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February 2, 2001

Organizational Memo from Dave Moursund (11/5/00)

First (and Founding) Meeting 6/20/00


Meeting Minutes: 9:00 to 12:00 February 2, 2001, Willamette University, Salem, Oregon

Participating Attendees

Mark Bailey, Bill Cruscial, Marge Enneking, Bill Flechtner, Marty Karlin, John Marsaglia, Dave Moursund, David Olson, JoAnn Rachor, Mark Wahlers, Lynn Wolters

Topics Covered During 9:00 to 12:00 Meeting

1. Began with history of connection between OCTEET, Marge and Dave's web sites, listserves.

• Described the history of computer education in Oregon and the foundation of ISTE and OCTEET.

• Oregon Counsel for Computers in Education

Marge Enneking from Portland State University described

• History of teacher preparation in Oregon particularly in light of the movement towards 5th Year programs.

• Posed the question - Where does a person learns to use technology effectively?

We went around the table and all introduced ourselves and our interests.

Dave ran down the agenda items addressing specific issues.

Marge and Dave presented issues regarding organizational composition.

2. Dave addressed the web site structure and intent.

• Noted that any professional web designers who would like to work with him would be welcomed

• Contrasted NCCE & ISTE with OCTEET and the goals of each.

• focusing on education in Oregon saw the inception of the NCCE K-12 focus, it was closer to home than ISTE.

• Dave reviewed FAQ's and encouraged members who have addressed questions regarding education to submit their reports for posting on the web site.

• Dave addressed Virtual communities in IT.

• Learning Theories: Constructivism and Situated learning as important elements; many references are provided

• Marge addressed the history regarding issues of certification for Computer Science educators.

• Marty Karlin noted the geographical separation of the state and the larger issue of how the many different organizations can work together.

3. The issue of a new name and a domain name was raised.

• Marty asked what the central issue or direction of the group is.

• Dave answered virtual communities, identity and communication.

• Marge responded a political organization and influence. We need a spokesperson. She hoped that the group can be proactive and influential.

• Joan Walker noted the efforts of OETC to examine Oregon state standards and develop instructional technology standards.

Motion: Move to rename the organization Oregon Technology in Education Council or OTEC.

Moved by Marty Karlin.

Seconded by Mark Bailey.

Approved unanimously.

4. Establishing and initial Board of Directors. 

Dave asked who was interested in serving on the Board. Mark Wahlers and Marge Enneking were not available, the other attendees agreed to be on the board for the following number of years:

Mark Bailey 2

Bill Cruscial 2

Bill Flechtner 2

Marty Karlin 3

John Marsaglia 2

Dave Moursund 3

David Olsen 3

JoAnn Rachor 3

Lynne Wolters 2

• Joanne volunteered to be Secretary/Treasurer (with supplemental notes taker).

• Dave volunteered to be Chair.

• Both were accepted by acclaim.

5. Organizational structure discussion

• Technology in Education.

• Need to define what we mean by Technology in Education.

• Membership group &endash; how do we structure?

• David Olsen and John Marsaglia recommend that we contact Web Ridge regarding setting up a web-based interface for members to communicate. http://www.webridge.com/eBusinessExpress/webridge.com/SectionHandler

• John Marsaglia and David Olson will be Co-Chairs of a communication subcommittee. The recommendation was that we have a public and member rooms on the site (a focus on facilities).

• Dave asked for acclaim on whether we would be an organization that would have members &endash; Agreed.

• Asked for acclaim about board members being self selected over being voted on by members &endash; passed by acclaim.

6. Dave and Committees and Bylaws.

• Lynn Wolters volunteered to head up the Strategic Alliances Committee. (focus on building up alliances with business and industry)

• We also need a Membership Committee, by default the rest of us are on this (a focus on recruitment)

• Marge noted that in preservice teacher education, early field experience with computers would be important.

• If our Teacher Education programs would build a lot of IT literate and friendly teachers, this would be good

• One of its major issues of this committee is reaching out to make IT a central component of preservice education. Developing a list of teachers who know and use technology would be helpful

7. The Constitution and Bylaw Committee consists of:

• Marty Karlin

• Bill Flechtner

• Dave Olson

• Dave Moursund

• JoAnn Rachor

• Lynn Wolters

8. Discussion about the use of student interns to assist on web site development and maintenance.

• Dave encouraged each member of the board to be engaged with a specific focus area

• In bylaws an added note at board members having a specific focus within the areas that they work and are dedicated.

