Category Archives: Educational Opportunities

ISTE Travel Scholarships

In June, 22 ECMECC educators traveled to Philadelphia and attended the 2019 International Society of Technology in Education (ISTE) conference.  While attending, they were able to choose from over 1,900 sessions, visit with over 500 educational vendors, and network with about 20,000 enthusiastic educators.

We also attended many Special Interest Groups, Play grounds, and Poster sessions as well as a few social gatherings. Attending ISTE has been a career altering activity for many educators including some from ECMECC.

Within our group, half attended on a scholarship awarded by ECMECC which covered the cost of travel and hotel accommodation.  Scholarship applications are currently open and will close on November 1st

at 10:00pm. Each applicant must complete a short google form, submit a letter of support from an administrator and produce a short video highlighting how technology use has transformed your teaching practice.  If chosen, you will meet several times before the June departure to become acquainted with the other recipients and prepare for the 4 days FILLED with learning and excitement. After returning you will present at Lake ECMECC sharing something you have learned from the trip. All Excellent ECMECC Educators are encouraged to apply for Anaheim ISTE 2020 June 28-July 1!  More information is available at HERE


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.