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Member Benefits

A dynamic annual conference

Since 1980, ECOO has been hosting annual conference events for computer-using educators. With the arrival of COVID, we re-focused our annual fall BIT BringIT, Together conference into our very successful virtual ECOOcamp Ontario conference in August. All sessions were offered live; recordings are available in our members’ archive. Having arrived in 2021, we are now hosting #vBIT21 virtual Bring IT, Together 2021 in February.  Registration is now open!! — ECOO members are eligible for a member discount! (see Information for Members page) 

Support Series

Beginning in the fall of 2020, we implemented an evening/weekend series of online events at a nominal cost in the form or our Fall Support Series.  For 2021, our support series events are now available as part of your ECOO membership. The Winter Support Series is currently underway. Register now! 

Special Events & Resources

Periodically, ECOO develops or hosts stand-alone events that respond to existing or emerging needs.  Support for the pivot to online learning in the spring was developed in the form of the Ontario: Learning Together, at Home podcast.  Our first Special Event for 2021, free for members, was the Computational Thinking: What is it Really, and Why Should We Care?” superpanel on January 13th at 7pm ET. The event recording is available to members on-demand.

ECOO Website and ECOO Update newsletter

ECOO curates a collection of third-party resources and events of interest to the membership on the ECOO.org website.   

On Demand Repository of Session Recordings and Resources

Over 120+ recordings and learning resources from our events are now available for members to access on-demand.
Currently available to members:

  • ECOO Fall Support Series 2020  (15+ sessions)
  • ECOOcamp Ontario 2020 (105+ session)
  • BIT19 Keynote presentations (conversion in progress)
  • ECOOcamp Peterborough 2019 (conversion in progress)
  • ECOOcamp Owen Sound 2019 in progress (conversion in progress)
  • ECOOcamp Owen Sound 2018 in progress (conversion in progress)

Advocacy

ECOO is a member of the Ontario Teachers’ Federation Curriculum Forum, and advocates on behalf of ECOO members within the larger education community. 

Affiliate Member Access – ISTE

ECOO is an affiliate of the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE). ECOO members are eligible for periodic discounts on ISTE books and resources. In previous years, ECOO members have qualified for discount accommodations or group registration rates at the annual ISTE conference.  In the fall of 2020, ECOO made available ten free registrations to the virtual ISTE Live event for ECOO members and event participants.

Voice

As an Active Member, you have a vote at meetings of members and are entitled to nomination to the ECOO Board of Directors.  Learn more about the Responsibilities of ECOO Board Members.