• Marge noted that schools of education need to develop internal standards in IT or Computer Education for admission and graduation.

• Marty noted asked about the initiatives in the other groups.

• Marge ended our before-lunch meeting by describing some of these initiatives.

Respectfully submitted 2/5/01 Mark Bailey

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Organizational Memo from Dave Moursund (11/5/00)


To: Oregon Information Technology in Formal and Informal Education People

From: Dave Moursund

Date: 11/5/00

Subject: Oregon Council for Technology in Education and Educational Technology

I was one of the people that met on 20 June 2000 to discuss formation of an Information Technology in education group that might parallel some of the ideas and work of the Oregon Mathematics Education Council (OMEC) and the Oregon Science Education Council (OSEC). At that meeting, an organization was created. The general purpose of the organization is to identify and help address statewide IT in both formal and informal education issues. In formal education, we may well be interested in PreK-graduate school, and beyond. In informal education, we are interested in on the job education, education at home, informal education in the community, and so on.

Earlier this fall, Marj Enneking (one of the people at the 20 June meeting) asked about my interest in taking a leadership role in this newly formed organization. I agreed to do so for two main reasons. First, this work is consistent with and supportive of my 3-year Preparing Tomorrow's Teachers to Teach using Technology grant. Second, it is consistent with the professional work that I want to do now and in the future after I retire. If you want to learn more about me, feel free to visit my Web site at: http://darkwing.uoregon.edu/~moursund/D.A.V.E./

The purpose of this Memo is to make a start in developing an active, productive organization. Those of you receiving this Memo should feel free to share it with others who might be interested. Interested people should contact me via email: moursund@oregon.uoregon.edu.

It seems to me there are three initial things that we need to be doing:

  1. Creating a list of interested people and organizations. (The first part of this Memo (given above) is a start on this endeavor.)
  2. Creating an initial list of the types of problems and issues that our organization might address. (I will suggest a few near the end of this Memo. But, we need input from lots of people on this, so please send me your ideas.)
  3. Starting on the mechanics of having an organization. (Some possible aspects of this are in the next section.)


Here is an initial list of some of the important and not so important things that we need to think about for our organization.

  1. Name of the Organization. At the June 20 meeting, the group clearly indicated that they wanted to address the field of IT in Education from a variety of points of view. For example, the International Technology Education Association (http://www.iteawww.org/) and the International Society for technology in Education (http://www.iste.org) have some overlap in mission and operations, but bring quite different points of view to the table. The initial name Oregon Council for Technology in Education and Educational Technology was designed to emphasize diverse points of view. WE agreed that this was merely a placeholder name, and that more work was needed in selecting a final name. From my point of view, the initial (placeholder) name is not an acceptable name for our organization because it fails to emphasize that we are focusing on Information Technology. The word Technology covers many different technologies, and is far broader in scope that our organization is designed to address. My personal recommendation for a name is Oregon Council for Information Technology in Education (OTEC).
  2. Mission and/or purpose statements. Eventually we will need a Constitution, Bylaws, Policies and Procedures, officers, members, and so on. We will need to make a decision as to how formal an organization we want to be. Do we want to establish ourselves as a 501(C)(3) non-profit corporation? Do we want to have a Board and perhaps an Executive Committee? Do we function primarily in an advisory capacity? To whom do we offer advice? We can look at how OMEC and OSEC have handled these decisions, and how effective their decisions have been.
  3. Communications vehicles. We are beginning with a set of e-mail names. Soon that will likely grow to the level where we will need a Distribution List. Will we have a Communications Secretary who builds, maintains, and controls the Distribution List? Who gets to post to that list? We will need a Web site. I am volunteering to set that up.
  4. Meetings. What purpose might be served by meetings of the Executive Committee (if we create one), the Board (if we create one) or members (if we have Members)? How frequently might such groups meet in a face-to-face setting?

