Hello Site Members!
I hope your spring semester is off to a great start. Hopefully in the hustle and bustle of the falling back into routine you haven’t forgotten about January 22 or February 25. What are those dates, you ask? January 22 is the last date to submit a proposal (no full papers) for the second call and February 25 is the last day for the SITE early registration rate!
It is probably a good time to start working on your travel plans to Savannah for the March 21-25 SITE conference as well. You can book your room at the conference hotel with the discounted SITE rate by simply following this link: https://resweb.passkey.com/go/SITE2016. You can also find an overview of the conference schedule here: https://site.aace.org/conf/overview/ as well as a preview of the fun social events, including a riverboat cruise here: https://site.aace.org/conf/social/ SITE is the friendly society so you will be welcomed at all events!
Last fall, SITE debuted our first SITE webinar. In case you missed the live broadcast, you can watch the archived broadcast here: https://youtu.be/whwq25yCEH4. We are bringing this series back in February with another installment from both the Information Technology Council and the Teacher Education Council. We will be sending more details about the topic, speaker, and time. We hope you can join us the week of February 15 for the next webinar.
We are always looking to improve the SITE experience, and hopefully you have noticed some of the changes including the new website. We are also hard at work t putting in place a new system for reviewing conference proposals for the 2017 SITE conference. If you have suggestions for how to improve SITE, the best way to have those be heard is to join our wide variety of SITE communities. Join a SIG at https://site.aace.org/sigs/, complete your Academic Experts profile at http://academicexperts.org , and join the conversation on the SITE Blog at http://siteblog.aace.org.
A quick Technology tidbit for you if you are still reading! Check out a new product called Nearpod for either presenting or teaching. A very interesting new interactive classroom tool.
I am very excited about our upcoming March 2016 SITE conference in Savannah and look forward to seeing you there!
David A. Slykhuis
James Madison University
President, Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education