Ryan Imbriale to Keynote Leading Ed Forum 2017

The VSTE CoSN Council is pleased to welcome Mr. Ryan Imbriale as the keynote speaker for the second annual Leading Ed Forum. This event, designed for school division technology and instructional leaders and presented through a partnership of VSTE and the Virginia Department of Education, will be held October 19 & 20, 2017, at Daniel … Continue reading Ryan Imbriale to Keynote Leading Ed Forum 2017
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VSTE Minecraft Survival Summer 2017

New to Minecraft? Interested in learning more about this game that seems to have captured your students' attention? This summer, the Virtual Environments PLN will be exploring Minecraft survival mode. The first live meeting will take place, Friday, May 26, at 6:45 EDT. The team will build a safe house. Three students from eastcoastminers.org will … Continue reading VSTE Minecraft Survival Summer 2017
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New Board Members Elected for 2017 – 2020 Term

Five candidates have been elected to the VSTE Board of Directors for the 2016-2019 term. Two are new members while one is returning for a second term. We welcome all of them to the VSTE leadership: David French, Virginia Beach City Public Schools Heather Hurley, Arlington County Public Schools Anita Harris, Cumberland County Public Schools Terry … Continue reading New Board Members Elected for 2017 – 2020 Term
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National Day of Action for Education

Join CoSN, ISTE, and SETDA on May 11, 2017, for a national Day of Action to advocate for the policies that could significantly impact educators, their schools and the students they serve. What You Can Do on May 11th On May 11th, we ask that you please join educators and advocates all across the nation … Continue reading National Day of Action for Education
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Leading Ed Forum, October 19 & 20, 2017

VSTE and the Virginia Department of Education are partnering to present the Leading Ed Forum, a two-day conference for school division instruction and technology leaders including chief technology officers, technology directors, and superintendents. Session topics will focus on E-rate, digital equity, 1:1 initiatives, and student data privacy. Broadband connectivity will be a special focus on Friday, … Continue reading Leading Ed Forum, October 19 & 20, 2017
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VE PLN: Summer of Survival

This summer, Memorial Day through Labor Day, VSTE Place in Minecraft will hold its first Summer of Survival! Participants will be able to warp to survival mode for a completely different Minecraft experience. We will discover why our students beg for survival mode at school. It's challenging, but fun, and we will need each other … Continue reading VE PLN: Summer of Survival
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TSIP Refresh: Feedback Requested

The Virginia Society for Technology in Education (VSTE) has drafted new Technology Standards for Instructional Personnel (TSIP). These standards update the original 1998 standards (http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?000+reg+8VAC20-25-30) and represent base level skills that every educator must meet in order to be considered proficient in the use of technology for teaching and learning. We welcome your feedback on … Continue reading TSIP Refresh: Feedback Requested
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TSIP Refresh: Feedback Requested

The Virginia Society for Technology in Education (VSTE) has drafted new Technology Standards for Instructional Personnel (TSIP). These standards update the original 1998 standards (http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?000+reg+8VAC20-25-30) and represent base level skills that every educator must meet in order to be considered proficient in the use of technology for teaching and learning. We welcome your feedback on … Continue reading TSIP Refresh: Feedback Requested
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What Is Instructional Technology?

Members of the VSTE Board of Directors will be taking time to periodically share their ideas and passions with the VSTE membership. In this post, Board Member Tim Stahmer muses on the meaning of instructional technology.  A primary mission of VSTE is, of course, to help empower educators to make great use of technology for teaching … Continue reading What Is Instructional Technology?
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What Is Instructional Technology?

Members of the VSTE Board of Directors will be taking time to periodically share their ideas and passions with the VSTE membership. In this post, Board Member Tim Stahmer muses on the meaning of instructional technology.  A primary mission of VSTE is, of course, to help empower educators to make great use of technology for teaching … Continue reading What Is Instructional Technology?
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