ECOO Board of Directors Meeting – October 3 2016

The ECOO Board of Directors met online via Adobe Connect for their monthly meeting.

Elections Update
An update to the nominations for the 2016 election was provided. Several of the positions will have members acclaimed to them. There are still a few positions without nominees. This will be discussed and addressed at the 2016 AGM at the BIT16 in November.

AGM Planning
The 2016 AGM will be held at 12:00 noon on Thursday November 10 in Peller Room A at the Scotiabank Convention Centre during BIT16 Conference. Lunch will be provided at the meeting for all ECOO members who attend.

Conference Update
There are currently more people register for this years conference than there was at the same time last year for BIT15, so conference committee is optimistic that attendance will be good this year. If you haven’t registered yet, please visit to do so.

Other business
Two meetings are upcoming and will be attended by ECOO Board members. The OTF Curriculum Forum on October 22, and Ontario College of Teachers Open Space Technology forum on October 24.

2016: ECOO Board of Directors

August 13th, 2016

The Nominations Committee of the Educational Computing Organization of Ontario has opened the Call for Nominations for positions on the ECOO Board of Directors for 2016 -2017.

The nominations period will close on Friday, September 30, 2016 at 5:00 pm

ECOO works to support the effective use of technology in the classroom through:

  • hosting an annual conference;

  • forming partnerships with other educational organizations and vendors; and

  • liaising with the Ministry of Education.

ECOO members are invited to share their enthusiasm and expertise by serving on the ECOO Board of Directors.


If you want to be actively involved in running your organization or wish to encourage the involvement of a colleague, please submit nominations for positions on the ECOO Board of Directors.

ECOO Board positions for the 2016 election:

  • President
  • Vice-President
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Director-at-Large (2 members to be elected in 2016.)

Note that the positions of President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer are elected annually. These positions serve on the Executive Committee.

Note that the four Director-at-Large  positions support long-term goals and functioning of ECOO, and are elected for two-year terms.  Each annual election sees two Director-at-Large positions filled for a two-year term.


ECOO Board of Directors Meeting – June 2016

The ECOO BoD met online June 6, 2016 for the final meeting of the 15/16 school year.

The meeting was attended by Jeff, Harry, Donna, Colin, Mark, Zoe and Jaclyn.

Board members continue to provide information and blog posts for the ECOO website, and were encouraged to provide a year end post as well.

The election will take place this coming fall, and it was announced that Kristy Lucker will serve as the chair of the election process. The Board thanks her immensely for stepping up to fill that role!

Harry updated on BIT16 and announced that all sessions had been selected by the selection committee and successful presenters would be notified very shortly. It was also noted that the 2nd keynote has been finalized and will be Jesse Brown.  Registration is almost ready to go, and should be open soon, perhaps as early as this week.

AGM – it was decided to move the AGM to a lunchtime meeting on Thursday, November 10th at BIT16. This is done to encourage more ECOO members to attend.

We also have a finalized ‘evergreen’ agreement with OASBO and ECOO for the co-hosting of the BIT conferences.

Jeff updated some financial info about accounts, payments and updated expense forms.

The Board wishes everyone a happy and restful summer break. The next BoD meeting will be September 12, 2016.

ECOO Board of Directors Meeting – May 3, 2016

The ECOO Board of Directors met for their monthly meeting in Adobe Connect on May 3, at 9:00 PM

The meeting was attended by Mark Carbone, Donna Fry, Harry Niezen, Jaclyn Calder, Mark Chesser, Jeff Weir, and Zoe Branigan-Pipe

Website – Continues to be updated by BoD members on a regular basis.

The new ‘Join ECOO via CVENT’ has been activated to allow people to join ECOO outside of just attending the yearly BIT Conference.

The was a nomination for the role of Elections Committee Chair received and this is being processed and the role of the Chair clarified for the next election cycle.

BIT16 Update – Proposals in, and evaluation is underway. Registration will go live for BIT16 soon, likely in early June, members will be notified when that happens.

An MOU was signed and sent to OASBO to ‘evergreen’ the BIT agreement between the two organizations with regards to the joint BIT Conference.

Discussion around a possible partnership was had.

Budget was updated with information about the processes of various things being updated. (cheque signing authority etc… )

Next meeting: Online on June 6th, 2016 at 9:00

ECOO Board of Directors Meeting – April 4, 2016

The ECOO Board of Directors met online in Adobe Connect on April 4, 2016,   at 9:00 p.m.

The meeting was attended by Mark Carbone, Donna Fry, Harry Niezen, Jaclyn Calder, Mark Chesser, Jeff Weir, and Zoe Branigan-Pipe

Thank you to Zoe and Jaclyn for their work in setting up ECOO StoryBytes.  We encourage educators to tell their stories and share their work with others across the province.  Details can be found here:

The membership site is up and running on the website.  This enables people who cannot attend the conference to be members of ECOO.

We are searching for an Elections Officer for ECOO.  A motion was passed to subsidize the Elections Officer to attend the BIT16 conference to fulfill his/her duties.  A posting for interested ECOO members will be up on the website in April.

Thank you to the BIT16 Conference Committee Chair Harry Niezen for the update to the Board of Directors.  Over 300 presentation proposals were received for BIT16 and the process of finding the best learning opportunities for our members is now underway.

Conference website:

We continue to work on succession planning for our Conference Committee for 2017.

Treasurer Jeff Weir provided an update to the Board of Directors.

The Board of Directors will meet again on May 2, 2016 at 9:00 p.m.