VSTE and the Virginia Department of Education are partnering to present Leading Ed2, a one-day conference for school division instruction and technology leaders including chief technology officers, technology directors, and superintendents. Session topics will focus on eRate, digital equity, 1:1 initiatives, and student data privacy. The conference will be held October 12, 2016, 8:30 AM to … Continue reading Save the Date: Leading Ed2, October 12, 2016Read More
State Senator Amanda Chase has suggested that school librarians in Chesterfield County should be dismissed for making certain book recommendations as part of summer reading lists. EveryLibrary, a school library advocacy group, has initiated a petition that will be sent to both Senator Chase and the Chesterfield County School Board asking them to reconsider their … Continue reading Support School Librarians: End School CensorshipRead More
The House Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Subcommittee approved $1 billion of funding in fiscal year 2017 for the Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grants Program (SSAEG), Title IV, Part A of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Brian Lewis, CEO of the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE®) commented positively on the … Continue reading House Committee Approves $1 Billion of FundingRead More
– VSTE VE PLN – Summer Book Club 2016 Starts Monday, July 11, 2016 This year’s book selection is Ready Player One, Ernest Cline’s homage to 80s culture and video games. The group will meet on three Mondays at 8 PM: July 11, July 25, and August 8, 2016. Meetings will be held on VSTE Island in Second … Continue reading VE PLN Summer Book Club Begins July 11, 2016Read More
After more than a year in development, the ISTE Standards for Students were introduced at the recent ISTE conference. This third refresh of the standards focuses on promoting transforming learning through technology.This third refresh of the standards focuses on promoting transforming learning through technology. In order to thrive in the contemporary world, a student demonstrate skills … Continue reading ISTE Standards for Students 2016 Available NowRead More
It is with sorrow and regret we share the loss of pioneering virtual educator Matt Poole who passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, June 5. A memorial service will be held on VSTE Island in Second Life on Monday, June 20, 5 PM SLT (8 PM RLT). Use this link to get to the island. As an early adopter … Continue reading In Memoriam: Robert Matthew PooleRead More
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