About ISTE

About ISTE

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The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE®) is the premier membership association for educators and education leaders engaged in improving learning and teaching by advancing the effective use of technology in PK–12 and teacher education.

ISTE represents more than 100,000 education leaders and emerging leaders throughout the world and informs its members regarding educational issues of national and global scope.

ISTE members include individuals, affiliate organizations, and corporations:

18,500 individual members from more than 80 countries worldwide
80 affiliate organizations
6 affiliate regions worldwide
60 corporations worldwide

ISTE membership is a powerful and meaningful way for educators to connect with peers, to gather in a variety of forums to share the challenges and excitement of teaching, and to be part of a community that leads the transformation of education.

Home of the NETS
Digital-Age Skills for Learning, Teaching, Leadership, and Teacher Preparation

The NETS have served as a roadmap since 1998 for improved learning and teaching. They help measure proficiency and set goals for what students (NETS•S), teachers (NETS•T), and administrators (NETS•A) should know and be able to do with technology in education. Our proven leadership in developing benchmarks and guiding implementation has resulted in broad adoption of ISTE’s standards in the U.S. and many other countries.

Learn more about the NETS and their global reach.


ISTE’s annual conference and exposition is the premier face-to-face forum in which to learn, exchange, and survey the field of educational technology. This event attracts upwards of 18,000 from all over the globe including teachers, technology coordinators, administrators, library media specialists, teacher educators, and policy makers.


Edutech20 has founded by a middle school computer science teacher, Irfan Demir in 2013 as a part of Masters of Education Program requirement at North Western State University of Louisiana. Irfan Demir is now serving as Dean of Academics at a public high school in Memphis. The school is a minority school with 100% of its students on free/reduced lunch program. Mr. Demir believes that implementing educational technologies into teaching and learning environment improves students’ motivation and engagement which results improved success in overall student performance. Also he thinks that utilizing such technologies provides students opportunities that enable them to design their own self-directed learning, along with giving the teacher more time to accomplish classroom objectives, while freeing them up to help the students who might be struggling with certain lessons. By learning to use technology in the classroom, both teachers and students will develop skills essential for the 21st century. But more than that, students will learn the critical thinking and workplace skills they will need to be successful in their futures. Education is no longer just about learning and memorizing facts and figures; it’s about collaborating with others, solving complex problems, developing different forms of communication and leadership skills, and improving motivation and productivity.

Overall, integrating technology into the classroom helps prepare our students for the elaborate world they will face going forward.