Announcements

  • Games & Sims Playground Book Club

    Hello Everyone!

    We're doing a series of readings for Playground Book Club this summer starting next week!

    Join our Book Club Intensives for an on-going, interactive experience this month.  We want educators and gamer-educators to share knowledge, shape knowledge, and intentionally design for a better future world.

    We want to play and talk games, immersion, presence, hackers, playfulness, empathy (and anything else on your mind) with you!

    We’ve got a lot for you to explore this month.

  • Helping our TEN friends...

    Hi ALL: 

    In collaboration with the Teacher Education Network, I’m sharing the following information:
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    I hope that everyone is finding time to relax, reflect and recharge during the summer. I am working on some research and looking for some ideas and resources for educators for professional development and some of the benefits of being a connected educator. I created a short survey focused on the perception that teaching can be an isolating profession. I am looking for some feedback and thought I would share it in the TEN Community. If you have a few minutes, could you answer a few of the questions, and possibly share the survey within your PLN? 

    If you have more ideas to share, feel free to add a note and I will contact you to discuss more ideas. 

    Survey

    Thanks for your time!

    Rachelle Dene Poth
  • "The Writer's Craft: Writing Your Story"

    Join us for an early #Notatiste event on Friday, June 21 at 8:30 AM SLT for the Nonprofit Commons in Second Life Meeting where Lyr Lobo / Cynthia Calongne will be presenting "The Writer's Craft: Writing Your Story". ​
  • Virtual Pioneer of the Year Award 2019!

    Hello, y'all,

    In the past, we've enjoyed announcing this award at the end of our ISTE Conference Playground, but ISTE has already done so, which makes us a bit negligent in the task. So, without further adieu, let me congratulate our immeasurably esteemed colleague and friend, Dr. Valerie Hill, aka Valibrarian. Val, your lovely plaque from ISTE will be in the mail soon! We value you!

    Dr. Valerie Hill received her PhD in Library and Information Science in 2012 with research in virtual worlds. Valibrarian (in virtual worlds) is the director of the Community Virtual Library in Second Life, Avacon and Kitely.  She served as a school librarian for twenty years and taught language arts, literature and information science at all grade levels from kindergarten through college. As a National Writing Project Trainer, Valerie enjoys writing and storytelling through new media formats.  Her research has included working with students in Minecraft and exploring both virtual worlds and virtual reality for education. 

    More can be found at:    https://vwbpe.org/conference/ thinkerer-award-2018-announced  and http://about.me/valibrarian

    See you in Philly, we hope!
    Scott
  • Games & Sims Events at Conference

    Hello Everyone,

    Please join us at the Games & Sims network events!
  • Spark Summit

    Join us for the SPARK SUMMIT on Saturday, June 22nd, Check out the times and descriptions for each session, along with special events like a book signing, prize patrol, and more! https://isteten.weebly.com/schedule-of-the-day.html #isteten @iste #iste19 @ISTEglobalPLN @ISTEEdLeaders @iste2019 #quotes4edu
  • June Twitter Chat

    Mark your calendars for June 17th, 7:00 pm EST, Steve Wick will moderate our June Twitter chat and talk about all things ISTE Conference related. 
    #istenTEN 

  • Book Club for June

    You are cordially invited to join us for the Metagame Book Club's June reading of Algorithms of Oppression.  We'll be reading the book and additional material throughout the month of June with the kickoff starting on Wednesday June 5 at 7 pm MT over Google Hangout.
  • Archives Twitter Chat May 2019

    1pm and 8pm Sessions
  • May Twitter Chat, Monday May 20th

    Please join us on Monday, May  20th from 7-8pm Eastern for our monthly chat. Our guest moderator is Mandy Froehlich, author of The Fire Within and Divergent EDU. Our themes for this month are Mental Health and Awareness and Mindfulness. We will be chatting about Resilience tomorrow night.
  • Tech In Action Awards, Apply Today!

    Awards! Win a FREE ISTE 2019 Conference Registration in the Tech in Action Video Competition

    Deadline is May 20th, still time to apply!

    Are you an outstanding technology-using PreK-12 teacher? Or, do you know one?

    The Teacher Education Network (TEN) is looking for videos of best practices for integrating technology in teaching and learning for our Technology in Action Video Awards!

    Information to apply for the Tech in Action Award is now available on the website (iste-ten.weebly.com)

  • Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2019 Webinar

    Join the ISTE Inclusive Learning Network and the SITE UDL-SIG in getting an early start to the celebration of Global Accessibility Awareness Day (#GAAD) with a FREE webinar!

    Title: Inclusive Education Around the World.

    When: Thursday, May 16th at 9 AM ET (8 AM CT, -5 hours UTC/GMT)

    Where: Online on Zoom. To register, please visit: http://bit.ly/GAAD19-inclusive

    The webinar will feature presentations from Thailand, Colombia, and the US:

    Colombia - Nitza Guzman, Luis Acero, Miguel Mejia and Edwin Oriz (Colegio Aleman Duestche Schule Barranquilla)

    Thailand - Nantanoot Suwannawut (Bureau of Special Education, Thailand Ministry of Education)

    United States - Kathleen Bastedo, Nancy Swenson (Center for Distributed Learning, University of Central Florida)
  • Archived Twitter Chat - April 2019

    April 30th - 1pm and 8pm
  • STEM Excellence 2019 Award Recipient

    The STEM PLN would like to congratulate Jorge Valenzuela as our 2019 STEM Excellence Award Winner! Learn all about Jorge at our website.

