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Sent: Monday, September 24, 2001 10:55 AM
Subject: FYI: Technology Leadership Teleconference Series - Message #159
Satellite Education Resources Consortium (SERC)
Technology Leadership Town Hall Meetings
October & November 2001 and February 2002
PLEASE NOTE: For information and inquiries regarding these events please
direct them toward: www.serc.org or 800-476-5001.
This free teleconference series focuses on technology issues that
confront education technology leaders at schools large and small,
metropolitan and rural, technologically advanced and in the initial
stages of going online. The series features schools that successfully
address the ever-changing challenges of technology integration. Look
below for descriptions on the upcoming events.
Safeguarding the Wired Schoolhouse
October 4, 2001, 4:30-6:00 PM, ET
This teleconference will address the requirements of the Children's
Internet Protection Act. There will be guidance for E-rate recipients
who must protect their federal funding and their use of the Web's wealth
of information to improve teaching and learning. Technology protection
options, acceptable use policies, and information literacy promotion
will be discussed.
Teleconference panelists are Dr. David Benson, superintendent, Blue
Valley Unified School District #229, Overland Park, Kansas; Sara
Fitzgerald, project manager, CoSN, Safeguarding the Wired Schoolhouse
Initiative, Washington, DC; Leslie Harris, president, Leslie Harris and
Associates, Washington, DC; Mark Seifert, deputy chief, Accounting
Policy Division, Common Carrier Bureau, Federal Communications
Commission, Washington, DC. Bob Moore, director, Information and
Technology, Blue Valley Unified School District #229, Overland Park,
Kansas, will be the expert audience participant. The moderator will be
Jim Hirsch, assistant superintendent for technology, Plano Independent
School District, Plano, Texas.
Smart Budgeting for Technology
November 15, 2001, 4:30-6:00 PM, ET
The "Total Cost of Ownership" (TCO) of technology is the topic of this
teleconference, which will include business world TCO budgeting
strategies and how they can be applied in the K-12 environment.
Participants will learn to adequately plan for the long-term costs of
operating and maintaining systems that require tech support, staff
training, and hardware and software standardization.
Teleconference panelists are John P. Bailey, special assistant to the
Undersecretary of Education, U. S. Department of Education, Washington,
DC; Roger Cooper, ITI director, Fairfax County Public Schools,
Alexandria, Virginia; Kim Mulkey, director, BellSouth Foundation,
Atlanta, Georgia; and Sara Fitzgerald. Marla Davenport, director of
learning and technology, Minnesota TIES, Roseville, Minnesota, will be
an expert audience participant. The moderator will be Jim Hirsch.
Copyright Within Distance Learning
February 7, 2002, 4:30-6:00 PM, ET
This teleconference will focus on the Technology, Education, and
Copyright Harmonization (TEACH) Act and how it affects schools. The
bill, which was approved by the U. S. Senate in June, extends the
instructional broadcasting exemption from copyright infringement
liability to distance learning.
Teleconferences will be broadcast live via digital and analog satellite
feeds at no charge. There will be a charge for print materials to
accompany each of the teleconferences. Satellite coordinates will be
furnished upon registration.
To register for this teleconference series, go to the SERC web site,
www.serc.org. If additional information is needed, please call
****Funded by a U. S. Department of Education Star Schools grant, the
series is presented by SERC (Satellite Educational Resources
Consortium), CoSN (Consortium for School Networking), and KET (Kentucky
Educational Television), in partnership with NASSP (the National
Association of Secondary School Principals), NAESP (the National
Association of Elementary School Principals), and NSBA (the National
School Boards Association). ****
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