Posts By Scott Meech

  1. Application Deadline for DEN Summer Institutes

    Application Deadline for DEN Summer Institutes is April 11. If you’re interested in joining your fellow STAR Discovery Educators for a week of professional development, networking and fun, you have one week left to apply. The application for the DEN National Institute (July 21-25, 2008) and the DEN Leadership Council Institute (July 14-18, 2008) will […]

  2. Tech Forum Chicago

    The Tech Forum Chicago (Midwest) Conference will take place on Friday, April 25, 2008 at the Marriott Hickory Ridge Conference Hotel in Lisle, Illinois. Program Topics Include: Web 2.0 Best Practices Policies, Safety and Social Networking Reaching ALL Students with Help from Technology Google and Other Tools for 21st Century Cartographers Digital Storytelling Showcase Who […]

  3. IL-TCE February 26-29 Updates

    DEN Networking Social Thursday, February 28 from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Pheasant Run Resort • Pool Atrium Presentations by Comcast & Discovery Education Sneak peak at upcoming additions to Discovery Education streaming and beyond. Registration Page DEN Booth Presentations 20 min DEN STAR presentations in the booth Sign-up to Help-Out or Present at the […]

  4. Call for Student Writers for ICE CUBE Newsletter

    For the upcoming issue of the ICE CUBE we are putting out a call for articles written by students! Inspired by David Jakes’ article at the Techlearning.com blog. We are accepting his challenge, a call for educators, to ask students, to focus on what technology means within their learning experience. We are soliciting feedback, by […]

  5. IL-TCE February 26-29 • Pheasant Run Resort • St. Charles, IL

    Discovery Educator Network – Events DEN Networking Social Thursday, February 28 from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Pheasant Run Resort • Pool Atrium Presentations by Comcast & Discovery Education Sneak peak at upcoming additions to Discovery Education streaming and beyond. Registration Page DEN Booth Presentations 20 min DEN STAR presentations in the booth Sign-up to […]

  6. Another Network to think about for IL Educators

    Check out http://goldenappleten.org / http://goldenapple.org/ Golden Apple’s Teaching Excellence Network is a place to create, experiment, debate, connect, and explore the world of teaching with other excellent educators. The Golden Apple Foundation advances the teaching profession by: Recruiting and preparing highly motivated individuals to become teachers in Illinois schools of greatest need Providing professional development […]

  7. Adlai Stevenson High School to host "Virtual" Discovery Educator Network Conference

    Connect with educators from all over the country during this unique professional development experience where you can attend in-person, online, or both. When: Saturday, February 2nd from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm Where: Adlai E. Stevenson High School, 1 Stevenson Drive, Lincolnshire, IL 60069 in the East Commons, Room 4400 Register by Clicking Here: Select […]

  8. Acceptance Emails are going out for TECH 2008 on Wednesday, May 7, 2008 at the State Capitol Building

    Acceptance letters and emails are being sent out for the TECH 2008 presentations at the State Capitol.  Your email will look something like this… Congratulations! Your school/district has been selected to participate in ECH 2008 on Wednesday, May 7, 2008 at the State Capitol Building in pringfield!  An acceptance packet containing detailed information about the […]

  9. TECH 2008 REMINDER

    The deadline to apply to participate in TECH 2008 at the State Capitol Building is Monday, January 14th!  If you haven’t already submitted an application, and would like to, please do so by Monday. Applications are being accepted online at http://www.springfieldtech2000.org LOCATION: State Capitol Building, Springfield, IL WHO SHOULD APPLY:  Teams of four (1 teacher […]

  10. IL-TCE 2008 "Learning without Boundaries" Feb. 26-29, 2008

    Hey everyone… Who is going to IL-TCE 2008 “Learning without Boundaries” Feb. 26-29, 2008? This is the biggest Tech Education event in Illinois. Workshops begin February 26th and 27th and the main events take place February 28th and 29th. Organizers of the event want to encourage you all to register asap as they will cancel […]

  11. Technology Media Fair in need of Online Volunteers

    The Irving Independent School District in Irving, Texas has an annual Technology Media Fair. This year, the district has opened up several categories for online judging. The hope, above all, is that this will help keep district students excited about technology and about sharing their work with a global audience. This is where you come […]

  12. What are we doing in Illinois to address the ethical use of technology?

    Today’s entry is really a question and a promotion for a project I am trying to put together for Middle School students. What are we doing in Illinois to address the ethical use of technology? Scott Meech is trying to put together a project for 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students that will address ethical […]

  13. Tech Savvy Supers?

    Hey… Nominate Illinois’ tech savvy superintendents. I am not trying to get brownie points with my superintendent, but I nominated her for the award. The district has made some very impressive technology changes and more are on the horizon. The best aspect of her leadership in my opinion is her own modeling of technology. As […]

  14. APPLICATIONS ARE NOW BEING ACCEPTED FOR TECH 2008!

    Hey everyone… Most of us who read this blog are focused on improving technology use in Illinoois. Here is an amazing opportunity to really make a difference. Let’s stop shouting from the mountaintops… Let’s get some face time with the people who are making some very important decisions about education in Illinois. DATE OF TECH […]

  15. Illinois Database Information

    Jesse White is Illinois’ Secretary of State and State Archivist. Most everyone thinks about his department and his job in regards to the DMV. No, that isn’t the Demilitarized Zone, even though many are reminded of one when they are standing in line for hours to get their license updated. Another of his major responsibilities […]

  16. 14th Annual Illinois Education and Technology Conference

    Registration is now open for the 14th Annual Illinois Education and Technology Conference (IETC)! http://www.il-edtech.org DATE OF CONFERENCE: Thursday, Nov. 15 – Friday, Nov. 16, 2007 WHERE: Crowne Plaza Hotel, Springfield, IL WHAT IS IETC? This conference is an exciting opportunity which will educators, technology coordinators and others interested in improving quality of education, an […]