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Chair, Nominations Committee, 2015 Chair, Nominations Committee, 2014 Director, ECOO Board, 2009-2012

ECOO Board of Directors, 2016-17, finalized

The ECOO election process held last fall for our Board of Directors left us with a number of vacancies to fill.  Our call for expressions of interest to fill these vacancies yielded a number of submissions for each of the open positions. After taking time to consider roles, experiences, skill sets and needs of the organization, we are pleased to announce the following positions:

President Mark Carbone
Vice President Candace Bamber
Treasurer Harry Niezen
Secretary Richard Parker
Director at Large Jaclyn Calder
Director at Large Chad Mowbray
Director at Large Lee Martin
Director at Large Dominyk Kuhn-Bach
Conference Co-Chair Carlo Fusco
Past President Bill MacKenzie

ECOO Board 2015-16 Takes Office

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A new ECOO Board of Directors for 2015-16 has taken office as of the conclusion of the 2015 Annual General Meeting, held November 5th, 2015 in conjunction with the #BIT15 Bring IT, Together conference in Niagara Falls, Ontario.

Following a Call for Nominations process, nominations for the roles of President, Vice-President, Secretary, and two Directors-At-Large were received by the Nominations Committee, resulting in 5 acclamations and one remaining vacancy (Treasurer).

Mark W. Carbone has been re-acclaimed to the annually-elected role of President, Donna Miller Fry has been acclaimed to the role of Vice-President, Colin Jagoe has been acclaimed to the role of Secretary. Jaclyn Calder and Mark Chesser have each been acclaimed to two-year terms as Director-At-Large, joining Zoe Branigan-Pipe and Alana Callan who will be continuing on the Board in the second year in their two-year terms. Dan Ballantine has agreed to continue in the role of Treasurer in the interim until the new Board appoints a replacement to the role.  Harry Niezen will continue on the Board as the appointed Conference Chair.  The role of Past President on the Board remains vacant for the time being.

Biographies submitted for the 2015 nominees are provided here. The full board, together with contact information, is posted to the ECOO Board of Directors, 2015-16.

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Mark W. Carbone

Mark has 34 years experience in K12 public education in Ontario through a variety of roles including teacher, ICT consultant, IT manager and CIO. In his ongoing work with OSAPAC (Ministry advisory committee), the OSSEMOOC project, and his past experience with ECOO, he is well positioned to provide leadership to the ECOO organization for the 15/16 year as ECOO continues to support moving Ontario education forward with important next steps.

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Donna Miller Fry

Donna Fry has over thirty years’ experience in publicly­funded schools in Ontario as a teacher, administrative head, online instructor, alternative education teacher, vice­principal, and principal. She served as an Education Officer with the Curriculum and Assessment Policy Branch ­ eLearning Ontario. Currently she is the Provincial Lead for Technology Enabled Learning and Teaching, on secondment from her role as a Secondary Principal with Superior­Greenstone District School Board. She is a member of OSAPAC, co­lead of OSSEMOOC and served on the ECOO Board of Directors for the 2014­15 year.

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Colin Jagoe

Colin has served on the ECOO Board as a Director-­At-­Large for the past year and looks forward to continuing to serve the Ontario Education Community again. He currently teaches secondary science in Brighton, Ontario. He is an advocate for change in our school system and believes that strategic use of technology can drive our schools to change, becoming places better suited for learning for today’s learners.

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Jaclyn Calder

Jaclyn has worked with the ECOO Conference Committee for a several years, spearheading a number of new initiatives that debuted at the 2013 and 2014 BringIT, Together conferences. Jaclyn highly values what ECOO has to offer to Ontario educators, having seen the benefits from engagement in work of ECOO within her teaching practice, and she is eager to give back to the organization.

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Mark Chesser

Mark has been integrating technology and Web 2.0 tools into his teaching practice for several years. In 2013, he was the eLearning teacher for his Board, an opportunity which he found challenging and a real signpost of his future career. Mark looks forward to being on the Board of Directors of the ECOO so that he can help other teachers already using technology as well as help other teachers learn more about what it is we already do.

New Board Seeks Input
The new Board will be seeking input from ECOO members regarding initiatives beyond the scope of the annual conference. Members interested in participating in ECOO initiatives should contact a member of the Board to declare their interest.

 
Board of Directors selection process
Under the ECOO bylaw, a Nominations Committee for the 2016 process will be struck at the first meeting of the new board, and a Call for Nominations for 2016-17 will be made no later than three months prior to the next Annual General Meeting. Nominations for the annually elected roles of President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer and 2 Director-At-Large positions will be received up until 40 days prior to the next Annual General Meeting. Where there is more than one nominee for an elective position, an Election Process will occur. The new Board will take office at the conclusion of the next Annual General Meeting.

