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Transforming education requires us to rethink how we teach and learn. The ISTE Standards act as a roadmap for bold, innovative educators and education leaders to re-engineer their schools and classrooms for digital age learning no matter where they fall on the journey to meaningful, effective ed tech integration. Want to know more? Visit the ISTE Standards frequently asked questions….

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Are you looking to integrate technology effectively to enhance learning, empower students, and increase creativity? AzTEA (Arizona Technology in Education Association) is providing professional learning opportunities focused on learning with technology using the newly adopted Arizona Educational Technology Standards.

Education and society have changed dramatically, and students need to learn more than just knowledge in order to succeed. Our goal for these sessions is to provide perspectives and tools to use in planning your lessons through the lens of the AZ Ed Tech standards, so that you can infuse them into lessons to teach not only content but to better prepare your students for their lives as digital citizens. Our hope is to be a resource for educators in AZ, supporting students to use technology to engage more deeply with material, to develop solutions to problems that require technology, to integrate technology seamlessly into their own learning.

You may already be teaching in a way that builds these skills! But these standards are a thorough, vetted way to reflect on our lessons, to ensure we’re supporting this development for students as best as possible.

*All sessions will be hosted on Zoom

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Join us for an hour of virtual conversation, problem solving and connection as we discuss current issues in edtech.


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All students need digital citizenship skills to participate fully in their communities and make smart choices online and in life. Common Sense Education has an award-winning K–12 Digital Citizenship Curriculum:

  • Addresses top concerns for schools.
  • Prepares students with critical 21st-century skills.
  • Supports educators with training and recognition.
  • Engages the whole community through family outreach.

Check out their brand new digital citizenship curriculum for grades 3-8!

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Computational Thinking Supports Learning in All Subject Areas!

Computational thinking allows us to take a complex problem, understand what the problem is and develop possible solutions. We can then present these solutions in a way that a computer, a human, or both, can understand. The four cornerstones of Computational Thinking (pattern recognition, decomposition, abstraction, and algorithmic thinking) are key skills that all students need and can apply throughout their lives. Because of this, computational thinking can become a common language in schools and make it easy to connect to all core subject areas. Additionally, these skills are essential in computer science and coding and make those more accessible to all students.

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Join today for an opportunity to learn with several experts in Digital Literacy brought together by a unique collaboration of several EdTech Organizations from around the country.  Checkout the schedule and content below.  

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Event Kickoff – Wednesday, November 18 from 7-9pm CST

  • Featured speakers – Dr. Mike Ribble & Dr. Kristen Mattson
  • Facilitated discussions and networking in breakout rooms
  • On-demand content available after opening speakers

Asynchronous Learning – Wednesday, November 18 – December 9 

  • On-demand content from local and national leaders
  • Twitter slow chats each week ~ #diglitnow

Event Closing – Wednesday, December 9 from 7-9pm CST

  • Featured speaker – Bill Bass
  • Networking & sharing of ideas and artifacts in breakout rooms
  • Closing featured speaker – Dr. LeeAnn Lindsey





November 18, 2020 Event Kickoff Dr. Mike Ribble & Dr. Kristen Mattson Live synchronous learning & networking through Canvas & Zoom
November 18 – December 9, 2020 Asynchronous Learning Local & National Speakers including Diana Benner, Don Goble, Frederick Lane, Jenna Reeh, and more! On-demand learning & networking through recorded sessions and discussion forums in Canvas and weekly Twitter Slow Chats
December 9, 2020 Event Closing Bill Bass & Dr. LeeAnn Lindsey Live synchronous learning & networking through Canvas & Zoom
December 9 –
April 19, 2021
Independent Learning Local & National Speakers including Diana Benner, Don Goble, Frederick Lane, Jenna Reeh, and more! Continued learning through Canvas of all recorded sessions for six months.

Join nine organizations in learning from local and national experts how to integrate digital literacy. The kickoff day provides inspiration and definition with a taste of exceptional on-demand content. Each presenter will provide a task, challenge, or idea for you. Then you will continue to learn through self-paced content over the next three weeks to dive deeper, curate, and create while networking and participating in an ongoing Twitter slow chat. The culminating day will conclude with more inspiration, including the sharing of artifacts, ideas, resources, and curriculum connections to use tomorrow. The curated list of resources will be shared live after the event. Participants will have access to all of the content through April 19, 2021.


Objectives / Goals:
1) understand what digital literacy is and how to teach it 
2) develop a personal connection to a digital literacy network of educators 
3) create implementation strategies for integrating digital literacy
4) share an artifact or idea that students could use tomorrow


ISTE Standards for Educators

Citizen – Educators inspire students to positively contribute to and responsibly participate in the digital world. Educators:

3a Create experiences for learners to make positive, socially responsible contributions and exhibit empathetic behavior online that build relationships and community.

3b Establish a learning culture that promotes curiosity and critical examination of online resources and fosters digital literacy and media fluency.

3c Mentor students in safe, legal and ethical practices with digital tools and the protection of intellectual rights and property.

3d Model and promote management of personal data and digital identity and protect student data privacy.