Brooklyn TEC-Watch Alliance ||| AGENDA ||| HISTORY ||| NETWORK DIRECTORY ||| LINKS |||
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May 24, 2001
Thank you for your interest in supporting Congressman Owens’ long term TEC Campaign, harnessing Technology to Empower Community. Since its inception at the 1998 Synergy Conference that celebrated the wiring of schools, Brooklyn has made significant progress toward maximizing learning opportunities through technology.
A review of early responses to our announced Synergy Conference II: From NET-Watch to TEC- Watch (originally scheduled June 23rd ) alerted us to a city-wide explosion of individual technology projects sponsored by government and private partnerships, along with the attendant necessity for expanding the scope of our efforts. We recognize that even as we applaud individual projects, the dimensions and economy of scale with technology necessitate more collaborative and comprehensive planning.
So, we have decided to reschedule a full Synergy Conference (with lectures, demonstrations, awards, exhibits, entertainment) in early Spring 2002. Between now and then, we commit to a strategic planning and preparation process that will mobilize the entire community to build upon current technology achievements and programs. (see Attachment: Initial List of Technology Programs as a Basis for an On-Line Directory)
We now invite you to help launch that strategic planning process …
Please join with other key decision leaders in Brooklyn from education (k-16), private sector, community-based groups and government, to create a
Brooklyn TEC-Watch Alliance
The borough-wide coordinating body will be established to promote partnerships that harness Technology to Empower Community.
The Co-Chairs of the Brooklyn TEC-Watch Alliance, Congressman Major Owens and Dr. Edison Jackson, president of Medgar Evers College, will convene the first organizational and strategy planning session …
Where: The Chase Conference Center at MetroTech
Date: June 25, 2001
Where: Three Chase MetroTech- 2nd floor
Time: 1:00 pm- 4:30 pm
The goals at this meeting will be …
- to acknowledge and celebrate Brooklyn's initial technology efforts and accomplishments;
- to present TEC Champion Awards;
- to review some national opportunities; and
- to commit to creating a shared vision and action strategy for on-going community collaboration.
We are thrilled to announce that follow-up will be conducted from a TEC Watch Alliance office at MetroTech and a soon-to-be designed TEC-Watch Website, both generously donated by Medgar Evers College.
We seek your participation and hope you will share your time, talent and organizational resources to ensure the success of our collaborative. With your support, the Brooklyn TEC-Watch Alliance can create synergy among partners to accomplish together what none of us can do alone.
Please respond to Dr. Ronnie Lowenstein either by phone (703) 448 –6022 or by e-mail at RBL50@aol.com to define your interest in …
- Participating at the TEC-Watch Launch June 25, 2001;
- Being kept informed, even if you are unable to attend;
- Being listed in the TEC-Watch Program and Directory;
- Becoming a sponsor of the TEC-Watch Alliance Launch…
- Program Booklet
- Initial Website Development
- Directory of Technology Partnerships in Brooklyn
- Digital documentation of the event (Professional Photographers)
- Sponsorship of individual NetGeneration of Youth who will serve as Cyberjournalists at this and other functions
I look forward to hearing from you!
Yours in Synergy,
Dr. Ronnie B. Lowenstein
President of Education Technology Think Tank
Initial and Partial
List of Technology Programs
Building a TEC Watch on-line Directory
*This is an initial and partial list provided to suggest the scope of organizations and technology programs in operation. ET3 Associates, Dr Rose Reissman and Dr. Sydell Mason, will conduct the preliminary community research in developing the TEC Watch Alliance Program Booklet and On-Line Directory to ensure that the information provided in the future is accurate and reflects the wonderful partners in Brooklyn.
- AT&T: Sponsors of ET3’s NetGeneration of Youth-- Cyberjournalists
- Brooklyn Job Corps Center
- Brooklyn Public Library: Model for Utilizing the E-Rate to Build Infrastructure
- Brooklyn Cablevison Systems Corp: Power to Learn
- Communities in Schools, Inc : Power Up sites-
Amboy Center, Brownsville Recreational Center; Thomas Jefferson High School
- Community Technology Center: Bedford Stuyvesant
- Discreet, Inc & VR Visions sponsoring at Medgar Evers College at MetroTech: Major Owens Animation and Virtual Reality Lab,
- Downstate Medical Center Biotech Incubator
- EDC, Inc: The IT Pipeline Model Piloted at Westinghouse High School
- Husain Technical Institute Training Centers.
- Major Owens Aeronautics Education Lab, Medgar Evers College
- Medgar Evers College: GearUp in Central Brooklyn
- National Academy Foundation: Robeson High School
- National Agricultural Library-Medgar Evers Partnership
- National Association of Partners in Education: Institute for Urban Partnership Education
- New York City Board of Education-Office of Instructional Technology
- New York Citywide School to Work Alliance
- New York Technical Institute: Computer Distribution Program.
- SECME Alliance: Secmetizing Brooklyn- Opening the SMET Pipeline
Introducing EP squared- Educating Parents to Excel in Parenting
- Verizon: FIRST Project in partnership with variety of community, e.g.,
SAIC, Polytechnic University, McGraw-Hill, Keyspan Energy, Consolidated Edison Co of New York, Chase Manhattan Bank, Johnson and Johnson and Cablevision
Web Site Creation
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