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AzTEA Ignite Presentation Winner

Congratulations to Holli Taylor on winning the AzTEA Ignite Presentation Showcase! 

Holli's presentation highlighted  the math apps below:

Online ISTE Teacher Refresh Forum

WHEN: Tuesday, December 15th from 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.  Participants will receive a PD certificate for 1 hour. 

Participate in an ISTE Teacher Standard Refresh Session


WHY: As an ISTE affiliate, the Arizona Technology in Education Association (AzTEA) is committed to ensuring that all Arizona educators have the opportunity to provide their input and have their voice heard in order for the ISTE Standards remain relevant, even aspirational, so that they continue to serve their primary purpose of preparing students for their future. The new teachers standards will be based on the 2016 Student Standards.

Two upcoming opportunities to get involved - Eastside & Westside!

WHEN: Thursday, December 8th from 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Participants will receive a PD certificate for 1 hour.

WHERE: Gilbert Public School Community Education Building 6839 East Guadalupe Road, Mesa, AZ 85212


2016 Innovation Award Nominations Extended until Dec. 16th

The Arizona Technology in Education Association (AzTEA) recognizes educators, support personnel, administrators, and community members who have demonstrated exemplary commitment to educational technology in Arizona through our Innovation Awards program!  Deadline to submit a nomination is midnight (MST) on Friday, December 16, 2016. Click here or visit to nominate someone today!

The ISTE Blues

Data Overload 
Like most of us who attended ISTE, you are probably experienced the emotional roller coaster ride that accompanied the flight or drive home. The data overload from the content filled sessions, keynotes, poster and playground spaces, and endless conversations can be overwhelming. It is possible to keep the "ISTE's Over Blues" from setting in, but do not put it off for later, jump into your content while it's fresh and take charge!