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November 17, 2018

Enroll Now In ISTE U Winter PD Courses!

From Wednesday’s inbox…

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Enroll now in ISTE U winter PD courses!
A new slate of online courses is now open at ISTE U, our virtual hub of best-in-class PD designed to help educators build critical skills for teaching and learning in a digital world.

By working with leading educators and education organizations, we’ve created research-based, impactful, engaging courses that put pedagogy first and provide transformative learning from the moment you get started!

This winter, enroll in courses on essential topics such as:

  • Artificial intelligence
  • Computational thinking
  • Digital citizenship
  • Future-ready librarianship
  • Mobile learning
  • Personalized learning
  • Technology integration

All ISTE U courses are guided by an instructor who is a leading expert in the field and you can earn graduate-level credit upon completion.

BROWSE COURSES
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Virginia: 1530 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 730, Arlington, VA, 22209

November 13, 2018

2 Resources To Make You A PBL Pro!

From the inbox over the past couple of days…

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Get pro tips for successful PBL projects!
Project-based learning involves connecting students with global learning opportunities so they can learn how to collaborate to solve problems, express themselves appropriately and develop their advocacy skills.

Sounds great, but where should an educator start?


In the updated 10th anniversary edition of Reinventing Project-Based Learning: Your Field Guide to Real-World Projects in the Digital Age, Third Edition, you’ll find examples of how to design authentic projects that make the most of current and emerging technologies.

The new edition of this popular book includes coverage of computational thinking and coding, new trends like augmented and virtual reality, and discusses PBL as an equity consideration.

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Support your PBL learning with the new jump start guide, Project-Based Learning Strategies and Tools for Creating Authentic Experiences. This laminated reference guide shows you how to design authentic projects that make the most of the latest technologies, along with providing a concise breakdown of the key steps in the PBL process.
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ISTE members save 25 percent on books every day when ordering from iste.org!

We’ve got your PD covered! Special pricing and free custom webinars available on bulk orders. Email books@iste.org for details.

Not an ISTE member? Join a supportive community working year-round to transform teaching with technology. Consider becoming an ISTE member!
Join now


Check out our other best-selling resources!

The New Assistive Tech: Make Learning Awesome for All

Learning Transported: Augmented, Virtual and Mixed Reality for All Classrooms

Learning Supercharged: Digital Age Learning Strategies and Insights from the Edtech Frontier

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Call : 800.336.5191 (U.S. and Canada)  |  503.342.2848 (International)
Mail : iste@iste.orgInternational Society for Technology in Education
Oregon:  621 SW Morrison Street, Suite 800, Portland, OR, 97205
Virginia: 1530 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 730, Arlington, VA, 22209

November 10, 2018

EdTech Capabilities That Impact Schools’ Teaching And Learning Outcomes

From Friday’s inbox…

   Sent by ISTE on behalf of our collaborator SMART

What is the secret to achieving better outcomes with technology?

Achieving the best learning outcomes is at the heart of every school’s technology goals. SMART Technologies embarked on a global research project to determine the EdTech capabilities that have the highest impact.. A survey of 734 education leaders in 10 countries identified 22 EdTech capabilities that impact schools’ teaching and learning outcomes, such as test scores, teacher satisfaction and career readiness. Read the full research report here.

Wondering how your EdTech capabilities stack up? Take the survey today and get a personalized report. Share with your leadership team to start a conversation about areas where your district is proficient, and opportunities for development.

Regards,

Your friends at SMART

SMART Technologies 3636 Research Road NW Calgary, Alberta T2L 1Y1 Canada www.smarttech.com

©2018 SMART Technologies ULC. All rights reserved.

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October 29, 2018

NEW Resources Help You Reflect On, Deepen Teaching Practice

From the inbox over the weekend…

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Go on a journey to deepen your teaching practice
Yogis know that yoga focuses on both process and practice, and that the experience is a personal journey. Imagine if educators took a similar approach to their teaching practice.

Thanks to a new book from ISTE, they can!


In Stretch Yourself: A Personalized Journey to Deepen Your Teaching Practice, teachers, especially those new to the profession, can go on a journey of self-reflection and assessment.

