Stay abreast of ISTE news and ed tech events around the world. The ISTE community is moving educational technology forward as it embraces global learning in the digital age. 

Washington State Adopts Educational Technology Standards

Superintendent Chris Reykdal signed new K-12 learning standards that launch Washington classrooms into the digital age.

Statement from ISTE CEO Richard Culatta on Senate Net Neutrality Vote

Leaders in Edtech Honored with Prestigious ISTE Awards

ISTE to present 2018 awards in Chicago at ISTE Conference & Expo.

Educators from Around the Globe Will Meet in Chicago to Accelerate Innovation in Learning

Five keynoters on education’s hottest topics coming to ISTE 2018.

Breakthrough Book From ISTE Highlights the Immersive Tech Revolution in the Classroom

New ISTE book explores using augmented and virtual reality in the classroom.

ISTE Says American Students Benefit from Congressional Support of Tech and Teaching in Funding Bill

ISTE applauds Congressional support of 2018 Omnibus Appropriations Bill.

ISTE Announces Four New Seal of Alignment Awards to Support Educators

New programs honored with ISTE's Seal of Alignment.

ISTE Launches New Professional Learning Partnership with; Announces Plans to Update Standards for Computer Science Educators and ISTE team up to support educators in response to growing demand for computer science education in schools

ISTE CEO Richard Culatta Disappointed by President Donald Trump’s Proposed Budget for FY 2019 that Eliminates Programs that Support Educators

CEO Richard Culatta is disappointed that the president's FY 2019 budget eliminates programs that support educators.

Governors’ State of the States Signal the Beginning of New Era for Edtech, Says ISTE

The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), in a careful review of state of the state speeches, says state executives are committed to investing in using technology to enhance learning.

ISTE Announces 2018 Board of Directors; Bill Bass becomes ISTE president in 2019

The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) announced the results of its election for board of directors.

Educators to Reinforce Importance of Technology Policies and Investment

National Ed Tech Summit in Washington, DC, March 14-15, 2018

Vermont State Board of Education Adopts Updated ISTE Standards for Students

Vermont State Board of Education Adopts Updated ISTE Standards for Students

Educators and Administrators Called On to Set Vision for Future Digital Leadership

ISTE seeks comments from the education community on the first draft of the ISTE Standards for Administrators.

BrightBytes and ISTE Announce New Tool to Help Schools and Districts Address Digital Readiness

Collaboration between BrightBytes and the International Society for Technology in Education will equip state, district and school leaders with actionable ways to improve teaching and learning with technology.

Connecticut Becomes First State to Endorse ISTE Standards

The Connecticut Commission for Educational Technology and the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) jointly announced that Connecticut is the first state to endorse both the ISTE Standards for Students and for Educators.

New Book from ISTE Shows Educators How to Move from Problems to Possibilities in Promoting Digital Citizenship

The author of Digital Citizenship in Action: Empowering Students to Engage in Online Communities says educators need to think about digital citizenship as more than a conversation about personal responsibility and branding.

ISTE Issues Digital Citizenship Week Challenge

Use new ISTE resources to explore what it means to be a good citizen in a digital world.

ISTE Announces New Seal of Alignment Recipients

ISTE today announced that Google Applied Digital Skills curriculum, iWitness and 21things4students received the ISTE Seal of Alignment.

ISTE Applauds Senate Investment in Professional Development, Expresses Concerns Over Low Edtech Funding Levels

ISTE expressed mixed reactions to the education-funding bill that the U.S. Senate Appropriations Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Subcommittee approved today.

ISTE’s 5 Tech Trends to Watch This School Year

ISTE CEO Richard Culatta says we're at a tipping point when it comes to using technology in the classroom.

ISTE Names Accomplished National Edtech Leader to Direct Learning Team Focused on Year-Round Offerings for Members

ISTE has named Joseph South, a strategic national edtech expert focused on evidence-based learning transformation, as the organization’s chief learning officer.

