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Membership Appreciation Month


We appreciate you.

Things are changing. Traditional learning models are evolving, outdated paradigms are being broken, and kids are becoming empowered to learn and create in new and exciting ways. Education is improving by leaps and bounds, and we owe it all to you.

To applaud all of the transformative work you’re doing, we’re celebrating throughout February with 28 days of thanks. Each day, we’ll give away prizes on social media — stay tuned and win!

Free member resources

In the meantime, we hope you’ll take advantage of our free member resources to help you transform your classroom, advance your career and expand your ed tech skills:

Explore the ISTE website. A wealth of opportunities and knowledge is at your fingertips. Master the ISTE Standards for learning and teaching with technology, use the ISTE Advocacy Network to help change the policies that are holding you back, and join the vibrant conversations happening in the ISTE community.

Read the EdTekHub. Discover new strategies, how-tos and classroom activities you can adapt for your students, all written by educators for educators.

Join a PLN. Connect to one or more of ISTE’s Professional Learning Networks to share ideas and collaborate with a passionate community of practice.

Daily giveaways

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for a chance to win daily prizes from the ISTE store.

Coffee Monday: Win an ISTE mug and a $5 Starbucks gift card to help you fill it.
Tech Tuesday: Snag a free ISTE case for your iPad or iPhone.
Water bottle Wednesday: Stay refreshed with an ISTE water bottle.
ISTE threads Thursday: Keep warm with an ISTE T-shirt, sweatshirt, thermal or hoodie.
Big giveaway Friday: Win one of four big prizes.

  1. Kindle Fire
  2. Pebble Smart Watch
  3. Roku 3
  4. IPad Air 2

Our 28 days of thanks will culminate in a final drawing for an iPad Air 2!

Enter now

28 resources to say thanks

ISTE Professional Learning Series (2014)
Explore the topics that interest you most — from the maker movement to digital storytelling — with free webinars from leaders and innovators in digital age education.

Webinar: "Web Tools That Make Your Classroom Rock!"
Presenter Adam Bellow highlights the best tools in a variety of categories, including Best Presentation Tools to Best Curation Tools.

White paper: "Technology, Coaching and Community: Power Partners for Improved Professional Development in Primary and Secondary Education"
Learn about three coaching models for highly effective professional learning and get 10 tips for effectively leveraging technology, coaching and community.

Discount: ISTE job board
Get 40 percent off your 30-day job posting this month! Use code MAM2015 

Ebook: "Mobile Learning Lesson Plans"
Download our collection of lesson plans, organized by grade level, for using cell phones and tablets in traditional and blended classrooms.

Literacy Specialist Podcast, episode 5: "Classroom Blogging … For Real … Finally!"
Listen to an in-depth interview with Jeff Piontek, author of Blogs, Wikis, and Podcasts, Oh My! Electronic Media in the Classroom.

Professional Learning Networks
The ISTE Professional Learning Network offers ISTE members year-round opportunities to connect and collaborate with like-minded colleagues. Join one or more of our 25+ networks!

Webinar: "Benefits of 1:1"
Join Don Orth, director of technology for Hillbrook School, and other independent school leaders as they discuss the benefits of 1:1 computing in schools.

entrsekt article: "Listen to the Voice of the Students"
All over the globe, people are talking about transforming education. In this cacophony of thoughts and ideas, the once-faint voice of students is getting louder.

Computational Thinking Toolkit
From presentations and handouts to surveys and animations, you'll find everything you need to learn about and advocate for computational thinking.

Webinar: "Developing Your Mobile Learning Landscape — From Readiness to Digital Citizenship"
Learn about a powerful new professional learning experience for teachers, tech coaches and administrators interested in incorporating mobile technology into the learning environment.

Webinar: "Did You Know About ISTE?"
New to ISTE and not sure where to get started? Longtime member who's curious about what's new? Learn something about ISTE you didn't know before.

Lead & Transform Diagnostic Tool
Find out where your school or district is on the road to a technology-rich and standards-ready learning environment with our free diagnostic tool.

Webinar: "Empowering Our Students to Be Digital Citizens"
To meet the new challenges of the digital age, educators must teach their students how to be good digital citizens.

Webinar: "Mobile and Game-Based Learning"
Instructional designer Kae Novak discusses how to unlock the power of mobile devices and games to improve student learning.

entrsekt article: "LeVar Burton’s Storytelling Tells Quite a Tale" 
LeVar Burton, host and executive producer of “Reading Rainbow,” is committed to improving children’s education through innovative uses of storytelling.

Webinar: "Five Steps to Get You Started with the Flipped Classroom"
Flipped learning pioneers Jon Bergmann and Aaron Sams will tell you the five critical steps that must be in place to flip your class well.

Webinar: "Fizzle or Sizzle: Virtual Worlds in Education" 
Date: February 19, 2015 4 PM PST
Registration link coming soon
Scott Merrick and Andrew Wheelock review the past, present and future of virtual worlds — including Kitely, Minecraft and Open Sim — in education.

Book: "The Reflective Teacher's Tips and Tools for Guiding Project-Based Learning" 
Create a roadmap for formative assessment and find the right tools to help your projects meet the Common Core's rigorous learning goals.

Ebook: "Passion-Based Learning Lesson Plans" 
Download our collection of member-submitted lesson plans, organized by grade level, for bringing the passion back to student learning.

Webinar: "STRETCH and Scratch"
Learn the basics of using Scratch programming to address the Common Core. Great for all K-8 teachers! 

Video: "You're Invited to Change the World" keynote 
Watch former ISTE Outstanding Young Educator Adam Bellow'sinspirational keynote from ISTE 2013.

Webinar: "Teachers as Curators of of Ideas: A New Metaphor for the Digital Age"
The digital age educator's new role is curating relevant ideas and helping students explore, evaluate and become curators in their own right.

Webinar: "Mobile Makerspaces and Fun STEM Activities for School Year and Summer Camp Programs"
Get ideas and resources for incorporating STEM projects and hands-on activities, from STEM nights and summer camps to makerspaces, into science and math.

Webinar: "The iPad as a Creative Multimedia Tool" 
Learn how to use iMovie, Keynote and Numbers for the iPad as tools for learning, collecting, communicating and creating.

entrsekt article: "Show Students How Much They Matter" 
We can spend millions of dollars on educational technology, but if students don’t have a reason to use it, all those tools are nearly useless. Students need to hear that they matter.

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