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About OTEC

OTEC's Mission is to improve informal and formal education.

The Oregon Council for Technology in Education is a non-profit grassroots organization of people dedicated to improving both informal and formal education at all educational levels. OTEC's Website is designed to serve Oregon, the United States, and the World. There is no cost to be an OTEC member.

The meeting during which OTEC was created was held on 6/20/00. A permanent name (Oregon Technology in Education Council) was selected at the first Board meeting, which was held on 2/2/01.

There are a large number of Oregon organizations that have an interest in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in education. Some make a distinct effort to collaborate with each other and with other educational organizations, while others tend to "do their own thing." One of OTEC's goals is to facilitate collaboration in ways that will improve education in Oregon.

Each state in the United States has its own educational system. Oregon has unique requirements in its K-12 Certificate of Initial Mastery (CIM) and Certificate of Advanced Mastery (CAM). It has a Proficiency-based Admissions Standards System (PASS) for college admission. Oregon has its own requirements for licensure of preservice teachers and school administrators. It has its own requirements for Continuing Professional Licensure of educators. ICT can be and should be an important consideration in each of these Oregon education issues. One of OTEC's goals is to address ICT in these and other aspects of formal and informal education in Oregon.

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Agenda for 2/1/02 Board Meeting in Portland, Oregon

MEMO

To: OTEC members

From: David Moursund

Date: 1/9/02

Subject: Board meeting in Portland, Oregon on 2/1/02

The OTEC Board meeting is an open meeting, so both OTEC members and non members are invited to attend. This Memo contains information about the meeting place, parking, agenda, and so on.

The meeting will be held in Room 333 of the Smith Memorial Center, which is located near the center of the campus. The building is between Broadway and Park (that is, 7th and 8th) and between Harrison and Montgomery. The meeting time is 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, and lunch will be provided.

Parking Permits

The following email discusses parking permits. If you will need a parking permit, please contact Chris McLeod directly, with a cc to me.

Date: Mon, 07 Jan 2002 08:22:47 -0700 From: Chris McLeod <mcleod@mth.pdx.edu> To: wainwric@pacificu.edu, moursund@OREGON.UOREGON.EDU, shall@willamette.edu Cc: OCEPT PSU Staff: ; Subject: Parking for February 1

We were not given very many parking permits this year so rather than use them all up by giving individual permits to those attending the February 1 meeting, I would prefer to request parking by memo for those attending. So would you please let me have the names of the people in OMEC, OSEC and OTEC. I will then send a memo across to Parking listing their names and those of the National Visiting Committee who may have cars.

Thanks!

Chris McLeod

Meeting Jointly with OCEPT and Others

The overall meeting occurring on 1 February is being run by the Oregon Collaborative for Excellence in the Preparation of Teachers (OCEPT <http://www.mth.pdx.edu/OCEPT/>). OCEPT is currently in the fifth year of five years of funding from the National Science Foundation. OCEPT provided the impetus for the creation of both OTEC and OSEC (Oregon Science Education Council). These organizations are somewhat patterned after the Oregon Math Education Council (OMEC) that was an outgrowth of a 1971-1976 NSF Systemic Initiative grant for math education in Oregon. Here is a draft of the agenda for the overall set of meetings from the OCEPT point of view:

The OCEPT Management Team reviewed the planning for the Feb. joint meetings today, and Elaine Jane Cole will send you the final agenda for our National Visiting Committee sessions when it is complete. Just wanted to remind you of a couple things.

Feb. 1, 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Morning -- separate meetings. (OSEC Smith 323; OTEC Smith 333; OMEC Smith 326)

Lunch -- Combined

Afternoon -- Joint session with OCEPT National Visiting Committee joining us. Within the [lunch and afternoon] agenda will be discussion of the following questions, among others:

What should the advisory groups (OMEC, OSEC, and OTEC) specific roles be?

How will these groups continue to function after OCEPT?

How will these groups contribute to OCEPT's goals after Year 5? (Producing more and better prepared teachers, and attracting greater diversity among teachers)

What are specific strategies by which we can work together to achieve these goals?

Camille L. Wainwright, PhD

Pacific University

2043 College Way, Forest Grove, OR 97116

(Phone) 503-359-2963 (Fax) 503-359-2907

Specific Agenda for OTEC Board Meeting

Here is the agenda for the OTEC 2/1/02 meeting that begins promptly at 9:00 am.

  1. Brief introductions of attendees. Pass around a sheet to collect correct names, affiliations, and email addresses.
  2. Setting the agenda.
  3. Minutes of previous meeting.
  4. OTEC's past year; report from the Chair, with discussion.
  5. Election of New Board members. We have about a half dozen candidates.
  6. Constitution and Bylaws. The drafts are posted on the OTEC Website.
  7. Specific things we will work on during this next year. Here are some ideas of possible topics:
    1. Build the General Membership and the Board to viable, self-sustaining levels.
    2. Make significant progress in defining and beginning to attack the problems of ICT qualification of preservice teachers, inservice teachers, preservice school administrators, inservice school administrators, and students at all levels of formal education.
    3. Collaborate with Sarah Martin (Office of Curriculum, Instruction and Field Services, Oregon Department of Education) as ODE addresses ICT standards for students.
    4. Collaborate with the Distance Learning Group (Marty Karlin, Lynn Lary, et al.) that has been meeting to address statewide collaboration on distance learning in Oregon.
    5. Begin working on the idea that there will be a variety of ICT Distance Learning courses (and/or "chunks/pieces" of courses) available to preservice and inservice educators, and that can be used to help meet various preservice and inservice degree, licensing and continuing licensure requirements. In this activity, collaborate with all teacher education and continuing licensure programs in the state.
  8. End.

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