AT&T/MACUL/MVU Student Technology Showcase at the Capitol

US Capitol Dome Vector Illustration

US Capitol Dome Vector Illustration

Educators, are you interested in an easy way to advocate for educational technology? Sign up to take a team of up to four students to the 16th annual Student Technology Showcase at the Michigan State Capitol!  

The showcase is a day-long event (each team will be there for two hours) held in the Michigan State Capitol Building to allow lawmakers, business leaders and other citizens to see first-hand how technology is used in classrooms across Michigan.

K-12 student teams representing their schools from around the state will demonstrate best practices of how technology can enhance teaching and learning for the success of Michigan students.

When: Wednesday, December 7, 2016: Two hour segments of your choice

Sign up to attend the Showcase now at http://sts.macul.org/

Act Now: YES to House Bill 4388

This week, the Michigan House of Representatives will be voting on House Bill 4388, legislation that modifies the allowable use of sinking funds to include the purchase of technology and security equipment.

Please contact your representative today and encourage them to support this legislation.  This common-sense legislation will allow tax payers to save money, schools to provide up-to-date learning environments and students to thrive.

Find your representative with contact info here.

What are the candidates saying about education? Join the discussion May 26 to find out!

Memo from the ISTE Advocacy Network:

You’re invited to participate in a one-of-a-kind, ISTE-sponsored Presidential Forum hosted by the Committee for Education Funding (CEF) Thursday, May 26 from 9 a.m.– noon. The event will feature high-level policy representatives from the presidential campaigns who will discuss the candidates’ education policy platforms and agendas. The event is a unique opportunity to hear an in-depth analysis of each candidate’s education priorities.

Award-winning journalist Candy Crowley will moderate the event and give the audience a chance to ask questions about the need to invest in education and what education policy will look like with a new administration.

The ISTE community can watch the broadcast live from the Newseum in Washington, D.C.! In addition to watching the livestream, you can participate in the event by submitting your questions for the speakers at SubmitQ@cef.org or tweeting your question using #CEFpresForum.

Please consider submitting or tweeting questions related to key ISTE advocacy initiatives such as digital equity, ed tech funding, digital citizenship and digital age classrooms.

We hope you can join the critical conversation and find out about each of the candidate’s education policy platforms in the 2016 race for the White House!