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Lead your own learning

Tailor your ISTE 2015 experience to your interests. Wondering where to start? Use the program guide and infographic below to help you find the sessions that are most relevant to you.

What's your learning style?

ISTE 2015 features sessions in several formats to accomodate a variety of learning styles. Look for the sessions that best meet your learning needs.


Listen and Learn

Sit back and soak up the learning.

Listen and Learn sessions include:

  • Lecture. One or more presenters deliver a traditional lecture.
  • Research paper. Two or three research papers are presented consecutively. Monday research paper sessions are presented in the roundtable format including interactive discussion.
  • Panel. Two or more experts discuss a specific topic.
  • Multi-presentation. Several presenters deliver a round-robin series of fast-paced perspectives on a common topic or theme.
  • Snapshot. Two half-hour presentations focused on a particular solution, tool or resource are combined into one hour-long lecture session.

Participate and Share

Interact with presenters or peers as you learn.

Participate and Share sessions include:

  • Interactive lecture. Follow the lecture on your own device and participate in hands-on activities.
  • Forum. Engage with content curated for your specific job or curriculum focus. Forums may require pre-registration or additional fees.
  • Poster. Explore a variety of projects in a multi-booth environment where you can engage with presenters one on one or in small groups.

Explore and Create

Learn by doing.

Explore and Create sessions include:

  • BYOD. Explore new resources and develop your skills with extensive hands-on activities using your own device. Participation is free but requires pre-registration.
  • Playground. Explore experiential environments and “play” with interactive technologies that enhance creativity and learning.
  • Workshop. Dive deep during a 90-minute, three-hour or six-hour workshop. Enrollment is limited, and pre-registration and additional fees are required.
  • Learning academy. Full-day learning opportunities provide a hands-on, curriculum-integrated, project-based series of sessions on a unique topic. Enrollment is limited, and pre-registration and additional fees are required.

Engage and Connect

Network and socialize with like-minded peers.

Engage and Connect sessions include:

  • Birds of a feather. Join an informal discussion with colleagues on a topic of common interest.
  • Meeting. Meet with fellow participants in a formal public or private gathering with a structured purpose or agenda.
  • Social event. These include both hosted and no-host events sponsored by ISTE or one of its Professional Learning Networks (PLNs) or affiliates.
  • Sponsor activity. Participate in a variety of demonstrations and activities hosted by our conference sponsors.

What's your career focus?

Find sessions that directly relate to your job by browsing our four major focus areas and related topics.

Digital Age Teaching and Learning covers all aspects of technology use in the learning environment.

  • Assessment/evaluations/standards
  • BYOD/1:1 instructional programs
  • Communication and collaboration
  • Constructivist learning/maker movement
  • Creativity and productivity tools
  • Differentiated instruction
  • Distance, online and blended learning
  • Early childhood/elementary
  • Flipped learning
  • Games and simulations
  • Innovative learning environments
  • Instructional design and delivery
  • Literacies for the digital age
  • Mobile learning
  • Online tools and resources
  • Open educational resources
  • Personalized learning
  • Programming and robotics
  • Project-, problem- and challenge-based learning
  • Storytelling/multimedia
  • Special populations/assistive and adaptive technologies/UDL
  • Web 2.0 integration

Leadership develops and articulates a vision for the role of technology in educational programs.

  • Assessment/using data
  • Community outreach
  • Educational policy and leadership
  • Funding and accountability
  • Integrating standards
  • Technology planning and evaluation

Professional Learning focuses on the training and development of leaders, teachers and other educators.

  • Best practices and models for coaching
  • Online professional development
  • Professional development models
  • Teacher education

Technology Infrastructure focuses on the technology, resources and policies necessary to build the infrastructure for effective teaching, learning and administration.

  • 1:1 programs
  • BYOD/BYOT implementation
  • Cloud computing
  • Data systems
  • Emergent technologies
  • Networking strategies/solutions
  • Safety and security


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