Big Deal Book, September 1, 2017

It's back to school time and the Big Deal Book can help make sure you are providing your students with quality resources. It is filled with news, information and resources to help you start the school year successfully. In this edition, you can find ways to Commemorate 9/11, Celebrate Constitution Day, Promote Kindness & More.  Here […]
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Big Deal Book, September 1, 2017

It's back to school time and the Big Deal Book can help make sure you are providing your students with quality resources. It is filled with news, information and resources to help you start the school year successfully. In this edition, you can find ways to Commemorate 9/11, Celebrate Constitution Day, Promote Kindness & More.  Here […]
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Save the Month: #vstereads for Connected Educator Month

Diane Harazin and Lynmara Colon from Prince William County Public Schools will be leading our October book study. We'll be reading Learning Transformed: 8 Keys to Designing Tomorrow's Schools, Today by Eric C. Sheninger and Thomas C. Murray.  The study will include live webinars, a twitter chat and a flip grid discussion group. Participants will […]
By |August 28th, 2017|News, VSTE News|Comments Off on Save the Month: #vstereads for Connected Educator Month|

Critical Action Needed: National Days of Action for Federal Funding

Part of VSTE's mission is to advocate for education and technology. We are reaching out today to let you know that action and advocacy is critical right now. The Senate Appropriations Committee will be making funding decisions on two programs we care about - Title II-A and Title IV-A - the week of September 7. As you […]
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Big Deal Book, August 21, 2017

Waiting for the eclipse? Why not take some time to browse the Big Deal Book? It is filled with news, information and resources to help you start the school year successfully. In this edition, you can find ways to Tap Open Resources, Witness the Solar Eclipse, Spot Fake News & More. Here are a few of […]
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Nanobug Digital Badges

VSTE is piloting our new digital badge program throughout the summer. Participants of the nanobug session will receive a participation badge for the work they do during the session.  Participants will then have an opportunity to earn two more badges, a reflection badge and an application badge.  We will be gathering input from digital badge recipients to help us improve […]
By |August 16th, 2017|News|Comments Off on Nanobug Digital Badges|

Recognize Excellence with VSTE

Each year at its annual conference, VSTE recognizes outstanding educators through three awards: Outstanding Leader, Outstanding Teacher, and Innovative Educator of the Year. We are seeking nominations for these awards from the VSTE community. Nominations are open now through October 1, 2017. The Outstanding Leader and Teacher awards recognize and honor one leader and one teacher […]
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Big Deal Book, August 1, 2017

It's back to school time and Big Deal Book is filled with news, information and resources to help you start the school year successfully. In this edition, you can find ways to Encourage Computational Thinking, Explore VR in the Classroom & More. Here are a few of our favorites from this edition...be sure to check […]
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#GoOpenVA Development of Resources Initiative

In October 2015, the US Department of Education launched #GoOpen, a campaign to encourage states, school districts and educators to use openly licensed educational materials. Open licensed educational material is more commonly known as Open Education Resources (OER). In August 2016, a group of interested parties from across the Commonwealth of VA met informally at […]
By |June 26th, 2017|News|Comments Off on #GoOpenVA Development of Resources Initiative|

Lord Fairfax Community College’s HigherEd.org Search Engine and Learning Portal = A Tool for Educators

On October 1, 2014, Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) was awarded a $3.25 million TAACCCT grant from the U.S. Department of Labor to develop competency-based education (CBE) programs and promote the use of free and low-cost digital resources wherever possible. In conjunction with the creation of their Knowledge to Work (K2W) program (competency-based education programs […]
By |June 18th, 2017|News|Comments Off on Lord Fairfax Community College’s HigherEd.org Search Engine and Learning Portal = A Tool for Educators|