Teacher Education Network

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The Teacher Education Network members include higher education faculty teaching in graduate and undergraduate programs, graduate students, K–12 teachers, administrators, information technology specialists and curriculum specialists teaching and conducting research in teacher preparation and instructional technology.

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Upcoming Events


  • Win a FREE ISTE 2018 Conference Registration with the Tech in Action Video Competition

    Are you an outstanding technology-using PreK-12 teacher? Or, do you know one? 

    The Teacher Education Network (TEN) is looking for videos of best practices for integrating technology in teaching and learning for our Technology in Action Video Awards! We’re searching for examples across a wide variety of grades, subject areas, and technologies 

    Now accepting submissions. For more information, visit: iste-ten.weebly.com

    • April 2, 2018 - Announce the award process and open applications for submissions 
    • May 15, 2018 - Final day for video submission 
    • May 20, 2018 - May 25, 2018 - Evaluation and identification of winners (evaluation criteria
    • May 30, 2018 - Award winners will be notified. Names published to ISTE TEN list serv.

    Promotions and Awards for Top 5 Videos 
    The top videos (as selected by ISTE TEN) will receive the following awards:First Place: Free ISTE conference registration​
    Second Place: $100 Amazon gift card 
    Top 5 Winners Receive: Certificates & Free ISTE book

    All winners will be honored at ISTE conference in a red carpet event sponsored by the Teacher Education Network. Please help us spread awareness about this video competition!

    Thank you,

    Torrey Trust
    ISTE Teacher Education Network President
  • 2018 Award for Excellence in Teacher Education

    Do you know an outstanding teacher educator who uses technology in innovative ways for teaching, learning, leadership, and scholarship? 

    If yes, then consider nominating this individual for the 2018 Award for Excellence in Teacher Education. Nominees for this award may include any individual who is responsible for the development of pre-service teachers, in-service teachers, and/or administrators, such as college or university faculty or district personnel (e.g., technology integration specialists, curriculum coaches).

    The winner of this award will receive a complimentary ISTE membership, a plaque, and recognition in a news release and at the 2018 ISTE Conference & Expo. 
    To submit your nomination, please fill out the following form: https://goo.gl/forms/sel nKt4cmAj7gP0s1 

    Here is a copy of the rubric that the TEN leadership team will use to select the winner of this award: https://goo.gl/forms/hJcPCwKBT tT1tb4S2 

    The deadline to submit your nomination is February 28, 2018. If you have any questions about the award, please don't hesitate to contact me.
  • Connect with the Teacher Education Network at ISTE 2017

    Join us for one or more of the following Teacher Education Network events at the 2017 ISTE conference in San Antonio: 

    Conference Meetup for Higher Education Professionals
    Monday, June 26 10am-11am; PLN lounge
    Join fellow higher educators on Monday morning to connect, learn, and discuss important topics related technology and higher education (e.g., creating a collaborative teacher education edtech syllabus, teacher educator technology competencies).

    Innovative Teaching in Higher Education
    Monday, June 26 2:30pm-3:30pm; Room 301A
    Explore innovative practices among teacher educators and education programs that focus on integrating technologies and engaging learners through innovative pedagogy for preparing teachers to inspire future-ready students. You'll also interact in small groups to generate implementation ideas for preparing teachers and impacting educational contexts with a goal of improving innovation, technology and teaching in higher education.

    Teacher Educator Technology Competencies
    Monday, June 26 4:30pm-5:30pm; Room 213
    Join in a discussion of possible implications for Teacher Educator Technology Competencies (TETCs) in your organization. We'll share how TETCs were developed via a highly collaborative process involving many teacher educators and show how the resulting competencies will be supportive to preparation programs moving toward a tech infusion model.

    Teacher Education Network Year-in-Review & Social Mixer
    Monday, June 26 5:30pm-7:30pm; Hemisfair Ballroom Foyer
    Join the Teacher Education Network for delicious treats and a fun social mixer in which we celebrate key initiatives from 2016-2017 (including the Technology in Action Video Awards, Digital Media SOOC, Teaching with Technology Competencies for Teacher Educators) and collaboratively brainstorm ideas to guide the future of the PLN.

    The Top 10 Tools Every New Teacher Needs!
    Tuesday, June 27 12:15pm-1:15pm; Hemisfair Ballroom 2
    Do all new teachers really need to be Google Apps experts? Should new teachers have Twitter accounts? We'll showcase a crowd-sourced list of the top 10 tools every new teacher needs and then engage in a critical discussion about using these tools for teaching and learning.

    Teacher Education Network JDLTE Research Paper Award Winner
    Tuesday, June 27 2:45pm-3:45pm; Room 217A
    Authors Daniel G. Krutka, Jeffrey P. Carpenter, & Torrey Trust present their JDLTE award winning research and findings on a model for teacher educators and teachers to consider key elements of PLN experiences: engaging, discovering, experimenting, reflecting, and sharing.

    Coaching at the CORE
    Tuesday, June 27, 4:45pm-5:45pm; Room 217BC
    Join teacher educators as they share resources to support collaboration, organization, reflection and equity. Discover how these strategies support partnership learning principles, and how they can be used to encourage the instructional integration of technology in the classroom. We'll explore web-based resources and apps through case studies of digital age learning environments.

    Teacher Education Network Playground: Tips and Tools for Advancing Your PLN
    Wednesday, June 28 9am-1pm; Hemisfair Ballroom Foyer
    Visit our interactive, member-led playground to learn how you can expand your professional learning network (PLN) and achieve your professional goals! Stations include: Twitter & Pinterest, Twitter chats, information curation, online activities (MOOCs), online communities, let's get connected, and PLN Enrichment Framework. Come ready to connect, explore, and share!

    The Wait is Over: Teacher Educator Technology Competencies Have Arrived
    Wednesday, June 28 8:30am-9:30am; Room 217A, Table 3
    This research study documents the process of developing technology competencies and expectations for teacher educators. A Delphi method was used to solicit feedback from a panel of experts with the goal being a list of technology competencies that will guide teacher educators in teaching with and about technology.

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