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Let’s do it again – Bring IT, Together 2017

The organizing committee for our annual conference,  BringIT, Together!  is getting things rolling.  The co-chairs for this year are Brad Ross, OASBO ICT Rep, and Carlo Fusco, ECOO Rep.  You can contact them directly at conference@bringittogether.ca

Mark the following dates on your 2017 calendar, if you haven’t already!

Bring IT, Together!  #BIT17
Dates: November 8, 9, and 10
Location: Scotiabank Convention Centre, Niagara Falls.

The call for session proposals will be issued very soon.  It’s not too early for you to start thinking about what session you would like to present at Bring IT, Together, #BIT17.  Presenters receive free admission to the conference on the day they present.

Minds On Media is returning to #BIT17.  Last year the ballroom was filled with stations of experts that shared with those who chose to speak with them.

If you want to see some videos from last year’s Minds On Media and a sample of sessions, visit the BIT Facebook Page – videos  A selection of photos can be found here BIT Facebook Page – photos

The committee is looking forward to bringing you another outstanding conference.  See you in November!

Peter McAsh
socialmedia@bringittogether.ca

 

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 www.bringittogether.ca 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.

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: http://ecoo.org/blog/2016/03/30/ecoo-storybytes/

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: http://bringittogether.ca/

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.