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TEN Playground: Tools, Resources, & Ideas for Implementing the ISTE Standards for Educators

Location: Playground B; Level 3, Skyline Ballroom Pre-function

Explore and create

Explore and create : Playground

Tuesday, June 26, 9:30 am–1:00 pm
Location: Playground B; Level 3, Skyline Ballroom Pre-function

Dr. Peña Bedesem   Dr. Jennifer Courduff   Dr. Peter Hessling   Dr. Oluwakemi Olurinola   Rachelle Dene Poth   Dr. Torrey Trust  
Join Teacher Education Network leaders and community members to learn how they incorporate the ISTE Standards for Educators into their practice and prepare current and future teachers for doing the same. At this interactive playground, you will discover digital tools, learning activities, and PD ideas for the ISTE*E Standards.

Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices useful
Attendee device specification: Smartphone: Windows, Android, iOS
Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
Focus: Professional learning
Topic: Best practices for using the ISTE Standards
ISTE Standards: For Educators:
  • Set professional learning goals to explore and apply pedagogical approaches made possible by technology and reflect on their effectiveness.
  • Stay current with research that supports improved student learning outcomes, including findings from the learning sciences.
  • Pursue professional interests by creating and actively participating in local and global learning networks.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

This playground will focus on ideas, tools, and strategies for incorporating the ISTE Standards for Educators into teaching and learning.


There will be 7 stations - one for each of the standards. Station leaders will be recruited from the Teacher Education Network community.

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Dr. Peña Bedesem, Kent State University
Dr. Jennifer Courduff, Azusa Pacific University
Dr. Peter Hessling, North Carolina State University
Dr. Oluwakemi Olurinola, Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-iwoye.
Rachelle Dene Poth, Rivervew Junior Senior High School

I teach Spanish and STEAM. I am also an attorney and have a Master’s in Instructional Technology. I am the President for Teacher Education Network, Communications Chair for ISTE Mobile Learning Network. I was selected as the 2017 Outstanding Teacher of the Year by PAECT and by NSBA as one of "20 to watch" educators. I am proud to be a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert, an Ambassador for Buncee, Flipgrid, Hoonuit, and an Edmodo Certified Trainer, Nearpod PioNear, and TES Ambassador . I wrote chapter 3 of “Snapshot in Education 2016”, and Chapter 6 of “Gamify Literacy” from ISTE.

Dr. Torrey Trust, University of Massachusetts Amherst

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