The book, which has the look and feel of a journal, includes a quiz to determine where you fall on the spectrum of tech use and innovation, tools for improving your teaching practice, sample projects and practical activities aligned to the ISTE Educator Standards and ISTE Student Standards.

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Double down on your learning by joining the Oct. 30 ISTE Expert Webinar featuring authors Fanny Passeport and Caitlin McLemore as they discuss the book and take participants through exercises to drive reflection on leadership, vision, accountability and drive. ISTE members and nonmembers can participate in the webinar live or access the recording later.
REGISTER NOW
ISTE members save 25 percent on books every day when ordering from iste.org!

We’ve got your PD covered! Special pricing and free custom webinars available on bulk orders. Email books@iste.org for details.

Not an ISTE member? Join a supportive community working year-round to transform teaching with technology. Consider becoming an ISTE member!
Join now


Check out our other best-selling resources!

The New Assistive Tech: Make Learning Awesome for All

Learning Transported: Augmented, Virtual and Mixed Reality for All Classrooms

Learning Supercharged: Digital Age Learning Strategies and Insights from the Edtech Frontier

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Call : 800.336.5191 (U.S. and Canada)  |  503.342.2848 (International)
Mail : iste@iste.org

International Society for Technology in Education
Oregon:  621 SW Morrison Street, Suite 800, Portland, OR, 97205
Virginia: 1530 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 730, Arlington, VA, 22209

October 25, 2018

Learn About Tech Trends For Fall 2018 (Webcast Series)

Another item from Tuesday’s inbox…

Sent by ISTE on behalf our collaborator School Library Journal
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Top Tech Trends for Fall 2018
October 25 / November 8 / December 6, 2018
3-4 PM ET, 12-1 PM PT
School Library Journal’s popular webinar series returns with all-new presentations on technology in the learning space, from creative ideas in digital citizenship to using the latest tools to inspire young readers. Led by top practitioners in the field, these one-hour free programs offer practical insight into these hot topics in tech, all of which have implications for schools and libraries.

Check out the sessions, some featuring ISTE authors, then reserve your spot:

Session #1: Books and Bots: Use Tech To Inspire a Love of Reading
Thursday, October 25, 2018, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT
Join this free, resource-rich program for tips on how to leverage technology to enhance a passion for reading. From interactive dioramas and a banana piano, to a powerful photo project highlighting books and personal identity, these ideas will have you inspired and ready to bring exciting projects to your own school and library community. Reserve my place

Session #2: Digital Citizenship for Tweens and Teens
Thursday, November 8, 2018, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT
Gain insight into the latest trends and tools related to digital citizenship and cyberbullying. Experts will share information on targeted initiatives for tweens and high schoolers, as well as insight into the latest research on preventing and addressing cyberbullying. Learn strategies for fostering student citizenship and a supportive school climate to positively impact student behavior in the digital realm. Reserve my place

Session #3: Digital Equity: You Can Help Level the Playing Field in Schools and Libraries
Thursday, December 6, 2018, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT
Among the most critical issues in education, digital equity has direct implications for your kids and your community. In this important hour, we’ll dive into the issues and learn strategies for enhancing access for all students and families. Reserve my place

Panelists for these webcasts include leading practitioners and thought leaders:
  • Colette Cassinelli, Sunset High School, Beaverton School District
  • Michele Haiken, Literacy Teacher, Rye Middle School; Adjunct Professor, Manhattanville College
  • Jhanika Miller, Library Information Supervisor, Ulmer Park Branch, Brooklyn Public Library
  • Liz Kolb, Clinical Assistant Professor of Education Technologies, University of Michigan
  • Kristen Mattson, HS Library Media Specialist; Adjunct Professor, University of Illinois
  • Justin Patchin, Co-director, Cyberbullying Research Center
  • Carrie Rogers-Whitehead, CEO, Digital Respons-Ability
  • Nicol Howard, Assistant Professor, School of Education, University of Redlands
  • Cassy Lee, SLJ’s 2018 Champion of Student Voice, Chinese American International School, San Francisco, CA
  • Ali Schilpp, SLJ’s 2018 School Librarian of the Year, Northern Middle School, Accident, MD

Can’t make these dates? No problem!
Register in advance and SLJ will email you when each of these webcasts is available on-demand.

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Virginia: 1530 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 730, Arlington, VA, 22209

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