Some Sample Issues

Here are a few examples of the types of issues the organization might want to address:

  1. Both ITEA and ISTE have developed standards or are working on standards for various groups of people, such as for K-12 students, preservice teachers, inservice teachers, and so on. Can and should our organization facilitate open communication between these two organizations, and open discussion of their standards? Note that there are other organizations that also develop standards that relate to IT, and we would want them involved n such discussions.
  2. The current CIM and CAM in Oregon pay scant attention to IT in Education goals and objectives. Can and should our organization address this issue?
  3. Distance Education has the potential to facilitate major changes in both formal and informal education. There are a variety of groups and organizations working on different aspects of Distance Education in Oregon. Can and should our organization help facilitate these various groups coming together to share their ideas and approaches, and to better address the formal and informal education needs of all people in the state?
  4. There are (approximately) 12 colleges and universities in Oregon that have preservice teacher education programs. There is little uniformity on the IT preparation of these preservice teachers. Can and should our organization take on this specific topic? (This is a topic that I am particularly interested in.)
  5. Digital Divide. This is currently a very important topic. There are many different definitions of what might be met by Digital Divide. Can and should our organization be involved in this arena?

Dr. Dave Moursund

Dr. Dave Moursund

Teacher Education

EO for Research and Development

College of Education

International Society for Technology in Education

University of Oregon

1787 Agate Street

Eugene, Oregon 97403

Eugene, Oregon 97403

Phone 541-346-3564

Phone 541-346-2401

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First (and Founding) Meeting 6/20/00

The meeting that created OTEC was held on 6/20/00. Some of the details are included in this section. Approximately 10 people attended the meeting, and they voted to create an organization. A variety of names were discussed. A permanent name (Oregon Technology in Education Council) was selected at the first Board meeting, which was held on 2/2/01.

Pre-formation Prospective and Call for Participation

Invitational Letter from Marj Enneking (6/9/00)

Document from Dave Moursund Distributed at 6/20/00 Organizational Meeting


Pre-formation Prospective and Call for Participation

Date: Tue, 14 Nov 2000 20:28:33 -0800

From: Barbara Kirk & Dennis Farber <kirkfarb@viclink.com>


Subject: Fwd: Re: OTEC mailing list



Here is on communiqué we had regarding the mailing list for the June

2000 meeting. Perhaps it will be helpful? If Fritz [Ruehr] sends his, it

will most likely include these folks.

Barbara Kirk 11/14/00


Date: Mon, 12 Jun 2000 11:40:43 -0700

From: Bruce Schafer <schaferb@ix.netcom.com

Reply-To: schaferb@ix.netcom.com

X-Accept-Language: en

To: Fritz Ruehr <fruehr@willamette.edu

CC: Marj Enneking <marj@mth.pdx.edu, schaferb@capital.ous.edu,

kirkfarb@viclink.com, shall@willamette.edu

Subject: Re: OTEC mailing list



I'll call Larry Wade, Duncan Wyse, Rene Leger, Robert Dryden, Ron

Dexter, and Lois Cohen. Let me know if there are others you would

like me to call.



Marj Enneking wrote:


