If you are attending #ISTE18 or #NotAtISTE18 one of the best ways to experience more sessions, gain my knowledge and find out about all of the amazing things educators are doing around the world is viewing the ISTE Conference through Twitter. While standing in line, waiting for a session to start or waiting to beat the crowd into the gigantic vendor hall, check out #ISTE18 to view all of the amazing things that ISTE18 has to share.
In addition to viewing the main hashtag, I would recommend that you build your Twitter Personal Learning Network (PLN) by following some or all of the accounts below.
ISTE – Connected learning. Connected world.
ISTE Early Learning Network – The
@iste Early Learners Network exists to connect, share, & learn together about best & innovative tech practices for all early learners. Join us at #ISTE18!
ISTE Inclusive Learning Network – ISTE Inclusive Learning Network (formerly SETSIG) connects people using technology for students with diverse learning needs.
ISTE Admin PLN – ISTE Admin Network supports principals, superintendents & others in leadership positions by promoting the use of instructional tech to increase student learning.
ISTE Mobile Learning PLN – ISTE’s Mobile Learning Network, Our PLN is an advocate for mobile learning that promotes meaningful integration of mobile devices in learning & teaching.
ISTE Online Learning PLN – ISTE’s Online Learning Network (formerly SIGOL)
2018 ISTE AWARD WINNERS
Award for Outstanding Leadership: Jennifer L. Parker, Ed.D., instructional technology/data and improvement consultant, Macomb Intermediate School District, Clinton Township, Michigan
Award for Outstanding Teacher: Leon Tynes Jr., technology instructor, Engineering and Science University Magnet School, New Haven, Connecticut
Award for Outstanding Young Educator: Caitlin McLemore, academic technology specialist, Harpeth Hall, Nashville, Tennessee
In addition to the Outstanding Young Educator, ISTE also honored five Emerging Leaders:
- Adam Burns, broadcasting and innovation teacher, Troy Athens High School, Troy, Michigan –
- Rhianon Gutierrez, digital learning specialist, Boston Public Schools, Roxbury, Massachusetts
- Kimberly Lane Clark, Ed.S., blended learning specialist, Lancaster Independent School District, Lancaster, Texas
- Kristen Mattson, Ed.D., library media specialist, Waubonsie Valley High School, Aurora, Illinois
- Josh Stock, teacher, innovator and awesomeness expert, Santa Fe Trail Middle School, Olathe, Kansas
Distinguished District Award: Pickerington Local School District, Pickerington, Ohio
- Chris Briggs, Ed.D., superintendent
- Brian Seymour, director of instructional technology
- Jena Cooper, instructional technology coordinator
- Jennifer Furey, instructional technology coordinator
- David Hayward, instructional technology coordinator
- Stephanie Howell, instructional technology coordinator
Award for Advocacy: Janice K.S. Mak, Arizona State board member, Arizona State Board of Education, Phoenix, Arizona
Kay L. Bitter Vision Award: Pana M. Asavavatana, PK-2 technology and design coach, Taipei American School, Taipei, Taiwan
The ISTE Professional Learning Network (PLN) Awards honor individuals who have shown dedication and achievement in the focus areas of each ISTE PLN. The honorees are:
Administrator Network Annual Award for Exemplary Leadership: Christopher Weiss, principal, Riverside School, Greenwich, Connecticut
Arts and Technology Network Creativity Award: Tim Needles, media and art teacher, Smithtown Central School District, Sound Beach, New York
Award for Excellence in Teacher Education: Liz Kolb, clinical assistant professor, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Computer Science Network Excellence Award: Jorge Valenzuela, educational coach, Lifelong Learning Defined, Inc., North Chesterfield, Virginia
Digital Citizenship Network Award: Gail Desler, technology integration specialist, Elk Grove School District, Elk Grove, California
Digital Equity Excellence Award: Ken Shelton, technology integration strategist, EdTechTeam, Los Angeles, California
Edtech Coaches Network Award: Robin Harris, instructional technology coach, Griffin-Spalding County School, Griffin, Georgia
Games and Simulations Excellence Award: Chris Luchs, associate dean, CTE, Colorado Community Colleges Online, Denver, Colorado
Global Collaborator Award: Nam Ngo Thanh, primary school teacher and teacher instructional coach, Nguyen Hoang Group, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
Inclusive Learning Network Outstanding Educator Award: Sean M. Arnold, special educator and STEM coach, New York City Department of Education District 75, New York, New York
Independent School Educators Network Outstanding Educator Award: Larry Kahn, chief technology officer, Trinity Valley School, Fort Worth, Texas
Interactive Videoconferencing Educator Award: Peter Paccone, social science teacher, San Marino High School, La Cañada, California
Interactive Videoconferencing Informal Educator Award: Mali Bickley, classroom collaboration specialist, Connected North Organization, Newmarket, Ontario
Librarians Network Primary Award: Megan Blakemore, library media integrator, and Elizabeth Fowler, principal, Dyer Elementary School, South Portland, Maine
Librarians Network Secondary Award: Ellen Stolarski, librarian, Saint Marys Area Middle School, Saint Marys, Pennsylvania
Literacy Network Award: Tammy Brecht Dunbar, teacher, Manteca Unified School District, Manteca, California, and Julie Hembree, librarian, Cougar Ridge Elementary, Sammamish, Washington
Online Learning Network Award: Lindsey Blass, personalized learning environments program manager, San Francisco Unified School District, San Francisco, California
Outstanding Learning Space Designer Award: Nicole Snedden, teacher instructional coach, Minnetonka Schools, Minneapolis, Minnesota
STEM Excellence Award: Johannes Strobel, professor and director, University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri
Technology Coordinators Network Excellence Award: Jeremy Shorr, director, Teaching Institute for Excellence in STEM, Twinsburg, Ohio
Virtual Environments Network Pioneer of the Year: Mary Howard, teacher, Grand Island Central Schools, Grand Island, New York
Andy Weir – Science Fiction writer