Our mission is to inspire leadership, collaboration, and professional learning that supports transformative, global, and engaged learning throughout New England.

NEISTE, as an affiliate of ISTE also condemns racism in all its forms and manifestations. We stand alongside the Black community -- our colleagues, members, educators, students, and families in calling for justice. And, we will not ignore the systemic and institutionalized racism that persists in our country and communities. #BlackLivesMatter


Digital Equity in a COVID World - Beyond the Basic Requirements of Devices and Internetd

Dr. Beth Holland

Thursday March 18, 2021 at 7-8 PM

Register: http://bit.ly/NEISTETh031821

The global pandemic has revealed that the Digital Divide and Homework Gap may be bigger than anticipated. Last spring, Common Sense Media and Boston Consulting Group reported that 15-16 million students lack sufficient access to the Internet to support remote learning, and 9 million of those students also lack access to a laptop, tablet, or computer. When looking more closely at that data, a majority of those students identify as Black, Indigenous, or as a Person of Color (BIPOC) as well as live in rural and/or underserved communities.
Beyond access, a Digital Use Divide also impacts learners based on socioeconomics. Students from Title I schools have fewer opportunities to use technology in creative, meaningful ways. Instead, available tools are used primarily for drill-and-practice, test-prep, remediation, and content delivery - what Dr. S. Craig Watkins refers to as a “technology rich, curriculum poor environment.” In addition, new advances in artificial intelligence and big data add additional complexity to conversations about Digital Equity. So now what? As educators, what actions might you take? What questions might you ask? How might you help to ensure that ALL of your learners have access to an education that meets ALL of their needs?

We are planning an awesome webinar series for 2021. 
If you are interested in presenting a webinar or want to suggest a topic or a presenter, contact us!


2021 Memberships

Thank you for your interest in becoming a member of New England ISTE. When you join, you help us fulfill our mission is to inspire leadership, collaboration, and professional learning that supports transformative, global, and engaged learning throughout New England. When you join us, you become a collaborative partner in this work.

Individual Membership

1 year+ Price $35
(Today - December 31, 2021)

All of the Friends of NEISTE benefits PLUS:

  • Invitation to and voting privileges at our annual meeting which rotates through the New England States

  • Member-only editions of the newsletter

  • Access to member-only webinars with book raffles

  • Access to NEISTE.2gnō.me professional learning

  • Reduced pricing for all fee-based workshops, book groups, and virtual conferences and summits PLUS more coming soon!

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Organizational Membership

Introductory Membership

Price $250
(Today - December 31, 2021)

We invite other non-profits with an interest in educational technology in New England to apply to become an organizational member of New England ISTE. We are an affiliate of the International Society for Technology in Education.

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  • ACTEM Spring Leadership Conference
  • NEISTE Innovation Summit
  • Vita-Learn Dynamic Landscapes
  • ISTE Live 21 Virtual Conference - June 26-30

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