View 2017 Summer Conference Virtual Reality Exploration
2017 Summer Conference Virtual Reality Exploration

Attendees had the opportunity to explore via Google Expeditions virtual reality kits in our VR Playground. Lauren Woolley and Susan Poling assisted our "students" in exploring Alabama's natural bridge and the International Space Station through the use of these devices. Check out the fun!

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View 2017 Summer Conference Scenes
2017 Summer Conference Scenes

With an attendance of over 100 technology leaders, the 2017 Summer Conference was another remarkable success. This conference marks an important development in the future of our association. Click through the photos and check out the action.

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View General Scenes from Winter Conferences
General Scenes from Winter Conferences

This year's conference was very well attended and offered a very fulfilling day of celebrations within our districts as well as presentation of the 2017 Debbie B. Rice Memorial Scholarship. Susan Poling gave two great presentations concerning our advocacy efforts as well as a very informative talk about phishing. Click through this album to view some scenes from the Renaissance meeting room. Thanks to our vendors who supported our conference.

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View 2017 Winter Conference - Statehouse Visit
2017 Winter Conference - Statehouse Visit

As is customary for the Winter Conference, AETA members made their way to the statehouse to meet with our representatives and senators to thank them for their support for technology and to advocate for continued funding. We were excited to be able to connect with either our representatives or their office staff and leave literature. This album is just a sampling of photos representing the connections we made.

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View 2016 - Fall Symposium - Passing on the Torch
2016 - Fall Symposium - Passing on the Torch

As the new year begins, we express our appreciation to those who have so faithfully served our organization. This includes Jana Hoggle, Past-President, Eric Burrage, Secretary, Glen Granberry, Executive Vice-President and Bruce Ellard as President as they pass the torches on the new officers for the upcoming year. These are snapshots of the presentations to these amazing dedicated people.

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View 2016- Fall Symposium - Special Awards
2016- Fall Symposium - Special Awards

Tim Southerland, Vice-President of Sponsor Relations and Nominations Chair announced our 2016 Award winners. There were some additional special awards presented as well. Check out these photos of some special moments.

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View 2016 - Fall Symposium - Wednesday District Round Table Meetings and Door Prizes
2016 - Fall Symposium - Wednesday District Round Table Meetings and Door Prizes

Our final day began with important discussions led by our district leaders representing the nine regions across the state. After presentation of the awards and our business meeting, the mid-day session ended with the drawing for door prizes. Click to view the scenes from the ballroom.

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View 2016 - Fall Symposium - Tuesday Lunch with Leslie Fisher and More Breakout Sessions
2016 - Fall Symposium - Tuesday Lunch with Leslie Fisher and More Breakout Sessions

President Bruce Ellard addresses our lunch session and introduces our keynote speaker, Leslie Fisher, who took us down the Technology Time Machine. More sessions filled the day so take a look at more presenters on Tuesday's packed day of learning.

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View 2016 - Fall Symposium - Tuesday AM Breakfast and Early Breakout Sessions
2016 - Fall Symposium - Tuesday AM Breakfast and Early Breakout Sessions

Tuesday morning began with a great breakfast meeting which included our association's advocacy update given by Susan Poling followed by a very information State advocacy update by Lisa Woodward of the SSA. The day was packed with an array of learning opportunities for attendees. Click to view this album.

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View 2016 - Fall Symposium - Monday Breakout Sessions
2016 - Fall Symposium - Monday Breakout Sessions

Let the learning begin! Monday brought with it three breakout sessions in 8 strands offering attendees a wide array of educational opportunities. We had some wonderful instructors who brought a wealth of knowledge and experience. Here are some pix of the sessions offered and the classroom environment. Click the first photo and allow time for this large album to load.

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View 2016 - Fall Symposium - Vendor Hall Scenes
2016 - Fall Symposium - Vendor Hall Scenes

More than 60 vendors from all over the country displayed their goods and demonstrated their services in our vendor area. We are very thankful for their support. This album will display scenes from the vendor areas during the conference. Click the first photo of Tammy and Barbara to open this album.

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View 2016 - Fall Symposium
2016 - Fall Symposium

Our "Gadget Inspector" was ready to greet our participants at this year's Fall Symposium. Here are some scenes from Monday's morning's activities. Click the photo to open this album.

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View 2016 Winter Conference - Scenes
2016 Winter Conference - Scenes

President Bruce Ellard took the podium and welcomed attendees. Thanks to Glen Granberry for his work in putting together the agenda and important details of the conference. Thanks to Tim Southerland for his work with the vendors and to Susan Poling and Lisa Woodard for their Advocacy work and updates.

