WASHINGTON, D.C. – Jan. 14, 2014 – The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE®) today announced its inaugural virtual conference to be held on February 13. Available to ISTE members, the interactive learning experience with top experts in education technology will feature hot topics from the ISTE 2013 Conference as well as previews of the programs for ISTE 2014 in Atlanta. 

Available as a new professional development opportunity for ISTE members and new members registering for the ISTE 2014 annual conference, the virtual conference is built around four strands: Digital Age Teaching and Learning; Leadership; Professional Learning; and Technology Infrastructure. The conference keynote features EduTecher Founder Adam Bellow teamed up with Steve Hargadon to revisit the highlights of Bellow’s inspiring ISTE 2013 keynote, “You’re Invited to Change the World,” and expand on the concept of changing yourself to make a difference. Other topics range from tools for the maker movement to BYOD and the next trends in education technology. 

What:            First ISTE Virtual Conference
When:           Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, 3-6 pm PT                        
Where:          http://iste.org/VirtualConference
Who:             ISTE Members 

ISTE Virtual Conference Schedule:

3-4 pm PT

Digital Age Teaching & Learning: ISTE Ignite: Highlights from the most compelling ISTE 2013 Ignite sessions with Michelle Cordy, Thames Valley District School Board; Henry Hall, Richardson West Junior High; Sara Hunter, Zionsville Community Schools; Ann Kozma, Fullerton School District; and Kristi Meeuwse, Drayton Hall Elementary

Leadership: Trends that Bend: Technological Trajectories That will Change Everything with Jason Ohler, Director, Storyteller and Digital Humanist

Professional Learning: Signposts to Better Projects: Take Thinking Deeper in Digital Age PBL with Suzie Boss and Jane Krauss, Educational Consultants

Technology Infrastructure: Tech That! Extending Students’ Digital Environment into the Classroom with Robert Craven, Fullerton School District, and Rushton Hurley, Next Vista for Learning

4-5 pm PT

Keynote: You’re Invited to Change the World with Adam Bellow and Steve Hargadon 

5-6 pm PT

Digital Age Teaching and Learning: Top 10 Classroom Tools of the Maker Movement with Sylvia Martinez, Constructing Modern Knowledge

Leadership: Modeling Digital Leadership with: Laurence Baker, Mercy High School; Kara Gann, Atomic Learning, Inc.; and Rod Smith, Griffin-Spalding County School System

Professional Learning: TIME (Tools, Integration, Models, Engagement) for Technology Coaches with Jana Craig-Hare and Amber Rowland, ALTEC—University of Kansas

Technology Infrastructure: Personalizing BYOD for Your School: Customizing a Framework with Savio D’Mello, Mario Fishery, Maggie Hos-McGrane, James Laub and Sharon Peters, American School of Bombay 

About ISTE

The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE®) is the premier membership association for educators and education leaders committed to empowering connected learners in a connected world. Home to ISTE’s conference and expo and the widely adopted ISTE Standards for learning, teaching and leading in the digital age, the association represents more than 100,000 professionals worldwide. For more information, visit iste.org. Follow ISTE on Twitter @ISTEConnects. 

For more information:

Lisa Wolfe, L. Wolfe Communications, 773-278-2800, lwolfe@lwolfe.com

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