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ISTE and the Worlddidac Association Join Forces to Advance Excellence in Learning Through Effective Use of Technology

by ISTE | Oct 28, 2014
International Associations Will Collaborate to Promote Professional Learning Opportunities for Education Leaders Around the World

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Oct 28, 2014 – The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE®) and the Worlddidac Association today joined forces to promote their shared goal of advancing excellence in learning and teaching through innovative and effective uses of technology.

ISTE is the premier nonprofit organization serving more than 100,000 educators and education leaders worldwide who are committed to empowering connected learners in a connected world. ISTE is also the creator of the ISTE Standards, the widely recognized and adopted definitive standards for learning, teaching and leading in the digital age. Headquartered in Bern, Switzerland, the Worlddidac Association is the global trade association for member companies from around the world who are dedicated to serving education and furthering educational practices and learning techniques.

“The newly established partnership with ISTE is of a great importance for the Worlddidac Association to strengthen its connections with American companies and to receive first-hand information on the development of technology in education from the major player in this field,” said Worlddidac Director General Beat Jost. 

Worlddidac President Prof. Dr. mult. Wassilios E. Fthenakis and ISTE CEO Brian Lewis signed a memorandum of understanding today in Basel, Switzerland, formalizing their commitment to further the advancement of schools. The two global organizations agree to work together to ensure that educators around the world have access to contemporary professional learning opportunities and resources to realize the power of technology to transform learning. They will also collaborate to create environments where students have access to technology to support learning. 

“By collaborating with our international partner, the Worlddidac Association, ISTE becomes an even more powerful force for empowering educators around the world,” said ISTE CEO Lewis. “Both organizations’ members will benefit greatly from working together to advance excellence in education for all learners.”


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About ISTE

The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE®) is the premier nonprofit organization serving educators and education leaders committed to empowering connected learners in a connected world. ISTE serves more than 100,000 education stakeholders throughout the world.

ISTE’s innovative offerings include the ISTE Conference and Expo – one of the biggest, most comprehensive ed tech events – as well as the widely adopted ISTE Standards for learning, teaching and leading in the digital age and a robust suite of professional learning resources, including webinars, online courses, consulting services for schools and districts, books, and peer-reviewed journals and publications. For more information, visit www.iste.org. Connect with ISTE via Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn. 

About The Worlddidac Association

 Worlddidac is the global trade association for companies providing products for education and training at all levels. It is the only globally operating organization in this business sector. Worlddidac has currently 161 member companies and organizations from 39 countries on five continents.

Worlddidac is also the organizer of the biennial Worlddidac Basel exhibition and trade show, which is the most international event in the trade with educational supplies as well as the Worlddidac Award, one of the most prestigious awards for education resources. For more information, visit www.worlddidac.org or connect via Facebook and LinkedIn.

For more information, media only:

ISTE

Jodie Pozo-Olano, Chief Communications Officer, 804-986-6911, jpozoolano@iste.org

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

Worlddidac Association

Benjamin Blaser, Communications Manager, Worlddidac Association,  blaser@worlddidac.org, +41 76 341 11 89

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773.278.2800
lwolfe@lwolfe.com

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