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IDEA's for Using ISTE Standards in the Real World

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Participate and share : Poster

Tuesday, June 25, 3:00–5:00 pm
Location: Standards in Action Posters: Level 2, Hall D Lobby, Table S4

Amber Heffner   Traci Johnson   Christopher Johnson   Jenna Hnilo   Lindsay Zilly   Amy Stefanski  
Join Illinois educators who have participated in an ISTE Certification cohort to learn about utilizing the ISTE Student/Educator standards in their roles. We will answer questions about participating in a cohort, discuss about integration into schools, and the exciting IDEA's for how districts are improving from ISTE Standards integration.

Audience: Coaches, Curriculum/district specialists, Professional developers
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices not needed
Focus: Professional learning
Topic: Best practices for using the ISTE Standards
ISTE Standards: For Administrators:
Visionary Leadership
  • Engage in an ongoing process to develop, implement and communicate technology-infused strategic plans aligned with a shared vision.
For Coaches:
Digital Citizenship
  • Model and promote diversity, cultural understanding and global awareness by using digital age communication and collaboration tools to interact locally and globally with students, peers, parents and the larger community.
For Educators:
  • Collaborate and co-learn with students to discover and use new digital resources and diagnose and troubleshoot technology issues.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

The purpose and objective of our session is to give a greater understanding of what the ISTE Certification cohort experience is as a learner as well as share ideas and stories about how educators are taking what they learned and integrate it into their districts.

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ISTE Standards

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Amber Heffner, Illinois Digital Educators Alliance
ISTE Certified

Amber Heffner is the Executive Director of Illinois Digital Educators Alliance (IDEA). IDEA is the Illinois affiliate of ISTE. Amber has a Bachelor of Science in Education, a Master of Science in Counseling and a Master of Science in Educational Leadership and is an ISTE Certified Educator. Her background as a coach, teacher, counselor, and a school administrator created experiences from which she draws from in her role today. Amber strives to empower educators with support, valuable professional development, resources and networking opportunities that support their personal growth to be the best they can be for students.

Traci Johnson, ROWVA High School
Christopher Johnson, ROWVA CUSD 208
Jenna Hnilo, Illinois Digital Educators Alliance
Amy Stefanski, Dunlap Community Unit School District

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