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Many people see yoga as an empowerment tool. It’s transformative, boosts confidence and inspires self-realization. The ISTE Standards for Educators are also transformative when put into practice.
Nadia Lopez, an education leader and founder of Mott Hall Bridges Academy in New York, says her goal is to broaden children’s horizons and show them what possibilities look like. Lopez will be a keynote speaker at ISTE 2018.
Katie Martin, an education leader, teacher and author, says that the student-centered approach to learning requires an evolution in the role of the educator, a topic she’ll delve into as keynote speaker at ISTE 2018 in Chicago
Why are kids today so difficult to teach? Author and neuroscientist David Eagleman says it's because their brains are wired differently than adults—and that's a good thing.
Neuroscientist and ISTE 2018 keynote speaker David Eagleman doesn’t waver in his belief that creativity can be taught. He says creativity is the most important thing we derive from education because it provides the courage and the skill set to solve new problems.
ISTE Professional Learning Networks have a huge presence at the ISTE Conference & Expo, the biggest edtech PD event of the year. We tapped a few PLN leaders and asked them to share their picks for the best sessions and events related to their topics.
Are you an ISTE Conference & Expo newbie? Then this post is for you. Learn everything you need to know to get ready for the most comprehensive ed tech event in the world.
We take attendee feedback seriously. Take a look at all the innovations at ISTE 2018 thanks to YOUR suggestions on our conference survey.
If you stopped for just five minutes at every booth, it would take 46 hours to conquer the acres of opportunities in the ISTE 2016 Expo Hall. So you might want to plan ahead.
If you’ve never been to an ISTE conference before, you’ll want to read these tips from educator Steve Wicks who attended his first conference in 2017.
Even if you can’t make it to Chicago for ISTE 2018, you can get a taste of the conference experience from wherever you are.
UDL is also an excellent framework to guide your professional learning, helping you move from one-size-fits-all PD to professional learning designed by you, recognizing your — and your students’ — variable strengths and needs.
Find out how ISTE Professional Learning Networks can help you improve your teaching and boost your career.
Twitter chats for educators offer free professional learning on your favorite topics and the chance to connect with peers around the world. Here are some that were recommended by the ISTE community.
Reaching beyond school walls opens up a world of vibrant learning communities in which educators share ideas and propel each other to grow.
Twitter offers great opportunities for educators to share, collaborate and find great ideas!
It's never been easier to listen to podcasts on the go, and the number of quality edtech podcasts is growing all the time. Here are 16 educator-recommended podcasts sure to enhance your PD.
If attending the ISTE Conference & Expo feels out of reach financially, don’t worry. With a bit of strategy and planning, ISTE 2018, June 24-27 in Chicago, won’t break the bank.
Blogging is a great way for teachers to share what they're doing in the classroom and offers an opportunity to get feedback and do what educators encourage students to do – reflect on their learning.
Evaluating learning materials can be overwhelming, time-consuming and frustrating. With a little organization and direction, however, you can find quality resources quickly and easily.
Educators should be just as aware of their online presence as they tell students to be. Here are 9 tips to help educators create a positive digital footprint.
Great teachers understand the need to develop a network for support, resources and collaborative planning.
Edtech coaches should model what empowered leading looks like so that teachers can then model it for their peers and students.
Find out how IDEA Public Schools use video coaching to train leaders in their Principals in Residence program.
The June passage of Senate Bill 1839 made Texas the first state to include the Educator Standards in legislation.
Before mobile learning can make an impact on student achievement, teachers need to learn new instrutional strategies.
Students who are not empowered report surface learning as their goal — learning enough to meet the teachers’ expectations but no more. In the ISTE Standards PD that ISTE and Metiri Group are co-designing, surface learning is defined as acquiring facts, skills and methods that result in automaticity.
A look at Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for teacher professional development.
Good tech PD can be difficult to pull off. If you want to make it engaging, convenient and memorable, organize a districtwide conference.
Make the most of your ISTE 2017 experience with a few tools to help you get organized.
These four tools will help edtech coaches improve efficiency and productivity.
Turn day-long edtech professional development into an edcamp – an educator-driven, educator-led gathering where participants share ideas, practices and strategies.
Think Snapchat is a social media app for teens? Think again! This school administrator thinks Snapchat may be the best app ever created to help educators share their stories.
Let's be honest: Teaching is not easy. Follow these five steps to become the fearless teacher you were meant to be.
With the goal of empowering students at the forefront, our district is implementing the new ISTE Standards for Students across our PK-12 school district. Here are five ways to get started.
Strategic planning is vital when addressing the needs and challenges that districts, schools and community stakeholders face every day in diverse learning environments.
What's a coach to do when tasked with communicating to all types of adult learners? Personalize it! Try these four tools to differentiate your training.
Expand your digital toolkit and explore new ideas for learning and teaching by joining us for the ISTE Professional Learning Series. Presented by members for members.
Join the ISTE Professional Learning Networks for a global multilingual Twitter chat on the educational benefits of gaming.
Since 2003, Project Tomorrow’s Speak Up survey has generated valuable data about student, parent and teacher use of technology in education that has influenced public policy and informed district tech integration plans. Participate in Speak Up 2015 now!
Just because you may be among the few ed tech integrators at your school today, it doesn’t have to stay that way. Why not bring others into the fold? Why not begin to see yourself as a catalyst for change? What would happen if you did?
