Webinars for SIGS, Affiliates
ISTE affiliate leaders and SIG members can now participate in webinars
aimed specifically at them.
The affiliate webinars provide training for organizational leadership. Topics
may include governance, professional development, volunteer motivation and
management, conference planning, affiliate program benefits, communication
tools, and more. For more information, contact Affiliate Program Director Susan Larson, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The SIG webinars are organized by the SIGs themselves. The Teacher Educators SIG recently held a webinar called “Technology Integration in Teaching:
The TPACK Framework.” To watch the archived version of this webinar, visit
The Telelearning SIG held a webinar called “What Online Teachers Need to
Know and Do.” To watch the archived webinar, visit http://iste.acrobat.com/
Look for more SIG-sponsored webinars this spring.
Watch your SIGs’ discussion lists or visit www.iste.org/
sigs/news for announcements of upcoming events.
President Obama jump-
started his term armed
with background on
key educational technol-
ogy issues courtesy of ISTE. The Obama
transition team met with ISTE CEO Don
Knezek, Board President Trina Davis, and
Director of Government Affairs Hilary
Goldmann in December.
The ISTE team presented 11 recommendations, including increasing funding for
technology, teacher training, and research;
developing robust broadband access for
learning; and creating assessments and
standards related to digital learning. To
read the complete list of recommendations,
ISTE Has a New Award
Do you know someone who is committed to increasing awareness of educational technology issues?
Or perhaps you are someone who motivates others to get involved? Applications are now being
accepted for ISTE’s newest award, ISTE Public Policy Advocate of the Year. This award will
recognize someone who is a leader and mentor in advocating for educational technology
policy at the local, state, regional, national, provincial, and/or international level.
Applications are being accepted through March 15, 2009. The winner will be
recognized at NECC 2009 in Washington, D.C., and will receive
prizes, including $1,000 toward travel to this year’s confer-
ence. For more information, contact email@example.com or
Take the ISTE Poll
Did you know you can find out where you or your
school stands in relation to others in the field on
educational technology issues? Just participate in our
poll on the ISTE Web site, www.iste.org, to vote on
issues and see how others voted. Poll topics change
every two weeks and cover questions such as “Which Web 2.0
tools does your school or district block?” and “What do you
think of ISTE’s fair use statement?”
Once a month, the L&L Readers Poll question becomes the
featured homepage poll question.
If you want to share an opinion along with your answer,
click Poll Results and hit the Comment option. You can start a conversation or read what others have to say.
Sign Up for NECC Workshops
Starting this month, a visit to the NECC
site, www.iste.org/necc, will allow you to
use the searchable database to find more
than 700 sessions and paid workshops by
topic, date, and other criteria. If you’ve already
registered for the conference, you can add
workshops, tours, or other ticketed events to
your online conference planner. Register by
March 31, 2009, to take advantage of Super
Early Bird rates.