(The beginning of) My Journey As Chair of the Board of Directors for ISTE

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.

http://etc.coe.uga.edu/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/new-iste-logo.pngIn 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.

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