NYNMA's new Executive Director Alice O'Rourke, was present to start off the Education SIG meeting, last Wednesday, February 25th. The meeting was filled with educators, and content and product developers alike. The very important issue of wiring schools was brought up, as was the topic of needing trained teachers. Richard Schultz scared me when he mentioned that infrastructure development has stopped in many schools due to asbestos and inadequate electrification. Bob Durkin educated me on the process for getting software into school systems. And, Jen Hogan spoke at length of her most recent project Digital Dante, a model for innovative educational practices. Encouraging was what Ellen Dempsey said -- that the schools need *content.* So -- keep working on developing the fantastically interesting topics close to your heart, sell them to the schools, volunteer with MOUSE, and let's get this Education thing going!
(Appeared originally in @The Scene in the @NY newsletter)