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KySTE 2019 Sessions

KySTE sessions, session matrix and conference app now available!  CLICK HERE for more information.

KySTE Call for Board Nominations

The Kentucky Society for Technology in Education (KySTE) Executive Council seeks individuals interested in helping move Kentucky forward with technology in education to run for open offices on the KySTE Board. We value input that helps us, as an organization, better serve Kentucky's students, as well as CIO's/DTC's and other education technology professionals throughout the Commonwealth through better communications with Legislators, KDE, KIDS, Superintendents, and other key players in our field.

#KySTE19 Registration Now Open

Registration for the #KySTE19 Spring Conference is now open.  Session information will be coming soon.

Member Registration is now Open for July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019

All memberships expired on June 30, 2018.

 

Join or renew your membership here!

 

Please join us for KySTE 2019 March 13-15!

 

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Request for Proposal Booking and Accounting Services

Proposal Form to be submitted by June 5, 2018. All forms must be submitted by 5:00 PM. 

Session PDF

The 2018 KySTE Conference Session PDF is now available.  Note that sessions may change, so the app is your best bet to get the latest information!

Condolences flowers

KySTE offers its condolences to the staff and students of Marshall County and the Benton Community.  #MarshallStrong 

Session Matrix and App

The long awaited #KySTE18 Session Matrix is now available HERE!  Please note that there are 4 separate tabs in this Sheet.

Also, the #KySTE18 App is available for download in your app store.  Search for KySTE Conference.  If you already have the app, may need to force an update on the app by selecting Exit to Event List and hitting the update icon in the upper right.  The web version of the app is available HERE.

KySTE Call for Board Nominations

Nominations are now open for the following officers and representatives for terms to begin July 1, 2018:

  • Vice President (3 year commitment– the holder of this office automatically becomes president, then past president - must have prior KySTE Board experience)
  • Secretary  (2 year position)
  • KySTE Outreach (2 year position)
  • Communications Officer (2 year position)
  • Regional Representatives from each of Regions 2, 4, 6, and 8 (2 year position)
#KySTE18 Registration Open!

We hope to see you at #KySTE18!  Register today!

Call for Presenters

KySTE is waiting to hear your fantastic presentation proposals for the Spring Conference!  Apply today to present at #KySTE18!

KySTE 2017 YouTube Live Sessions

Thanks to the STLP Student Engineers for producing these four YouTube Live videos. Check out the sessions.

New Board Members

The election results are in! Help us welcome to the new and/or returning Board members, terms starting July 1, 2017:

  • Vice President: Matthew Constant
  • Treasurer: Erin Waggoner
  • Parliamentarian: Diana McGhee
  • ISTE Liaison: Mary Ann Rankin
  • Region 1 Representative: Michael Boyd
  • Region 3 Representative: Sharis Lattimore
  • Region 5 Representative: Amy Johns
  • Region 7 Representative: Andrew Conyers
2017 Elections - Voting Open

Current KySTE members can now cast their votes for the following positions: Vice President, Treasurer, Parliamentarian, and ISTE Liaison.  Region 1, 3, 5, and 7 representatives are elected by the region's CIO/DTCs.  Check out the candidate statements and résumés HERE and watch your email for an invitation to vote!

KySTE Hires New Executive Director Lorena Webb

On January 19th, 2017 the Kentucky Society for Technology in Education (KySTE) Board unanimously voted to hire Lorena Webb as its Executive Director.  Webb will retire from her position as Library Media Specialist from the Madison County Schools on June 30th to assume the new KySTE duties.

Call for Board Nominations

Join the KySTE Team!  Nominate yourself or others to fill one of the 8 open board positions for the 2017-2018 year!  Learn more HERE.

Seeking Executive Director

The Kentucky Society for Technology in Education (KySTE) is currently seeking applicants for the position of Executive Director.  This is a part time position and the salary will be based upon the individual’s experience.  This individual would need to be ready to begin his/her position on July 1, 2017.  We would ask that by that time the individual no longer be working full time at any other place of employment.

