Use ISTE’s resources to develop effective advocacy strategies for edtech policy changes. Reach out at for any assistance.

Featured Resource: Guide to Your State Education Leadership

Who are the key decision-makers at the state level that you must consider when advocating for policy changes? Use this ISTE guide to find out which individuals and agencies are responsible for major functions in the state edtech policy ecosystem.


Tips and Templates

Use these resources to plan and implement a compelling edtech advocacy strategy.

State Policy and Advocacy Plan

Use the planning guide and this note-taking template to help your organization develop long-term policy priorities and an actionable advocacy plan. Refer to a recent plan developed by the ISTE affiliate AzTEA for a well-crafted example.

Edtech Policy One-Pager

Summarize your policy position in a professional and succinct one-page format.

Media Tips and Templates

Craft a commanding and informative letter to the editor to be published in your local news outlet. Also, build a press release to encourage media coverage of your events and successes.

Elevator Pitch

Use this template when you have only a minute or less to make a powerful case for digital learning.

Additional Resources

The Connection Between State and Federal Advocacy

How can state-level advocacy efforts help federal advocacy? How did computer science programs benefit from a coordinated effort between state and federal advocates?

Events & Activities

What types of events and activities could you carry out to advocate for policies that support effective edtech use?

Personal and Organizational Advocacy Checklist

Track what you’ve accomplished so far and set your advocacy goals for the future.

How to Conduct an Advocacy Meeting

Learn how to conduct a meeting with a policymaker or their staffer and effectively make your case for edtech.

Student Technology Showcase

This event is a great way to demonstrate to policymakers, staffers and the general public how digital learning is transforming education. Refer to the case study developed by the ISTE affiliate MACUL for a well-planned example.

ISTE Advocacy Network Booth

Host a booth at your organization's conference that will showcase and build momentum for your advocacy efforts.

U.S. Congress and State Legislature Scavenger Hunt

Who are your members of Congress and state legislators? How could you best address them?

Resources for Policymakers

Resources for Advocates

Other Resources

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