ISTE Carefully Watching Congress as Education Dollars for Local Schools and Students Face Uncertain Futures

The International Society Technology in Education (ISTE) is anxiously following Congress as it eyes a slight increase in funding for education technology while also looking to severely curtail investments in quality teaching.

‘Thought Control’ and Learning Game Start-Up Companies in the Winner’s Circle at the ISTE 2017 Pitch Fest Competition

ISTE 2017 Press release on the PitchFest Winners

2017 Making IT Happen Awardees Highlight How Connected Learning Leads to a Connected World

ISTE today named a diverse group of educators, policymakers and private-sector thought leaders from around the world as recipients of the prestigious ISTE Making IT Happen Awards

ISTE Releases New Standards for Educators to Maximize Learning for All Students Using Technology

Educator feedback guided the development of new 2017 ISTE Standards for Educators.

ISTE Announces Google’s Be Internet Awesome Program Earns the Distinguished Seal of Alignment

Today the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) announced that Google’s new program, Be Internet Awesome, has earned the ISTE Seal of Alignment.

ISTE Announces Education Organizations Earn the Distinguished Seal of Alignment

ISTE today announced that Level Up Village and the ICDL Certification Program are the first two organizations to address all of the elements contained in the 2016 ISTE Standards for Students and received the ISTE Seal of Alignment.

ISTE Announces 2017 Research Paper Award Winner, Professional Learning Network Award Honorees

Today, ISTE announced the winner of the 2017 Journal of Digital Learning in Teacher Education's (JDLTE) Research Paper Award and the 2017 Professional Learning Network (PLN) awards honorees.

Statement from ISTE CEO Richard Culatta on Trump Administration’s FY18 Budget Proposal to Defund Title IV, Part A

Statement from Richard Culatta, CEO of the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), on President Donald Trump’s FY18 budget request

ISTE announces 2017 Awards, Educators Honored for Leading the Way to Connected Learning

ISTE has selected its 2017 award-winners, including educators working in India, Canada and across the United States.

Kindergartners Need to Learn Computer Coding, Author Urges her Teaching Colleagues in New Book

A Wisconsin educator says waiting until college or later to learn computer coding skills is too late, and she’s started a crusade to motivate teachers to introduce these skills to students.

ISTE Says Funding for School Technology Needs More Attention in Next Budget Deal

ISTE reacted favorably to today’s bipartisan congressional budget agreement but objected to underfunding the effective use of technology to transform learning.

ISTE Interim CEO Receives Lifetime Achievement Award for Long-standing Commitment to Education Technology

New ISTE Book Challenges Educators to Integrate Digital Age Skills to Prepare Students for the Future

ISTE, the premier source for books on education technology, has a new publication for teachers struggling to incorporate digital age skills, such as innovation, digital literacy, collaboration and critical thinking, into their instruction.

ISTE Board of Directors Selects Recognized Leader in Education and Innovation as New Leader for a New Era

The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE®) Board of Directors has named Richard Culatta as its CEO. Culatta is the former director of the Office of Educational Technology at the U.S. Department of Education and currently serves as chief innovation officer for the state of Rhode Island.

Change Agents Who Upended the Status Quo to Inspire Attendees at ISTE 2017

Three keynotes will share how looking at things in a new way opens doors for learning, understanding

Learning First, Technology Second, New from ISTE Books, Shows Teachers How to Design Authentic, Measurable Lessons

ISTE, the premier source for books on education technology, today announced its latest publication, Learning First, Technology Second: The Educator’s Guide to Designing Authentic Lessons.

College of Education at Illinois’ Mila Fuller to Lead ISTE Board of Directors

ISTE is sharing this release on behalf of the College of Education at Illinois.

Gamify Literacy, New from ISTE Books, Supercharges Learning with Proven Strategies, Techniques

ISTE, the premier source for books on education technology, is proud to announce its latest publication, Gamify Literacy.

ISTE Seal of Alignment Adds Kyte Learning to Growing List of Approved Resources for Educators

ISTE today announced that Kyte Learning, an edtech startup focused on inspiring teachers to embrace technology in the classroom, received ISTE’s official Readiness Seal of Alignment.

