Leadership Exchange
at ISTELive 21
Creative Constructor
Lab Virtual
Edtech Advocacy &
Policy Summit

Calling all Educational Leaders - Meet Your New ISTE Standards

Location: W184c

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Participate and share : Forum

Sunday, June 24, 9:00–11:00 am
Location: W184c

Dr. Wendy Drexler   Kara Gann   Dr. Annette Smith  
A complex and rapidly-changing digital age requires new vision and skills in education leadership. The new ISTE Standards provide a framework for learning, teacher, and leading that support the capabilities of today's dynamic, future-focused leaders. Learn how the Standards can enhance your system and learning with technology.

Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices useful
Attendee device specification: Smartphone: Windows, Android, iOS
Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
Participant accounts, software and other materials: Google accounts.
Focus: Leadership
Topic: Educational policy and leadership
ISTE Standards: For Educators:
  • Set professional learning goals to explore and apply pedagogical approaches made possible by technology and reflect on their effectiveness.
For Students:
Empowered Learner
  • Students articulate and set personal learning goals, develop strategies leveraging technology to achieve them and reflect on the learning process itself to improve learning outcomes.
  • Students build networks and customize their learning environments in ways that support the learning process.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

Present the new ISTE Standards focused on educational leadership.
Describe their relationship to the ISTE Standards for Students and for Educators.
Explore how the ISTE Standards can support your system—school, district, state, or country.


Welcome and introductions
Presenting the new Standards for educational leaders
Connecting the ISTE Standards
What the ISTE Standards can do for you and your system

Supporting research


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Dr. Wendy Drexler, Johns Hopkins University

Wendy Drexler is currently an Assistant Professor of Educational Technology at Johns Hopkins University. Prior to that, Wendy served as Chief Innovation Officer for ISTE. As Director of Online Development at Brown University, she led the design and production of Brown’s first online courses. As a post doc at the University of Florida, she managed the research portion of the Enhancing Education Through Technology (EETT) federal Title II grant across 23 school districts in Florida. She has managed eLearning teams at IBM and AT&T, and has taught in elementary, middle, and high school.

Kara Gann, Writable

Kara has been a classroom teacher, instructional technology coach, district level administrator, Director of Integration and is currently a Sr. Client Success Manager at Schoology. She is Co-Owner and Executive Director of Smith and Gann Educational Consulting. She was on the Board of Directors for the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE). Kara has presented at a number of national conferences and published works in educational magazines and blogs. She holds a M.Ed. in Educational Administration and a B.A. in Elementary Education.

Dr. Annette Smith, WI Department of Public Instruction

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