Advocating For Technology In Education

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This is the presenation from the VSTE Advocacy team session at VSTE09. For more information contact advocacy@vste.org .

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Advocating For Technology In Education

  1. 1. Advocating for Technology in Education<br />From Your Classroom to the Universe <br />
  2. 2. Ally<br />Promoter <br />Organizer<br />Supporter<br />What is an Advocate?<br />Believer<br />Sponsor<br />Campaigner<br />Leader<br />Activist<br />
  3. 3. Why Advocate?<br />We are not just helping teachers teach and students learn; we are shaping the very future of education, one classroom at a time. . . <br />
  4. 4. For VSTE<br />Technology funding<br />???<br />What do we Advocate for?<br />Better tech standards<br />Jobs/Positions<br />Better Professional Development<br />
  5. 5. Use technology!<br />Share your VSTE experience<br />???<br />How can we beAdvocates?<br />Contact your gov’t representatives<br />Post your story on the NING<br />Join the Ed Tech Action Network<br />
  6. 6. State funding?<br />Federal funding?<br />???<br />What are the roadblocks?<br />Low priority?<br />Jobs/Positions?<br />Lack of Professional Development?<br />
  7. 7. VSTE Advocacy Team<br />Objectives:<br />Promote the mission and initiatives of VSTE<br />Promote effective methods of professional development and practice<br />Advocate at the local, state, and federal levels for technology related issues that directly effect Virginia’s educators. <br />http://vsteonline.ning.com/group/vsteadvocacyteam<br />
  8. 8. VSTE Advocacy Team<br />This is a committee of the VSTE Board of Directors.<br />The co chairs are the Vice Chair of the board and one other designated VSTE member.<br />This team would be responsible for promoting VSTE’s advocacy efforts in a variety of venues. <br />To serve on this committee, contact advocacy@vste.org<br />www.vste.org<br />
  9. 9. Lao-tzu wrote:<br />“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”<br />
  10. 10. The future is up to YOU!<br />

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