Summer and ASTE Blog reading lists

Summer is the great glorious giver of time… time to read and review.  Remember right after ASTE when you were exploding with the new ideas presented by the awesome speakers, but you had no time to wallow in reading their blogs or books? Let’s turn back time a bit and give you another chance.  » Learn More

ASTE’s Just Around the Corner!

So you’ve signed up for the conference. Great!! (And if you haven’t, there’s still time~) But you may be asking yourself: Okay, so, what now?     I’m so glad you asked!   There’s actually a number of things you may want to check off your list before before heading to the conference (which is» Learn More

Prepping for ASTE: What’s on Your Playlist?

Is everyone registered for ASTE yet?  I certainly hope so, because I can safely say you’re not going to want to miss this year (to be fair I could say that every year and be sincere, but work with me here~).  There’s something for everyone on the line-up, and I can’t even wait to get» Learn More

Innovative Leadership with Jethro Jones

Let me tell you all a little bit about Jethro Jones. You may recognize his name from this stint as principal of Kodiak Middle School, where he received national recognition as one of NASSP’s 2017 Digital Principals of the Year, or his book, Paperless Principal, or his podcast – The Transformative Principal. And if all» Learn More

Take the time to attend ASTE.

I’m diving into the blog this month to keep you posted on ASTE 2018. As Executive Director of ASTE, I am committed to making ASTE better every year. Just like you are always trying to make teaching kids better. To learn how, I like to visit other educational technology conferences in the Lower 48 just» Learn More

Taking Care of Your #SELFIE

by Brittnay Bailey Ahhhh, love that new year smell!  The desks are clean, the pencils are freshly sharpened, the children are smiling, and everything is in its place and ready to go~ And then day two arrives. Logins aren’t working, websites are down, that new software they put in your computer over the summer crashed» Learn More

ASTE…ISTE… Acronyms galore!

Your Alaska Society for Technology in Education is an affiliate organization to ISTE, the International Society of Technology in Education. The last weekend in June every year is the ISTE Conference. And man! What a ride! This year’s conference is coming up June 25-28th in San Antonio, Texas.   Many ASTE members attend ISTE each» Learn More

Keep an Eye on Luke!

ASTE Past President Luke Meinart has been identified as one of The National School Boards Association’s “20 to Watch.”  And this is nation-wide, friends! “This year’s ’20 to Watch’ honorees reflect the different approaches educators are using to advance interest in STEM and STEAM – which includes the Arts in addition to STEM content,” said» Learn More

ISTE 2017

ASTE is an affilate of the ISTE organization, International Society for Technology in Education. ISTE has their international conference in June every year. ASTE and ISTE work together to promote the use of technology in education. Visit the ISTE 2017 website to learn more. Mark your calendar Super early bird pricing ends March 1 Call» Learn More

#Selfie17 Reflections

For the past five years, mid-February has brought with it a sense of anticipation and excitement.  The sun is back, the days are getting a little longer, and ASTE is right around the bend.  I first attended in 2012 as a rather timid teacher, unsure of what I’d signed myself up for, and will return» Learn More