New Mexico Society for Technology in Education

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The NMSTE/APS/COSN Annual Digital Learning Conference and CTO Clinic is less than a month away. 
It's not too late to register and book a hotel room! Discounted hotel rooms are available through November 12th.
Albuquerque, December 6th and 7th, 2016
Bigger and Better than ever! This event merges the NMSTE CoSN CTO Clinic and the APS Digital Learning Conference, 
bringing together over 300 people at the Hotel Albuquerque for two intensive days of training and networking. 
Sessions will focus on collaboration between Instruction, Technology, and Leadership teams to leverage technology 
in support of classroom, school, and district transformation initiatives. The conference will include:

*       Keynotes by noted technology in education leaders including Beatriz Arnillas (Houston ISD), 
Steve Langford (Beaverton School District), Pete Just (Metropolitan School District of Wayne Township Indianapolis), 
and Keith Krueger (CoSN CEO)

*       Sponsor breakout sessions and keynote spots are available

*       50-minute Real-Life Implementation Stories - sharing Experience and Lessons Learned

*       75-minute Training Sessions - focused on learning new skills

*       3-hour workshops - interactive and focused sessions enabling a deep dive on key subjects such as CETL 
certification and building a strategic plan

Visit for details on the conference, including a detailed agenda.

Book your Hotel Room by November 12th 2016
Also, we have secured a special hotel rate of $89.00 plus tax at the Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town. To make 
your reservation, book online or call the hotel at 505-843-6300 or toll free at 800-237-2133 and ask to be connected 
to reservations. To receive the group rate, guests must state that they would like to be placed within the "NM CTO 
Clinic" block of rooms. Reservations must be made no later than 11/12/2016 in order to guarantee the negotiated rate.

Register for the Conference
Albuquerque Public Schools (APS) staff: Contact Brian Kennedy at

All Others:

Do you have a CoSN Account?
If not, you will need to create one before you can register for the conference:

1.       Click to create a new CoSN account.
Enter your email address and click "Go".

2.       Complete all the fields on the New Visitor Registration page and click "Create Account and 
Enter Your Organization Info" to move to the next step.

3.       You will then be directed to the My Information page, as you are the one creating this account, 
you will automatically become the organization's primary contact. Follow the "Click Here" link 
"Are you the primary contact for an organization that is not listed above?"

4.       If your organization is already in our database, select it and click "Continue".


If your organization is not in our database, select NOT LISTED HERE and click "Continue". 
Complete all fields and click "Save Organization"
You can also follow along in the My CoSN Manual

Register Yourself for the Conference

1.       Click here to being your registration.
Click "Register for this event"

2.       You will be asked to put in your CoSN Account Information.

3.       Select "Yourself"

4.       Select the names of the registrants and select Next

5.       Select the Registration Fee "CTO Clinic Registration" and choose Next- Note: the normal price is $150 per person. If you're organization is a CoSN member, you'll see the discounted price of $50.

6.       Make sure your Registration Information is correct and click "Next".

7.       Click "Register Now"

8.       Proceed to "Check Out" and click "Register Now".

9.       Confirm all information is correct, enter payment information, and click "Purchase Now".

10.   You will receive a receipt and confirmation email in the next few hours of registering for the event.
Registering a Group
Follow the instructions for registering yourself above, except select "Group" at step 3 and follow the prompts.

Need Help Registering?
Questions or Problems? Email your Name, Title, Organization, and Email Address to Mindy Halpert 

CETL Certification Boot Camp and Study Group

Beginning with intensive 1-day boot camp in Albuquerque on December 8th following the 2016 NMSTE Conference at the Hotel Albuquerque, this is a three-month collaborative program for qualified NM-based education technology leaders designed to facilitate rapidly earning the CETL certification. The all-inclusive program includes:

·       One-day intensive “boot camp” training with a CETL-certified expert (12/8)

·       One-year license to CoSN’s CETL’s online training materials

·       Bi-weekly study and discussion sessions with boot camp participants and NMSTE leaders (five 90-minute virtual sessions between December and February 2017)

·       Two-part exam registration

The Certified Education Technology Leader (CETL) certification program is centered around CoSN’s “Framework of Essential Skills of the K-12 CTO” and covers three primary skill areas:

·       Leadership and Vision

·       Understanding the Educational Environment

·       Managing Technology and Support Resources

“For K-12 education technology leaders, earning the CETL certification will demonstrate to your staff, superintendent, and other stakeholders that you have mastered the knowledge and skills needed to define the vision for and successfully build 21st century learning environments in your school district.”

See for more information on the benefits and process of certification.

Registration Deadline: 11/15/2016

Cost: $1,000 – a savings of $350 or more compared to similar programs

Requirements: Exam candidates must be approved by CoSN and must have a minimum of:

·       Bachelor’s Degree

·       Four years of education technology experience with demonstrable experience in the three overarching Framework skill areas

Email Jeff Lunsford ( for more information and to register.

NMSTE's Mission
To ensure the success for all students by serving as a state wide network of individuals seeking to improve teaching and learning by advancing the effective use of technology in education. As a nonprofit membership organization, we will provide leadership and service to improve teaching, learning, and school leadership by advancing the effective use of technology in PK-16 and teacher education.

Past Events:
2016 NMSTE CoSN CTO Clinic
Leading and Supporting Digital Learning; March 3-4' eCADEMY

NMTIE's Fall Conference November 18 - 20, 2015

Thank you for contributing to the success of our inaugural NMSTE & CTO Clinic "Leading Digital Learning" Spring Conference 2015!

CoSN (the Consortium for School Networking) is the premier professional association for district technology leaders. Click on the logo to learn more! 

Thank you for a successful
New Mexico Educators Conference 2014 
Hotel Albuquerque 
Friday, November 21-Saturday, November 22
Student Engagement and the Use of Technology