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May 23, 2019

Even More Great Speakers To Inspire You At ISTE19!

An update from this up-coming educational technology conference.

ISTE 2019 JUNE 23-26 PHILADELPHIA

These speakers are must-see

We’re excited to announce more featured voices at ISTE19 who are sure to jump-start your innovation mindset. You’ve just gotta get there!

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Bill Bass

Adam Bellow

Ming Shelby

Leslie Fisher

Lucio Padilla

Monica Burns

Steve Dembo

Activate change with us at ISTE19!

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Oregon: 621 SW Morrison Street, Suite 800, Portland, Oregon, 97205 USA
Virginia: 1530 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 730, Arlington, Virginia, 22209

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May 21, 2019

Enrolling Now: Don’t Miss ISTE U’s Summer Courses For Educators!

More professional development opportunities.

Make ISTE U your new summer adventure!
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Enrolling now:

ISTE U summer courses for educators!

Now’s your chance! Virtual summer courses at ISTE U are now enrolling. Courses open June 3, but you have all summer to complete them at your own pace.

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Digital Citizenship in Action

“If you’re unfamiliar with digital citizenship, take this course. If you currently teach digital citizenship, take this course. If you wrote a book on digital citizenship, take this course. It offers insight and practical advice on how to help transform students into digital leaders who make a difference in the lives of others using digital communities and social media.”

– Brian Whitson, Design Thinking & Challenge Based Learning Instructor,
North Rowan HS

Instructor: Kristen Mattson, Ph.D. | Download the syllabus

Through this 15-hour virtual course, you’ll:

  • Explore frameworks for digcit education
  • Find out how to integrate digcit across content areas
  • Help your students connect online for social justice and sustainability projects

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NEW COURSE

Get Started with Open Educational Resources

Instructor: Heather Callihan

In this 15-hour virtual course, you’ll:

  • Unpack the basics of OER (including different types of licensing)
  • Review and evaluate existing OER materials
  • Learn to “make the case” to district stakeholders to adopt and adapt appropriate OER

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Introduction to Computational Thinking for Every Educator

“This course is not just for technology teachersit applies across all subject areas… I highly recommend taking this course to refine what you are already doing and develop the skills that our students really need to be successful in the future.”

– Pamela Sangster, Salisbury, CT

Instructors: Mike Karlin, Heidi Williams | Download the syllabus

Developed with support from Google, through FREE 15-hour virtual course will help you:

  • Increase your awareness of CT
  • Experiment with CT-integrated activities for the subject areas you teach
  • Create a plan to incorporate CT into your curricula

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Enroll by July 8.

BROWSE COURSES

Want to learn more about group enrollment? Fill out this form and we’ll be in touch!

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

May 20, 2019

Enhance Your Reading And Writing Instruction!

A final item today, this one from ISTE.

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Supercharge your reading and writing lessons!

Learn more about how to incorporate edtech tools and resources in your reading and writing lessons with these three books.


productimage (2)Engaging Young Readers: Practical Tools and Strategies to Reach All Learners

“L. Robert Furman deftly guides us to understand how we can use the most modern technologies to increase student learning while strengthening the timeless attributes of an engaged classroom.”

— From the foreword by Pam Allyn, founder of LitWorld

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productimage (1)New Realms for Writing: Inspire Student Expression with Digital Age Formats

“Perhaps the most profound impact of technology is its potential to allow us to meet readers where they are academically, regardless of grade level or age, and move them forward.”

— From the foreword by Pam Allyn, founder of LitWorld

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Personalized Reading: Digital Strategies and Tools to Support All Learners

“All readers in today’s classrooms benefit from the strategic, purposeful integration of digital tools. When chosen thoughtfully, with clear connections to learning goals, they can help transform traditional reading experiences to address the needs of all readers with diverse needs, interests and experiences.”

—  From the foreword by Monica Burns, author of Tasks Before Apps: Designing Rigorous Learning in a Tech-Rich Classroom

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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.

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

May 16, 2019

Help Us Celebrate 40 Years! Register And Save $40 On ISTE19!

More conference news from ISTE.

Make ISTE19 your professional learning stop this summer
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Help us celebrate 40 years!

2019 marks ISTE’s 40th anniversary AND there are just 40 days until ISTE19 in Philadelphia!

To celebrate, we’re offering you $40 off ISTE19 until Friday, May 17 at 5 p.m. PT. Just use code ISTE40 when you register!

Make ISTE19 your professional learning stop this summer and take advantage of over 1,400 sessions and hands-on workshops and a full slate of inspiring featured voices! Check out the amazing program by taking a look at these sample schedules.

Be bold with us — and SAVE!

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

May 13, 2019

Resources To Supercharge Your Reading And Writing Lessons!

Note these educational technology resources.

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Add a dose of creativity to your
literacy and writing lessons!

Get inspired with the information, tools and curriculum in these ISTE books.


productimage (2)In Engaging Young Readers: Practical Tools and Strategies to Reach All Learners, you’ll discover how to truly engage readers of all levels by leveraging creative approaches like using music as an instructional tool, choral reading and read alouds, graphic organizers, dramatic learning and literature circles, writing workshops and more! Read an excerpt for free!

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productimage (1)Then, in New Realms for Writing: Inspire Student Expression with Digital Age Formats, you’ll find a variety of teacher-created resources and samples of student work to help you design engaging inquiry units that aid in the development of digital age skills, thanks to the use of learner-friendly resources like podcasts, pop culture materials, games and film.

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And in Personalized Reading: Digital Strategies and Tools to Support All Learners, you’ll find strategies and classroom-ready ideas to help diverse learners at different skill levels gain confidence in their literacy abilities through effective communication, critical thinking and the incorporation of tech tools.

Read an excerpt for free!

ORDER NOW     Amazon Personalized Reading    BN Personalized Reading


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.

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