Are you interested in professional growth and an opportunity to attend ISTE 2017? We are thrilled to announce our ISTE Hoonuit Contest where educators are rewarded for sharing what they learn!
Here are the details:
- Complete a module - LearnIt. DoIt. ShareIt. and ProveIt. (See list of accepted modules below)
ISTE Standards for Coaches 2: Teaching, Learning and Assessments
Technology coaches assist teachers in using technology effectively for assessing student learning, differentiating instruction, and providing rigorous, relevant and engaging learning experiences for all students.
“I don’t have time to integrate technology into my classroom.”
“I already have so much to do, I can’t add one more thing into my day.”
This is the first post in a series I wrote for ISTE entitled Living the ISTE Standards for Coaches. Enjoy!
Technology Coaches inspire and participate in the development and implementation of a shared vision for the comprehensive integration of technology to promote excellence and support transformational change throughout the instructional environment.
Coaches should inspire and lead us down paths that are manageable, interesting and — as much as I hate to say it — intimidating. They should help us go places and do things that we may not have considered. Their role is to use the knowledge of the systems that we live and work in to create a vision for how to incorporate inspiring and engaging technology tools in the classroom.
The ISTE Standards for Technology Coaches (ISTE Standards•C) address the role that tech coaches play within a learning environment beginning with Standard 1: Visionary Leadership.
Thousands of presentation submissions. Months and weeks spent reviewing. Long days filled with post-its making it all fit in the schedule. And it all comes down to this. ISTE 2014 kicks off this weekend!
Wondering which sessions to attend? We have a few recommendations:
From Inspiration to Implementation: Planning Successful District Initiatives
Sunday, June 29, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m
Rod Smith, the CIO of Clayton County Public Schools, and Kara Gann will be talking about planning new initiatives in a poster session. If you have read our tech planning eBook, this is a must-attend session! Learn how both Rod and Kara have worked to implement learning initiatives using simple planning strategies to not only build a well-defined plan, but also to communicate the plan to other members of our team. They can answer questions and offer practical advice to make sure you are prepared to implement the great ideas you find at ISTE when you return to your district.
Leadership in an Era of Change
Tuesday, 07/01/14, 8:30 a.m.–9:30 a.m.
What happens when two former ISTE board members get together to talk about leadership and change? Annette Smith from Teaching Books and Kara Gann will be discussing vision, value, and metrics and how the three work together in a successful implementation. They'll cover:
- Setting vision: building consensus
- Value: linking vision goals and objectives
- Metrics: assessing success
And don't forget to become a part of the I AM AN [educator] movement!
The ISTE session planning war room.
Claim one at #ISTE2014
If you are planning to travel to Atlanta to attend this year's ISTE conference, be sure to stop by Atomic Learning's booth (#1942) to share your story at our free photo booth to claim your shirt! Not sure what to say? Mike Berago of Fenton High School in Bensenville, Illinois recently shared: I AM [ inspired by teachers' and students' resiliency ].
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If you're at ISTE, you won't want to miss the national showing of "Look, I'm Learning!" You can get your free tickets at the Atomic Learning booth (#14092).
Tuesday, June 25, 2013 | 5:00-6:30 pm | Lila Cockrell Theatre | San Antonio Convention Center
If you're at ISTE in San Antonio, stop by the Atomic Learning booth #14092 and share what inspires you to be an educator -- you'll get an awesome "I AM [an educator]" t-shirt! If you've already gotten a t-shirt at one of our previous conferences and you're one of the first 50 to wear it at the booth, you'll get a matching backpack!
If you're attending ISTE, you won't want to miss this poster session:
It’s Not an iPad Initiative, It’s a Learning Initiative
Wednesday, 6/26/2013, 11:00am–1:00pm, SACC Tower View Lobby; Table 37
We thought we'd help educators figure out what to pack for ISTE! Important things to remember:
Each year ISTE works to recruit the best of the best to keynote at their annual conference and exposition. From Steve Jobs and Bill Gates to classroom teachers and award-winning photojournalists, they've had some amazing speakers!
Attending ISTE? Stop by booth #2623 and tell Atomic Learning who you are and how you impact education and get a free I AM [an educator] t-shirt like this guy did!
Visit Atomic Learning at booth #2623 to share your passion for education with our I AM [an educator] campaign!
What is your role in education? Stop by Atomic Learning booth #2623 at ISTE 2012, to share what motivates you. The I AM [an educator] sharing project was created to acknowledge educators (as well as all those who inspire, encourage and support them), and honor all that they do to ensure today's students receive the best education.
When you stop by, not only will you get a free t-shirt, we'll also show you what's new at Atomic Learning. As you know, technology is constantly changing, so we're introducing some exciting new solutions to help you continue your quest to bridge the technology and curriculum gap. Come check out our new solutions to help you with mobile and Common Core initiatives (as well as learn about our new app!)
The I AM [ an educator ] sharing project was created by Atomic Learning to acknowledge educators (as well as all those who inspire, encourage and support them), and honor all that they do to ensure today's students receive the best education.
The 2011 ISTE Conference being held in Philadelphia, PA June 26-29 is fast approaching and Atomic Learning invites you to join us! If you’re interested in a free pass to the exhibit hall, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and note "ISTE" in the email subject.
Funding for Classroom Technology is in jeopardy! Join ISTE members and education technology advocates from across the country for a day of blogging and tweeting in support of 21st century learning.
President Obama’s budget provides no funding for education technology. The Enhancing Education Through Technology (EETT) program, which was funded at $100 million in 2010, is rolled into a the new program “Effective Teaching and Learning for a Complete Education.”
Without funds specifically set aside to pay for education technology the administration’s messaging about the importance of technology for classroom teaching and learning rings hollow. If education technology is so important, why has the proposed 2011 budget eliminated funding for the only dedicated ed tech funding program?
Although the President has recommended to eliminate funding for EETT, Congress does not have to agree with this recommendation. ISTE is urging congress to fund education technology at at $500 million for next year. To get this issue on congress’ agenda we need to tell policymakers that we are not going to take the loss of EETT quietly.
On Wednesday, May 12 we are going to flood the Web with messages in support of funding for education technology. We’ll provide some Twitter messages to get you started, but we’re asking for a major effort from all the ed tech bloggers, tweeters, Facebookers and Ning-regulars out there to write in support of dedicated federal funding for education technology.
Keep watching ISTE Connects for information on how you can help secure $500 million for ed tech in 2011. Together we can make our voices heard!