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VSTE Minecraft Survival Summer 2017

New to Minecraft? Interested in learning more about this game that seems to have captured your students’ attention? This summer, the Virtual Environments PLN will be exploring Minecraft survival mode. The first live meeting will take place, Friday, May 26, at 6:45 EDT. The team will build a safe house. Three students from eastcoastminers.org will … Continue reading VSTE Minecraft Survival Summer 2017

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New Board Members Elected for 2017 – 2020 Term

Five candidates have been elected to the VSTE Board of Directors for the 2016-2019 term. Two are new members while one is returning for a second term. We welcome all of them to the VSTE leadership: David French, Virginia Beach City Public Schools Heather Hurley, Arlington County Public Schools Anita Harris, Cumberland County Public Schools Terry … Continue reading New Board Members Elected for 2017 – 2020 Term

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National Day of Action for Education

Join CoSN, ISTE, and SETDA on May 11, 2017, for a national Day of Action to advocate for the policies that could significantly impact educators, their schools and the students they serve. What You Can Do on May 11th On May 11th, we ask that you please join educators and advocates all across the nation … Continue reading National Day of Action for Education

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Leading Ed Forum, October 19 & 20, 2017

VSTE and the Virginia Department of Education are partnering to present the Leading Ed Forum, a two-day conference for school division instruction and technology leaders including chief technology officers, technology directors, and superintendents. Session topics will focus on E-rate, digital equity, 1:1 initiatives, and student data privacy. Broadband connectivity will be a special focus on Friday, … Continue reading Leading Ed Forum, October 19 & 20, 2017

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VE PLN: Summer of Survival

This summer, Memorial Day through Labor Day, VSTE Place in Minecraft will hold its first Summer of Survival! Participants will be able to warp to survival mode for a completely different Minecraft experience. We will discover why our students beg for survival mode at school. It’s challenging, but fun, and we will need each other … Continue reading VE PLN: Summer of Survival

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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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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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Leading Ed Forum 2017
October 19 & 20, 2017
Daniel Technology Center, Culpeper, VA
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VSTE2017: Empowering Kids & Learning
December 3 - 5, 2017
Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center, Roanoke, VA
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