Teacher Noel Forte (left) and library media specialist Karen
Kliegman from Searington Elementary School in Albertson,
New York, won ISTE’s SIG Media Specialist
Technology Innovation Award in 2009.
Last Chance to Nominate
The dates to nominate yourself or
someone else for one of eight ISTE
awards is fast approaching. Deadlines
fall on March 15 and March 31. The awards honor outstanding individuals
who have made a significant difference in the field of educational technology.
For more information, visit www.iste.org/awards.
Nominations are due by 5 p.m. Pacific daylight time on March 15 for
the following awards: Outstanding Leader of the Year, Outstanding Teacher
of the Year, the Sylvia Charp Award for District Innovation in Technology,
the Kay L. Bitter Vision Award for Excellence in Technology-Based PK– 2
Education, and Outstanding Young Educator of the Year.
Nominations are due at 5 p.m. Pacific daylight time on March 31 for the
following awards: SIGMS for Technology Innovation, SIGOL for Online
Learning, and Public Policy Advocate of the Year.
All winners will be announced in April and recognized at ISTE 2010
in Denver, Colorado, June 27–30.
Spotlight on Solutions is a new ISTE webinar series focusing on how the products and services of ISTE 100 corporate members can benefit districts, schools,
Microsoft kicks off the series with webinars on topics such as digital
citizenship, project-based learning, and critical thinking and Web literacy.
These presentations, held periodically through May 2010, will offer project-based activities across the curriculum and access to a robust catalog of
resources in the Partners in Learning network.
The free webinars, which focus on social studies and language arts projects,
are designed for K– 12 teachers, technology coordinators, and curriculum and
technology integration specialists. All of the webinars will be archived.
For more information, visit www.iste.org/webinars/spotlight.
Cast Your Ballot Get ready to vote for new ISTE
board members March 11 to April 11.
Openings for two-year terms,
beginning June 2010, include:
eral members involved in any area
of educational technology)
classroom teacher or a technology
belongs to a special interest group)
who serves as a school district
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the post-secondary level)
Visit www.iste.org/elections on
March 11 for a list of candidates and
ballot information. Show your support
for educational technology and make
ISTE a better organization by voting
for new board members.
If you want to find out what you missed at NECC 2009 in Washington, D.C.,
you can visit www.istevision.org.
ISTEVision is a video aggregator and viewing site where you’ll find channels filled
with educational content and sessions captured at NECC 2009 and NECC 2008.
Embed codes allow viewers to share their favorites and post video on sites of their
choice. Videos are tagged and searchable using key words, such as grade levels and
In the near future, ISTE will expand this service by offering webinars and contests
as well as reports on ISTE’s travel and global initiatives.