New England ISTE is an organization that represents the ISTE affiliates in the states of Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont. Our goal is to provide a forum for coordination and support of the state-wide initiatives involving technology organizations across the region.


Reaching ALL Students with Mastery Learning

Chad Ostrowski, Teach Better (formerly The Grid Method)

Tuesday, October 16th, 2018 at 7PM

This interactive session will provide participants with easy to implement and practical strategies on how to develop and implement mastery learning in their classrooms using learner-paced Mastery Grids. Learn what has helped thousands of teachers increase student success and provide positive educational outcomes for their learners!

The Webinar will outline practical and easy ­to ­implement tips on the creation, implementation, and management of mastery grids and the systematic use of mastery learning in the classrooms to increase student achievement. The presented methods will provide a system to develop targeted learning opportunities and create a student­-centered classroom where students can be reached at their current level of cognitive understanding.

The scaffolding of learning progressions also creates a learning environment where extension and cross­-curricular connections are more accessible and meaningful for learners when they are reached. Participants will be provided tools, information, and instruction to create and develop their own mastery grids from state and national standards.
Additional instructional strategies on monitoring student progress, facilitating student movement and intervention, as well as implementation of assessment (formative and summative) will be discussed. The result of the session will be an understanding of the research ­based best practices and implementation of Mastery Learning using the methods discussed. Templates, access to online resources, as well as continued support after the session will be provided to all participants.

Zoom Room: https://zoom.us/j/941488863


We are putting the 2019 lineup together. ISTE challenged us to change the way we teach and talk about Digital Citizenship. If you want to present or want to suggest someone, contact me. gharrington at neiste dot org!

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We are working to schedule the next few MakeyMakey Workshops and Train-the-Trainer Events. The cost of the workshop is $100 per person - this includes lunch and 1 Makey Makey kit valued at $49.95.
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ACTEM Conference - (ACTEM Call for Proposals) Fall Conference October 11-12, 2018 Registration Now Open!
CECA ConferenceOctober 21-22, 2018, CECA CASL 2018 - Pathways to the Standards, Fox Tower Conference Center at Foxwoods, 240 Fox Tower Drive, Ledyard, CT 06338 (Call for Proposals) Registration Now Open! VITA-Learn Conference - Vermont Fest! -November 8-9, 2018 at The Killington Resort Registration Now Open! NHSTE - Christa McAuliffe Technology Conference - November 27-29, 2018  Registration Now Open!

Check the NEISTE Calendar and the calendars of each affiliate for more events...