Joining The International Society For Technology

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Joining the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) can offer opportunities to network with a group of people that have similar interest in technology. ISTE is a professional association that can help me strengthen, better yet, build my personal network of professional friendships. This organization, with its many members, has the potential to create opportunities for its members to improve leadership ability and understanding of “technology usage” in the classroom with students.
Through exploration I found press releases and news articles that educated me about the billions of dollars that have been allocated to the Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grants Program (SSAEG), Title IV, Part A of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). (Lewis 2016) This is important for technology specialist and users of educational technology, and teachers because they need to know that financial support is being given to help our students have access to various technologies. Yes, ISTE is pushing legislation that will support the things that I may want to do in my classroom. I know in my school, I would like to research this and see if my school might be able to get dollars from this grant to update our equipment.
Consequently, membership with ISTE offers opportunities for members to meet mid to high level employees and if I choose to attend a conference I can support ISTE financially with my dollars. If I were ambitious enough, I could enter into some of their contests…
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