Attend ISTE2016 with PSD
An amazing opportunity to connect, be inspired and inspire others is coming to Denver Colorado this summer! Join many other PSD educators and attend ISTE2016. Choose from over 1,000 sessions to attend, connect with professionals, and ask questions of vendors.
Learn more by checking out the ISTE Conference website and grab the app for your iOS device or Android device here. In my experience the app is much easier to browse sessions and decide which day/sessions to attend.
Interested in Attending?
The PSD Educational Technology department is covering the cost of registration for two representatives from each school to attend 1 day of ISTE! If you are interested in this opportunity, please speak with your principal and ask them to contact Kim Lodge (490-3096) to submit names of those who will be attending ISTE2016. Check Avatar for professional development offerings for attending ISTE and contributing to a collaborative note-taking community.
Colorado Represents Educational Technology
Teachers, EdTech Facilitators and administrators from across Poudre School District will be presenting unique ideas to the international community at ISTE2016. Look for presentations from Sarah Weeks, Tracey Winey, Kim McMonagle, Mike Foster and Heather Crosser at ISTE2016.
You’ll also want to check out the ISTE Playground which will showcase Colorado schools, including schools from Poudre School District. Contact Kim McMonagle if you are interested in curating a display with students that highlights digital age teaching and learning that is happening in your classroom. The ISTE Playground will take place on Wednesday, June 29, 2016 from 9am-1pm.
As an added benefit to our Colorado attendees, Innovative Educators Colorado (InnEdCO) will be providing tickets to attend the Colorado Rockies vs. Toronto Blue Jays on June 28th, 2016. Check out InnEdCO and follow them on Twitter: @InnEdCO.
Why I am Attending?
As a member of the EdTech team for Poudre School District I am fortunate to attend conferences, learn and connect from some of the best minds in the country. This conference will expose me to an international network of professionals, and I am interested in gaining that perspective.
Many of the sessions I plan to attend will revolve around a few themes. Those themes include Project Based Learning (PBL); the use and creation of virtual reality (VR) as well as science instruction and how technology can enhance instructional strategies and student achievement.
Lastly, I am attending to connect with fellow PSD educators and administrators. I look forward to asking tough questions and challenging our current state of technology integration in classrooms.
Need more information?
Please contact the EdTech facilitator who partners with your school. You can find that information on the contact page at edtech.psdschools.org.