[aamt] AAMT Meeting in Red Deer | Final Details

  • From: MacKay Pete <pete@xxxxxxxx>
  • To: aamt@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 2 Dec 2013 19:56:10 -0700

Hi everyone,

As the final details and arrangements are made, here is the latest update on 
the AAMT Meeting in Red Deer on Thursday, December 12 and Friday, December 13.

Firstly, I've set up a listserv to communicate with this group. You may have 
received a confirmation of this already. To reach the group, just reply to the 
listserv email - aamt@xxxxxxxxxxxxx.

On behalf of the current group, I'd like to offer a warm welcome to the new 
cohort! Our community of practice has nearly doubled with the expansion this 
year, adding 28 new teachers to the existing 30 for a total of 58. Due to the 
size of this group, we needed a much larger meeting space. In fact, we had to 
book one space for Thursday and another for Friday. On Thursday, we are meeting 
in Salon A at The Black Knight Inn (2929 - 50 Avenue | Red Deer, Alberta - 
http://www.blackknightinn.ca). On Friday, we are meeting in The Palermo Room at 
The Sheraton Red Deer (3310 50 Ave, Red Deer, Alberta - 
http://www.sheratonhotelreddeer.com/). There will be power and wifi in both 
spaces. Adobe will provide a continental breakfast for both mornings and a 
soup/sandwich lunch on both days. If you have dietary concerns, please let me 
know so I can make arrangements for you. We begin with breakfast and set up at 
8:30 a.m., ending the sessions at 4:00 on Thursday and 3:30 on Friday. It is 
our intention to get everyone on the road home as soon as possible on Friday.

IMPORTANT: If you are NOT attending, please let me know as soon as possible by 
emailing me so that I can provide accurate numbers for catering.

Please have your Adobe Master Collection CS6/CC suite installed and/or updated 
before you arrive, including Premiere Elements and Photoshop Elements. I have 
asked for input from Adobe for those whose districts are not part of the 
agreement. If you require assistance with this task, contact your district I.T. 
and/or purchasing department. The ABED/Adobe Agreement (ESO) details are at: 
http://www.lrc.education.gov.ab.ca/pro/PLIC/Adobe/AdobeAgreement.htm. The Home 
Use Agreement is at: 
http://www.lrc.education.gov.ab.ca/pdf/AdobeHomeUseFAQ.pdf. It boils down to 
which of the four options that your district chose as to what Home Use licence 
you are able to purchase. Again, I direct you to your district IT or Purchasing 
department for particular details. If you are limited in your options, there is 
a deal that is good until December 5th that provides a 60% discount for Adobe 
Creative Cloud for education - for $20/month. 

The agenda is as follows:
Thursday, December 12, 2013: Black Knight Inn Salon A
8:30 - 9:00:    Continental Breakfast and setup
9:00-9:30:      Welcome, Intro, Updates
9:30-11:45:     Cohort 1.0 and 2.0 Activity
11:45 - 12:30:  Lunch: Deli Soup/Sandwich Bar
12:30 - 3:30:   Adobe Youth Voices Part One
3:30 - 4:00:    wrap-up

Friday, December 13, 2013: The Sheraton Palermo Room
8:30 - 9:00:    Continental Breakfast and setup
9:00-12:00:     Adobe Youth Voices Part Two
12:00 - 12:30:  Lunch: Soup/Sandwich Bar
12:30 - 3:00:   AAMT Community of Practice: Tools and Practices
3:00 - 3:30:    Wrap-up and Evaluations

Some will arrive on Wednesday evening. There is a roadhouse across the street 
from the Sheraton called Cities Gastro Pub that has some great deals on 
Wednesdays. More info at: http://www.citiesgastropub.ca/promo.asp. Let's meet 
there any time after say, 6:00 if you're not too weary from your travels. As 
for Thursday evening, it will be difficult to find a single venue for 
reservations but in the past, something has always worked out - let's talk more 
when we see each other to make arrangements. 

Safe travels, everyone - we'll see you next week.

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