Dear NECC enthusiasts and newbies,
As we ramp up for NECC 2009, we’re especially excited this year to celebrate ISTE and NECC’s 30th anniversary in Washington DC! Browse the NECC site for exciting DC-related events including a trip to Capitol Hill and the Library of Congress! And spend some time on our 30th Anniversary web pages for ways you can share in the celebration by posting your inspirational stories and videos!
Our new blog, ISTEConnects, is your clearinghouse of information on NECC, ISTE, and hot topics in Ed Tech, with enthusiastic conversations initiated by Wes Fryer, ISTE staff, and guest bloggers. From ISTEConnects you can link to many different social networking sites including the NECC Ning, ISTE Communities Ning, Second Life, etc.
We’re excited to announce Malcolm Gladwell, bestselling author and New Yorker staff writer, as our opening keynote this year. Gladwell will deliver a customized perspective on the way intentional practice today influences expert-development of the future. Closing keynote is Erin Gruwell, the inspirational teacher behind the Freedom Writers’ students and movie by the same name. Our Tuesday keynote will be a lively, Oxford-style debate with panelists from many different backgrounds weighing in on a controversial topic facing educators and world citizens. Topic, panelists, and moderator will be announced in mid-May.
Have you already registered for NECC? You’ll want to check back to the Web site now to view more than 145 Workshops, 18 DC area Tours, and other Special Events for many different tastes. Also now available is our Custom Program Search function that allows you to search for Sessions and Workshops tailored to your individual needs. Once you find those sessions, add them to our Planner to keep your schedule organized.
We know these are hard economic times, so you’ll want to take advantage of our Super Early Bird registration deadline (March 31) if you can. (Other, lesser discounts are available until May 1.) And check out the Transportation link under the Travel section of our site to read about a special Amtrak discount!
Are you interested in participating in our Birds of a Feather (BOF) sessions? These are not formal presentations, but opportunities to engage in discussions on topics in your interest area. Join in the planning of the BOF sessions by visiting the BOF group on the NECC Ning.] You must submit your ideas by March 20.
Volunteer for NECC! You’ll gain a conference experience like no other when you volunteer. Not only will you provide a valuable service to ISTE and your fellow attendees, but you’ll make new friends and further your professional network. AND, receive a cool NECC T-shirt!
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