U.S. Department of Education Releases Additional Funding to Support Schools and Students Impacted by Hurricanes

Washington — Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today announced $10.4 million in additional funds to assist students at more than 900 schools affected by the recent natural disasters. The Federal Work-Study (FWS) Program funds will be distributed to schools located in Federal Emergency Management Agency-declared major disaster areas impacted by hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, as well as schools across the nation that have enrolled a significant number of students from the impacted areas.
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VSTE Releases Refreshed Technology Standards for Instructional Personnel

The Virginia Society for Technology in Education (VSTE) has drafted new Technology Standards for Instructional Personnel (TSIP). These standards update the original 1998 standards and represent foundational skills that every educator must meet in order to be considered proficient in the use of technology for teaching and learning. In a changing digital world, meeting these […]
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Secretary DeVos Announces Rethink School Summits to Highlight Innovation in K-12, Higher Ed

Washington — U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today announced the Department will host two Rethink School Summits in the coming weeks—the first focused on higher education and the second on K-12. These summits will bring together education leaders, innovators and entrepreneurs from around the country who are demonstrating student-centric models can improve student achievement.
By |December 13th, 2017|News|Comments Off on Secretary DeVos Announces Rethink School Summits to Highlight Innovation in K-12, Higher Ed|

VSTE Supports Net Neutrality

At the annual conference, VSTE Board Chair Keith Reeves voiced VSTE's strong support for Net Neutrality, the concept behind what is often called the open Internet. This concept means that all lawful content and providers should be afforded the same level of access. Governments, internet service providers and others would not be allowed to discriminate by […]
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VSTE Supports Net Neutrality

At the annual conference, VSTE Board Chair Keith Reeves voiced VSTE's strong support for Net Neutrality, the concept behind what is often called the open Internet. This concept means that all lawful content and providers should be afforded the same level of access. Governments, internet service providers and others would not be allowed to discriminate by […]
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Special ISTE Membership Offer

A special message from Susan Larson, Senior Director, Affiliate Relations, ISTE: We know you are energized from just finishing your conference. We heard great things about the important work you are doing across your state and we want to help support your efforts with this special offer. Because VSTE is a valued affiliate of ISTE, […]
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Tour the Dickens Project with the Virtual Environments Team

Monday, December 11 at 8 PM EST in Second Life, VSTE will get a guided tour of a Linden Endowment for the Arts sim The Dickens Project 2017. Everyone is invited. If you are a lover of literature this is for you! Download the SL viewer from www.secondlife.com now and pick a readymade avatar. Let […]
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Tour the Dickens Project with the Virtual Environments Team

Monday, December 11 at 8 PM EST in Second Life, VSTE will get a guided tour of a Linden Endowment for the Arts sim The Dickens Project 2017. Everyone is invited. If you are a lover of literature this is for you! Download the SL viewer from www.secondlife.com now and pick a readymade avatar. Let […]
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Getting the Most Out of Your Raspberry Pi in the Classroom

This is a cross post from the DexterEd website and features content of potential interest to VSTE members. So you purchased a Raspberry Pi!  Now what can you do with it in your classroom?  These simple $40 computers are extremely versatile in the classroom. Whether you have one or a full set, there are plenty of ways […]
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Getting the Most Out of Your Raspberry Pi in the Classroom

This is a cross post from the DexterEd website and features content of potential interest to VSTE members. So you purchased a Raspberry Pi!  Now what can you do with it in your classroom?  These simple $40 computers are extremely versatile in the classroom. Whether you have one or a full set, there are plenty of ways […]
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