 

Andrew Forgrave,
Chair, Nominations Committee
nominations2015@ecoo.org

Call for Nominations 2015: ECOO Board of Directors

ECOO BOARD OF DIRECTORS, CALL FOR NOMINATIONS 2015

 

September 1st, 2015.

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 2015-16.

The nominations period will close on Sunday, September 27, 2015 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.

An online balloting period will occur following the close of the Call for Nominations, and during the days leading up to the ECOO Annual General Meeting. Final balloting and announcement of the new directors will occur at the ECOO AGM to be held this during the #BIT15 Bring IT, Together conference, November at Niagara Falls, Ontario. The meeting is scheduled for 5:00 pm, Thursday, November 5th, 2015.

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

ECOO Board positions for the 2015 election:

  • President
  • Vice-President
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Director-at-Large (2 members to be elected in 2015.)

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. Zoe Branigen-Pipe and Alana Callan were elected to 2-year terms in 2014 and continue on the Board for the 2015-2016.

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  • A Conference Chairperson will be appointed by the Board of Directors.

View the responsibilities for each position.

Nominations Process

Nominations and nominee biographies must be sent to the Nominations Chair via the online nomination form.

To complete the form, you will require the following information:

Nominate a Fellow Member

Self-Nomination

  • Your name, email address, membership number*

  • Nominee’s name, email address, membership number

  • nominated role

  • Statement/Biography

  • Your name, email address, membership number*

  • nominated role

  • Statement/Biography

*membership number is receipt number for BIT14 Bring IT, Together conference registration.
Contact nominations2015@ecoo.org if you need to confirm this information.

Nominees will be announced to the membership following the close of the Call for Nominations. The announcement will include the biography/statement and a photo of each nominee.

  • Nominations close on Sunday, September 27, 2014 at 5:00 pm
  • All nominations for ECOO Board of Directors will be confirmed via email.
  • If you have submitted a nomination but not received confirmation, contact the undersigned.
  • For questions regarding the Call for Nominations contact: nominations2015@ecoo.org

 

Andrew Forgrave,

Chair,  ECOO Nominations Committee 2015
nominations2015@ecoo.org

 

Annual General Meeting

October, 2013

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Members of the Educational Computing Organization of Ontario are invited to attend the Annual General Meeting, to be held in conjuction with the annual conference, #ecoo13 Bring IT, Together!

  • Date: Thursday, October 24, 2013.
  • Time: 4:00 pm
  • Location: Scotiabank Convention Centre, Niagara Falls
    Meeting will be in Peller Estates Ballroom B

Members are invited to attend in person or join in via teleconferencing.

An outline of the meeting will be posted here closer to the date. Notices of Motion will be posted no later than October 14th.

The results of the election for the ECOO Board of Directors, 2013-14 will be announced during the meeting.

Attending the Meeting

  • attending in person (Travel directions to annual conference #ecoo13)
  • attending via teleconference (TBA)

ECOO Board: Call for Nominations

June 17th, 2013. The Nominations Committee of the Educational Computing Organization of Ontario has opened the Call for Nominations for positions on the ECOO Board.

Nominations close on Saturday, September 14, 2013.

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.

 

Get more involved in ECOO by serving on the ECOO Board of Directors.

The election of directors will occur at the Annual Meeting at the #ecoo13 Bring IT, Together conference in October, Niagara Falls,  at a specified time and location that will be announced at a later date.

If you want to be actively involved in running your organization, submit your nomination for one of the positions on the ECOO Board of Directors.

ECOO Board positions open for 2013-2014
(All positions are for term that that runs from October 2013 to the following AGM, tentatively set for October 2014)

  • President
  • Project Manager
  • Communications Manager
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer

 

A Conference Chairperson will be appointed by the Board of Directors.

Job descriptions for each of these positions is attached.

Nominations forms and nominee biographies must be sent to the nominations chair in one of the following methods:

  1. complete the online nomination form
    OR
  2. submit the required information specified in the form directly to:

Ron Millar,
ECOO Nominations Chair
50 Deerwood Cr.
Kitchener, Ontario
Phone: (519) 744-6292

Nominations close on Saturday, September 14, 2013.

All nominations for ECOO Board of Directors are confirmed via email.
If you have submitted a nomination but not received confirmation, contact Ron Millar.

For questions regarding the Call for Nominations, contact:
nominations@ecoo.org

Ron Millar, Chair, Nominations Committee