Chief Membership Officer Jessica Medaille
kicks off Member Appreciation Month with
a list of inspiring resources and collaborative
opportunities that will energize your teaching.
Each February, we celebrate ISTE’s amazing members during Member Appreciation
Month—four weeks packed with
free resources and opportunities to
win valuable prizes (visit iste.org/
appreciation for details). This year we’re
celebrating the energy you create that
powers up and invigorates education!
We hear that ISTE membership
matters to you because the connections you make with other educators
help you recharge, re-energize, and
re-envision what’s possible in education. Teacher Julie Ramsay, who
joined ISTE in 2003, says:
Being a member of ISTE makes you
part of a community of learners.
And the ISTE conference really
rejuvenates me! It recharges my
battery and gets me excited about
going back to the classroom,
knowing that I’ve got this wonderful support group, at the conference and year-round, that’s all
brought about because of ISTE.
Tap into hundreds of free, peer-
developed resources from some of
ISTE’s most active member communi-
ties. This year, ISTE’s special interest
groups (SIGs) created a record num-
ber of resources, including book stud-
ies, webinars, databases of resources
and newsletters, workshops, sessions,
forums, and terrific networking activi-
ties at ISTE’s Annual Conference and
Exposition. Access the SIG Content
Library from the SIG landing page
at iste.org/sigs. As an ISTE member,
you’re welcome to join as many SIGs
as you like, including any or all of
our four newest groups: Science and
Technology, Ed Tech Coaches, 3D
Learning and Technology, and Early
Learning and Technology.
At ISTE, I remember why I woke up
one day and said, “You know what?
I want to make a difference. I want
to be a teacher.” Sometimes we
don’t see that we’re making a dif-
ference, and sometimes we don’t
feel like we’re making a difference.
But when I come to ISTE, I share
stories and I hear other people’s
experiences. We talk, and we find
solutions. It recharges me for the
year. It renews me.
ISTE 2012 attendees were energized
by the new Ignite! session format.
Ignite! is a high-energy, fast-paced
presentation style where speakers
get five minutes to show 20 slides on
topics of their choice. If you missed
these last year or would like to watch
them again, just click over to www.
isteconference.org/ignite2012. Because attendees said these powerful
presentations were some of the most
memorable sessions at the conference,
ISTE plans to feature them again.
Also, while you’re checking out conference content for ISTE 2013, make
sure to navigate to iste.org/resources
to download 15 supercharged executive summaries available for free to
ISTE members only!
ISTE’s global network of members
is the ultimate power grid. Harness
the creativity of your community,
mine your year-round member resources—including L&L—and propel
yourself to San Antonio in June for
this year’s ISTE conference!