[Offtopic] ACCE Guided Study Tour 2008

Roland Gesthuizen rgesthuizen at gmail.com
Sun Oct 21 11:05:37 EST 2007

Sorry for any cross posts, here is some very interesting information about
an ICT study tour being arranged for next year to NZ and USA to take in NECC
by ACCE.

Also, it is not too late to register interest in the 3in6 video award this
year. Just go to the following link but you will need to move fast.

Regards Roland


ACCE brings you guided study tours to NECC2008: Doing IT differently
June 23 - July 4, 2008

The ACCE now offer a fully escorted, guided study tour to New Zealand
and the United States, including the National Computers in Education
Conference in San Antonio.

This is an opportunity for educators from Australia to participate in a
fully escorted guided tour. The tour will be an opportunity to:

Network with world recognised practitioners
Visit leading schools
Visit significant corporate ACCE partners
Attend NCEC, San Antonio
Dialogue with ACCE contacts from all over the world
Be part of the international delegation to NCEC; and
Be the I in ISTE.
Join the 2005 ACCE Leader of the Year, Tony Brandenburg, ACCE Board
member and current President of ICTEV on a 12 day, intensive journey to
meet influential and contemporary educators, have time to be with them,
join in discussions and attend specifically designed workshops.

Spend time with colleagues in New Zealand, visit Apple in San Francisco,
Dell in San Antonio, have small group time with key international
educators, enjoy the celebration of ICT with 15,000 like-minded
educators, receiving briefings from ISTEs key people, COSNs leaders,
ISTEs international representative, meet and work with other
international IT educators and enjoy two weeks immersed in technology in

Visit schools, explore new technologies and enjoy the experience. 'This
tour is all about meeting people, networking, developing contacts and
communication links'.

Tour Itinerary overview

- School visits
- Educational briefings
- Meet Auckland Computer in Education Society members.

San Francisco:
- Visit Apple Computer's headquarters
- Educational briefings.

San Antonio:
- Attend NCEC (National Computers in Education Conference)
- Attend specifically designed workshops for the tour group
- Educational briefings
- Leadership briefings
- Networking opportunities
- Visit the largest international trade show for IT and education
- Meet US education officials
- Meet key ISTE leaders
- Visit Dell Computers.

Key dates
Expressions of interest (no commitment): 10th November 2007
Confirmation of participation and deposit required: January 2008
Final payment: April 2008
Information and readings: April 2008
Choice of conference program: May 2008
(check http://center.uoregon.edu/ISTE/NECC2008/)

Tour cost
All flights, leaving from the east coast of Australia, accommodation
specifically located close to key venues and tourist sites, on a twin
share basis, transport to and from all sites, conference registration
and attendence at a number of social events (thanks to sponsorship from
IT partners). The price is approximately $5,750.

There is the opportunity to vary the itinerary and return at a different
time or from a different location following the conclusion of NCEC.

A single supplement for accommodation and business class travel is
available at extra cost.

The tour is fully escorted and designed for Australian educators and
educational leaders.

Contact information
Further information and expressions of interest to Tony Brandenburg at:
tbrandenburg at gmail.com

The study tour travel agent is Sharon Klien from Frank Ford Travel,
Ballarat. Contact Sharon at: sharon at fftravel.com.au

John Oxley
Director of Information Services and Technology
Moreton Bay College
Wynnum  QLD  Australia

Phone: 07 3249 9347 or 0418 198642
Fax  : 07 3390 8919
Email: john at mbc.qld.edu.au
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