Capturing content to be shared later has been an important goal of the Virginia Society for Technology in Education. From webinars to newsletter to conference presentations, VSTE provides access to an impressive archive that can be used for professional development. While the materials are posted various places, this page is the best place to start your browsing: VSTE Content Archives
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We will be screening Most Likely to Succeed on Sunday, December 6, at 8 PM in the Washington Lecture Hall. This feature length film examines the impact that innovation is having on our economy and the consequences for our country if our education system fails to keep pace. The film is included in your conference […]
Each year, VSTE recognizes exemplary educators through several different awards. We are proud to announce this year’s recipients who will be recognized at the Annual Educational Technology Conference. The 2014 VSTE Teacher of the Year is Daniel Nemerov, a math and special education teacher at Patriot High School (Prince William County Schools).) In his 11 years of teaching, Daniel has proven to be an exemplary model for the seamless implementation of emerging technologies in the classroom. His singular focus is always on creating the best possible 21st century learning environment for his students. He regularly inspires his fellow educators to reach beyond their comfort level to implement technology in their classrooms. Congratulations, Daniel! The 2014 VSTE Leader of the Year is Janet Copenhaver, Director of Technology at Henry County Public Schools. Janet has worked tirelessly to both network and upgrade networking in all facilities of our school division. Her leadership in implementing a 1:1 mobile device initiative for students in grade 3-8 has earned Henry County the privilege of hosting a plethora of visits from districts around the country seeking to emulate the successful integration of technology into daily learning that exists in Henry County Public Schools. A large part of each day is occupied by classroom visits as she works with students and staff to maximize the way they use technology for learning and student achievement. Congratulations, Janet! The 2014 VSTE Innovative Educator of the Year is Dr. Teresa Coffman, Professor of Education, University of Mary Washington. Dr. Coffman is working to pilot Google Glass in the College of Education at the University of Mary Washingon. The use of wearable technologies is relatively new and she is at the vanguard of its immersion into […]
We are pleased to announce this year’s winners. The students and their teachers will be recognized on Sunday, December 7, at the conference. You’ll have a chance to talk with them from 1:30 to 4:15 and then they will be honored during the closing session on Sunday. K-2 Interactive/Programming: Alivia Teri, School: Hugh Mercer, Fredricksburg City Schools, (Teacher: Amanda Flanagan) Project Title: Coding 3-5 Desktop Publishing: Melissa Ortiz* and Anthony Rios-Reyes, School: Carlin Springs Elementary/Arlington (Teacher: Lindsay Brown) Project Title: Our Virginia History – A Review 3-5 Multi-media: Elizabeth Zambrano*,Dalliss Braxton, Sydney Boone, Kyhia McCray, Alexia Taylor, School: Harvie Elementary /Henrico (Teacher: Julie Franklin) Project Title: A “Heroic” App for That! 3-5 Interactive/Programming: Suruthikha Vijay, School: Mantua Elementary/ Fairfax (Teacher: Michele Sullivan) Project Title: Effects of Smoking 6-8 Multi-media: Grace Allen, School: Philip Michael Pennington School/ Prince William (Teacher: Cheryl Phillips) Project Title: What’s Your Story 9-12 Desktop Publishing: Kirsten Parris’s class, Park View High School/Mecklenburg Project Title: Heroes Among Us 9-12 Multi-media: Margaret Smith*, Carly Chisholm, Libby Browder, Sama Crouch, Ashley Dowd, Douglas S. Freeman High School/ Henrico, (Teacher: Megan Corker) Project Title: Creating Change through Public Service Announcements – “Stand Up. Speak Out.” 9-12 Interactive/Programming: Matthew Brosinski*, Mariah Boone, Ethan Frazier, Noah Flint, School: Franklin County High School/ Franklin County, (Teacher: William Schmachtenberg) Project Name: Geology Valley Thanks to Tech4Learning for supporting the Student Technology Integration Challenge.
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Sunday, December 7, 2013, 8:00 AM The conference will be proceeding with the delayed opening on Sunday described in yesterday’s update. If hazardous roads prevent you from attending on Sunday, please submit all details including information about road conditions and closures in your area, and we will consult with our insurer to determine if a […]
Do you have something to say to the VSTE community? Say it briefly but forcefully in an Ignite! talk at the conference. Ignite! is twenty slides, automatically advancing every 15 seconds, for five minutes of whatever information/ideas/passion you want to present to an audience. If that sounds like you, like something you want to try, […]
We know many of you are just getting back from summer break. We hope you had a restful vacation! And we wanted to make sure you had a chance to get the best rate on the best conference! So, we’re extending the Super Early Bird Rate for two more weeks. We have four nationally known […]