The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE®) is the premier nonprofit organization serving educators and education leaders committed to empowering connected learners in a connected world. ISTE serves more than 100,000 education stakeholders throughout the world.
Our friends at ISTE have been longtime supporters of Connected Educator Month. ISTE has served as a theme leader, and last year, co-hosted last year’s Connected Cafe – a series of Twitter chats with educational thought leaders, which were some of our most attended events in 2014! Connected Educator Month co-chair Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach also serves on the ISTE Board of Directors. At Connected Educator Month, we love ISTE and we love what they do for educators.
Will we see you at ISTE 2015?
The annual ISTE Conference is right around the corner (June 28-July 1) and we hope to see you there! In fact, why not join us for the Connected Educator Month MEET-UP where we will not only make the formal announcement about this year’s Connected Educator Month 2015 but will be handing out free Connected Educator Month t-shirts and the highly sought-after Connected Educator ribbons. Here’s the info you need about the session; bring your best ideas and join us. We need you!
Connected Educator Month: Collectively Owned Global Learning
Tuesday, June 30, 12:30–1:30 pm, PCC 201A
Join Connected Educator Month leaders Marshal Conley, Richard Culatta, Tom de Boor, and Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach as we discuss this huge collaborative undertaking that impacts millions of educators each year worldwide. We will explore past years, showcase our successes and brainstorm collaboratively with you steps for moving forward. Find out how you can get involved to make #ce15 the best year ever. Learn more
Do you represent an organization, district, or state? Talk with us about sponsorship!
We want your organization, district, or state involved in Connected Educator Month! If you’ll be at ISTE 2015, please meet up with the Connected Educator Month team to talk about sponsorship or how to get involved this year. Please fill out this form to let us know a time that’s convenient for you to meet and we’ll follow up with you to schedule.
Don’t miss these events:
Monday, June 29, 11am–12pm, PCC 204C
What’s the next “best thing” in educational technology? ISTE’s Board wants to hear from you. Join the conversation as ISTE members explain their predictions and thoughts as to how ISTE can be prepared to meet the challenge. Get to know the ISTE Board and learn about the upcoming nominations process. Learn more
Want to take the stage and share your thoughts? We are looking for folks to share their ideas about the next big thing!
Lead & Transform: An ISTE Town Hall
Sunday, June 28, 9:00–11:30 am, Marriott Grand Ballroom H
How does leadership evolve toward a high-performing, connected learning and teaching environment? What roles are critical to success? How do they interact in the most effective ways? Hear from innovative ed tech leaders and students who will share their experiences. Share your challenges, perspectives and questions. Engage in discussion around possible solutions you can apply immediately. You’ll leave with a deeper understanding of distributed leadership and tools for implementing change. Connected Educator Month co-chair Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach will be serving as a social media moderator for this event. Pre-registration and additional fee required. Register for this event!
Future Ready Leaders Project – A First Look
The Future Ready Leaders project links superintendents to research on effective practice through video to help them lead the transition to 21st century learning environments. The American Institutes for Research (AIR), in partnership with the United States Department of Education Office of Educational Technology (OET), is designing, developing, and studying an online tool that provides district leaders with a self-assessment based on the best available research to identify gaps in their district’s practice and generates a personalized playlist of videos to help them develop their capacity to lead an exemplary digital conversion.
During ISTE 2015, we will be working with Future Ready Leaders to give first glimpses of the Future Ready Leaders Project. You can get a first glimpse of some of the footage we shot at nine exemplary districts throughout the U.S., and take a first look at the needs assessment platform!