ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) hosts an annual conference that brings together the movers and shakers in education. Some of our most dedicated and passionate educators simply do not have the funding to attend ISTE, and that is where you come in! By supporting a Get2ISTE cause, you are providing an educator with the ability to continue to grow their impact. At the end of the day, the more we help our teachers, the more we help our student. Who will you help Get2ISTE?
Technology Coach & Coordinator
I'm a technology coach at a K-5 elementary school in Dacula, Ga. I'm looking to inspire educators to integrate technology effectively in their classrooms and prepare their students to compete and thrive in college, career, and beyond.
1:1 Technology Integration Specialist
I am a 1:1 Technology Integration Specialist in North Texas. My passion is finding ways to bridge the Digital Divide for our students while creating exposure opportunities that inspires our kids to believe they can achieve the impossible.
Nikki is a veteran educator and Instructional Technology Facilitator for Limestone County Schools who is passionate about 1:1 Digital Initiatives, collaboration w/other education professionals, and assisting students in becoming well informed, critically thinking digital citizens. Nikki is the co founder of EdCamp Atlanta, a free “un-conference” committed to reaching educators in public, private, charter, and higher ed environments to share innovative instructional strategies and pioneering technologies that transform education for all students. She co moderates the #TLChat LIVE! Twitter Sessions the 2nd Monday of each month which provide a forum for school librarians to discuss current teacher-library topics. Her most recent endeavor is TL News Night, a LIVE show presented in news show format featuring a Wrap up of “This Month in School Libraries” and deeper discussion of topical school library issues with special guest experts. Nikki's latest endeavor is organizing the Google+ Community, GEG Alabama, a program supporting Alabama communities of educators who learn, share, and inspire each other to meet the needs of their students through technology solutions, both in the classroom and beyond. Nikki is the recipient of several honors including a Bammy Award nomination, ASLA Ann Marie Pipkin Technology Award, and the AASL Bound to Stay Bound Grant. Nikki is a frequent presenter for SimpleK12, Alabama Educational Technology Conference (AETC), Georgia Educational Technology Conference (GaETC), Alabama School Library Association (ASLA), Alabama Library Association (ALLA), Library 2.011 & 2.012, 2.013, Global Education Conference, Florida Educational Technology Conference (FETC), International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE®) & TeachMeetGA. Additionally, Nikki has been a member of the AdvanceEd SACS Accreditation External Review Team in Georgia. For more information about Nikki click here: http://about.me/nikkidrobertson
I am an English and Drama teacher in the middle of the United States.
My entire career has been dedicated to helping students be at their best in the classroom and beyond. I am a firm believer that in order to continue to do this, continued professional development is needed to grow as an educator. One way to continue this growth is attending conferences such as ISTE 2015. This conference will allow me to take in new and innovative ideas so that I can share them with my students, teachers, and administration. Please consider helping me to increase my professional knowledge as lead learner and be able to better support teaching and learning in our schools.
I've been teaching 4th grade for seven years. I love finding new STEM activities, coding/programming, project based learning, and gamification. I began flipping my math lessons this year and am always looking for activities to help teach and enrich the learning of my students.
I am a passionate educator who is constantly searching for opportunities to bring more resources into the classroom for student use. I am a Google Certified Educator and have my Masters in Instructional Technology which helps me stay on top of the latest and greatest instructional practices and resources. The upcoming ISTE conference will offer a collection resources and ideas to bring back to my classroom in the Fall.
I am living the dream as a Latin teacher at a middle school for advanced academics in Greensboro, North Carolina. At my school I am very fortunate to teach every single student. I love my job and my students. My biggest goal in going to ISTE is to learn more so that I can be better for them. https://twitter.com/MagistraRuntz
Instructional Technology Specialist
My name is Kharima Richards and I am an Instructional Technology Specialist in Houston, Texas. I enjoy learning innovative ways teachers can integrate technology in their lessons and classroom to help prepare their students for the 21st century. I can remember when I was in grade school it was mainly paper and books. Now students and teachers have access to a wide range of resources ipad, chromebooks, and computers. I would like to attend ISTE to learn more ways the technology we have can enhance the learning of our students and provide real life experiences.
Educational Technologist / teacher
I'm a 21st century lead learner. I understand that when some people think outside of the box, they sometime get stuck in the circle of "what to do next?" I started my career in education by teaching math & science at the middle school level. Later, I was inspired into Educational Technology when my mother retired after 40 years of teaching, citing she didn't want to learn anymore about a computer. I have a passion for diverse, global collaboration in learning and technology integration into curriculum, regardless of devices. I am proud double alumna of Lamar University, where I earned my Master of Technology Leadership degree.I hope to start my doctoral studies in the coming year.
Katie Ann Wilson
I am a life long learner who brings a passion for educational technology with over 14 years educational experience in the public school sector. I am known all over the world through presentations as the go to person for augmented reality. I've reached over a MILLION students with Augmented Reality. I am the founder of the Augmented Reality for Education Google+ group. My blog The Diary of the Techie Chick has generated many new ideas in educational technology.
3rd Grade Teacher
I am a 3rd grade teacher.
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Director of Academic Innovation
I recently became the Director of Academic Innovation at Heritage Christian School. My role is to assist teachers and students Preschool-12 grade with technology integration and STEM. In the last year I've been able to add additional class offerings as well as after school clubs for our students. I was so inspired by the ISTE conference last year and all that it had to offer as well as the community boards that I participate in weekly. Unfortunately this year our state Title 2 funding was cut by over 75% meaning we do not have the funds to go this year. I had plans to take my team of media specialists, tech coaches and our new STEM teacher this year as we continue to grow in this area so that more teachers could be inspired like I was. I am asking for help to get us there this year, as I don't want to miss out on this great learning opportunity for myself and my teachers. We have great momentum right now and I don't want to lose that by not be able to participate in conferences like ISTE that provide us with great new ideas to continue to make learning fun for all students.
Mason is a Digital Instructional Coach in the Garland Independent School District in Garland, Texas. His passion for helping teachers integrate technology into the classroom to improve teaching and learning drives his work in supporting Garland ISD's Ready 1:1 Initiative. He helps teachers create student-centered classrooms through technology integration.