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TSIP Refresh: Feedback Requested

The Virginia Society for Technology in Education (VSTE) has drafted new Technology Standards for Instructional Personnel (TSIP). These standards update the original 1998 standards (http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?000+reg+8VAC20-25-30) and represent base level skills that every educator must meet in order to be considered proficient in the use of technology for teaching and learning. We welcome your feedback on … Continue reading TSIP Refresh: Feedback Requested

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What Is Instructional Technology?

Members of the VSTE Board of Directors will be taking time to periodically share their ideas and passions with the VSTE membership. In this post, Board Member Tim Stahmer muses on the meaning of instructional technology.  A primary mission of VSTE is, of course, to help empower educators to make great use of technology for teaching … Continue reading What Is Instructional Technology?

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April is ISTE Advocacy Month

April is ISTE Advocacy Month and this year your support in advancing our advocacy efforts is more important than ever. ISTE’s advocacy work over the last several years is under attack. Our work on E-Rate, the Lifeline program and educational technology funding via the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) is at stake with the new … Continue reading April is ISTE Advocacy Month

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The Word Change (Quick, Find the Exit!)

Members of the VSTE Board of Directors will be taking time to periodically share their ideas and passions with the VSTE membership. In this edition, Board Member Josh Long  provides ideas for implementing personalized learning.  Changing the way we teach is a difficult task. Asking anyone to change something they have been doing for a long … Continue reading The Word Change (Quick, Find the Exit!)

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Board of Directors’ Candidates for 2017

Seven candidates are running for five open seats on the Board of Directors for the 2017 – 2020 term. The VSTE Board of Directors provides leadership and direction to the organization. Click on the links below to review each candidate’s information. The ballot can be accessed in the Members’ area of the VSTE website. VSTE members of … Continue reading Board of Directors’ Candidates for 2017

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Spring 2017 CETL Study Groups Scheduled

The VSTE CoSN Council has scheduled two sets of CETL® study groups in Northern Virginia. It will be led by Dr. Barbara Gruber from Loudoun County, a CETL certified educator. Northern Virginia: This study group will be held at the Steven F. Udvar Hazy Center, 14390 Air and Space Museum Parkway, Chantilly, VA 20151 and led … Continue reading Spring 2017 CETL Study Groups Scheduled

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Upcoming Events

VSTE SuperHero Summit aka Googlepalooza
June 21, 2017, 8:00 - 3:30 PM
Lord Fairfax Community College, Middletown, VA
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ISTE 2017
June 25 - 28, 2017
San Antonio, Texas
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The Digital Learning Conference
September 27 - 28, 2017
Hampton Roads Convention Center, Hampton, VA
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VSTE2017: Empowering Kids & Learning
December 3 - 5, 2017
Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center, Roanoke, VA
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