  • April Chat and May newsletter and Playground

    For May, our theme will focus on the topics of School safety, Mental Health and Wellness, and Mindfulness. We are looking at what information do schools need to prepare for the future. 
    Please submit a guest post for the May newsletter, 300-600 words with resources. Send an email to Rdene915@gmail.com to share your idea. All posts are needed by April 24th to be included in the May edition. 

     Join us on Monday, April 29th for our monthly chat in collaboration with the Online Learning Network. The chat is 7-8:00 pm Eastern. Look for a flyer to be shared soon with more details. 

    And finally, ISTE!
    We are taking nominations for the Tech In Action Award, see details below.  And we still have a few spots for our TEN Playground at ISTE, which will be on Wednesday, June 26th from 9:30-1:00. Our topics range from AR/VR, AI, Assistive Technology, Connecting Pedagogy with Technology and Health and Wellness. Submit a proposal before April 24th. 

    Thank you and let us know if you have any questions.
  • TEN Award recipients

    Hello members of the Teacher Education Network!

    Please join us in congratulating the following educators in recognition of their dedication to teacher education.
    Award for Excellence in Teacher Education Winner: Dr. Tim Green


    Tim Green, Ph.D., a former K12 teacher, is a professor of educational technology and teacher education at California State University, Fullerton (CSUF). He has been in this role since 1999 and has served as an instructor and for five years he served as the Director of Distance Education at CSUF.
    He is the author of numerous articles and books, as well as a presenter, on the integration of educational technology, instructional design, and online distance education. Some of his more recent books include Securing the Connected Classroom: Technology Planning to Keep Students Safe (Brown & Green, ISTE), The Essentials of Instructional Design: Connecting Fundamental Principles with Process and Practice (Brown & Green, Routledge), and The Educator’s Guide to Producing Media and Open Educational Resources (Green & Brown, Routledge).

    Dr. Green is passionate about working with schools and districts on visioning and implementing technology initiatives. He co-produces an award-winning podcast called Trends and Issues in Instructional Design, Educational Technology, and Learning Sciences. Dr. Green earned his Ph.D. in Instructional Systems Technology with a minor in Curriculum and Instruction from Indiana University. Connect with Dr. Green on Twitter @theEdTechDoctor.


    Award for Excellence in Teacher Education Honorable Mention: Nicol Howard
     Nicol R. Howard, Ph.D. is currently an assistant professor and program coordinator in the School of Education (Department of Teaching and Learning) at the University of Redlands. Nicol has served as an educator in various capacities over the past 18 years. She has taught at the high school level (9th – 12th grades and Special Education), grades K through 5, and she was a Program Specialist in Personalized and Blended Learning. Nicol has also taught in the College of Educational Studies at Chapman University.
    In addition to teaching, Nicol currently serves as outgoing chair for the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Technology, Instruction, Cognition, and Learning SIG. She is currently on the board of directors for the California Council on Teacher Education (CCTE), where she has also served as a co-chair for their Technology and Teacher Education SIG. Nicol is also the outgoing co-chair for International Society for Technology in Education's Digital Equity Network

    Nicol's concern for certain inequities in education and her research projects have led to publications in educational journals, such as the Urban Education Journal, the International Journal of Educational Technology, and Educause. She has also written for ISTE, Edutopia, and Corwin Connect. She co-authored a book called Standing in the Gap: Empowering New Teachers through Connected Resources and has two forthcoming ISTE books. Connect with Nicol on Twitter @NicolRHoward


    The JDLTE Research Paper Award Winners: Ray R. Buss, Teresa S. Foulger, Keith Wetzel & LeeAnn Lindsey
    The award is an annual recognition for researchers who have published in the Journal of Digital Learning in Teacher Education—the JDLTE Outstanding Research Paper Award. 

    We had five journal articles that were submitted and the review team selected the paper of: Ray R. Buss, Teresa S. Foulger, Keith Wetzel & LeeAnn Lindsey (2018) Preparing Teachers to Integrate Technology into K–12 Instruction II: Examining the Effects of Technology-Infused Methods Courses and Student Teaching, Journal of Digital Learning in Teacher Education, 34:3, 134-150.
    The paper is available at: DOI: 10.1080/21532974.2018.1437852

    A big thank you to the review committees who reviewed the nominations and to everyone who submitted a nomination. We look forward to recognizing these award winners at ISTE 2019 in Philadelphia!


    Rachelle Dene Poth
  • MLN April 2019 Webinar

    Interested in Learning more about Artificial Intelligence (AI)? 
    Join the Mobile Learning Network this week for our April 2019 Webinar with
    Dr. Justin Aglio. He will present A Blueprint for AI Learning on
    Thursday, April 11, 7:00 EST
    Register here: http://bit.ly/MLN_APRWebinarReg 

  • Playground Volunteers Needed

    The Global Collaboration PLN is hosting the playground on Wednesday, June 26 from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at the ISTE19 Conference & Expo in Philly. We are looking for ISTE members to volunteer their time during the playground. Volunteers will help us manage the presenters and attendees. It is a great way to meet people as well as view everything being presented!

    Please submit the following form by Friday, May 11, 2019 to express your interest and availability to help.
  • Archived Twitter Chat, March 2019