If you have read my bio, or hear me talk about it with pride, I current serve on the Board of Directors for the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) as the Chair-Elect. This means, that come January, 2016, I will take over as Chair of the Board for the most influential organization (IMHO) in the field of EdTech. I will be the person to do this while living and working overseas.
I mention this, not only because I am immensely excited about the post, but because ISTE has done so much and means so much to Educational Technology and I am very proud to be a part of it.
In coming posts, I plan to talk about what ISTE means to me as an international Education Technology leader and why/how I got involved.
In looking forward, though, I hope to use this blog to chart the journey as Chair-Elect to Chair of the ISTE to serve a few purposes:
- Give vision into the work of the Board as it relates to ISTE and the field of EdTech
- Encourage others to get more involved in ISTE’s offerings and governance
- Organize my thoughts and plans
- Engage in dialogue with ISTE members, past board members, and EdTech folks from around the world
- Chronicle my experiences as Chair so I can look back in the future
So, what am I missing? What more should I discuss? Please let me know…
I am writing this as I fly home to Singapore from a board meeting in Houston. The total travel time door-to-door is about 30 hours and despite some Advil PM I seem to be wide awake. I find myself deep in thought and reflective of the work we did this weekend and the work that needs to be done in the weeks before the conference in June. I think with these flights 4 times a year (after each board meeting) I will have plenty of time and mental engagement to talk about a lot.
Here’s hoping for something interesting. 🙂
I work as an Educational Technology consultant at International EdTech committed to helping schools use technology successfully. I frequently present at conferences on Educational Leadership, Learning Technology, IT, and Data Systems. I am also a a published author focusing on Educational Technology, International Education, and Leadership.