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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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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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|

Save the Month: #vstereads for Connected Educator Month

Diane Harazin and Lynmara Colon from Prince William County Public Schools will be leading our October book study. We'll be reading Learning Transformed: 8 Keys to Designing Tomorrow's Schools, Today by Eric C. Sheninger and Thomas C. Murray.  The study will include live webinars, a twitter chat and a flip grid discussion group. Participants will […]
By |August 28th, 2017|News, VSTE News|Comments Off on Save the Month: #vstereads for Connected Educator Month|

Critical Action Needed: National Days of Action for Federal Funding

Part of VSTE's mission is to advocate for education and technology. We are reaching out today to let you know that action and advocacy is critical right now. The Senate Appropriations Committee will be making funding decisions on two programs we care about - Title II-A and Title IV-A - the week of September 7. As you […]
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Recognize Excellence with VSTE

Each year at its annual conference, VSTE recognizes outstanding educators through three awards: Outstanding Leader, Outstanding Teacher, and Innovative Educator of the Year. We are seeking nominations for these awards from the VSTE community. Nominations are open now through October 1, 2017. The Outstanding Leader and Teacher awards recognize and honor one leader and one teacher […]
By |August 14th, 2017|News, VSTE News|Comments Off on Recognize Excellence with VSTE|

Big Deal Book, August 1, 2017

It's back to school time and Big Deal Book is filled with news, information and resources to help you start the school year successfully. In this edition, you can find ways to Encourage Computational Thinking, Explore VR in the Classroom & More. Here are a few of our favorites from this edition...be sure to check […]
By |August 6th, 2017|Big Deal Book, News, VSTE News|Comments Off on Big Deal Book, August 1, 2017|

Big Deal Book, June 15, 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 Avoid the Summer Slide, Tap Open Resources, Engage with Robots & More. Here are a few of our favorites from this edition...be sure […]
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