Virginia Students Featured at Speak Up Congressional Briefing

I was fortunate to attend a special event to share the results of the Speak Up 2016 survey, http://www.tomorrow.org/speakup/speakup_congress.html.  This is a survey published by Project Tomorrow, http://www.tomorrow.org/ , It is an online tool that  gives students, educators, administrators, and parents an opportunity to provide feedback about the use of technology for learning. The data […]
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U.S. Department of Education Announces Hurricane Flexibility Guidance

As part of its ongoing work to aid hurricane relief efforts, today the Department of Education released new non-regulatory guidance to help Department grantees and program participants remove barriers to restoring teaching and learning environments and...
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Department of Education Issues New Interim Guidance on Campus Sexual Misconduct

Washington — Building on her remarks from September 7, 2017, regarding the Department's commitment to protecting all students from discrimination, today U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced the release of a new interim Q&A for schools on how to investigate and adjudicate allegations of campus sexual misconduct under federal law.
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Secretary DeVos Approves Massachusetts’ ESSA Plan

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today announced the approval of Massachusetts' consolidated state plan under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).
By |September 21st, 2017|News|Comments Off on Secretary DeVos Approves Massachusetts’ ESSA Plan|

Playing in the Halls at the VSTE Conference

Most education conferences have a typical structure, with one or two keynote talks for all attendees and the bulk of the time devoted to hour long lecture/demo sessions of varying sizes. Tech education conferences also feature longer, hands-on sessions. At the VSTE Conference, we've been trying to shake up that model to encourage our members […]
By |September 20th, 2017|News|Comments Off on Playing in the Halls at the VSTE Conference|

G2 Super Hero Summit, October 28, 2017

VSTE is pleased to partner with Virginia's Google Educator Groups to present the premier G2 Super Hero Summits! These certification workshops are designed for those who have earned Google Level 1 Educator certifications and wish to expand their learning by taking the Level 2 exam. Through the combination of online mentoring and face to face […]
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Big Deal Book, September 15, 2017: Maximize Your Learning

Looking for some new ideas for the new year? Interested in grants or competitions? Check out the latest edition of the Big Deal Book, VSTE's partner for making sure you get the best of the best in web-based resources.  In this edition, you can find ways to Tinker with Technology, Track Climate Change, Think Visually & More. […]
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#vstereads: Are You Ready to Be Transformed?

Thoughts on Change from Lynmara Colon, Principal/Lead Learner, Mary Williams Elementary Change can be hard.  Change can be painful.  Change can be scary.  But let’s be honest, change is necessary.  Can you imagine if our schools had remained the same as they were years ago? Picture our students sitting in rows working in isolation, answering low level […]
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Statement from Secretary DeVos on the Passing of Rev. Dwight Montgomery

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today released the following statement on the passing of Rev. Dwight Montgomery of Annesdale Cherokee Baptist Church in Memphis, Tennessee:
By |September 14th, 2017|News|Comments Off on Statement from Secretary DeVos on the Passing of Rev. Dwight Montgomery|

VE PLN Presents Virtual Reality in Education

Monday, Sept. 25, 2017, 8 PM ET: VIRTUAL REALITY IN EDUCATION Dr. William Schmachtenberg (Dae Miami in Second Life) will share the research he conducted this summer into Virtual Reality. There is so much hype about Google Cardboard, Gear VR, and Oculus Rift, but how much of it is hype and will it help educate […]
By |September 13th, 2017|News, VSTE News|Comments Off on VE PLN Presents Virtual Reality in Education|