Wednesday, February 17, 2016

ISTE is Coming to Denver

The International Society of Technology in Education (ISTE) is bringing its high-energy, content-packed conference to Denver this summer!  On June 26-29, Colorado is fortunate to host this nationally renowned conference and have the opportunity to connect with educators and experts from around the world.
Want more information about what ISTE is? Check out ISTE 2015 highlights and the BVSD Ed Tech ‘What is ISTE’ blog.

Why Should I Attend?
“Be a change agent. Differentiate your learning. Think creativity. Learn differently.”

ISTE conferences provide an electric atmosphere, with inspirational keynotes and session choices for every educator to find the right learning at the right time. It’s a great chance to visit face to face with the people you follow on twitter or read their Ed Tech blogs.
Some session options include;
  • ‘Bring Your Own Device’ session; (one ticketed event per day)
  • Interactive lecture - engage and ask your own questions
  • ‘playground’ experience with hands-on activities and conversations.

With over 900 sessions to choose from, you will surely find a topic that will further your quest for knowledge to innovate. Go to the ISTE Denver 2016 Program Guide for more details.

Along with the powerful learning sessions and opportunities to meet other passionate leaders, ISTE hosts an Expo hall featuring more than 500 companies demonstrating their products and ready to answer questions about their tools that can impact the classroom learning environment.

Forming Friendships and Staying Connected
Oh the connections you will make! Through session attendance, you will meet leaders and colleagues across the country. The learning goes beyond the sessions; ISTE is setting up a network for attendees to stay connected before, during and after the event. Last, sign up for event notices in ISTE’s ‘stay connected’ links!

Can’t attend ISTE this year? 
Never fear! Stay in touch through social media tools such as Twitter; follow ISTE @isteconnects. You can also search for the hashtag #ISTE2016 to connect with others as they converse about the ISTE experience.

Last, sign up for event notices in ISTE’s ‘stay connected’ links!

How Do I Sign Up?
Register on the ISTE attendees page; use our BVSD group code to secure the super-early bird pricing of $309(members)/$434(non-members) regardless of when you register! To get the BVSD group code contact or a member of the Ed Tech team. Teachers have found funding assistance through their school or PTA groups, and you can find funding ideas from ISTE here.