ISTE will be back in Pennsylvania in 2019! They will need presenters.
One of those presenters CAN BE YOU!
Join Ben Smith and the PAECT community on July 10th at 3:00 pm. Ben will share tips and tricks to writing a sound conference proposal.
This webinar will last approximately 30 - 45 minutes, and will be hosted via Zoom.
Please register here to attend the webinar.
Hope to see you in Philadelphia for ISTE!
Starting April 3rd, we will hold weekly discussions on student empowerment. PAECT Members, contact @coachjoncraig to join. New to Voxer? Check out bit.ly/VoxerHOWTO
PAECT is proud to announce the 27th Annual PAECT Student Technology Showcase.The showcase, located in the East Rotunda of the Capitol Building in Harrisburg, is held annually to present legislators and the public with the opportunity to learn how teachers and students are integrating technology into K-12 classrooms across the Commonwealth.
Students and teachers from Kindergarten through grade twelve from all parts of the Commonwealth will converge on the Capitol for this exciting event. The participating students will demonstrate engaging projects that utilize 3D printers, video, graphic design, robotics, animation and so much more. Legislators attend the event to see first-hand the importance of technology in education today and to interact with students and advisors.
You are invited to participate in the annual Student Technology Showcase which will be held on Monday, April 30, 2018 from 9:30am to 2pm. Students will be permitted to set up between 8:30-9:30 and opening remarks will begin at 9:30am.
If you or your school district is utilizing technology in an innovative way, this is a great opportunity to share your knowledge. Submit your application by Thursday, March 29, 2018. Applications can be submitted online at https://goo.gl/forms/lL2Zi3SFtK39dmjs2 or you can visit our website (www.paect.org/Student-Showcase) for a paper copy.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Stephanie Moon at firstname.lastname@example.org. We hope that you will consider participating in this year’s showcase!
Register now to attend TERS 2018!
Plan to attend the upcoming Technology Education Research Symposium -TERS 2018 by PAECT which will be held on April 14th, 2018 on the campus of Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania!
Examples of presentations at TERS 2018 include:
Role of the Humanities in the 21st Century College Curriculum
The Best of Both: Integrating two learning management systems in an Intermediate Algebra course
Student Study Skills: Perception vs Reality
Feedback, Reflection, and Revising: Using Google Docs as a Platform for 21st Century Learning
Pre-service Teachers' Perceptions of Classroom Management and Self-Efficacy in an Urban Practicum Experience determined with ePortfolios and Surveys
4 Apps for a More Efficient Classroom
The potential benefits of using video discussion boards in middle schools as meaningful formative assessments to promote engagement and social learning: A Review
Click here for additional information and to register to attend:
Teacher of the Year: Sara Heintzelman
Chief Technology Officer (CTO) Award: Paul Sanfrancesco
Mary C. Renner/Ronald G. Bennett Award: Diahann Snisky
Outstanding Technical Support Person Award: Shannon Decorrevont
Pioneer Award: Matt Dancho
Paul W. Weliver: Nathaniel R. Turcotte
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Nomination deadline: Feb 28, 2018
Do you embrace the effective integration of educational technology and also take the next step, innovating with new technology tools and resources in the ever-changing landscape of today’s educational environment? If so, wouldn’t it be nice to be acknowledged, celebrated and supported in your growth in technology integration, collaboration and leadership while giving back to your educational community? Here’s your chance!
Ask your principal to recognize your outstanding classroom technology innovation through the Keystone Technology Innovators program. PAECT, in partnership with Eduspire, continues this program in 2018. Every building principal in the state may nominate ONE individual from his/her school that innovatives with technology in the classroom.
Building principals can nominate a Keystone by going to www.keystonespa.org and completing a simple online form that takes only a few minutes to complete. That’s it!
Once nominated by his/her principal, the teacher will automatically become a Keystone Technology Innovator and will join a strong community of innovators, sharing resources and collaborating on ideas in innovating teaching practice. Nominees will be Keystones and part of this network for the entire length of their careers and earn a chance to be recognized as 1 of the 100 “Keystone Technology STARS” in PA.
Keystone STARs will be invited to a state-level summit conference to be held on the campus of Shippensburg University this summer; the only cost will be a $100.00 event fee. Keystone STARs attending the summit will gain access to a three-credit graduate level course designed by Eduspire specifically tailored for Keystones.
Keystones Technology Innovators Staff Applications
Staff selection is a competitive process, especially considering there are only slots for 20 full-time and 5-15 part-time staff. Folks will be disappointed when they are not selected, so please do not take it personally. (I know, easier said than done.) We are looking to put together the best staff possible with folks that can be a help in a lot of different ways; as someone on the PAECT leadership team puts it, we are looking for Swiss Army Knives, versatile individuals who can jump in and help out in a lot of different areas. Please consider that carefully when crafting your application.
Applications for staff are due on January 31, 2018, we expect to select full-time staff before February 28. The first and immediate expectation is that some of you will assist with selecting the 100 individuals attending the 2018 Summit.
Here's the link for the application: https://goo.gl/forms/hJChskzQoxPtquX92
If you have any questions or feel you need to communicate anything, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Dear PAECT members,
As you well know, PAECT is your organization: the board and committee chairs, both regionally and for the state, are volunteers, selflessly giving hours of their time to make PAECT the great organization that it is. Some of you have already given back to the organization by running for elected office or offering services in various areas.
One thing we consistently hear as we talk with members from across the state is “How can we get involved?” Contacting your regional director is always one option we suggest. Getting involved in your region, planning for and participating in the wide variety of events offered, is certainly one way to “get your foot in the door.”
While there has never been a formal way of indicating a desire to be involved on the state level, we felt it was important to do so now. As the organization grows and evolves, we understand it is important to include fresh voices and new energy to sustain and help the organization continue its evolution. This is your call to action!
The PAECT Board has a number of non-voting committee chairs & committees that are critical to our operations. They include the following:
If you have an interest in serving on a state level committee or as a presidentially-appointed board-level committee chair, you are welcomed and encouraged to share your specific area of interest (committee name as well as CHAIR or COMMITTEE) with PAECT Vice-President Scott Snyder (email@example.com) by January 15, 2018. Please indicate interest now even if you are already a chair or on a committee or are running for election as regional director or for the State Board. No decisions or selections will be made until after the election is complete.
If you would prefer to be involved more locally, contact your regional director at any time. Visit http://paect.org to find your regional director’s contact information.
Thanks you for your service,
Brandon Lutz Scott Snyder
President Vice-President / President Elect
PAECT is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
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