Timeline of Events | ECOO Presidents
|1979 – 1980||Bob McLean organized the first computer events at OISE.
These events, called Educational Computer Fairs, were forerunners of the present day ECOO Conferences.
The ECOO Organizing Committee was formed – the committee included Irvin Rubincam, Al Anderson, Wayne Jonston, Alan Lott, Bill Maki and Richard Watson.
Bob McLean was the Newsletter editor.
There were 12 members.
|1980||Membership had grown to 400|
|1981||Membership had grown to 1262.|
|1982||First special interest group was formed: SIGEE. The SIG was later renamed SIG-Elem, and later went by the name of ECOO-Elementary.|
|1983||Ecoo starts an office and becomes a corporation.
Wayne Johnston designs its constitution and bylaws.
Second special interest group was created: SIG-LOGO.
|1984||The Newsletter is renamed The Output.|
|1985||SIG-CS was formed and held their first mini-conference on Nov 16, 1985 in Waterloo.
The first ECOO programming contest was held that same year, with 22 teams participating.
Doug McDougal was their president.
Sixth Annual ECOO Conference was held jointly with AEDS.
|1989||ECOO creates the FOCIS report.|
|1991|| ECOO and ISTE hold a joint Conference.
ISTE is the International Society for Technology in Education.
|1996||ECOO starts a web presence, hosted at www.enoreo.on.ca.|
|1997||SIG-TEL organizes the first annual Home-Page contest, with prizes totalling $1900
SIG-CIEL becomes ECOO’s fourth special interest group.
ECOO conference tops 2000 delegates.
|1999||The Quarterly Output is published online as well as on paper.
The ECOO website moves to www.ecoo.org
ECOO hosts the Secondary Course Deliverables in a shared project with OTF and MET.
Restructuring of ECOO includes changes to the bylaws to reduce the size of the Board.
ECOO gets a new image and a new logo
|2000||SIG CS hold their first Webspinners Contest.|
|2001||SIG CS expanded the annual ECOO programming contest to three levels:
Boardwide (in March), Regional (in April) and Final (aduring or near the ECOO conference).
SIG Ciel holds their own online conference on Yahoo.
|2002||OUTPUT became an online publication.
SIG Elem offers their members an online discussion conference in 2003.
|2004||Registration for the 25th Annual ECOO Conference was offered online.|
|2005||ECOO participates in C.O.D.E. “Think Literacy” curriculum project.
ECOO becomes an affiliate of ISTE.
|2007||Conference moves to fall timeframe (November)
ECOO social network launches (via Commun-IT.org)2008
Conference moves to new location (Sheraton, Markham)
|2013||ECOO moves the annual meeting to Niagara Falls, partnering with OASBO-ICT in offering the Bring IT, Together! conference.
ECOO Bylaw 11 increases the number of directors from 6 to 10 to better support initiatives during the school year.
|2018||ECOO hosts its first face-to-face regional ECOOcamp in Owen Sound.|
|2019||ECOO hosts regional ECOOcamp events in Owen Sound and Peterborough.|
|2020||In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, ECOO hosts its first virtual conference, ECOOcamp Ontario, during August, 2020.
ECOO introduces the Support Series – Fall 2020 evening learning webinars.
ECOO Bylaw 12 revises the composition of the ECOO Board, introducing an Events Chair role to coordinate events during the school year.
|2021||ECOO continues the Support Series – Winter 2021 and Spring 2021 webinar events.
ECOO and OASBO-ICT offer a virtual #vBIT21 conference in February.
ECOO offers its second virtual summer conference, ECOOcamp Ontario 2021, on August 18-19
Timeline of Events |ECOO Presidents
|1983-1984||Jo Ann Wilton|
|2013-2017||Mark W. Carbone|