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  • 31 Dec 2018 12:39 PM | Anonymous

    Thank you for your membership in PAECT! We have made some changes to our membership structure. Effective January 1, 2019 we are now offering free and premium memberships. Here is some information about the recent changes:

    What are the membership levels as of January 1st?

    • Free membership $0

    • Premium membership $35 (Receives premium member benefits.*)

    • Student membership $0 (Receives premium member benefits.*)

      • This applies to undergraduate students in PAECT chapters.

    • Free retired membership $0

    • Premium retired membership $15 (Receives premium member benefits.*)

    • Lifetime membership $400 (Receives premium member benefits for life.*)

    Institutional memberships are no longer available.

    What is a premium membership?

    PAECT Premium Membership offers a wide range of benefits (see below). We are pleased to offer our current membership level as premium membership without changing the current fee. Effective January 1, 2019, PAECT Standard Membership is free and the Premium Membership is $35.00 per year.

    What are the benefits of being a premium member?*

    Premium Member Benefits:

    For just $35 you will have access to:

    • Kyte Learning, a $75 value (PD on demand)

    • Member-only PD opportunities and archives (earning Act 48 hours)

    • Free/discounted PAECT regional and state events

    Benefits for All Members:

    • Weekly PAECT/Educational Technology Today newsletters

    • Bi-weekly Big Idea Book newsletters

    If you have any questions please contact our Corresponding Secretary, Lori Sheldon, at info@paect.org 

  • 30 Dec 2018 7:00 PM | Anonymous

    Artificial Intelligence 101: What you need to know about AI and education (now)

    Dr. Justin Aglio 

    January 14th, 2019

    7:00-8:00 pm EST 

    Artificial Intelligence has quickly and quietly embedded itself into our everyday life - security, education, social media, politics, agriculture, and more.  The future of work, and maybe humanity, will no doubt be impacted by AI. Dr. Justin Aglio will walk attendees through the basics of modern AI as well as share examples that emphasize how one school has moved beyond change to empower students and teachers to be designers of the future through AI.  

  • 30 Dec 2018 6:57 PM | Anonymous

    Alternate reality games (ARGs) are a flexible, modular, and scalable approach to game creation that can be brought into nearly every classroom, regardless of content area. Using the world around your students - both physical and digital - you can turn the mundane into exciting. The unique draw of ARGs is that since they use real world systems like email, websites, and the physical space available to you, it does not require expert design skills to create and it only takes curiosity to play. 

    The webinar will go over the basics of why game based learning is a best practice for 21st century education, the core philosophy of ARGs, and an in-depth example of how an ARG was designed and executed to teach high school students about online privacy, cybersecurity, digital citizenship, and research skills. It will then supply some first steps and resources that should help get interested teachers started on making their own ARG experiences. 

  • 30 Dec 2018 6:54 PM | Anonymous

    Do you embrace the effective integration of educational technology and also take the next step, innovating with new technology tools and resources in the ever-changing landscape of today’s educational environment?  If so, wouldn’t it be nice to be acknowledged, celebrated and supported in your growth in technology integration, collaboration and leadership while giving back to your educational community? Here’s your chance!

    Ask your principal to recognize your outstanding classroom technology innovation through the Keystone Technology Innovators program. PAECT, in partnership with Eduspire, continues this program in 2019. Every building principal in the state may nominate ONE individual from his/her school that innovatives with technology in the classroom.  

    Building principals can nominate a Keystone by going to www.keystonespa.org/, clicking on the NOMINATE button, and completing a simple online form that takes only a few minutes to complete.  That’s it!

    Once nominated by his/her principal, the teacher will automatically become a Keystone Technology Innovator and will join a strong community of innovators, sharing resources and collaborating on ideas in innovating teaching practice. Nominees will be Keystones and part of this network for the entire length of their careers and earn a chance to be recognized as 1 of the 100 “Keystone Technology STARS” in PA.

    Keystone STARs will be invited to a state-level summit conference to be held on the campus of Shippensburg University this summer; the only cost will be a $100 event fee. Keystone STARs attending the summit will gain access to an optional three-credit graduate level course tailored for Keystones and offered through an Eduspire / Wilson College collaboration.

  • 30 Dec 2018 6:52 PM | Anonymous

    PAECT has partnered with official ISTE Certification Authorized Provider, Lincoln Intermediate Unit 12 to offer the ISTE Certification.  LIU12 is currently the only CAP offering the opportunity for 3 graduate credits as you complete the certification!

    The ISTE Certification for Educators is a rigorous professional certification for ambitious educators and coaches ready for the challenge. Using a hybrid model encompassing both face to face and online learning components, candidate educators will complete approximately 30 hours of instruction and activities before assembling their eportfolio for review by the ISTE Certification review team.

    Are you ready to be an ISTE Certified Educator?

    To be successful in this program we believe it is important to consider these questions.

    • Are you an educator who is interested in professional growth and who sees the ISTE Standards as a roadmap for using technology to learn?
    • Are you an educator who has experience and comfort using varied technology in the classroom?
    • Are you an educator who is comfortable with and has experience successfully taking online professional learning (courses)?

     Opportunity to earn three graduate level credits.

    • Become part of the ISTE Certified Educator community
    • Join ISTE Certified Educator meet ups at the ISTE conference
    • Identify yourself with the ISTE Certified Educator email signature and digital badges

    Click here for more information and registration.

    Steps to becoming an ISTE Certified Educator

    • Sign up for a training with
    • Attend in-person workshop (2 days)
    • Complete online coursework (8 weeks)
    • Prepare and submit an eportfolio to ISTE for review (6 months) — the educator will be provided access to a certification portal where participants can get feedback from their cohort while preparing their portfolio of artifacts and reflections.
    • Once submitted, ISTE Certification Evaluators will review the artifacts. Those who successfully meet the certification will become ISTE Certified Educators.

    Upcoming ISTE Certification events
    January 30 & 31, New Oxford, PA, contact Ben Smith for information

    March 30 & 31, Allentown, PA, contact Sara Heintzelman for information

  • 21 Nov 2018 12:33 PM | Anonymous

    Join us to move beyond the Hour of Code with Let's Code on December 11th from 4-5pm for an interactive Zoom webinar. To register, visit https://tinyurl.com/paectletscode

    For more resources and opportunities to learn from expert voices, view the attached PDF. 

    2018 HOC Expert Voices.pdf

  • 19 Nov 2018 8:37 AM | Anonymous

    Are your slides stagnant or do they leave your audience spellbound and eager to share? Join in this fast-paced session with Lisa Johnson to level up how you communicate with visuals and your own content. We will blend research-based strategies, tips for organizing content, designing slides (including theme, template, and layout), purposefully using images, color, and data, and delivering memorable presentations. 

    December 17th, 2018 7-8pm

    Sign up at https://tinyurl.com/PAECTSlides18 

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