What does STEM mean to you? ASTE STEM Network Blog would like to know

The purpose of the ASTE STEM Network is to provide a forum for educators to share information related to the “STEM Education” movement.  The diverse educational environments across Alaska and the distances between them create an education system that can be rather fragmented.   Even within a single district teachers at one school may not know» Learn More

ASTE members visit Atlanta and experience ISTE 2014.

Several ASTE members attended the ISTE conference in Atlanta in June. Past President Mary Wegner, ASTE President Thérèse Ashton, President Elect Bill Burr, Past President Mark Standley, ASTE member and credit course Instructor Tammy Morris, and ASTE member and past Treasurer Cheryl Bobo were some of our members there. They sent in their impressions of» Learn More

A Look at near-future sci-fi. Disrupting the Institution (DI) Network – Blog Post

There are many voices saying that now is the time for significant change to the “institution” of K-12 education. These voices come from students, parents, teachers, administrators, communities, and corporations. They rarely agree on the best path forward, but all seem to be pointing to ways that we can improve education.   The purpose of» Learn More

Summer Day Dreams

Did you miss our June membership newsletter? Check your in-box and junk folders if you did not receive this. Dear ASTE Member, It’s time to mark your calendar and save-the-date for ASTE 2015. This year we have changed our proposal submission deadlines and registration opening to WAY EARLIER, so you have plenty of time to» Learn More

Take a moment and tell your U.S. Senator you support ed tech today!

For the first time in many years, real momentum is building to provide federal dollars for educational technology. Add your voice and make your case by sending a letter to your U.S. senators encouraging them to fund educational technology for fiscal year 2015. Strapped for ideas? Use our template below to help tell your digital» Learn More

What is Net Neutrality and why should ASTE members care?

Net Neutrality is a simple concept the vast majority of our population supports and believes should be protected at all costs. The Chairman of the FCC officially supports it, too: “Preserving the Internet as an open platform for innovation and expression while providing certainty and predictability in the marketplace is an important responsibility of this» Learn More

Use your voice.

As the Advocacy Chair for the year between the 2014 conference 2015 conferences, I am pleased to represent you in the best way I can. The first thing I would encourage you to do is learn about the issues. As in any organization and as a citizen of your community, you have a responsibility to» Learn More

Game On!

  Game On! It’s the ASTE 2015 Conference! We’d like students to help lead the way! The ASTE 2015 conference is going to explore gaming, including from the student perspective. Would you like to present? As always, proposals of all kinds are welcome. But we are particularly enthusiastic about receiving proposals that: –       feature some» Learn More

ASTE Interior Region Educators Carry On the Nature, Learning, and Technology Theme

By Tracie Weisz, ASTE Interior Region Board Rep Regional representatives on the ASTE board are always eager to hear about exciting and innovative ways our members are using technology in education. Iditarod Area School District, in the Interior Region, has been doing some noteworthy things with their students for the past couple of years. Some» Learn More

Planning for 2015 begins! Our focus will be on games…

Although ASTE 2014 has only been over for a couple of months the ASTE board of directors and executive director are already getting ready for ASTE 2015. We will be getting together towards the end of April to set up calendars, look over bylaws and decide how we will accomplish everything so that we can» Learn More