at a glance
The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE®)
is the premier membership association for educators and education
leaders engaged in improving learning and teaching by advancing the
effective use of technology in PK– 12 and teacher education.
Each year ISTE members elect outstanding educational leaders to a board of directors
that governs the organization with guidance from ISTE’s strategic plan ( www.iste.org/
Membership | www.iste.org/join
ISTE membership is a powerful and convenient way for teachers, administrators,
teacher educators, media specialists, technology coordinators, and other education
professionals to connect with peers, share the challenges and excitement of teaching,
and be part of a dynamic community that is leading the transformation of education.
ISTE 100 |
ISTE 100 corporate members are select, forward-thinking corporations that share
ISTE’s commitment to advancing education and work closely with educators in
pursuit of that goal.
Ways to Connect
Special Interest Groups (SIGs) | www.iste.org/sigs
ISTE members can network with like-minded colleagues worldwide through SIGs
focused on groups such as administrators and teacher educators, or on topics
such as telelearning and handheld computing.
The ISTE Affiliate Network connects nearly 90 regional organizations from around
the globe that share ISTE’s vision, provide year-round professional development, and
connect ISTE to its members in a grassroots, tangible way.
ISTE Community Ning |
The ISTE Community Ning is a year-round social network for members, affiliated
organizations and groups, and educational leaders.
ISTE Connects |
ISTE’s official blog provides a gateway to learning about and engaging with the world
of ed tech.
ISTE Island in Second Life |
ISTE’s Second Life space is a venue for educators to network and learn from each other
about real-life education opportunities and best practices in Second Life.
ISTE’s Facebook page features updates on current programs and projects and offers a
venue for online communication and collaboration among the ed tech community.
Twitter | www.iste.org/twitter
ISTE’s official Twitter stream, @isteconnects, provides updates about ISTE’s activities
and the field of ed tech to the greater education community.
Linked In |
The ISTE Linked In group is a profession-focused network for educators to discuss
current trends, exchange ideas, and connect about career opportunities.
ISTE Wikispaces |
ISTE’s wikis are a means for members to communicate, collaborate, and participate in
Learn more at www.iste.org
4 Learning & Leading with Technology | August 2010
Advocacy Toolkit |
ISTE has compiled a collection of stories, templates, starter kits, and other resources to
help you to make the case for ed tech.
U.S. Public Policy Objectives |
ISTE bases its public policy priorities on our members’ commitment to provide students
with the skills and tools they need to succeed in the 21st century.
Ed Tech Action Network (ETAN) |
ETAN provides an opportunity to make your voice heard by sending letters to national,
state, and local policy makers.
Learning & Leading with Technology (L&L) |
ISTE’s magazine provides practical ideas and forward-thinking examinations of
technology use in PK– 12. L&L is delivered to all members eight times a year.
Books and Courseware |
ISTE’s materials are written by teachers, teacher educators, technology specialists,
and educational leaders at all levels who believe deeply in the potential of technology
to transform the learning environment.
ISTE Update |
ISTE’s monthly e-newsletter keeps members up to date on activities happening
throughout the organization.
Journal of Research on Technology in Education
ISTE’s quarterly, peer-reviewed journal publishes high-quality research about the trends
and challenges of learning and teaching in the 21st century.
Journal of Digital Learning in Teacher Education
(JDLTE, formerly JCTE) |
ISTE’s SIG for Teacher Educators’ quarterly, peer-reviewed journal provides educational
technology research to educators of preservice and inservice teachers.
ISTE Daily Leader |
Produced onsite each year at ISTE’s conference and exposition, the Daily Leader
provides attendees with the latest conference news and exhibit hall coverage.
ISTE Initiatives & Projects
ISTE Conference & Exposition |
ISTE’s annual conference and exposition (formerly known as NECC) is the place to
be for educators intent on being at the forefront of improving learning and teaching
by advancing the use of technology.
ISTE unveiled its updated NETS for Students (NETS•S) in 2007, NETS for Teachers
(NETS•T) in 2008, and NETS for Administrators (NETS•A) in 2009. The standards, now
used in every U.S. state and many countries, are credited with significantly influencing
expectations for students and creating targets of excellence related to technology.
Research & Evaluation |
ISTE’s Research and Evaluation Department advances learning and teaching by
developing, implementing, and disseminating cutting-edge research on educational
technology integration in education systems.
Professional Development Services |
ISTE provides a continuum of high-quality professional development opportunities keyed
to the NETS and organizational development services to improve learning and teaching
in PK– 12 education.
ISTE offers popular webinars about strategies for integrating technology into curriculum
and other schoolwide activities.