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Jorge Valenzuela

Member Profile: Jorge Valenzuela found his purpose as a national education advocate

09/30/2020

Topics: Advocacy and funding

Working as an instructional specialist in Richmond, Virginia, Jorge Valenzuela knew his mission was to help other educators elevate their work. But it wasn’t until he spoke in front of the U.S. Senate that he…

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Act now: Ask Congress to fund online learning PD!

08/11/2020

Topics: Advocacy and funding

As states and districts continue preparing for the upcoming school year, national data reveal the critical need to support educators’ capacity to deliver effective and equitable online learning experiences. For…

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How states can support edtech priorities

04/30/2020

Topics: Advocacy and funding, COVID-19

Professional learning that improves educator practice is supported by ongoing, job-embedded coaching. Therefore, to build educators’ capacities in technology-empowered pedagogy, state leaders can plan…

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Ji Soo Song

Take Action: Tips for implementing, advocating for ESSA funds

03/28/2020

Topics: Advocacy and funding, ESSA

In December 2015, the U.S. Congress passed the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), a sweeping update to the No Child Left Behind Act that profoundly shaped public education for nearly 14 years. ESSA includes a…

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Interview: How Wyoming is reimagining edtech professional learning

02/27/2020

Topics: Advocacy and funding, ISTE Certification, professional learning

State leaders, including Wyoming’s State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jillian Balow, are learning that access to technology alone doesn’t guarantee improved pedagogy. Access must be matched by efforts…

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ISTE Applauds Funding Increases for Education for FY20

ISTE Applauds Funding Increases for Education for FY20

04/30/2019

Topics: Advocacy and funding

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), an education nonprofit that aims to use technology to solve tough problems and accelerate…

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Janice Mertes explains why leadership matters for edech funding.

State leadership matters for edtech funding

03/22/2019

Topics: Advocacy, Advocacy and funding

In Wisconsin, the goal of the Digital Learning and Technology team is to help our state’s educators leverage digital tools to increase student engagement and outcomes, rather than to develop educators’…

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ISTE CEO Richard Culatta Statement on Administration’s Proposed Budget

03/11/2019

Topics: Advocacy, Advocacy and funding

WASHINGTON. D.C. - March 11, 2019 - Richard Culatta, CEO of the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), released the following statement about the…

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

07/14/2017

Topics: Advocacy, Advocacy and funding, Course of Mind

WASHINGTON, DC - July 14, 2017 - The International Society for 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…

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Advocacy with a capital WHY

Advocacy with a capital WHY

09/21/2018

Topics: Advocacy, Advocacy and funding

“People at work are thirsting for context, yearning to know that what they do contributes to the larger whole.”

I’m certain that when Daniel Pink wrote this, he wasn’t thinking specifically of advocacy. Yet this quote helps answer the question as to why one would become an advocate?…

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