I’m leaving tomorrow morning for the annual conference of the Virginia Society for Technology in Education (VSTE), my new home state’s affiliate of ISTE. I’m looking forward to networking and getting the lay of the ed. tech. landscape across the Commonwealth. I’m certainly discouraged about the following facts from the 80 page program of the largest ed. tech. conference in VA:
The program contains not one single mention of the word “principal” (or, therefore, AP).
Over 100 sessions and only ONE contains the word leadership in the title.
There are 11 sessions dedicated to the “leadership strand,” but they range in topics from digital safety to “using pivot tables in EXCEL to analyze SOL data” (I kid you not; that’s part of the leadership strand).
Still, it’ll be good to learn some cool new tricks. I hope to report from there.