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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Big Deal Book, May 1, 2017

VSTE partners with Big Deal Media to bring you the best in online resources for digital learning and professional development plus grant and competition opportunities and more. In this edition, you can Celebrate Women in Science, Connect Shakespeare to Hip-Hop & More. Here are a few of our favorites from this edition...be sure to check … Continue reading Big Deal Book, May 1, 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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Statement from U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos on Visit to North Park Elementary

Today, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos visited with the students, parents and educators of North Park Elementary School in San Bernardino, California. The Secretary ate lunch with students, visited several classrooms and met with teachers, empl...
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Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos Convenes Parent Roundtable on Special Education during Autism Awareness Month

In recognition of Autism Awareness Month, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos convened a roundtable yesterday with parents of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder to gain a better understanding of the support these students receive and the challe...
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Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos Recognizes National Reentry Week at Montgomery County Correctional Facility in Maryland

In recognition of National Reentry Week, today, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos visited Montgomery County Correctional Facility in Boyds, Maryland, to learn about the facility’s education programs. After the visit, Secretary DeVos released the following statement: “For formerly incarcerated youth and adults whose goal is to turn their lives around, access to education has proven to be transformative.
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U.S. Secretary of Education Announces Press Secretary

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today announced the hiring of Liz Hill as the Education Department's press secretary.
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Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos Announces New Flexibilities for FAFSA Filers Impacted by IRS DRT Suspension

Today, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced new flexibilities available to institutions to use for verification of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA ®) information. The announcement is part of an ongoing effort to provide additional assistance to students and families impacted by the suspension of the Internal Revenue Service Data Retrieval Tool (IRS DRT).
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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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