VSTE 2017: SuperEmpowering Kids & Learning

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Upcoming Events
April is ISTE Advocacy Month: Learn More

EdCamp NoVA
April 22, 2017
Arlington Career Center, Arlington, Virginia

VSTE SuperHero Summit
June 21, 2017
Lord Fairfax Community College
Middletown, Virginia

ISTE 2017
June 25 - 28, 2017
San Antonio, Texas
ALERT: Early Bird Pricing Ends May 1, 2017

2017 RockingEduTech Conference
July 26 - 27, 2017
Elkton, Virginia

Learn To Learn IV: CS Institute
July 27 - 28, 2017
Charlottesville, Virginia

#GoOpen Regional Summit
August 1, 2017
Chesterfield, Virginia

The Digital Learning Conference
September 27 - 28, 2017 
Hampton, Virginia
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VSTE2017: SuperEmpowering Kids & Learning
December 3 - 5, 2017
Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center, Roanoke, Virginia
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Board of Directors' Election Open Now

Seven candidates are running for five open positions on the VSTE Board of Directors. They will serve from 2017 - 2020. The VSTE Board provides leadership and direction to the organization.

VSTE members in good standing are encouraged to review each candidate's statement and then take the time to vote. 

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The Best of the Best: Digital Resources from Big Deal Book

The web is filled with interactive, engaging resources but finding them can be a challenge. That's where the Big Deal Book comes in...they spend their days locating and evaluating digital resources and then share them with you through their partnership with VSTE. They identify upcoming grants and contests; highlight professional development for educators; and feature quality websites and apps ready for student use.

Check out the April 17, 2017, newsletter: we've picked a few favorites and then you can browse the full newsletter.

VSTE Voices
The Word Change (Quick, Find the Exit!)

Members of the VSTE Board of Directors will be taking time to periodically share their ideas and passions with the VSTE membership. In this edition, Josh Long from Fredericksburg City provides ideas for implementing personalized learning. 

Changing the way we teach is a difficult task. Asking anyone to change something they have been doing for a long period of time creates tension and stress. I think of a quote I saw from Woodrow Wilson; "If you want to make enemies, try to change something." 

Nothing can be truer than the changing environments of our classroom. I am currently in a district that is going through this change as we speak. It's a great change as we shift and dive our focus onto a focus of student learning. It is a philosophy that I embrace, it's good teaching, and it hits on everything that one of our previous bloggers touched on, which is personalized learning and personal learning. 

It is difficult trying not to be that person on the stage anymore giving all of the answers and all of the clues out to scholars. So how do you begin to let your scholars begin their journey on personalized learning and personal learning?
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