#KySTE17 Registration Open

Registration is now open for #KySTE17.  The link above includes the online registration form, pdf registration form, and fee and payment information.  Click here to register now!

Call for Presenters

KySTE 2017, the conference of the Kentucky Society of Technology in Education, invites to you to present.  Nearly 2,000 teachers, administrators, and technology leaders will be in attendance.  Share your methods, experiences, initiatives, and successes!  Approved presenters attend the conference for FREE!

KySTE Fall Training Event

Registration is now open for the 2016 KySTE Fall Training Event! 

This year's Fall Event will be held on Wednesday, October 26th.  The event will be held from 9:00 - 4:00 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel near the Airport in Louisville. All are welcomed to attend as we explore the history of KETS (Kentucky Educational Technology System) and current topics pertinent to all of those who assist our educators in using technology effectively to meet the needs of today's students.  CIO's / DTCs as well as instructional technology support staff will come together to learn about hot topics and how all comes together in the world of technology.  Session topics include timelines and reporting, digital security, Microsoft Imagine Academy, STLP, and the popular topic of "How Not to Get Fired!" 

The US Department of Education is requesting YOUR input on educational needs in your region!

The survey requests feedback on the most pressing educational issues and how the Department of Education’s Comprehensive Centers can provide assistance to address those issues. The Department of Education would appreciate feedback from anyone who has an interest in the current state of education and ideas for where improvements are most needed. 

 

STLP Scholarship Recipients

Congratulations to our 2016 STLP Scholarship recipients!

  • Mary Grace Jaeger Scholarship
    Allie Evans
    Marion County High School, Marion County
  • Elaine Harrison Lane Scholarship
    Allyson Douglas
    South Warren High School, Warren County
  • KySTE Scholarship
    Akshay Kalose
    Lafayette High School, Fayette County
  • KySTE Scholarship
    Katelyn Rice
    Martha Layne Collins High School, Shelby County
New Look!

KySTE is happy to present a brand new look for its web site!  All of the same information can be found using the menu options at the top.

2015 KySTE Outreach Grant Videos

Six schools received KySTE Outreach Grants for 2015. Check out the videos of the projects funded by KySTE and the Outreach Partners, Avaya, Creative Images Technology, Extreme Networks, Integration Partners, LightSpeed Systems, and Pomeroy. 

Board Elections

Congratulations to all of our KySTE Board Nominees.  We have a great slate of candidates for this election cycle.  Please take a look at this link to see the interest letters and resumes for each candidate.  Ballots will be sent out the week of February 1 as we begin voting.  All members will receive a ballot for the Executive Board offices and the Regional CIO groups will receive a separate ballot for voting for the regional rep candidates.  Voting ends on February 17.  If you have any questions about the KySTE Board Elections please direct them to Susan Vincentz (susan.vincentz@bullitt.kyschools.us).  

KySTE 2016 Conference Information

Conference Basics

Registration information, hotel information, and more!

Just for Fun

New chances to win prizes and have fun during the conference!

Social Hours

Evening social events during the conference!

KySTE Fall Event Legal MATTERS

Galt House Hotel, Louisville, KY 

KySTE 2015 Registration Refund Application

An email has been sent to state that KySTE and its Insurance Company has agreed to accept application for refund of the KySTE 2015 registration fee. This refund is only for registered attendees that were unable to attend KySTE 2015, Thursday and/or Friday, because of unsafe driving conditions. Refunds will be for registration only and will not include a refund for KySTE Membership. KySTE Policy states that refunds were not to be made after February 16. With the impact of the 3/4/2015 snow storm and the Kentucky Governor declaring a Highway State of Emergency, KySTE and its insurance company has declared that registration refunds would be considered for those unable to attend any of KySTE 2015.

NOTE: This is a reimbursement. All registration fees must have been paid to KySTE to receive the refund. All requests for refund must be made by May 8, 2015. A separate application must be submitted for each registered attendee that is requesting a refund.

Here is the LINK to the KySTE 2015 Refund Application: 
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/KySTE_Refund

Thank  you for your support of KySTE and its mission.

Gary Grant
Executive Director 

STLP State Championship Award Ceremony

Great STLP State Championship. Check out the video and Result Links.

