Posted by VSTE World Headquarters on 07/09 at 10:00 AM
Tonight on VSTE Island in Second Life at 8 PM:
It’s the summer book group kickoff: we’re reading Reality is Broken by Jane McGonigal.
Won’t you join us and add to the conversation? You do not have to have read the book by this first meeting. We will have some video, panel discussion, opinion polls, and lively conversation. You can use this link to get to VSTE Island. And, the conversation has already started in the gaming group at VSTEOnline. If you need a copy of the book, please go through the VSTE store on Amazon to order.
There’s still time to register for our southwest Virginia Summer of Learning 2012 conference: Teaching & Learning with Technology. It will be held with Tuesday, July 24, at Read Mountain Middle School in Cloverdale, Virginia. A day of workshops on a variety of topics…come learn, share and grow with VSTE. Learn more and register now!
Learn Online This Summer
Are you looking for online professional development this summer? Five courses sponsored by Virginia’s Community of Anytime Knowledge and Virginia’s Teacherline will begin on July 16, 2012. They range from 10 to 45 hours and include Web Design, Classroom Management, Multiple Intelligences, Technology Integration and Technology for Productivity. Learn more and register now.
TEDxAshburn 2012, The Power of Everyone, will take place on Saturday September 29, 2012. It will feature a selection of leading visionaries and storytellers showcasing their Ideas Worth Spreading, LIVE.
TedX Ashburn is looking for student presenters. Do you know a student who has a story to tell and is a powerful speaker? We invite all educators, parents and community members to nominate students who should be considered for a speaking slot at our TEDxAshburn event on September 29, 2012.
Links for the application and student nomination form along with more information can be found at the VSTE website.
Let Your Voice Be Heard
The Virginia Department of Education is requesting public comment as part of the review process for the Computer Technology Standards of Learning. It is important that they hear from classroom teachers, administrators, curriculum supervisors, instructional technology resource teachers, and others who have worked with or have an interest in the current standards.
Comments on the initial draft will be received July 2-July 27, 2012. All submitted comments will be reviewed by the Computer Technology Standards of Learning development team. The draft of the Computer Technology Standards of Learning, which are proposed to be renamed The Standards of Learning for Digital Literacy can be found here.
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.
To contact Karen, visit our contact page.