New Mexico Society for Technology in Education

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Current NMSTE Events (details below):
Chapter Meetings- Oct 12/Santa Fe; Oct 13/Alb.
2016 Technology in Education Conference- Dec 6-7
CETL Certification Boot Camp and Study Group- Reg by 11/15.

NMSTE Chapter Meetings
Santa Fe, October 12, 2016, 4pm to 6pm
Albuquerque, October 13, 2016, 4pm to 6pm

NMSTE Chapter meetings are an opportunity to engage with teachers, administrators, technologists, and leadership throughout the local regions. For the Fall 2016 Chapter meetings, we have an exciting agenda, including:

·       Food & Networking

·       ISTE Standards Update

·       Real World Success and Lessons Learned

·       Using Game Development in the Classroom

·       Future Tech Impacting Education – Mixed Reality and Hololens – Live Demo and Hands-on!

Cost is free, but seating is limited, so register soon. Visit  for more information. To register go to:

Santa Fe:


 NMSTE 2016 Technology in Education Conference

Call for Presenters

Deadline to Apply: Extended to 10/12/2016
Date: December 6 and 7th
Location: Hotel Albuquerque
Overall theme of the conference: Creating and Implementing Effective Technology Strategies/Plans that enable and support district, school, and classroom education transformation initiatives from three perspectives: Leadership, Instruction, and Technology
Presentation formats:
50 minute – real-life implementation stories – sharing EXPERIENCE and LESSONS learned OR
75 minute – training sessions – teaching attendees HOW to do something
Presenter cost: Presenters must be registered to attend the event.
Normal ticket price is $50

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)

·       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

Please visit for more information on the conference and learn about Attendee, Presenter, and Sponsorship opportunities!

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