Saturday, January 21, 2006

Fame Reaches one of our Blue Chip Schools

One of our EETT grantees, Hall Memorial School in Willington has been recognized for its use of technology in a commercial. Originally built in the 1920's, the school looks a like a sleeper from the outside...once you step through Hall Memorial’s doors you realize that the building has been retrofitted to embrace new technology…more importantly than the hardware that is visible is the true integration of technology across the curriculum.

We are all very proud of Hall’s accomplishments. Watch the video: If you would a like to visit the school, contact Principal David Harding.

Thursday, January 19, 2006

EETT Progress Reports

Its that time again. If you are a competitive EETT grantee, your six-month progress report is due. Additional copies of the both the appropriate forms and cover letters that were e-mailed to grant contacts may be found on the Educational Technology page

As always, thank you for getting your reports submitted in a timely fashion...

Monday, January 16, 2006

Alternate Route to Certification; Library-Media Specialist Program

The Advanced Alternative Program for School Library Media Specialists is an innovative and exciting program developed by the Connecticut State Department of Education, approved by the Department of Higher Education, accredited using the NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education) Standards and administered by ACES to attract talented, successful Connecticut teachers to a new teaching career as school library media specialists. The program consists of a school year with activities and seminars related to the role and structure of high-quality library media programs and a rigorous, two-week period of intensive, full-time instruction in the July before the school year and a three-week program in the July following the school year. Although the program does not carry college course credit, completion of the advanced preparation program results in a cross-endorsement as a school library media specialist.

The deadline for applications for the '06-'07 cohort is coming up quickly. If you are interested or know of anyone who is, please contact Ellen Hughes at 203-407-4447 ( Additional information including the program brochure may be found at