2008 Pre-Conference Workshops
Pre-Conference Workshops will be available from 8:30 -11:00 am. Don't forget to arrive early, seats will fill up fast.
- New Mexico Education Web Workers Summit
- New Mexico District Technology Leadership Symposium
- Operating your institutional LMS within the hosted Blackboard environment
- A Guided Tour of Web 2.0 Technologies
- Available Resources from the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)
Web developers, database administrators, content providers, course developers,
information workers join up and be part of the first New Mexico Educators Web
The arrival of state-wide educational services such as the state's Learning
Management System is ushering in a time for a state-wide forum where
information professionals working in education can exchange ideas and knowledge.
We'll discuss what it takes to leverage web technologies towards establishment
of a statewide forum to support the creative exchange of ideas and
To register please visit our website.
One Free Registration for each CoSNSchool District Member. $65 for non-CoSN members. Payment will be made upon entry into the symposium.
Co-produced by the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) and NM CIO's
Designed for the professional development of district technology leaders (coordinators, directors, CIO's, CTOs)
The Symposium will:
- Help you understand the key skills you need to succeed as the district technology leader
- Provide you with an understanding of the research on what works around effective use of technology in education
- Give you the latest information on key trends in school networking
- Offer excellent networking opportunities
|8:30 am - 8:35 am||Welcome, Ken Moore, Chair, NM CIOs, and Technology
Coordinator, Truth or Consequences
|8:35 am -9:20 am||
Learning to Change, Changing to Learn: Global Lessons on Leadership & Vision
Keith Krueger, Chief Executive Officer, CoSN
|9:20 am - 10:00 am||Planning for Green Computing
Green computing is a highly visible community topic and is being addressed by CoSN's new Green Computing Leadership Initiative. Green computing is a broad topic, much has been written and everyone is attempting to cash in with their green solutions. In this session we will break down the concepts into major categories of purchase/disposal, power consumption and use of computers to reduce your school's carbon footprint. We will interactively discuss how you can get started with each category and plan for future enhancements to your technology infrastructure while following best practices for responsible green computing. CoSN - Rich Kaestner, CoSN Green Computing Project Director
|10:00 am - 11:00 am||Essential Skills of the District Tech Leader
O.K., you are the person in charge of technology at your school district. What are the essential skills that you need to succeed? Where do you turn to continuously expand your knowledge base? While the responsibilities of CTO's vary by district, CoSN has developed a Framework of Essential Skills. Learn about the framework and then participate in an interactive exercise to identify your strengths and weaknesses.
|11:00 am - 12:00 pm||NM CIO/CoSN Chapter Business Meeting - Members Only|
Presented by: LEAD: Donna Harrington (Director, IDEAL-NM Technical Services)
NM college/university Representative (TBD)
Jason Smith (Complex Hosting Services Manager, Blackboard)
Corey Stokes (Enterprise Learning Services Manager, Utah Educational Network)
The workshop will involve demonstrations from the Utah Educational Network, IDEAL-NM, hosted NM college/school, and Blackboard. The entire LMS environment will be demonstrated or discussed including the higher education environment, the K-12 environment, Community Manager, Content Manager, etc. The established Utah Educational Network model will be presented. Also, this session will demonstrate how New Mexico Higher Education and K-12 Entities can operate currently within a Blackboard hosted LMS (Learning Management System) environment. This is intended to be a very interactive session with time for Q&A and audience discussion.
Bring your laptop to join in on the fun!!
Presented by: Susie Bussman, New MexicoStateUniversity & Julia Parra, New MexicoStateUniversity& Bethany Bovard, New MexicoStateUniversity & Holly Rae Bemis-Schurtz, New MexicoStateUniversity
When you venture into the Web 2.0 world, do you feel like a stranger in a strange land? If so, then do not miss this hands-on "guided tour" of some of the best, easiest-to-implement Web 2.0 tools-available to campuses right now. Along the way, you'll get the inside track on blogs and wikis, rss feeds and podcasting tools, audio and video collaboration tools, and social networking tools. This workshop is ideal for educators and technologists new to their posts or desiring a crash course on Web 2.0 tools. Takeaways include:
A clear understanding of the primary Web 2.0 tools to be used in courses
A greater level of confidence in your ability to select, use, or promote the use of a Web 2.0 tool that supports the educational goals of your courses
Incorporation of "insider" tips and strategies for using Web 2.0 tools successfully.
Presented by: NMSTE
There are a plethora of resources available to help YOU do YOUR job! Come find out about the many ISTE resources available to YOU.
This session is geared towards classroom teachers, school technology leaders and administrators!
In response to the needs of the group in attendance, here are some of the items that will be discussed and explored:
Student, Teacher and Administrator NETS standards
Evaluation Tools (For example, ICOT the In Classroom Observation Tool)
Webinar Series - affordable professional development for an entire school community
Special Interest Groups, topics include (technology coordinators; teacher educators; telelearning, media specialists, special education, administrators, interactive video conferencing, innovative learning technologies, digital equity, computing teachers (computer science), handheld computing, 1 to 1 computing)
Print resources, topics include (Web 2.0, Real-world Projects, Differentiating Instruction K-5, Podcast Guide, What Works in K-12 Online Learning, 101 Best Websites for Teacher Tools and Professional Development, Technology Coordinators Handbook, etc.)
Second Life communities, professional development, conferences and meeting spaces
Awards and Recognitions