We made our voices heard!

  Ed tech advocates joined together in Washington, D.C., this week to make our voices heard on Capitol Hill at the Washington Ed Tech Policy Summit hosted by ISTE, the Consortium for School Networking and the State Educational Technology Directors … Continue reading

Advocacy: As Easy as ABC

I spent two whirlwind days with ISTE members strengthening our advocacy skills, learning about key federal and state education policy issues and meeting with congressional staff to share our stories and influence legislation. Here’s the rundown from the ABCs of … Continue reading

Speak up about E-Rate issues!

Now is the time to make your voice carry on a new public notice in the E-Rate modernization proceeding. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is seeking public comment on these key issues: 1)     Supporting internal connections: Given that Priority II … Continue reading

3 things to include in your digital learning strategic plan

Blueprint by Will Scullin on Flickr

A school- or district-wide digital learning strategy provides a paddle to help steer your organization toward its learning and teaching goals. It’s the shared vision educators rally around to guide effective technology implementation. In Wisconsin, award-winning ed tech advocate Kurt … Continue reading

Panel of U.S. Government Education Leaders Issues Call to Action

Just prior to Adam Bellow’s inspiring ISTE 2013 Closing Keynote, ISTE CEO Brian Lewis led a stellar panel in what he described as a “Speed Ignite Session.” Richard Culatta, acting director of the Office of Educational Technology, U.S. Department of … Continue reading

ISTE Affiliate Leaders Share and Network at Saturday Events

ISTE’s affiliates have a well-developed network of organizational leaders who share ideas all year long. But at the ISTE conference, they get to meet face to face—and socialize a bit too! On Saturday, more than 130 affiliate leaders from 59 … Continue reading

Educators Urge Congress to Support Technology Professional Development

by Hillary Goldmann, originally posted on the ISTE Community Ning This week Don Knezek and I delivered the ISTE Petition urging Congress and the Obama administration to support professional development for digital learning to Congress. The petition, circulated during ISTE 2012, was signed by … Continue reading