Virginia Society for Technology in Education

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Digital Learning Day Schedule Available

Posted by VSTE World Headquarters on 01/26 at 09:37 AM

VSTE will be celebrating Digital Learning Day throughout the day on February 1, 2012.  Check out the schedule which is now available.

ISTE Award Nominations Open

Posted by VSTE World Headquarters on 01/23 at 10:15 AM

We know there are many examples in Virginia of outstanding work showcasing vision, innovation, collaboration, and expanded student opportunities. Now is your opportunity to share with the world!  The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) is proud to honor and recognize your success through its many award opportunities.  Award winners receive complimentary ISTE standard membership, registration for ISTE 2012 in San Diego, and various forms of recognition, which may include travel stipends, other prizes, and cash awards.
Last year, VSTE was proud to have three members honored:  Becky Fisher, Public Policy Advocate of the Year and Jennifer Kelly and Debbie Hague, Honorable Mention for SIGMS Technology Innovation Award.  This year it could be you!
Award Categories
All award categories are open to members and nonmembers. The nomination period for all awards closes March 1, 2012. ISTE will announce winners in April.  Click the links to learn more about each award.
Outstanding Young Educator Award
Kay L. Bitter Vision Award  (This award recognizes a PK-2 educator whose work has had a significant positive impact on technology use in education.)
Sylvia Charp Award for District Innovation in Technology
Public Policy Advocate of the Year Award 
SIGMS Technology Innovation Award
SIGOL Online Learning Award
SIGTE Research Paper Award

Celebrate Digital Learning Day

Posted by VSTE World Headquarters on 01/16 at 07:29 PM

The Virginia Department of Education, in collaboration with the Virginia Society for Technology in Education (VSTE) and the Alliance for Excellent Education, is pleased to announce February 1 as the first Digital Learning Day.  VSTE and the Department of Education will co-host a series of webinars throughout the day that highlight the work of the recently announced regional educational technology leadership award winners.  An evening webinar will focus on sharing your favorite mobile learning applications.

The Digital Learning Day website suggests three ways to participate, by:

  • Starting a Conversation
  • Trying One New Thing
  • Showcasing Success

Consider making a video with your students talking about what digital learning means.  Post a photo to flickr that shows innovation.  Tweet your ideas or post to the VSTE Facebook page.  Whatever you do, be sure to use the hashtag #vadlday.



Karen Work Richardson, PhD

Karen Work Richardson, Ph.D. is the executive director of the Virginia Society for Technology in Education. This space will hold news and updates to the VSTE membership from Karen.

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