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View 2016 Winter Conference - Trip to the Hill
2016 Winter Conference - Trip to the Hill

One of the primary purposes of our Winter Conference is to advocate for the technology needs for our schools. This trip was a memorable one as we were able to view the vote for the WIRED initiative. Click the first photo to see a few photos from the day.

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View Debbie B. Rice Scholarship Award for 2016
Debbie B. Rice Scholarship Award for 2016

Scenes from this year's award as it is presented to Michelle Abreo. Click to begin the slide show.

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View 2015 Fall Symposium - Opening Day Scenes
2015 Fall Symposium - Opening Day Scenes

President Bruce Ellard addresses a packed house on the opening morning of the conference. What a great slate of break-out sessions and key note speakers we had. Visit this album for opening day scenes and scenes from the vendor hall. (Be patient as this large album loads.)

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View 2015 Fall Symposium - Opening Day Sessions  (AM)
2015 Fall Symposium - Opening Day Sessions (AM)

The "Un-Conference" concept was quickly adopted and topics made the board fairly quickly. These sessions began on Day 2 but take a look at scenes from the Day 1 morning break-out sessions here.

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View 2015 Fall Symposium - Getting Ready
2015 Fall Symposium - Getting Ready

After much preparation and planning, Camp AETA kicked off on Sunday, September 27 at the Perdido Beach Resort. Here are a few pictures depicting the scenes on Sunday afternoon as our campers checked in.

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View 2015 Fall Symposium - Opening Day Lunch and Afternoon Sessions
2015 Fall Symposium - Opening Day Lunch and Afternoon Sessions

Dr. Scott Smith delivered a powerful keynote about the importance of focusing on changing the culture in our systems. Our afternoon sessions provided more great opportunities for professional learning for the attendees. Click to view the scenes.

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View 2015 Fall Symposium - Opening Day Last Sessions
2015 Fall Symposium - Opening Day Last Sessions

Dr. Scott Smith shared more of his experiences about personalized learning in the classroom in his late afternoon session. Click through these photos to see more about the afternoon presentations.

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View 2015 Fall Symposium - Tuesday AM Breakout Sessions and Lunch
2015 Fall Symposium - Tuesday AM Breakout Sessions and Lunch

Beatriz Arnillas, Director of IT/Ed Tech, Houston ISD, gave the keynote address at lunch on Day Two of Camp AETA. There were many breakout sessions giving attendees the opportunity to gain knowledge in eight different workshop strands. Check out this album of the AM sessions.

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View 2015 Fall Symposium - Tuesday AM - Advocacy
2015 Fall Symposium - Tuesday AM - Advocacy

Breakfast on Tuesday brought updates from Advocacy Chair, Susan Poling and Lisa Woodard from SSA. We appreciate their efforts at furthering advocacy for technology in education at the legislative level. A special thanks to representative Donnie Chesteen for attending the conference and for his feedback from inside the statehouse. Here are a few scenes from Tuesday morning's breakfast session.

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View 2015 Fall Symposium - Tuesday PM Sessions
2015 Fall Symposium - Tuesday PM Sessions

Alabama's new Technology Certification Program was one of the many sessions presented on Tuesday afternoon. Here are scenes from the afternoon sessions.

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View 2015 Fall Symposium - Awards and Recognitions
2015 Fall Symposium - Awards and Recognitions

Special photos of special moments at the 2015 Fall Symposium. Check out these photos of those who were recognized for their amazing achievements on both a personal level and their spirit of service to the Association, to our kids and the field of education.

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View 2015 Fall Symposium - Wednesday
2015 Fall Symposium - Wednesday

Wednesday brought not only breakfast and awards but the opportunity for our regional leaders to gather with their district representatives for a round table meeting. It was great to see everyone engaged in conversation during these sessions. Following the round table region meetings, attendees resumed more breakout sessions.

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View 2015 Fall Symposium - Time for a Little Fun
2015 Fall Symposium - Time for a Little Fun

Camp AETA was jam packed with some of the most valuable learning opportunities ever offered. But our campers had a little time to relax and have fun. Check out these photos of the Tuesday evening traditional luau. Also included here are scenes from our door prize drawings. Thanks to our vendors for their support in contributing so many great prizes for our attendees!

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View 2015 Summer Conference
2015 Summer Conference

What a great attendance for our Summer gathering in Birmingham at the Sheraton BJCC. If you missed it, be there through these photos! If you were there, hope we captured you as you enjoyed the conference. (Click the photo here and then the first photo in the album to begin viewing/slide show.)

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View AETA Recognizes Susan Poling and Lisa Woodard
AETA Recognizes Susan Poling and Lisa Woodard

The WIRED initiative may not have passed but great strides were made under the leadership of these two dedicated women. The Association recognized their efforts by presenting them with a gift. See their reactions in these photos. (Click the photo here and then the first photo in the album to begin viewing/slide show.)

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