World’s Most Comprehensive Edtech Gathering to Draw Education Thought Leaders from Across the Globe

ISTE today released the program for the annual ISTE Conference & Expo, coming to San Antonio, Texas, June 25-28.

Capella University earns ISTE Seal of Alignment for Professional Development Courses for Digital Age Classrooms

Online university to earn Seal of Alignment for Readiness to ISTE Standards for Teachers

Statement of the Education and Libraries Networks Coalition rRegarding Chairman Pai’s Recent Decisions Affecting the Universal Service Lifeline and E-Rate Programs

ISTE is publishing this statement on behalf of EdLiNC

Educators’ feedback key to developing ISTE Standards for Teachers

ISTE seeks comments from education community on standards

New professional learning prepares educators to share 2016 ISTE Standards for Students in Arab Gulf Region

ISTE, ABEGS launch program to prepare 20 education coaches from Gulf States to train teachers in their home countries

Nominations open for ISTE 2017 awards honoring individuals who pave the way for connected learning

Deadline for nominations for six awards is Feb. 28, 2017

ISTE announces 2016 board of director election results

New board members will serve starting in January 2017

Power of digital age learning shared with Malaysian Ministry of Education coaches responsible to train 11,000 school principals

ISTE, MDEC partner to provide professional learning on digital age skills, computational thinking for Malaysian educational leaders

ISTE seeks public comment on first draft of refreshed ISTE Standards for Teachers

Newly released toolkit includes facilitator’s guide, surveys, presentation slides for participating

Team of ed tech experts convened by ISTE to provide vision for the future of teaching with technology

Draft of refreshed ISTE Standards for Teachers to be available online for public feedback in November 2016

2016 candidates for ISTE Board of Directors announced; member voting Nov. 8-29

DeKalb County School District CIO Gary Brantley appointed to ISTE Board of Directors

New titles in the Mobile Learning Mindset Series from ISTE provide teachers, coaches with road map for successful BYOD and 1:1 initiatives

Six-book series by ed tech leader Carl Hooker offers mobile learning implementation strategies for different audiences

First ISTE Seals of Alignment for 2016 Standards for Students awarded

Autodesk Tinkercad and Certiport IC3 Global Standard 5 Certification Program earn Seal of Alignment for Readiness

Cheryl Scott Williams appointed ISTE interim CEO

The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE®) today announced the appointment of Cheryl Scott Williams as interim CEO.

Statement from ISTE CEO Brian Lewis on fiscal year 2017 funding for the Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grants Program

Urges House to follow the committee’s lead and approve $1 billion in funding

ISTE and Microsoft collaborate to provide new school planning and professional learning resources

Multi-project initiative to include first of its kind blueprint for school transformation, leadership courses, school development tools.

ISTE announces 2016 Research Paper Award winner, Professional Learning Network award honorees

Education leaders will be honored at ISTE 2016 in Denver, June 26-29

ISTE 2016 EdTekTalks feature change agents in engineering, aviation, agriculture, science, exercise and social science

Mini-keynotes push attendees to think in new ways to transform the future of learning

ISTE 2016 awards announced, recognizing individuals who pave the way for connected learning

10 education leaders and Alabama’s Brook Mountain Schools will be honored at ISTE 2016 in Denver, June 26-29

Statement from ISTE CEO Brian Lewis on FCC’s Approval of the Lifeline Modernization Order

Nonprofit believes action is an important step in narrowing the homework gap

ISTE announces new 2016 officers for board of directors

Mila Thomas Fuller, Ed.D., named ISTE chair-elect

World-renowned Physicist Michio Kaku to Explore Crossroads Between the Brain and Learning in ISTE 2016 Opening Keynote

Three compelling keynotes will inspire attendees to learn differently, think creatively.

