Program guide

The conference experience should be tailored to each attendee’s unique focus and interests. The ISTE Conference & Expo provides attendees with a variety of opportunities to interact with presenters and session material in an engaging, enjoyable and informative way. Keep the below session formats focus areas in mind when crafting your proposal.

Want to increase the chances of your proposal being accepted? Download the ISTE 2017 Submissions Guide and connect your proposal to the ISTE Standards.

How do you like to learn?

ISTE 2017 features sessions in several formats to accommodate a variety of learning styles. How can your session best meet attendee learning needs?

Listen and Learn

Sit back and soak up the learning.

Listen and Learn sessions include:

Lecture. One or more presenters deliver a traditional lecture.

From Digital Citizenship to Digital Leadership, Empowering Learners Through Social Media – George Couros

Research paper. Two or three research papers are presented consecutively in lecture or roundtable discussion format. Individual papers may be presented as a poster session.

Panel. Two or more experts discuss a specific topic.

Augmented Reality: Engaging a Minecraft Generation

Multi-presentation. Several presenters deliver a round-robin series of fast-paced perspectives on a common topic or theme.

Ignite, Round 2 Cathy Hunt

Snapshot. Two half-hour presentations focused on a particular solution, tool or resource are combined into one hour-long lecture session.

Allison White, Curating the Conference, Tatanisha Love, Cool Curation Tools (samples)

Participate and Share

Interact with presenters or peers as you learn.

Participate and Share sessions include:

Interactive lecture. Follow the lecture on your own device and participate in hands-on activities.

Creating Passionate Literacy Environments Through Personalized Learning — Pernille Ripp

Poster. Explore a variety of projects in a multi-booth environment where you can engage with presenters one on one or in small groups.

Students at ISTE demonstrating poster sessions during the student showcase.

Explore and Create

Learn by doing.

Explore and Create sessions include:

BYOD. Explore new resources and develop your skills with extensive hands-on activities using your own device. Participation is free but requires pre-registration on a first come, first served basis.

Workshop. Dive deep during a 90-minute, three-hour or six-hour workshop. Enrollment is limited, and pre-registration and additional fees are required.

What’s your career focus?

Create a session that directly relates to specific job roles or areas of expertise by choosing between five major focus areas and related topics.

Digital Age Teaching and Learning covers all aspects of technology use in the learning environment.

  • Assessment/evaluations/standards
  • Augmented and virtual realities
  • BYOD/1:1 instructional programs
  • Communication and collaboration
  • Constructivist learning/maker movement
  • Creativity and productivity tools
  • Differentiated instruction
  • Distance, online and blended learning
  • Early childhood/elementary
  • Flipped learning
  • Games and simulations
  • Innovative learning environments
  • Instructional design and delivery
  • Library/media
  • Literacies for the digital age
  • Mobile learning
  • Online tools and resources
  • Open educational resources
  • Personalized learning
  • Programming and robotics
  • Project-, problem- and challenge-based learning
  • Storytelling/multimedia
  • Special populations/assistive and adaptive technologies/UDL
  • Wearable technologies
  • Web 2.0 integration

Leadership develops and articulates a vision for the role of technology in educational programs.

  • Assessment/using data
  • Community outreach
  • Educational policy and leadership
  • Funding and accountability
  • Integrating standards
  • Technology planning and evaluation

Professional Learning focuses on the training and development of leaders, teachers and other educators.

  • Best practices and models for coaching
  • Online professional development
  • Professional development models
  • Teacher education

Technology Infrastructure focuses on the technology, resources and policies necessary to build the infrastructure for effective teaching, learning and administration.

  • 1:1 programs
  • BYOD/BYOT implementation
  • Cloud computing
  • Data systems
  • Emergent technologies
  • Networking strategies/solutions
  • Safety and security

learning starts here

San Antonio

June 25-28, 2017