Sunday, November 6, 2011
About the publisher
I'd like to make my first post about my publisher, the International Society for Technology in Education (I.S.T.E.). The flagship professional organization for technology in the classroom for over 30 years, they have helped revolutionize education around the world. With 20,000 members, they provide a myriad of services including the publication of hundreds of titles of books for educators, journals, and website applications. They have a global impact with educators and education leaders who are engaged in improving learning and teaching by advancing the effective use of technology in PK-12 and teacher education at the university level.
ISTE represent more than 100,000 education leaders throughout the world and their membership also includes affiliate organizations and corporations.
They provide forums where educators connect with peers to share ideas and emerging trends in digital technology and instructional strategies.
ISTE and their partners and members created the National Education Technology Standards, NETS, providing roadmaps and proficiency measurement goals for students, teachers, and administrators.
ISTE sponsors and presents an annual conference and exposition. The conference, once known as NECC, the National Education Computing Conference, is now simply the ISTE conference. ISTE 2012 will be held in San Diego. People attend from all over the world: teachers, technology coordinators, administrators, library media specialists, teacher educators, and policy makers.
The foundation of their mission, according to their most recent annual report, is to "share a common passion: a desire to see very student realize his or her potential through a vibrant and innovative learning experience."
The book, "Connecting Students to S.T.E.M. Careers, Social Networking Strategies," is available through their online bookstore and other book retail outlets such as Amazon.com.