The Ultimate #ISTE18 Twitter Guide

The Ultimate #ISTE18 Twitter Guide

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 Technology Coordinator Network – Technology Coordinator and Chief Technology Officer’s Network for the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE). TC Network chair is @TreyTracy

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 Librarians PLN –  Join the Librarians PLN at ..

ISTE Digital Equity PLN –  DE PLN works to inspire thoughtful discussion & action aimed to ensure digital equity for all.  

ISTE Digital Citizenship PLN – Welcome to the home of the ISTE Digital Citizenship PLN! Moving the conversation from fear/risk to empowerment/opportunity. Tweets by PLN ldrshp team.

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 Learning Spaces PLN – The Professional Learning Network for those who modify their learning space to engage students. 

ISTE Online Learning PLN – ISTE’s Online Learning Network (formerly SIGOL)



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

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



David Eagleman – Neuroscientist at Stanford, NYT bestselling author, Writer/Host of PBS series THE BRAIN. Companies  & . Newest book: The Runaway Species.

Nadia Lopez – Education Leader•Author•Visionary•Speaker Founder  Humans of NY|TED Talks|Black Girls Rock|WSJ|NYT|PopSugar|Global Teacher Prize|Glamour|Ellen

Andy Weir – Science Fiction writer

Katie Martin – Mom, Educator, Learner. Inspired by research, refined by practice. Author of . Head of Partnerships West 

Michael Cohen – Designer, Educator, Creativity Instigator. M.S.Ed, Author, Speaker,  Apple Distinguished Educator, Dir. of Innovation , The Project



Steven Anderson – @Web20Classroom
Susan Bearden – Consortium for School Networking
Kasey Bell – Shake Up Learning/Region 10 ESC
Jeff Bradbury – TeacherCast Educational Network
Barbara Bray – Rethinking Learning
George Couros – Couros Innovations LTD.
Richard Culatta – ISTE
Mike Daugherty – Chagrin Falls Exempted Village Schools
Hall Davidson – Discovery Education
Rafranz Davis – Lufkin ISD
Vicki Davis – Cool Cat Teacher Blog
Robert Dillon – School District of University City
Jaime Donally – ARVRinEDU
Leslie Fisher –
Phil Hintz – Gurnee School District 56
Carl Hooker – Eanes ISD
Jennie Magiera – EdTechTeam
Andy Marcinek – Worcester Academy
Matt Miller – Ditch That Textbook
Shannon Miller – The Library Voice
Tom MurrayFuture Ready Schools / Alliance for Excellent Education
Alan November – November Learning, Inc.
Ruth Okoye – The Source for Learning
Nicholas Provenzano – The Nerdy Teacher
Kecia Ray – Education Technology
Mitchel Resnick – MIT Media Lab
Kathy Schrock – kackl! tech consulting
Brian Seymour – Pickerington Local School District
Jeremy Shorr – Teaching Institute forExcellence in STEM
Katie Siemer – Forward Edge
Torrey Trust – University of Massachusetts Amherst
Mark Wagner – EdTechTeam, Inc.
Don Wettrick – StartEdUp, llc
Andrew Wheelock – Erie 1 Boces/ WNYRIC
Please follow, read, tweet, like and retweet all of the amazing things you see at ISTE18.  If you have others you would like to add to this list please add them in the comment box below!

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