Getting connected doesn't have to mean staring at a computer screen. Nerdy Teacher Nicholas Provenzano shares his tips for connecting offline.
When educators connect, they do more than simply share resources. They become each other’s most valuable resource, says author and former teacher Steve Dembo.
Creating and maintaing digital portfolios can allow tech coaches to check for gaps in their content knowledge, maintain continuous professional growth and model digital age learning.
Teachers and administrators alike consistently rue the lack of time they have for the professional development they need to use digital age learning tools to their full potential. Make the most of the time you have by fitting a little PD in every day.
These 7 summer reads include books that inspire, books that help you succeed in the classroom and how-to books to help you implement new learning strategies. Some are just plain fun.
ISTE 2015 in Philadelphia was an inspiring week full of learning, doing, collaborating and sharing. See what you may have missed!
ISTE 2015 Iron Chef event challenges educators to create innovative professional development ideas.
The Obama Administration's Future Ready program aims to get districts on the path to digital transformation.
Five ways to make your life easier as the end of the school year approaches. These apps, sites and ideas are sure to make you smile.
Senate committee adds a dedicated digital learning program to ESEA bill.
Before teachers can adequately prepare their students for the digital age, they must first be prepared themselves. Updating teacher education programs with modern equipment, opportunities to practice and a unified vision that addresses technology may be the first step to education reform.
Third-party certification programs prove their bearers have learned how to use a set of tools in the classroom. But does this tech training prepare educators to enhance learning as well as other types of professional development?
The Verizon Mobile Learning Academy is a rigorous 10-week course designed to teach teams of educators how to effectively implement mobile technology in a school or district.
Part of preparing students for the digital age is helping them become critical consumers and responsible curators of online content. Administrators can do their part in achieving this by giving teachers the knowledge and support they need to teach, model and promote digital citizenship.
Professional learning lies at the heart of any tech coaching program. To remain effective, coaches must continually evaluate the PD they offer to ensure it’s delivering results for teachers and students.
For improvement in your school or district to be truly systemic, it must involve a step-by-step process that staff can measure and repeat regularly.
For us, February is all about appreciating what ISTE members are: a force for change. Thank you for everything you do.
To really make an impact on student learning, administrators must keep up on the research and provide training not only in the use of the tools, but also in how to determine the best technology and instructional approach for learning goals.
Ed tech specialist Karen Richardson challenges educators to make at least one professional promise for the new year.
From the maker movement to STEM to project-based learning, explore some of the most inspiring and informative moments from ISTE 2014.
Want to attend ISTE 2015? Here are a few ways to fund your trip.
A district leader’s role in a systemwide tech initiative doesn’t end once the purchasing decision is made. To succeed at improving student learning, technology integration needs a learning culture that provides ongoing training and support for teachers at all skill levels.
Once a year, educators get the opportunity to put their hands on the most exciting new technologies and learn directly from the pioneers who are innovating their use in the classroom.
Boulder Valley School District’s creative approach to implementing 1:1 iPads includes enticing public funders by providing equitable access to digital devices.
Discover tools and strategies for collaborative learning with Encore ISTE 2014 — exclusively for ISTE members.
Jack Hostager and Ian Coons started the Iowa Student Learning Institute to revolutionize the state’s approach to education using the power of student voice.
To bring about the changes students need, educators must first invest in themselves.
Educators who apply technology to nudge students toward deeper learning are leading the charge. Are you one of them?
Standard 5 of the ISTE Standards for Teachers is all about teacher knowledge — how to keep it current and how to pay it forward. To meet the standard, educators should participate in professional communities face to face or online to discover new ways to use technology to improve student learning. And they should complete the circle by becoming teacher leaders who present that knowledge to others in the field.
Is it possible for one person to change the world? Adam Bellow explores how teachers can make a difference, one student at a time.
No matter how well-prepared a new teacher comes with new ideas and methods for teaching, the school’s culture remains the most influential factor in determining success or failure.
No matter where you are on the path to tech integration, you’ve learned something others can benefit from.
Watch Allison Finn's Ignite session on global collaboration at ISTE 2014 in Atlanta.
Explore some of the most fascinating topics in ed tech with the ISTE Virtual Conference.
Boost your ed tech skills on a budget with ISTE's professional learning series, free for members.
Student data has the potential to completely revolutionize education. But it is only as effective as an educator’s ability to use it. Here are five things leaders must provide to help their staff make the most of data systems.
Much like over-the-counter medicines, student data should carry easy-to-understand labeling and guidance to help people use it properly.
At the HackEd14 unconference, attendees learned firsthand the importance of connecting with other educators and supporting others to do the same.
A districtwide iPad implementation allows educators and teacher to embrace flipped learning and incorporate a project-based approach across all grades and subject areas.
Teachers care about creating authentic learning experiences, and it’s up to coaches to show how technology can help them do that.
Educators have become some of the world’s most active content consumers. But why aren’t more educators creating their own digital content?
Digital citizenship is not so different from traditional citizenship. We still need to guide students to be kind, respectful and responsible. What’s new is teaching them how to apply these values to the realities of the digital age.
Our job as citizens requires more than just being informed. We must also be vigilant about verifying information before posting it on social media.
The most compelling topics among educators who embrace technology for learning and teaching are not about the tech at all, but about the students. And that’s a good thing.
Today’s technology makes personalized learning an attainable goal. Here are five things to consider as you make the transition from a traditional classroom to a personalized learning environment.