The late puppeteer Jim Henson once said, “Kids don’t
remember what you try to teach them. They remember what you are.”
For those of you on the frontlines of education’s transformation, who are
innovating and pioneering new ways to teach and learn, what you are is exactly
what the world needs.
Fifty years from now, teachers will look back at the classrooms of the past
with amazement at how far education has come — and they’ll have people like you
to thank for it. The work you’re doing now, the change you’re driving, will
impact learning for generations.
We at ISTE are so grateful for your courage and creativity, your dedication
and drive. To show our gratitude, we’re taking the entire month of February to
give 28 days of thanks for the educators who are tirelessly reinventing school
for the digital age.
Here are just a few ways we plan to give back:
Professional learning opportunities. This month we’re
kicking off our six-webinar professional learning series presented by ISTE PLN
leaders with a special webinar with Flip Your Classroom authors Jon Bergmann and
Aaron Sams called “Five Steps to get you Started with the Flipped Classroom.”
Join us on Feb. 18 at 3 p.m. PT.
Daily prize giveaways. Enter daily on social media to win
free merchandise from the ISTE store — and a chance at an iPad Air 2!
Free resources. The ISTE website is loaded with resources to
help support and guide you in the transformative work you’re doing. Master the
ISTE Standards for learning and
teaching with technology, use the ISTE
Advocacy Network to help change the policies that are holding you back, and
join vibrant conversations with your fellow educators in the ISTE community.
For us, this month is all about appreciating what you are: a force for
change. Thank you for everything you do.
more about exclusive member resources and how to enter the
Member Appreciation contest.
Jessica Medaille is ISTE chief membership officer. She is privileged to
lead the ISTE membership and conference staff in developing year- round
opportunities to connect and support the amazing work and dedication of ISTE