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NYS Educational Media Technology Association

School Improvement through Media Technology


Executive Board/General Membership Meeting
December 11, 2015 @ OCM BOCES

EMTA Spring Conference - March 14-16, 2016 @ Embassy Suites, Syracuse



The New York State Educational Media Technology Association (EMTA) annually awards two $1,000 media literacy grants to K-12 educators within New York state.  

The Sweet Home Video Production Lab was created this year due to the EMTA grant.  The Production Lab serves over 1000 students and 100 staff.  Currently the Lab is the place where the Video Morning Announcements are created.  Students write the scripts, produce the videos, and manage the morning show.  It takes a team of students to produce the announcements each day.  The announcements are streamed live among the faculty / staff, students and then shared to the community through the Sweet Home website.  This Lab has changed our school culture because of the communication between teachers and students, and the highlights of various teams, clubs, organizations and fundraising events.  

EMTA Spring Conference 2015 Photos

See more photos on Spring Conference Page!


The EMTA Believes

  • Educational media and technology are inseparable.
  • Educators who integrate media and technology into their instruction enhance and support learning for students with a wide range of abilities and learning styles.
  • Educational media/technology programs support educators and students every day and provide resources and services that correlate to state and national learning standards for instructional excellence.
  • Media/technology professionals:
    • Support educators and students in the proficient use of media and technology.
    • Provide dynamic leadership in current and evolving technologies.
    • Need to collaborate with each other, corporate/business partners, the public sector, and other service providers to ensure quality services.
    • Need a collective voice to advance our contributions to quality learning experiences for students.

    Our Strategic Goals

    • Support State Education Department efforts to promote change through the implementation of the New York State Learning Standards.
    • Actively promote opportunities for the professional and staff development of its membership.
    • Provide opportunities for the professional and staff development of its membership.
    • Enhance the image of BOCES media/technology services.
    • Support initiatives that promote the cooperation of Regional Media/Technology Centers and Association Corporate partners.
    • Expand and strengthen its role in the media/technology field.


Alicia Levi, PBS and
Chris Kaleta, OCM BOCES
January 2013

Alicia Levi, PBS demonstrates features
of PBS Learning Media to EMTA members
at Madison-Oneida BOCES
January 2013


Judy Marsh, Wayne Finger Lakes BOCES & Linda Tyler, Madison-Oneida BOCES

2011 EMTA Media Literacy
Grant Winner
Randal Tyner of Jackson Heights Elementary School, Glens Falls School District shares his website at the NYSCATE Poster Session
in Rochester


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