Source: The Avi Chai Blog
The ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) Conference, one of the world’s premier educational technology events, attracts between 15,000- 20,000 attendees each year. For the past two years, AVI CHAI has sponsored the attendance of 10 Jewish day school leaders in North America per year (including heads of school, principals, deans, rosh yeshivas, directors of educational technology, etc.). These AVI CHAI fellows join colleagues in Jewish education, including 20 PELIE-sponsored part-time Jewish educators as well as Jewish day school leaders returning after attending ISTE in previous years, many of them bringing fellow school educators as well. Jewish day schools and education at large thus benefits through these participants’ immersion in tech tools, mindsets, and interactions with peers also on the journey of ed tech exploration – both within the Jewish context and without.
Following ISTE 2012, which took place from June 24-27, 2012 in San Diego, there has been a flurry of activity on the AVI CHAI Educational Technology Blog as participants share some of their “aha” moments, musings and other insights gleamed from the conference. These blog posts also reflect some of the discussions held between fellows at the evening meetings.
Read Fishman's summary of the AVI CHAI ISTE Fellow's takes on the AVI CHAI Blog.