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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Spring 2017 CETL Study Groups Scheduled

The VSTE CoSN Council has scheduled two sets of CETL® study groups in Northern and Central Virginia. They will be led by Dr. Barbara Gruber from Loudoun County and Tim Tillman from Colonial Heights, both CETL certified educators. Northern Virginia: This study group will be held at the Steven F. Udvar Hazy Center, 14390 Air … Continue reading Spring 2017 CETL Study Groups Scheduled
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Registration Open for VSTE SuperHero Summit aka Googlepalooza

Join us for this professional development event! Registration open now...schedule coming soon. Register here.
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Federal Budget Threatens to Starve Education

From the ISTE Advocacy Network: On March 16, 2017, The White House released the President's proposed "Skinny Budget" for FY18, a streamlined blueprint for next year's budget that does not contain much detail about specific changes. What is clear from this Skinny Budget is that the President is attempting to make good on his previously announced … Continue reading Federal Budget Threatens to Starve Education
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Federal Budget Threatens to Starve Education

From the ISTE Advocacy Network: On March 16, 2017, The White House released the President's proposed "Skinny Budget" for FY18, a streamlined blueprint for next year's budget that does not contain much detail about specific changes. What is clear from this Skinny Budget is that the President is attempting to make good on his previously announced … Continue reading Federal Budget Threatens to Starve Education
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No Longer the Sage on the Stage

Members of the VSTE Board of Directors will be taking time to periodically share their ideas and passions with the VSTE membership. For this edition, Board Vice Chairperson Michael Speidel discusses his own path to personalized learning.  No Longer the Sage on the Stage. I have long been an individual who believes that, if you … Continue reading No Longer the Sage on the Stage
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Measuring the Technology Return on Investment, Part II

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 Meg Swecker will talk about the approach used by Roanoke County Public Schools. Last week, Janet Copenhaver shared the strategies from Henry County Public Schools. Janet and Meg … Continue reading Measuring the Technology Return on Investment, Part II
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Measuring The Technology Return on Instruction, Part I

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 Janet Copenhaver describes how Henry County Public Schools measured their Return on Instruction as they implemented a 1:1 program. Next week, Board members Meg Swecker will talk about the … Continue reading Measuring The Technology Return on Instruction, Part I
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ISTE 2017 Program Available Now

Educator-tested strategies. Extraordinary resources for transforming learning and teaching. Renowned presenters. And an enormous, interactive expo hall. That’s what you’ll find at ISTE 2017. Check out the full program, now live, then begin personalizing your learning by choosing from more than 1,000 sessions! Learn the way you like by selecting from lectures, BYODs and hands-on … Continue reading ISTE 2017 Program Available Now
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