KySTE Edtech Survey

Please take a few minutes to complete a @kystetech Educational Technology survey 

KySTE 2015 Information

Over 250 breakout sessions and 150 exhibittors at #KySTE15. Check them out. See you there.

KySTE 2015 Conference APP is available

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KySTE 2015 Conference APP by Core-Apps is now available in Android or Apple store. 

For All Other Device Types (including BlackBerry, Windows, and all other web browser-enabled devices):  While on your smartphone, point your mobile browser to http://m.core-apps.com/kyste2015 or Scan the QR code! From there you will be directed to download the proper version of the app for your specific device.

KySTE Members Update 12/10/2014 Available

This mostly-monthy email newsletter is sent to members only after each KySTE board meeting with updates and announcements. Look to the December 10 one for notes on conference registration, Board nominations, and the coming KySTE Outreach deadline.

KySTE Early Bird Registration Now Open!

Thinking about attending #KySTE15? Early Bird Registration is now open! 

A list of approved sessions can be found here.  We also have the list available in Excel in One Drive or a Google Spreadsheet

To register now, click here! 

KySTE Members Update 11/21/2014 Available

This mostly-monthy email newsletter is sent to members only after each KySTE board meeting with updates and announcements. Look to the November 21 one for notes on KySTE Outreach, Awards nominations deadlines, spring conference planning, and ISTE news.

KySTE Members Update 10/28/2014 Available

This mostly-monthy email newsletter is sent to members only after each KySTE board meeting with updates and announcements. Look to the October 28 one for notes on KySTE Outreach, Awards nominations deadlines, spring conference planning, and ISTE news.

KySTE 2015 Application to Present Deadline Extended!

Apply to present at the premiere south-central education technology conference! Get free registration, and the undying appreciation of your peers!

Time is running out

Time is running out. Register soon for KySTE Fall Event LINK

KySTE Outreach Grant Application Window Open!

The Ky Society for Technology in Education announces its annual grant offering for KySTE Members, courtesy of KySTE corporate sponsors. Deadline December 15!

KySTE Members Update 9/10/2014 Available

Are you a KySTE member? Then you'd received the September 10, 2014, KySTE Members Update! This mostly-monthly newsletter is sent shortly after each KySTE board meeting with news and announcements important to KySTE membership.

KySTE Fall Event Registration Open

Registration for Digital Transformation, the KySTE Fall Event October 21, is now open.

KySTE 2015 Application to Present Now Open

Apply to present at the premiere south-central education technology conference! Get free registration, and the undying appreciation of your peers!

KySTE 2015 Exhibit Hall Registration Open
Registration for the KySTE 2015 exhibit hall is now underway. Click here for more information, including registration forms.
KySTE Members Update 5/2/2014 Available

Are you a KySTE member? Then you'd received the May 2, 2014, KySTE Members Update! This mostly-monthly newsletter is sent shortly after each KySTE board meeting with news and announcements important to KySTE membership.

KySTE Members Update 4/23/2014 Available

Are you a KySTE member? Then you'd received the April 23, 2014, KySTE Members Update! This mostly-monthly newsletter is sent shortly after each KySTE board meeting with news and announcements important to KySTE membership.

KySTE Members Update 3/13/2014 Available

Are you a KySTE member? Then you'd received the March 13, 2014 (Special Edition), KySTE Members Update! This mostly-monthly newsletter is sent shortly after each KySTE board meeting with news and announcements important to KySTE membership.

KySTE Outreach Grant Recipients for 20014 Announced

Announced during the closing ceremony of KySTE 2014, the following grant applications were approved for 2014. Nearly $100,000 will be distributed!

This year's winners include Daviess County High School, Owensboro; St. Leo Catholic School, Versailles; Mercy Academy, Louisville; Rowan County Senior High School, Morehead; Bowen, Clay City and Stanton Elementaries, Stanton; and Carroll County High School, Carrollton.

KySTE15 "Welcome to the Future"

#KySTE15 - March 4-6, 2015, Louisville Galt House Hotel 

KySTE Announces 2014 Award Winners!

