COVID-19 update: ISTE20 will now take place November 28 – December 1, 2020 COVID-19 update: ISTE20 will now take place
November 28 – December 1, 2020
ISTE20Creative Constructor
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Leadership Summit
Edtech Advocacy &
Policy Summit

Learning guide

How do you like to learn?

ISTE20 features sessions in several formats to accommodate a variety of learning experiences:

Listen and learn: Primarily one-way interaction between presenters and audience.

  • Lecture: Hour-long presentation with one or more presenters addressing a seated audience.
  • Panel: Hour-long presentation with a designated moderator facilitating a discussion among two or more panelists on a particular topic.
  • Research paper: Twenty- to 30-minute lecture presentation, hour-long roundtable presentation or poster presentation featuring original research on the general theme of using technology to enhance education.
  • Snapshot Thirty-minute micropresentation that focuses on a particular instructional model, technology solution or content provider resource. Two snapshots are combined into an unmoderated hour-long session.

Participate and share: Moderate interaction between presenters and audience or among participants.

  • Interactive lecture: A lecture featuring audience participation and interaction with the presenter(s) during the session.
  • Poster: Two-hour, demonstration-style presentation delivered in an open, multibooth environment that enables presenters to engage the audience in conversation.

Explore and create: Extensive interaction between presenters and audience.

  • Creation lab (formerly BYOD): Sixty- or 90-minute lab that models and allows participants to practice and experience a creation activity, a run-through of a project-based unit, or the mastering of a specific productivity tool or skill that they can take home and implement immediately.
  • Workshop: Sessions offered in three-hour or 90-minute segments that provide for more personal, in-depth exploration of a particular topic, tool or resource in a smaller-group environment.

Engage and connect: Network and socialize with other conference participants.

  • Hosted activity: Dynamic content from conference sponsors.
  • Trip/tour: Discover the local community through an educational institution visit or walking tour.
  • Meeting: Formal, public or private gathering with a structured agenda.

Earning credit

ISTE20 is an approved content provider for continuing education units (CEUs) in select states.

Alabama
Track the sessions you attended in My Favorites to generate an official certificate of attendance after the event and work directly with your district’s technology coordinator to receive credit.

Delaware
Track the sessions you attended in My Favorites to generate an official certificate of attendance after the event. You will also need to provide a completed Activity Documentation Form to submit to the Department of Education.

Nevada
ISTE is an approved Continuing Education Provider (CEP) for Nevada educators. Track the sessions you attended in My Favorites to generate an official certificate of attendance after the conference and work directly with your district to receive credit.

New Jersey
Track the sessions you attended in My Favorites to generate an official certificate of attendance after the conference and work directly with your district to receive credit. Additionally, submit a description of each attended session as well as the presenter(s) name(s) to meet New Jersey minimum documentation requirements.

Texas
ISTE is an approved Continuing Professional Education (CPE) provider for Texas educators. Track the sessions you attended in My Favorites to generate an official certificate of attendance after the event and work directly with your district to receive credit. Be sure to record the CPE provider # 500850.


If you're a certified educator in Arizona, California, Ohio, Virginia, Missouri, Louisiana or Indiana, please work directly with your district using your certificate of attendance to receive credit.

If you don’t live in one of the states listed above, you may still be eligible to get credit. Prior to the conference, contact your local school district or state Department of Education to find out how to secure CEUs.