Rita Oates, PhD
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Grant Writing - Tips and Tricks for Connecting with Funders of K12 School Libraries

Your Name and Title: Rita Oates, PhDLibrary, School, or Organization Name: FAME (Florida Association for Media in Education) and CoSN (Consortium for School Networking)Co-Presenter Name(s): Nancy…Continue

Tags: funding, grant, media, 2.013Emerging, dream

Started Oct 16, 2013

Help K12 Teachers in Your School Make Global Connections

As a media specialist, teachers in your school look to you to help them with everything from books to AV to the internet. You know about finding credible sources of information and encouraging…Continue

Tags: communicate, collaborate, Smithsonian, SnagFilms, PBL

Started Sep 1, 2011


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* formerly ed tech director, Miami-Dade County Public Schools, fourth largest school district in US (350,000 students, 350 schools); while there worked closely with library media staff for infusion of technology planning, training and use in schools and media centers.
* chair and associate professor, Educational Computing and Technology, Barry University (graduate program)
* president, Oates Associates, consulting firm in ed tech, school reform, and communications
* author of 10 books and about 100 articles about technology in education
* founding editor, Internet Strategies for Education Markets, a Heller Report, covering the early days of the Internet used in K12, higher education and home markets

* platform speaker about Microsoft products for schools and use at home with children in Family Technology Night program
* education editor, VIEWTRON, first US online service with color and graphics
* assistant professor, University of Alabama
* high school teacher, language arts and journalism, and publications adviser, three KS high schools (KCK, Shawnee Mission, Alma)
* editor of special publications, Phi Delta Kappa, education society

* BS, news-editorial journalism, University of Kansas, with honors
* BS, curriculum and instruction, language arts, University of Kansas, with honors
* Masters, journalism, Indiana University
* PhD, mass communication, Indiana University. Majors were Educational applications of print, video and computer-based communication and Media and public policy

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At 4:15pm on September 1, 2011, Caroline Cerveny said…
I'm delighted to hear that a few more Catholic Schools are discovering ePals!  One of my summer students will be working on a project this Fall and will also be using ePals with her students.  She is from a parish near Gainesville, FL.


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