ISTE releases statement from CEO Brian Lewis on release of President's Obama's budget

Urges Congress to increase funding for Every Student Succeeds Act Title IV

ISTE announces results of 2015 election for board of directors

One new and two returning education leaders will serve three-year terms starting in January 2016

Statement from ISTE CEO Brian Lewis on signing of the Every Student Succeeds Act

Nonprofit applauds Congress, President Obama on education bill

Nominations open for ISTE 2016 awards honoring individuals who pave the way for connected learning

Deadline for nominations for six awards is February 29, 2016

Statement from ISTE CEO Brian Lewis on House Passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act

Nonprofit applauds House for passing education bill.

ISTE and IMS Global Learning Consortium unveil white paper for building standards-based ecosystem for technology adoption and integration

Collaboratively-developed white paper provides framework for comprehensive approach to technology adoption and integration

Get Active: Reimagining Learning Spaces for Student Success, provides guide for designing digital age learning environments

New resource outlines how to create engaging, collaborative and active spaces for learning

ISTE announces 2015 candidates for board of directors

Newly elected leaders will serve three-year term starting in January 2016

ISTE Lead & Transform Diagnostic Tool wins 2015 Award of Excellence from Tech & Learning magazine

Tool allows leaders to evaluate and plan for effective transition to digital learning

ISTE celebrates Digital Citizenship Week with new white paper exploring how to build and keep a positive digital identity

White paper joins growing collection of resources to support the development of good digital citizenship skills for students, teachers and parents

ISTE announces three new titles in The Flipped Learning Series: English Instruction, Math Instruction and Social Studies

Guidebooks from bestselling authors Jon Bergmann and Aaron Sams support teachers who are flipping their classrooms.

Statement from ISTE CEO Brian Lewis on introduction of the bipartisan Digital Learning Equity Act of 2015

Nonprofit supports bill that aims to close the homework gap

ISTE names Jim Flanagan Chief Learning Services Officer

Experienced public and private-sector education leader and executive joins global education nonprofit

Third edition of Digital Citizenship in Schools provides framework for preparing productive, responsible technology users

New ISTE book guides educators in creating and implementing digital citizenship programs

Statement from ISTE CEO Brian Lewis on results of the PDK/Gallup Poll of the Public’s Attitudes Toward the Public Schools

ISTE believes that investment in providing educators with ongoing, meaningful professional learning is paramount to student success.

Statement from ISTE CEO Brian Lewis on passage of Every Child Achieves Act

Nonprofit urges adoption of I-TECH in final bill

ISTE 2015 draws nearly 21,000

ISTE wraps up another stellar annual conference, with nearly 21,000 registered attendees and industry representatives from 76 nations, 550 exhibitors with 1,357 booths, and over 1,000 learning opportunities.

ISTE and Virtual Educa announce collaboration agreement

Organizations support contemporary instructional approaches to facilitate greater student engagement.

New ISTE book encourages educators to “get social” with popular educational social network, Edmodo

Hands-on guide provides tips and resources for maximizing the power of social learning

ISTE announces 2015 Research Paper Award winner, Professional Learning Network Award honorees

Education leaders will be honored at ISTE 2015 in Philadelphia, June 28-July 1

ISTE 2015 Lead & Transform Town Hall to explore role of distributed leadership in digital age learning

Philadelphia’s Science Leadership Academy will bring student voice to discussion

ISTE 2015 Awards honor education leaders for transforming learning, leading in the digital age

Award winners will be recognized at ISTE 2015 in Philadelphia, June 28-July 1

ISTE Seal of Alignment awarded to 21Things4Students

Developed by Michigan educators, student resource joins teacher companion in earning recognition for support of ISTE standards.

ISTE 2015 EdTekTalks to feature pioneers, activists, artists

Five innovators will motivate attendees to create new futures for their students, communities.

Science teachers will “flip” for new ISTE book by bestselling authors and flipped learning pioneers Jon Bergmann and Aaron Sams

First title in series of guidebooks for infusing flipped learning across the subject areas.

South Carolina kindergarten teacher wins trip to ISTE 2015

Excitement builds for world’s most comprehensive ed tech event, June 28-July 1, in Philadelphia.

