ASTE Networks

 What are ASTE Networks?


ASTE builds community within its membership. Members interested in specific topics can find a resource beyond the conference itself through our Networks, previously called Special Interest Groups (SIGs). Look for sessions with Network endorsement in the conference schedule.

Network Events Calendar 2016-2017


IT has weekly Skype chats
Network Host and Event
Twitter Chat Host
(3rd Thursday at 7 PM)
March 2016 STEM
April  2016 CandC IT
May 2016 STEM Disrupting the Institution
June 2016 Amanda Duvall – Network Board Representative
July 2016 Creativity and Communication
August 2016 STEM Disrupting the Institution
September 2016 DE and CandC Creativity and Communication _ Topic: iDidcontest 2017 click here for recorded session. STEM
October 2016  iDidacontest 2017 – C&C
November 2016 CandC and DI

DE Event:  How VTC is Changing K-12 Education in the Kenai Peninsula.”  Please see the archived recording link below:

Distance Education
December 2016 Disrupting the Institution
January 2017 DE and STEM IT
February 2018 ASTE February Creativity and Communication


C&C Network: Creativity & Communication

Leaders: Emanuela Pokryfki and Nicole Furst

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The Creativity and Communications Network strives to support educators utilizing technology through arts and communication. Be it digital storytelling, social networking, showcasing a production online, or learning a new language, the C & C Network want to help each other find ways to reach children on a level that they understand through technology. The Creativity and Communications Network wishes to connect educators so they can collaborate and share their experiences with technology in their field of education. Help us to create a Network to meet your needs in your work with students.

DE Network: Distance Education

Leaders: Greg Zorbas and Dave Dannenberg

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The intent of the Special Interest Group (Network) on Distance Education is to provide ongoing opportunities for Alaskan Educators to share their innovative ideas and expertise in collaborative discussions and demonstrations to provide excellent online distance educational opportunities to all Alaskan students. The focus is to support educators in efficiently and effectively offering all students the opportunity to learn anything, anywhere at anytime via online learning which harnesses multiple aspects of cutting-edge technology.

DI Network: Disrupting the Institution

Leaders: Robanne Stading and Tammy Van Whye

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Disruptive innovation creates new values that can challenge educational institutions. The DI Network considers what disruptive innovation looks like inside the educational institution and how innovative educators can address those challenges.

IT Network: Information Technology

Leaders: Jon Kludt-Painter and Jared Grieve

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IT Stands for “Information Technology,” and is understood and pronounced as “I.T.” IT refers to anything related to computing technology, such as networking, hardware, software, the Internet, or the people that work with these technologies. This network supports those who are working with and supporting all facets of the IT world. You can resources for ASTE IT Network here: IT NETWORK Resources

STEM Network : Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM)

Leaders: Jenn Miller and Carlyn Nichols

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STEM Network:  The ASTE Special Interest Group for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math exists to provide a professional learning community for educators that have an interest in integrating these disciplines.  STEM Network is aware that art and research are important components of the design process and the scientific method, and although we have chosen to maintain the traditional STEM acronym, the  STEM Network group embraces the ‘A’ and the ‘R’ as well.