ISTE is asking us to help select one of its next conference keynotes. I am asking you to please vote for my suggestion:

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As of this moment, the top three vote-getters all have to do with technology tools. Technology learning tools are important, but helping principals, superintendents, school boards, and policymakers understand what effective 21st century schools look like (and how to support and facilitate their creation and ongoing operation) is much, much more important.

Please go to ISTE's keynote suggestion web site and give my suggestion three (3) votes. We need this issue at the forefront of our educational technology conversations and we need it at the forefront of ISTE's work. We continue to talk about students and teachers and tools in the classroom – all of which are worthy topics – but NONE OF THOSE HAPPENS if the leadership doesn't get it.

Note that this is just a vote for the topic. We vote later on potential speakers. You'll have to sign in to vote but it shouldn't take you more than a minute or two.

Let me know if you have any questions. Thank you for your support.