> Here is the list of people to whom I sent an invitation. If I've

forgotten someone who should have been included, perhaps you can

invite them by phone and/or send them a letter. I've attached it

here. (I'll be out all week at Showcase and the MAA meeting in

Vancouver, BC.) Cheers - Marj


> Jennifer Bosze, Executive Director

> American Electronics Association

> 5285 SW Meadows Road, Suite 224

> Lake Oswego, OR 97035


> Larry Wade, President

> SOA Suite E

> 16850 SW Upper Boone's Ferry Rd

> Tigard, Oregon 97224


> Bruce Schafer

> CAPITAL Center, Suite 1313

> 18640 NW Walker Road

> Beaverton, OR, 97006


> Julie Brandis

> Associated Oregon Industries

> 149 Court Street NE

> Salem, Oregon 97301


> Duncan Wyse, President

> Oregon Business Council

> 1100 SW 6th, Suite 1608

> Portland, OR 97204


> Rene Leger, Director

> OBC Worksite 21

> c/o OBC, 1100 SW 6th Ave

> Portland, OR 97204-1090


> Rick Wahlstrom

> Northwest Regional ESD

> 5825 N. E. Ray Circle

> Hillsboro, OR 97124-1281


> Ron Tenison,

> Computer Science

> Linfield College

> McMinnville, OR 97128-6894


> Robert Dryden, Vice Chancellor

> Oregon University System

> P.O. Box 751

> Portland, OR 97207-0751


> John Vaille


> 480 Charnelton Street

> Eugene, OR 97401-2626


> David Moursund


> 480 Charnelton Street

> Eugene, OR 97401-2626


> Don Kirkwood

> North Salem High School

> 765 14th Street NE

> Salem, OR 97301


> Ruby Sue Whittley

> Waldo Middle School

> 2805 Lansing Avenue NE

> Salem, OR 97303


> Ron Dexter, ODE

> Public Service Building

> 255 Capitol Street NE

> Salem, OR 97310-0203


> Marjorie Oughton

> Salem-Keizer Schools Tech. Training

> 1340 State Street SE

> Salem, OR 97301


> Camille Cole, Project Manager

> OPEN Access 21

> P.O. Box 228

> Marylhurst, OR 97036-0228


> Virginia Stonick

> Electrical and Computer Engineering

> Oregon State University

> Corvallis, OR 97331-3211


> Ed Wright

> Computer Science

> Western Oregon University

> Monmouth, OR 37361-1394


> Seymour Hanfling, Director

> NWREL Tech. in Ed. Center

> 101 SW Main, Ste.500

> Portland, OR 97204


> Ron Baker, Distance Education

> Oregon Community Colleges

> P.O. Box 14007

> Salem OR 97309-7070


> John Bromley

> Sam Barlow High School

> 5105 SE 302nd Avenue

> Gresham, OR 97080


> Holly Zanville,

> Oregon University System

> P.O. Box 3175

> Eugene, OR 97403


> Georgeanne Cooper,

> 65 PLC Hall

> University of Oregon

> Eugene, OR 97403


> Diana Fisher

> 7405 SW Cresmoor Drive

> Beaverton, OR 97008


> Diana Fisher

> Franklin High School

> 5405 SE Woodward Street

> Portland, OR 97206-2199


> Ron Zaraza

> Wilson High School

> 1151 Vermont Avenue

> Portland, Or 97219-2199


> Rick Morine


> 2501 SW Sunset Blvd.

> Portland, 97201-1219


> R. Thor Prichard


> P. O. Box 65

> Salem, OR 97308-0065


> Keith Eisele

> Reynolds School District

> 1204 NE 201st Avenue

> Fairview, OR 97204-2499


> Greg Smith

> North Salem High School

> 765 14th Street NE

> Salem, OR 97301


> James Male

> 3926 NE 32nd Avenue

> Portland, OR 97212


> Ed Uecker, ODE

> Public Service Building

> 255 Capitol Street NE

> Salem, OR 97310-0203


> Barbara Kirk

> 2045 Doral

> McMinville, OR 97128


> Fritz Ruehr

> Computer Science

> Willamette University

> Salem, OR 97301-9989


> Maggie Niess

> Science & Math. Ed.

> Oregon State University

> Corvallis, OR 97331


> Lois Cohen

> School of Education

> Portland State University

> Portland, OR 97207-0751


> Terri Johanson, ODE

> Dept. of Community Colleges

> Public Services Building

> 255 Capitol Street NE

> Salem, OR 97310-0203


> Name: OTEC_invitation_ltr_6=9=00.doc

> OTEC_invitation_ltr_6=9=00.doc Type: Winword File


> Encoding: base64


> ------------------------------------------------------------------------

> Marjorie (Marj) Enneking, Ph.D.

> Professor of Mathematics and Director, OCEPT

> (Oregon Collaborative for Excellence in the Preparation of

Teachers, a statewide project funded by the National Science


> Department of Mathematical Sciences

> Portland State University

> Portland, OR 97207-0751

> 503-725-3643 (Office Phone) 503-725-3661 (Fax) marj@mth.pdx.edu

> http://www.mth.pdx.edu/OCEPT



Bruce Schafer

Director, Business Development Department

Oregon College of Engineering and Computer Science

CAPITAL Center, Suite 1027

18640 NW Walker Road

Beaverton, OR 97006-1975

Office Phone: (503)725-2915; Office FAX: (503)725-2921

Home Phone: (503)649-9458; Home FAX: (503)649-2643

Email: schaferb@capital.ous.edu or schaferb@ix.netcom.com


Barbara Kirk & Dennis Farber

McMinnville Oregon





Invitational Letter from Marj Enneking (6/9/00)

This is a letter on OCEPT letterhead that begins with "On June 6th, Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber ...



