It was such an honor for PAECT to be involved in the Young Innovators Fair in Oaks, PA on January 2nd and 3rd! We enjoyed having the opportunity to inspire young attendees and provide parents with ideas for activities that they could advocate for in their children’s schools. Here are some incredible stats from the event:
● 20,000 attendees over 2 days
● 7 hands-on stations facilitated by PAECT members
● 40 volunteers (not including student volunteers!)
● 37 new members
Our PAECT Educator Zone would not have been possible without the support of our members who volunteered for numerous shifts! Thanks to our members’ dedication, we were able to facilitate multiple hands-on activities for kids, inspiring thousands of families over the course of two days.
We also want to thank our gracious sponsors who provided devices and furniture to enhance the attendee experience.
● CDW provided Chromebooks for our Makey Makey station and Act 48/membership sign up hub
● KI Furniture designed and furnished our space
● Souderton School District provided iPads to support the app-based activities
Click here to see photos from the event! Look for an email to members in the fall asking if you would like to volunteer for next year’s event.
Nominations are now open for the 2016 class of Keystone Technology Innovators.
Keystone Technology Innovator Program identifies, invites and supports exemplary educators into a distinct and dynamic learning community. Keystones advocate the use of technology as a transformative tool to nurture the intellect, innovation and imagination of students.
For more info, visit http://www.keystonespa.org/
On December 20, 2015 the membership were notified of the names and biographies of each candidate.
After December 20, 2015 additional nominations will be accepted from the membership. To be deemed valid each nomination at this time must be completed on this form and include the names, addresses, and emails of not less than 5 members in good standing. Signatures of the 5 members must be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to 4007 Dauphin Parkway, Erie, PA 16506 by January 11, 2016.
To run for election, the candidate must be a current member in PAECT, and membership must be valid through February 24, 2016. Elected members are expected to maintain membership.
Candidates may be submitted for only one role per election.
General election will begin January 12, 2016 and end on January 22, 2016.
Elections results will be shared with the membership at the annual membership meeting on February 22, 2016.
If you missed our big announcement on PAECT Radio, here's the summary:
PAECT is a proud partner of the Young Innovators Fair, a massive STEM event for kids, taking place in Oaks, PA on January 2nd and 3rd. The event is seeking PAECT members to facilitate activities, provide demonstrations, serve as World Ambassadors or simply assist in making this an awesome, inspiring event for kids! Listen to our archived PAECT Radio Show to find out more about the event and how you can become involved. As a volunteer, you will receive a tshirt, admission, and 4 tickets to share with family or friends!
Please complete this form if you are interested in sharing your talents at the Young Innovators Fair.
http://tinyurl.com/yifvolunteer Feel free to share this link with anyone who might be interested!
PAECT is Pennsylvania's affiliate for ISTE. Part of our advocacy is keeping you abreast of national educational technology advocacy efforts. Here is the December Advocacy Network Newsletter:
ISTE Advocacy Update December 2015.pdf
PAECT is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.