also included breakfast goodies and a box lunch (sub sandwich, chips, salad, fruit, cookie, softdrink or water – sometimes it is all about the food!) as well as a hefty, green Etc_and_den_event_2006_006CTAP computer bag filled with freebies like notepads and pens and trial software (we teachers love the free stuff!)  And, if this wasn’t enough already, you should have seen the raffle prizes!  There were screams of delight when Marianne Pack, director of CTAP6 announced the winners of prizes like digital cameras, InterWrite School Pads, a video iPod and a one year subscription to Discovery Health Connection (guess who donated that fan-tabulous prize?) 

You may want to mark your calendar early this year and be sure to attend the ETC 2007!

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Kristin and Melissa had a great time at the Google Earth session presented by southern California DEN manager, Jannita Demian.

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