Congratulations to Outstanding Leader Jana Hickey (Jefferson County Public Schools), Outstanding Teacher Randy Barrette (Menifee County Schools), Outstanding Technology Support Staff Zachary Dean (Carroll County Public Schools), and Making IT Happen Terri Stice (Green River Regional Educational Cooperative).

KySTE 2014 App or Digital Program Book now available!

The KySTE 2014 app, with schedule information and real-time notices and schedule updates, is now available through Google Play and the Apple App Store.

KySTE Welcomes New Platinum Corporate Partner - HP

HP joins CBTS, Integration Partners, Matrix Integration, and Pomeroy as platinum sponsors. Thanks also to Gold sponsor Aruba Networks, and Silver sponsor Windstream Communications.

KySTE 2014 "Early Bird" Conference Deadline Extended

"Early Bird" registration pricing for the KySTE 2014 spring conference has been extended to Feb. 15, 2014.

KySTE 2014

KySTE Outreach

Infinite Campus Partners with KySTE at KySTE 2014

KySTE welcomes partner Infinite Campus for two days of sessions aimed at this important student information technology in Kentucky.

Awards Deadline Extended

The deadline for submitting nominations for KySTE's annual awards for Outstanding Teacher/Leader/Tech Support and "Making IT Happen" have been extended to Friday, Jan. 24.

Concurrent Session Schedule Matrix Now Available

See titles and the tentative schedule in PDF format. Wednesday's workshop schedule is here.

Meet your KySTE Board Candidates!

In anticipation of elections beginning mid-January, candidates for open offices on the Board of KySTE have released statements and résumés. See details under "About KySTE" for more.

KySTE Outreach Offer Increased to $100,000!

Thanks to the general support of our Vendor Platinum sponsors, KySTE is proud to announce that its 2013-14 offering has been increased to $100,000!

KySTE Welcomes New Platinum Corporate Partner - CBTS

CBTS joins Integration Partners, Matrix Integration, and Pomeroy as platinum sponsors. Thanks also to Gold sponsor Aruba Networks, and Silver sponsor Windstream Communications.

KySTE Welcomes New Platinum/Gold/Silver Corporate Partners

Integration Partners joins Matrix Integration and Pomeroy as platinum sponsors. Thanks also to Gold sponsor Aruba Networks, and Silver sponsor Windstream Communications.

KySTE 2014 Early Bird Registration Now Open!

Early Bird registration is now open for KySTE 2014, the premiere education technology conference in the south central US. Register now for a reduce rate. Expires January 31st!

KySTE Members Update 6/1/2013 Available

This mostly-monthy email newsletter is sent to members only after each KySTE board meeting with updates and announcements. Look to the June 1 one for notes on "Save the dates," budget, new KySTE Outreach grant timelline, and other important changes.

KySTE Members Update 5/13/2013 Available.

This mostly-monthy email newsletter is sent to members only after each KySTE board meeting with updates and announcements. Look to the May 13th one for notes on the 2012-13 KySTE Outreach grant offering, and other important changes.

Join KySTE at ISTE 2013

ISTE 2013 Logo

 

KySTE Outreach Grant Available!

The Ky Society for Technology in Education announces its 2nd Grant offering for KySTE Members. Deadline April 15!

KySTE 2013 Resources

Here are links to all of the digital resources available to KySTE 2013 conference attendees.

"Outstanding..." Award Recipients Announced

KySTE announces its award recipients for 2012-13: Outstanding Teacher, Angela Cunningham; Outstanding Leader, Lisa Bishop Simmons; Outstanding Technician, Andrew Conyers; "Making IT Happen," Chuck Austin.
 

KySTE Now Accepting Awards Nominations
KySTE is now accepting nominiations for its annual awards.
No Fall Event for 2017

KySTE will not be hosting a Fall Event this year so that we can concentrate our efforts and resources on the Spring Conference.  

Call for Board Nominations

Do you know of someone would like to serve on the KySTE Board?  Nominate them today!  Nomination is quick and easy.  Click here for more information!

Board nominations are open December 7 and are due January 7, 2016. 

