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July 22, 2021

Apply Now: Emerging Leaders Program

An update form the folks at AACE regarding the SITE conference.



2021 NTLS Emerging Leaders Program


Dear Michael Barbour:

SITE is committed to rectifying issues stemming from a lack of diversity in educational leadership, particularly in the field of educational technology. To that end, SITE has opened a call for self-nominations of SITE members to participate in the 2021 NTLS Emerging Leaders Program.

Who Are Emerging Leaders?
Emerging Leaders are early career faculty who have shown the potential to become leaders in their chosen education-related field. They leverage their diverse backgrounds and perspectives as they work with others to address issues in education and educational technology. They are eager to learn about the challenges and opportunities of education in the 21st century, willing to work to address those issues, and comfortable making personal connections with others.

What Will the Emerging Leader Do?
The 2021 Emerging Leader will attend the National Technology Leadership Summit as a full participant. In its 21st year, the National Technology Leadership Summit (NTLS) brings together approximately 50 national leaders in education and educational technology for two days of working sessions that address the most pressing issues in our field. Attendees of this invitation-only summit include presidents of educational associations, editors of educational technology journals, directors of non-profit foundations, federal policy makers, and corporate representatives. The 2021 NTLS will be held in person in Washington, D. C. on September 23-24. The 2021 Emerging Leader must commit to attending both days of NTLS 2021.

As full participants in the summit, the Emerging Leader will work with fellow attendees in small working groups that extend well beyond the two-day summit. In addition, the Emerging Leader will have continuing access to summit participants who will serve as leadership mentors. There is no cost to the Emerging Leader to attend, and SITE will support up to $1,500 for travel and lodging expenses.

How Do I Apply?
Submit a current CV and a 1-2 paragraph cover letter, which details your interest in educational technology leadership and how your diverse background/perspective informs your work. Also, include a brief description of your involvement with SITE to date and your interest in participating in SITE in the future.

Submit the cover letter and CV to

Applications are due by Monday, August 9 at 12:00 p.m. (Eastern). The Emerging Leader will be notified by Friday, August 13. Contact with any questions.

For the SITE Executive Committee,

Best Regards,
Sarah Benson
SITE Conferences Director

Conference Services
SITE–Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education
PO Box 719
Waynesville, NC 28786-0719

June 30, 2021

Returning This Fall: SITE Interactive

The first of a couple of items from the Society of Information Technology and Teacher Education.

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October 26-28 • Online

Call For Abstracts:
September 10

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SITE Interactive 2021 will focus on the improvement of practice and mentoring. Sessions will be highly interactive to model best practices that can be adopted by participants.

Submit proposals now and join us for this unique SITE event! Network with leaders in the field of teacher education and technology, share your ideas, and explore best practices for in-person, online, and blended teaching and learning.

New Presentation Types
Open for Submission
  • Research Papers: Full & Brief
  • Practitioner Panels
  • Best Practices or Demo Teaching
  • Workshops
  • Mentoring Moments
  • SITE 360 LIVE
  • Birds of Feather
  • Innovator Playground Exhibits
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April 19, 2021

Featured Videos & All Proceedings Available Now!

Note these academic resources that are now available.

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SITE 2021 Keynotes & Talks

The 32nd annual  international conference of the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education was held online March 29-April 2.  View the recorded Keynote Speakers and Invited Talks from Rajni Shankar-Brown, Rushton Hurley, Kerry Rice, and panelists Punya Mishra, Yong Zhao, Curt Bonk, and many more!

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SITE 2021 Proceedings

Presented works at SITE 2021 included live paper sessions, workshops, keynotes, panels, posters, roundtables, panels, symposia, and virtual asynchronous sessions. 

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You Said It!

“Thank you for putting together a great SITE conference, it was my first time at SITE and it was one of the better organized conferences I attended this year.”

“SITE is very special. Nothing has the collegiality that SITE has.  Nothing.  Attendees are not only colleagues, but friends.”

“SITE is a great platform to learn and share expertise.”

“I loved networking and meeting others interested in the same topics. I also love that everyone is so friendly and supportive at this conference.”

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March 29, 2021

K-12 Online Learning It’s Conference Week!

This is the second time that I have skipped SITE.  It was always a conference that I attended, but I didn’t in 2020 because I wanted to focus on international conferences and get a better understanding of what is happening outside of North America (which worked out REALLY well, pandemic and all).

Dear Michael Barbour,

We are so excited to see you soon!

In order to assist you in making your schedule for this week, we have created a list of live presentations for this year’s conference that were either proposed to our SIG or tagged as K-12 Online Learning. We hope to see you in some of these sessions and at the SIG Meeting on Friday (1:45 PM EDT to 2:45 PM EDT).

You can access the list at:

If you are unable to access the link, email Cecil ( and he will send you a .pdf schedule.

We hope you enjoy the conference!

K-12 Online Learning Chairs
Keryn Pratt and Cecil R Short

March 25, 2021

Plan Your SITE 21 Conference Now!

Note the information on this up-coming conference that does have a K-12 online and blended learning SIG.

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March 29 – April 2, 2021
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  • Complete or update your profile. Show us your smiling face and update your current information.
  • Connect with other authors and colleagues before and during the conference.
  • Create a personalized planner of all the sessions you want to see. Start planning!
  • Search for sessions by authors, titles, keywords, or topics.
  • View the presentation files. Papers, recordings, slides and more!
  • Post discussions, share your research and experiences, and create conversations before, during, and beyond the conference.

All registered attendees have access to these key features and more!

Kerry Rice, Professor & Fulbright Scholar, Boise State University
Rushton Hurley, Founder and Executive Director, Next Vista for Learning
Rajni Shankar-Brown, Jessie Ball duPont Endowed Chair of Social Justice Education, Stetson University
Kristen DiCerbo, Chief Learning Officer, Khan Academy
This year’s Keynote talks will cover topics on social justice & diversity, becoming a teacher post-COVID, lessons learned from teaching in a pandemic, and navigating the ever-changing landscape of online learning.
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Lee Langub, Kennesaw State University; Elizabeth Langran, Marymount University; Jonathan Cohen, Georgia State University
Kathie Norris, Universoty of North Texas
Elliot Soloway, University of Michigan
We have THIRTEEN exciting and unique workshops scheduled! 
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SITE 2021 Online is the 32nd annual conference of the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education. SITE 2021 Online is for anyone interested in the creation and dissemination of knowledge about the use of information technology in teacher education and faculty/staff development.
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SITE is organized and presented by AACE.
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