ANNOUNCEMENTS

2014 AzTEA Innovation Awards are open. Recognize someone for making a difference in education today!

To nominate someone visit http://goo.gl/Uu0Qor

The deadline to submit a nomination is midnight on April 30th, so nominate someone today!


UPCOMING EVENTS

MAGnify your teaching with Microsoft, Apple and Google Apps for Education

Save the Dates - Early Bird Pricing Ending Soon!
May 29 & 30, 2014

We invite you to the AZTEA MAG Conference to be held at the Pendergast Learning Center on May 29 & 30, 2014. This high-intensity, two-day event focuses on deploying, integrating and using Microsoft, Apple and Google Apps for Education to promote student learning in K-12 and higher education.

Register now to send teachers, administrators, tech directors, library media specialists, tech support staff, CTOs, and anyone who is interested in finding out more about leveraging Microsoft, Apple and Google Apps for Education to support student learning.

CONFERENCE ROOMS
3841 N. 91st Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85037
Dates: Thursday, May 29 & Friday, May 30, 2014
Times: 8:30a.m. – 3:30p.m.
Register at: http://tinyurl.com/AzMAG14
Member price: $150 Early bird (pre-April 1) $135
Non-Member price: $199 Early bird (pre-April 1)$ 175*
*Includes 1 year membership in AzTEA 

This 2-day seminar will investigate Microsoft, Apple and Google educational application tools. Bring a laptop or mobile device and “dive in”! We encourage folks to bring their own “cellular (MiFi) hotspot” if possible.

Limited Seating. Sign up EARLY to secure your spot!


3rd Annual YCETC Digital Learning Showcase
Prescott, AZ Resort and Conference Center

 
The 2014 YCETC Digital Learning Showcase is shaping up to be the best Showcase yet.
Click here for more info.


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Tech Tuesdays Webinar Series
(Next Tech Tuesday is on May 6th - 
Student Blogging & Common Core)

AzTEA members can participate in webinars for FREE!

AzTEA and ASU's Learning Forever have partnered to provide a webinar series with a focus on technology integration for every classroom. The next webinar will take place on March 4th, and there will be one each month through May.  All Tech Tuesdays presentations are from 4:00pm to 5:00pm.

Earn one clock hour for participation in the live webinar, and then expand your learning experience through a fun follow-up activity.  All webinars are FREE of charge and AzTEA members can also participate in the optional follow up activities for FREE! 

AzTEA members register here. 
See more webinar information...


OPPORTUNITIES

The Arizona CIO/CTO Forum is seeking proposals for its 8th annual conference.

 There's still time to submit and present at the 8th Annual Arizona CIO/CTO Forum, one the state's largest gatherings of K-12 CIO's and CTO's.

We're looking for a few dynamic presentations that inform Arizona IT leadership about the current challenges and opportunities school district technologists face given the upcoming PARCC assessments and implementation of Arizona's Common Core Technology standards.

 The Conference Strands for 2014 are:

1.     Standards and Online Assessments

2.     Instructional Technology Showcase

3.     Information Systems

4.     Networks/Security/Emergency Planning

5.     Mobile Device Management

We want to hear from you, and so do the attendees at the Arizona CIO/CTO Forum.

To be considered for this year's event, please submit presentation descriptions by May 5, 2014 via our online form:  Call for Presentations

Please feel free to contact Erin Dwyer, National Conference Director, at edwyer@centerdigitaled.com if you have any questions about the proposal process. We look forward to reading this year's submissions and to seeing you on October 2nd!

 ISTE 2014


Attention Arizona High School Teachers and College Faculty!

Are you interested in helping students:  Build 21st century workforce skills? Understand and analyze data? Engage in authentic projects that provide marketable job skills?

Now seeking participants for Advanced Geospatial Connections Promoting Advancement to Careers and Higher Education (GEOCACHE).

APPLY TODAY!  Click Here for More Information!
or email Geocache.ate@gmail.com


NEWS

NEW COMMUNICATION FORM
Attention AzTEA Members:  A new form has been created that will assist in expediting email blasts and postings to our website and social media channels.  Please use this form to request the aforementioned items and the communication team will do its best to fulfill your request.  Thank you!  This link we will remain here for several weeks and then moved to the "Contact Us" area of the website.


Connect, Collaborate and Share at ISTE 2014. 
Click for more info!


Arizona Technology in Education Association (AzTEA) and CenturyLink Foundation are once again partnering to distribute mini-grants to educators.  To see past grants go to: 
http://aztea.org/awards-grants/grants/.  


High School Teachers - Seeking participants for NSF Grant project - GEOCACHE
More info here

Support AzTEA when registering for ISTE! We request that you please identify AzTEA as your state affiliated group when registering for the ISTE Conference in Atlana, GA.  Each resident of Arizona who will attend the conference can assist AzTEA in our quest for more ISTE resources by checking the AzTEA box during registration.  If you do not personally register for the conference in your district, please alert those administrative personnel in charge of registration, so they may check the box on your behalf.  We appreciate your assistance!  

Support AzTEA when registering for ISTE!
We request that you please identify AzTEA as your state affiliated group when registering for the ISTE Conference in Atlana, GA.  Each resident of Arizona who will attend the conference can assist AzTEA in our quest for more ISTE resources by checking the AzTEA box during registration.  If you do not personally register for the conference in your district, please alert those administrative personnel in charge of registration, so they may check the box on your behalf.  We appreciate your assistance!
 

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