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Arizona’s 50 Year Transformations by quotes

Arizona’s  50 Year Transformations  Arizona is growing, but this is not news to anyone.

Yesterday it really hit home. Over the past 20 years I have had numerous meetings at the Salt River Project’s modest, single story administration building in a desert setting on Project Drive. Yesterday I could hardly find it within the massive complex of hi-rise buildings. Sitting I the familiar lobby I thought about Arizona’s real transformations.  

In the first half of the 1990’s it was hydraulic innovations that delivered water from the massive dams through SRP canals that created our agricultural economy.  The second half of the 1990’s was driven by a company about one mile west of SRP on Washington Street: Goettl Air Conditioning. They introduced evaporative coolers and then air conditioners that transformed Arizona’s economy once again.  

So here we sit in the early 21st century, wondering where we go next. What innovation in infrastructure will transform Arizona once again? We are a unique state in that we are one of the few that is fresh and young, and has a history of astounding growth and transformation. Incrementalism will not serve Arizona well in the next couple of decades. Our governance, education and business communities have a sense of this need to build a third great infrastructure. We have good success with broad band telecommunications which started its surge ten years ago. With a successful Broadband Authority strategy Arizona will complete its rural rollout in a few years.  

But we need an innovation much more powerful and unique, to match the Arizona pioneers of the past century. And to no surprise to prior readers of this blog — that transformation will be the eLearning system adoption within all Arizona K-12 classrooms statewide.   

Cheers!         

Ted                        

Theodore C. Kraver PhD ,  President

eLearning System for Arizona Teachers and Students Inc.not-for-profit   501-c3    

volunteer design and advocacy organization 

602-944-8557(direct) tkraver@qwest.net            

http://AZelearning.org

225 West Orchid Lane  

Phoenix, AZ    85021 



ARIZONA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION – ARIZONA E-LEARNING TASK FORCE by quotes

 ARIZONA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION1535

W. Jefferson Street


Phoenix, Arizona
85007Phone: (602) 364-1349
ARIZONA E-LEARNING TASK FORCEMEETING NOTICEOPEN TO THE PUBLIC 

Date:    Tuesday, January 30, 2007Time:    1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.Place:   Arizona Department of Education, Room 417AGENDA

  1. Welcome and Introductions
    1. Update from each Taskforce Member (2 minutes maximum)
  2. Review of 2nd  Draft Request for Proposal
  3. Public Testimony
  4. Adjourn

MEMBERSChris Cummiskey                                             Lisa LongJerry D’Agostino                                              Debra LorenzenRosalina Escandon                                            Theodore KraverSandi Grandberry                                             Joseph O’ReillyRod Lenniger                                                    Cathy PoplinCasey Loman