Monthly Archives: December 2018

ISTE 2019 Scholarship Recipients Announced

Teacher Professional Development Scholarships Awarded for 2019

After careful review and a difficult selection process, ECMECC is pleased to announce the 10 individuals, out of 18 applicants, to receive a scholarship to travel to the ISTE 2019 Conference in Philadelphia June 22-26th 2019. ECMECC will cover the total cost of transportation and hotel. Along with the application form, applicants were required to submit a short, dynamic video teaching a tech-related lesson.

ISTE, International Society of Technology in Education, is the largest conference for classroom technology integration in the nation. The conference includes four full days brimming with interactive, inspirational and highly relevant professional learning opportunities; three powerful keynote presentations on big ideas from the field of education and beyond; your choice of hundreds of sessions in a variety of formats, including lectures, BYODs, and hands-on learning environments; access to a massive Expo Hall featuring the latest ed tech products and services from more than 500 companies and 1,400 industry reps: and unlimited networking opportunities with nearly 21,000 educators, educator leaders and corporate representatives from around the world.

Scholarship recipients will be asked to share their experience with their home district, take part in a panel discussion at the Lake ECMECC Conference and also present a session at Lake ECMECC on a topic that they were inspired by at ISTE.

Congratulations to the following recipients and districts:
Bryan Johnson – Braham
Whitney Anderson – Chisago Lakes
Maggie Stellmach – Milaca
Katelyn Vickers – Mora
Sherri Keller – North Branch
Juli Cooley – North Branch
Dihanna Fedder – Pine City
Erin Franson – Princeton
Nicole Cook – Princeton
Eric Telander – Rush City

Congratulations to all recipients!


Area Schools to receive USDA DLT Grant

Grant will improve distance learning opportunities

East Central Minnesota Educational Cable Cooperative (ECMECC) along with its partners at the Southwest West Central Service Cooperative (SWWC) and three school districts in the Northwest Links (NWLinks) region are pleased to announced they have been awarded $249,027 in the “Distance Learning and Telemedicine Grant Program” administered by the USDA and the Rural Utilities Service. This Rural Development investment will be used to purchase and install interactive video distance learning telecommunications equipment. ECMECC and their partners will provide critically needed learning opportunities focused on workforce readiness, world language and college credit courses to secondary students in 12 rural East Central Minnesota school districts, 13 rural districts in Southwest Minnesota and three rural districts in Northwest Minnesota. Additionally, students in 37 elementary, middle and high schools through Southwest Minnesota will have access to video technology to provide experiential learning, student support services and other collaborative activities benefitting 125,355 people at all locations.