Joint ISTE/MICCA Summit
ISTE, in partner-
ship with A li-
host a leader-
ship summit in
Maryland focused on
using Web 2.0 tools e ectively in
the K– 12 learning environment.
The hands-on workshop format is
designed to provide school leaders
with the training they need to ef-
fectively implement and use a vari-
ety of Web 2.0 tools for sta devel-
opment, stakeholder engagement,
and curriculum and instruction.
The half-day summit takes place
on November 22, 2008, 8 . .–
1: 30 . ., at Atholton High School,
6520 Freetown Road, Columbia,
Maryland. Presenters include
Susan Brooks-Young, Gail Lovely,
and Chris O’Neal. Visit www.iste.
org/training for more details and
to register for this event, which is
open to all.
Board Meeting Highlights
ISTE Board President Trina Davis
led the September 20–21, 2008,
board meeting in Dallas, Texas.
• Reviewed updates from each of the
advisory committees. The Board
acknowledged the importance of
all committees’ work and expressed
appreciation to all the volunteers
for their time and leadership
• Welcomed two new ISTE A liates:
NAACE, the National Association
of Advisors for Computers in Education from the United Kingdom;
and CEGACT, the Computer Education Group Australian Capital
Territory from Australia
• Reviewed current board position descriptions and discussed
how well each position and the
overall composition of the board
provide strategic leadership
to help meet
• Considered and
NETS•A Forums Announced
Phase 3 of ISTE’s NETS
Refresh project is un-derway to update the NETS
for Administrators. ISTE
members and others are
invited to participate in any
of the public forums as well
as online to provide input into
how best to update the standards
to re ect the latest tools and thinking
about technology best practices.
Visit www.iste.org/nets-refresh for the
most up-to-date schedule of events and for
details about how to participate. Make your
voice heard at the following forums:
MICCA, Wednesday, November 5, 2008, 9–11 A.M.,
Maryland Public Television, Owings Mills, Maryland.
SETDA, Wednesday, November 19, 2008, 9:15–11: 15 A.M.,
Washington Court Atrium Ballroom, Washington, DC.
NC TE, Saturday, November 22, 2008, 8–9: 15 A.M.,
Room 214A, Henry Gonzales Convention Center,
San Antonio, Texas.
NASSP, Saturday, February 28, 2009, 11: 30 A.M– 1 P.M.,
San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, California.
ASCD, Monday, March 16, 2009, 8–10 A.M.,
Orange County Convention Center, West Building,
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NETS•S Videos Available
View the new NETS for Students in action from the ISTE
Leadership Symposium at NECC 2008 online now at
Leadership Symposium presenters provided snapshots of
lessons from their classrooms that incorporate one or more of
the NETS•S performance indicators. The videos provide lesson
excerpts to demonstrate the e ective integration of technology in the classroom environment and highlight strategies that
contribute to student learning that can lead to mastery of the
NETS•S. Click on the Discussion link to ask questions or share
your thoughts on what the NETS look like in action.
O nline Conference Calendar
Did you know that ISTE has an online conference
calendar? Visit www.iste.org/conferencecalendar
for the latest information on ISTE, A lia te,
and others’ events throughout the year.
ISTE members are invited to submit
items for inclusion on the calendar.
Send items using the following
format to firstname.lastname@example.org:
<start date>–<end date> <location: city, province,
state, country>. <Conference name>. <Deadline
date(s) for registration>. Contact: <name of person
and e-mail or phone>. Conference Web site: <URL>.