ISTE Urges Congress to Power the Transition to Digital Learning

Nonprofit applauds U.S. Senate Health Education Labor and Pensions Committee for adopting I-TECH in ESEA.

ISTE unveils new guide to creating safe digital learning environments at CUE 2015

“Securing the Connected Classroom: Technology Planning to Keep Students Safe” provides practical advice for making effective tech decisions.

ISTE board member S. Dallas Dance named “20 to Watch” honoree by the National School Boards Association

Baltimore County Public Schools superintendent recognized for building equitable, effective, digital learning environment.

Critically acclaimed journalist, educator and activist Soledad O’Brien to deliver opening keynote at ISTE 2015

World-class keynotes will inspire attendees to push limits in transforming learning.

ISTE, Arab Bureau for Education for the Gulf States sign second agreement to collaborate on digital age learning and teaching programs

Organizations seek to expand support for educators in the Gulf State region.

ISTE supports Enhancing Education Through Technology Act

Legislation calls for investments in professional learning and resources for digital age learning.

Taken Charge Honored as First Online Game to Earn ISTE Seal of Alignment

Game for Helping Students Build Foundational Tech Skills Recognized for Aligning to the ISTE Standards for Students

ISTE Names Rebecca Caldwell Chief Corporate and Foundation Relations Officer

Experienced Fundraiser, Collaborator and Strategic Planner Joins Leading Global Nonprofit Serving Educators

ISTE Applauds FCC Vote to Increase E-Rate Fund

Additional Investment Provides Much-Needed Support for Digital Learning

Nominations Open for ISTE 2015 Awards Honoring Individuals Paving the Way for Connected Learning

Deadline for Nominations for Six Awards is February 28, 2015

ISTE Applauds FCC Chairman’s E-Rate Proposal

Vision for Program Supports Future-Ready Schools and Libraries

ISTE Launches Project ReimaginED, New Social Learning Community for K-12 Teachers, Technology Coaches

Online Community Will Collaborate to Redesign Learning Activities to Align to ISTE Standards and Common Core State Standards

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

International Associations Will Collaborate to Promote Professional Learning Opportunities for Education Leaders Around the World

ISTE Launches Free Diagnostic Tool, Resource Library for Schools and Districts Navigating the Road to Technology Integration

New Lead & Transform Movement, Based on ISTE’s Essential Conditions for Technology Integration, Provides Toolkit for Tech Integration Planning

New Edition of ISTE Book Guides Educators Making Shift to Student-Driven Learning

“Reinventing Project-Based Learning: Your Field Guide to Real-World Projects in the Digital Age, Second Edition” Highlights Use of Available and Emerging Technologies

ISTE Awarded Grant to Share Best Practices for Leveraging Technology for Common Core Implementation

Premier Ed Tech Nonprofit Will Leverage Network of More than 100,000 Educators as Teacher Practice Networks Grantee

ISTE Honors 2014 Making IT Happen Winners

Four Ed Tech Leaders Celebrated at ISTE 2014

ISTE 2014 Breaks Attendance Records, Dominates the Twittersphere

eduCanon Named Most Promising New Startup in 2014 ISTE Pitchfest

ISTE Applauds FCC for Listening to Voice of Educators on E-Rate Modernization

Action Includes Further Notice of Proposed Rule Making to Increase E-Rate Funding Cap

ISTE Files E-Rate Petition Signed by More Than 1,500 Educators

CEO Brian Lewis Issues Response to FCC Chairman Wheeler’s E-Rate Order



Learn about the history, programs and services that ISTE offers to the education community to fulfill its vision of a world where all learners thrive and contribute.  DOWNLOAD


If you have a media inquiry or would like to be added to the ISTE press list, please contact:

Stacey Finkel : 703.304.1377
Adam Shapiro : 202.427.3603


For more than three decades the ISTE Conference & Expo has been the premier forum in which to learn, exchange ideas and survey the field of education technology.

About the conference