KySTE 2014 Call for Presenters Deadline Extended!
Intending to apply to present at KySTE 2014, March 5-7, but missed the deadline? You're in luck! KySTE has extended the deadline to November 1!
KySTE 2013 Registration Open!

Join us March 13-15 for KySTE 2013, the premier education technology conference in Kentucky! Registration is now open!

KySTE Fall Training Event

Fall Training Event

Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Delphi Center, University of Louisville, Shelby Campus

Outreach Grant Open

The Outreach Grant Application is officially open.  Apply today!

Kentucky National Guard Holiday Service Project

Thanks to KySTE and other KY Associations 43 children were adopted for Operation Military Cheer 2015. The KY Society of Association Executives has participated in this service project for many years and many associations step forward to ensure that all of the children are adopted. KySTE adopted three of the 43 National Guard children. Many KY National Guard soldiers have done 2-4 tours overseas.  Currently, the unemployment rate for them as they try to return to civilian jobs is hovering at approximately 30%.  

KySTE Announces New Platinum Sponsors

Gary Grant, KySTE Executive Director, announces the inclusion of Matrix Integration and Pomeroy as vendor partners for 2013-14.

ISTE 2013 Closing Ceremony and Keynote

ISTE 2013 highlights and more. Keynote - Adam Bellow: You're Invited to Change the World

KySTE 2013 Vendor Partners KySTE 2013

Secure your booth space now for KySTE 2013 - they're going fast! Click here to access the online application.

Galt House Data Breach

 

Important!

 

To: all KySTE 2017 attendees It has recently come to our attention that the Galt House Hotel experienced a credit card security breach during the time that the KySTE Conference was held there (March 2017). This security breach may have resulted in credit card data of some hotel guests being compromised during their stay at the Galt House. The breach occurred between December 21, 2016 and April 11, 2017. Please see the link below for the more information from the Galt House:

 

https://www.galthouse.com/our-hotel/data-security-notice/

 

You may call 1-866-815-1914 to find out if your information was compromised. This is a dedicated call center that is simple to use. Also please continue to monitor your credit card activity on a regular basis.

KySTE Members Update Available

This mostly-monthy email newsletter is sent to members only after each KySTE board meeting with updates and announcements. Look to the July 12th one for notes on coming Event planning, plus a KySTE Outreach story on STLP supprt at ISTE 2013.

KySTE 2014 - March 5-7, 2014

Vendor Partners - Exhibit Hall Registration is open.

STLP Scholarship Deadline Extended!

Does your district have high quality seniors needing help with their higher education? The scholarship application window has been extended to Feb. 6!

A special thanks to KySTE Platinum Vendor Partners for supporting the KySTE Outreach Grant Offering:

KySTE Fall Event: Kentucky 1:1/BYOD Institute Open for Registration

Register now for the Kentucky 1:1/BYOD Institute, presented by KySTE and the University of Kentucky College of Education Oct. 28!

KySTE Outreach Awards Recipients Press Release

Read the press release for the 2012-13 grant recipient awards to GRREC, Bourbon County Schools!

KySTE 2013 Session Matrix Now Available!

See who is presenting where, when!

KySTE 2016

Kentucky 1:1/BYOD Institute - October 28
University of Kentucky and KySTE are proud to bring you a full-day institute exclusively on 1:1 and BYOD issues in schools in Kentucky.

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KySTE Members Update 8/15/2013 Available.

Are you a KySTE member? Then you'd received the August 15, 2013, KySTE Members Update! This mostly-monthly newsletter is sent shortly after each KySTE board meeting with news and announcements important to KySTE membership.

KySTE 2013 Approved Presenters Now Available!
A full list of all approved presenters for KySTE 2013, March 13-15, is now available in PDF format.
KySTE 2014 Call for Presenters Now Open!

Apply to present at KySTE 2014! Get free registration, and the joy of supporting your fellow education professional!

Attention! Your KySTE membership expired June 30! Renew now!

For more information:

KySTE Member Drive - Join Now!
Become a member of KySTE to share in the growth in technology in Kentucky education. For more information click title.