Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Want to go to ISTE for free?

+Kevin Riebau is our blogger this week.  He is sharing an opportunity with you to help leverage effective, innovative instructional methods and tools with APS students.  Deadline to submit your proposal is September 30th.  

I am pleased to announce a great way for you to share with colleagues from around the world how you develop 21st century (21C) skills in your students through transformative teaching and learning. Next Summer (June 26-29), the city of Denver will be host to the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) annual global conference!  

With this great event right in our own backyard, I wanted to extend to you the opportunity to submit a proposal to share at the conference - and if you (and your team if you’re not flying solo) are accepted, the Ed Tech dept will pay for your (and the team’s) registration and mileage!!

Deadline to submit proposals is September 30th - so please act fast!

One of our very own APS technologists, Gwynn Moore at Aurora Frontier K-8, is on the ISTE proposal review board and she has agreed to provide some guidance for making a great proposal and the link to submit here for your review

If you are not familiar with ISTE, the ISTE student standards are used by the state of Colorado for both educational technology and 21C skills at all grade levels and content areas.  In fact, the APS 2020 Shaping the Future strategic plan includes three goals: every student will have 1) a plan, 2) skills, and 3) credentials  in order to empower our students to shape a successful future.  The skills portion are 21Cs, and one type of credential (of many) that are forthcoming are APS digital badges, which are based on the 21Cs.

If you have any questions, please let me know.  Good luck with your proposals, and when you hear that it has been approved, please contact me so my department can assist you with registration and mileage reimbursement processes.

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