Big Deal Book, April 17, 2017

VSTE partners with Big Deal Media to bring you the best in online resources for digital learning and professional development plus grant and competition opportunities and more. In this edition, you can Program a Robot, Converse with Scientists, Thank a Teacher & More. Here are a few of our favorites from this edition...be sure to … Continue reading Big Deal Book, April 17, 2017
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Big Deal Book, April 17, 2017

VSTE partners with Big Deal Media to bring you the best in online resources for digital learning and professional development plus grant and competition opportunities and more. In this edition, you can Program a Robot, Converse with Scientists, Thank a Teacher & More. Here are a few of our favorites from this edition...be sure to … Continue reading Big Deal Book, April 17, 2017
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April is ISTE Advocacy Month

April is ISTE Advocacy Month and this year your support in advancing our advocacy efforts is more important than ever. ISTE’s advocacy work over the last several years is under attack. Our work on E-Rate, the Lifeline program and educational technology funding via the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) is at stake with the new … Continue reading April is ISTE Advocacy Month
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The Word Change (Quick, Find the Exit!)

Members of the VSTE Board of Directors will be taking time to periodically share their ideas and passions with the VSTE membership. In this edition, Board Member Josh Long  provides ideas for implementing personalized learning.  Changing the way we teach is a difficult task. Asking anyone to change something they have been doing for a long … Continue reading The Word Change (Quick, Find the Exit!)
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Board of Director Candidates for 2017

Seven candidates are running for five open seats on the Board of Directors. Click on the photos below to review their candidate information. Ballot can be accessed in the Members' area of the VSTE website. VSTE members of good standing since March 31, 2017, are eligible to vote for up to five candidates. When you … Continue reading Board of Director Candidates for 2017
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Michael Speidel, M.Ed.

Michael Speidel, M.Ed. Instructional Designer Loudoun County Public Schools     Educational Leadership Experience As a leader and manager I am seen as an innovator. I establish 21st Century vision of the classroom and determine where teachers and instruction need to be and establish practices to facilitate the change process. This is not a passive process. … Continue reading Michael Speidel, M.Ed.
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Ira Socol

Ira Socol Director of Educational Technology and Innovation Albemarle County Public Schools   Educational Leadership Experience Since coming to Albemarle County I have been able to lead teams focused on Learning Technologies, including 1:1 implementation, classroom innovation, library re-design, learning space modernization, and internal grants. In all cases we have focused entirely on the needs … Continue reading Ira Socol
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Dr. Kelly Rippard

Dr. Kelly S. Rippard Instructional Technology Lecturer Old Dominion University     Educational Leadership Experience Greetings, everyone, I am excited to share with you my educational leadership experience. At the beginning of the career, I served as a high school English teacher at a state-of-the-art technology high school in Virginia; here I sponsored service clubs … Continue reading Dr. Kelly Rippard
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Terry Partlow Lowry

Terry Partlow Lowry Director of Technology & Curriculum Wakefield School     Educational Leadership Experience My experience in education spans almost three decades and includes the roles of classroom teacher, instructional technology coach, and school administrator. I am currently the Director of Technology and Curriculum for Wakefield School, an Independent School in The Plains, VA. … Continue reading Terry Partlow Lowry
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Heather Hurley

Heather Hurley Personalized Learning Supervisor Arlington Public Schools     Educational Leadership Experience I currently serve as a Supervisor in the Department of Instruction where I oversee the district’s personalized learning program. I was an elementary Assistant Principal at an Apple distinguished school, where I assisted in the management of an instructional program that included … Continue reading Heather Hurley
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