ISTE Board Elects Officers
The ISTE Board of Directors selected its officers at its summer meeting.
Helen Padgett will continue in her second year as ISTE president. She is the director of professional development for Technology Based Learning and Research, an indepen- dent research entity of Arizona State University’s SkySong innovation center.
Holly Jobe, the new president-elect, will begin her two-year
term as president at ISTE 2011. She is project manager for
Classrooms for the Future at the Pennsylvania Department
of Education. Jobe, of Flourtown, Pennsylvania, will continue to serve as an at-large representative with ISTE.
Dan Meyer, CEO of Atomic Learning in Little Falls, Minne- sota, was elected treasurer. He holds one of two corporate rep positions on the board.
Kara Gann, information technology program administrator for Laramie County School District No. 1 in Cheyenne, Wyoming, was elected secretary. She serves as ISTE’s school district administration rep.
Annette Smith and Ben Smith (no relation) joined the executive team as at-large reps. Annette Smith, technology director of Westosha Central High School in Salem, Wisconsin, is an affiliate rep for ISTE. Ben
Smith, a physics teacher at Red Lion Area School District in Pennsylvania,
serves as a PK– 12 schools rep.
philadelphia JUNE 26–29
Pennsylvania Convention Center
Call for Participation
Educators and students from around the
globe are invited to submit proposals to
present sessions at ISTE 2011, which takes
place in Philadelphia, June 26–29.
Independent committees of content
experts review submissions. Evaluations
are based primarily on:
• Relevance of the topic
to the ed tech field
• Educational significance and
contribution to the respective
theme and strand
• Degree to which higher/second-order applications of technology
• Ease of replication
• Value to participants
• Presenter knowledge and experience
You may submit multiple proposals,
but typically ISTE accepts only one presen-
tation per person. Presenters are required
to register for the conference and pay the
All proposals must be submitted online
at www.isteconference.org. The online submission form, including complete details
and instructions, will be available starting
September 15. The firm deadline for proposal submissions is October 13. ISTE will
send acceptance and regret notifications by
For more information, contact
Affiliates Offered Premium Package In October, ISTE’s 80 affiliate organizations will have the opportunity to upgrade their memberships and get more deeply involved with ISTE. By renewing at the new premium level, affiliates will receive free ISTE books, webinars, and memberships; professional development to strengthen affiliate conferences and member benefits; co-branded messaging and materials to reach out to members and potential members; and the opportunity to explore unique collaborations. The new package, which takes effect October 1, also includes benefits from the standard membership, such as discounts on ISTE membership for affiliates’ members, free reprints of L&L and ISTE journal articles, deep discounts on ISTE’s books, and opportunities to collaborate with ISTE on professional development and advocacy.