The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE®) is the premier nonprofit organization serving educators and education leaders committed to empowering connected learners in a connected world. ISTE serves more than 100,000 education stakeholders throughout the world.

What’s the relationship between InnEdCO and ISTE? You might not know it, but InnEdCO is one of 70 global ISTE affiliates. We partner with ISTE because we have common goals: share best practices, serve our members / attendees, and strengthen impact in our local education communities.

ISTE’s Vision and Mission

The vision of ISTE is a world where all learners thrive, achieve and contribute. As the creator and steward of the definitive education technology standards, ISTE’s mission is to empower learners to flourish in a connected world by cultivating a passionate professional learning community, linking educators and partners, leveraging knowledge and expertise, advocating for strategic policies, and continually improving learning and teaching.

Consider connecting with ISTE through Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, or YouTube.
You may know of the ISTE Conference & Expo — touted as “the world’s most comprehensive ed tech event for learning, teaching and leading in the digital age.” (We think it just edges out InnEdCO…)

In June 2017, ISTE will be in San Antonio, Texas. If you are planning on attending, you’ll want to mark the following dates on your calendars.
  • Pro tip: Book your rooms in January or February.
  • Super early bird pricing for ISTE 2017 ends March 1.
  • Call for new ideas (i.e. presentations) opens early April 2017 and closes late April 2017.
Consider bringing a team to InnEdCO and to ISTE for a summer of learning and inspiration. Exciting news: The new ISTE Standards for Teachers are expected to be revealed at the 2017 ISTE Conference!

Join ISTE and read all about it's new Standards for Students

If you can’t attend the conference, you may still want to consider becoming a member of ISTE. ISTE membership is a powerful way for you to connect with peers, share knowledge and ideas, and help lead the transformation of education. Many people join as a part of attending the summer ISTE conference and others join to gain access to ISTE’s impactful ed tech resources and support their own professional learning.

We invite you to click on the image on the right to explore joining ISTE. If you have questions about the partnership between InnEdCO and ISTE, feel free to contact Partnerships Chair, Liz Walhof (@ejwalhof on Twitter or via email at

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