Things You Should Know

Occasionally, I find that I really need to get a lot of information out there about upcoming deadlines and events. This is one of those times.

First, I want to point out that the DEN has announced their National Institute schedule. The important thing to know right now is that the application deadline is April 11. You won’t want to miss the opportunity to attend a National Institute, so be sure to get your application in. It is a simple, online process where you answer a few questions and then wait to be notified. The website indicates that you will be notified on April 18 whether you can attend an institute. There is a registration fee of $100 if you get accepted and you have to pay for your travel expenses to get to and from the institute. As a past National Institute attendee, I can tell you that the registration fee and travel cost is well worth it!

Next, I want to remind everyone that the deadline to get your “Super Early Bird” registration in for NECC 2008 is March 31. If you know you’ll be attending NECC this year, why not get your registration in early and save a few bucks? There are several STARs from the DEN scheduled to present this year, and the DEN is having a pre-conference event, as well, so it looks like it will be a great opportunity to network and enhance your technology effectiveness in the classroom. Besides, it is being held in the great state of Texas this year! What more could you be waiting for? For more details, head over to the ISTE website.


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