Document from Dave Moursund Distributed at 6/20/00 Organizational Meeting


Oregon Council for Information Technology in Education

(Thoughts from Dave Moursund 6/19/99)

What are possible purposes of OCITE? This is the first and fundamental issue. Already in existence are:

  • International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) with its headquarters in Eugene, Oregon. This includes several Special Interest Groups, including one for Teacher Education and one for Technology Coordinators.
  • Northwest Council for Computer Education, serving Oregon, Washington, and Idaho. This grew out of Oregon Council for Computer Education, established in 1971.
  • State and national professional societies in many other different subject matter disciplines.

It does not seem to make sense to create something that strongly overlaps and possibly competes with any of these existing organizations. Thus, the question is: What are issues that OCITE might address that are not currently being adequately addressed by existing organizations?

Types of Issues OCITE Might Address

Here are examples of issues that are quite specific to Oregon that can be effectively addressed by an Oregon-specific statewide group representing formal and informal education stakeholders at all levels:

  • Work with TSPC to establish standards for what all preservice teachers should know about IT in education. (But, note that ISTE is working on this at a national level.)
  • Work with teacher education programs to have collaboration, cooperation, some uniformity of standards, and some uniformity of IT in education learning opportunities for preservice teachers. (An example of this is the Mathematics for Elementary Teachers sequence that is widely used in this state.)
  • Work with the CIM/CAM people to have IT-related learning standards integrated into the disciplines covered by CIM and CAM. (But note that CIM and CAM are both politically sensitive and likely not open to additions at this time.)
  • Same as above, but P.A.S.S (Proficiency-based Admissions Standards System) for college admission in Oregon.
  • Develop recommendations on the nature and extent of the IT knowledge and skills that inservice teachers should have. Develop recommendations on the nature and extent of inservice education opportunities that should be made available to help the inservice teachers gain and maintain the needed IT knowledge and skills. In this area, we might work to encourage the development of a statewide Distance Learning set of learning opportunities (that might include a Certificate, and might include credits toward an advanced degree) that is available to all inservice teachers.
  • Help to facilitate the development and continuation of a mentoring system and/or some more extensive support system for IT-using educators. This might consist of a combination of local face-to-face mentoring and mentoring at a distance. The latter would make use of the Internet, telephone, etc. This mentoring system would begin to "click in" during a student's preservice education program and would continue either for the first couple of years of teaching, or permanently. It should be structured to run on a very low budget (mainly using volunteers) but be flexible enough so that when funds are available, it can be more proactive and be a vehicle for doing "good things."
  • Be a prime backer of the general ideas of the Science of Teaching and Learning (SoTL), and roles of IT in both the development of and the implementation of SoTL (Bransford et al., 1999). This would include being supportive of IT-assisted Project-Based Learning and of Constructivism.
  • Be a support system for people in Oregon who are writing grants that are consistent with and supportive of the mission of OCITE.

A Council, not a Membership Organization

Another way to clearly differentiate OCITE from OSTE and NCCE is that it would be a council (not a membership organization) consisting of representatives from the many different stakeholder groups with interest in the mission of OCITE.


Bransford, J.D.; A. L. Brown; & R.R. Cocking: editors (1999). How people learn: Brain, mind, experience, and school. Washington, D.C.: National Academy Press [Online]. Accessed (4/14/00) http://books.nap.edu/catalog/6160.html.

ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education [Online] Accessed: http://www.iste.org/

Moursund, D. The Silent Revolution [Online] Accessed: http://darkwing.uoregon.edu/~moursund/DigitalAge2/pttt_grant_proposal.htm

Moursund, D. Index to Moursund's Web Stuff [Online]. Accessed: http://darkwing.uoregon.edu/~moursund/

PCAST (Presidents Committee of Advisors on Science and Technology [Online]. Accessed 10/7/02: http://www.ostp.gov/PCAST/k-12ed.html

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