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ISTE Ambassador Program

The ISTE Ambassador Program is designed to connect our international members to each other and to the resources in their respective countries or regions. We encourage you to contact any of our ambassadors, who are recognized information and communication technology (ICT) leaders, for information about the resources in their regions or to find out about their experiences. They are eager to hear from you and help you discover your member benefits!

We’re always seeking ways to better serve you by learning more about the educational landscape in your country. Help us understand your ICT experiences and guide the future of ISTE by filling out our international member survey.

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ISTE communities

Begin enjoying your full member benefits today by connecting, contributing and collaborating with your fellow ISTE members in our online communities.

  • We’ve got more than 20 special interest groups (SIGs) that focus on a wide range of topics related to ICT in the classroom. Join any or all of them and begin participating in the discussion.
  • Interact with fellow members by visiting ISTE Island in Second Life. This virtual environment provides a venue for educators to network and learn from each other.
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Share your story
Share your innovative ideas, best practices and challenges in your country or region with other ISTE members by submitting an article to ISTE’s Learning & Leading with Technology magazine.
Standards for global learning

ISTE’s NETS are being adopted as the ICT framework around the world and translated into many languages. NETS-related books and webinars are available in multiple languages in the ISTE Store.

ISTE ambassador directory

Tony Brandenburg, Ballarat, Australia
Tony Brandenburg is an educator who has been involved with educational technology for more than 32 years. He is also a member of the ISTE International Committee and wears his Making IT Happen jacket with pride. Along with Helen Padgett, Tony was the facilitator of the sister affiliate initiative between Australia/New Zealand and the United States in 2006. He is a fellow of the Australian Council for Computers in Education (ACCE) and the Australian national ISTE affiliate, for which he is in his second year of presidency. He is a past president of ICT in Education Victoria (ICTEV), his state ISTE affiliate. Learn more about Tony.

Julie Lindsay, Beijing, China
Julie Lindsay is the e-learning coordinator at Beijing BISS International School. Originally from Melbourne, Australia, she has been teaching internationally for more than 14 years in Zambia, Kuwait, Bangladesh, Qatar and China. She is the co-founder of the Flat Classroom Project.

Mahmud Shihab, Beirut, Lebanon
Mahmud Shihab is an educational technology program administrator and webmaster at International College (IC) in Beirut, Lebanon. He works with four multilingual curricular tracks: the Lebanese Program (French, Arabic, and English), the French Baccalaureate Program, the American High School Program, and the International Baccalaureate Program. He also teaches at the American University of Beirut and established the IT program at International College in 1996.

Peter Skillen, Toronto, Canada
Peter Skillen is currently social media professional development manager for the YMCA of Greater Toronto. He has been involved in teaching for almost 40 years as a teacher and district coordinator. Peter has been actively involved for more than 30 years with the ISTE affiliate Educational Computing Organization of Ontario (ECOO) and is active in educational communities worldwide. Learn more about Peter..

Claudia Uribe de Piedrahita, Cali, Colombia
Claudia Uribe de Piedrahita founded the Gabriel Piedrahita-Uribe Foundation in memory of her son to promote the improvement of primary and secondary education for disadvantaged and underserved children in Colombia and other Spanish-speaking countries through the effective use and integration of ICT in the curriculum. She leads the web portal Eduteka, which caters to the Spanish-language educational community.

Terry Freedman, Ilford, United Kingdom
Terry Freedman has worked in education for 30 years and specializes in ICT. Terry publishes the ICT in Education website and the newsletter Computers in Classrooms. He has given presentations at numerous international conferences, is a member of the British Computer Society and National Association for Advisers in Computer Education (Naace), and is a fellow of Mirandanet and the Royal Society of Arts.