edWeb at ISTE 2019 in Philadelphia

The edWeb Team is going to be at ISTE 2019

If you’re going to ISTE in Philadelphia, we hope to see you there!  We’re hosting a panel on “Exploring a Free World of Personalized Professional Learning” and invite you to join us for the 412 District Teacher Band at the Field House Sports Bar.  See below for details!

edWeb is in NJ so this is a great year for our team to attend ISTE since it’s just down the road to Philly. We don’t have a booth, but we’ll be checking out all the exhibits, learning about the newest innovations in the education field, and connecting with colleagues and looking for all of our educator friends, partners and sponsors! 


Join us for our panel: Explore a Free World of Personalized Professional Learning

Sunday, June 23, 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Room 125

A panel of innovative educators in different leadership roles in the school community will present ideas and PD plans for using the free professional learning platform, edWeb.net, Google and other free tools to provide a PD buffet of learning that inspires and motivates teachers and impacts learning.


Dr. L. Robert Furman is an educator, leader, principal, student, speaker, and published author. As a former teacher and now administrator, Dr. Rob serves in the foreground of everyday education. Currently, Dr. Rob serves as Principal at South Park Elementary Center outside of Pittsburgh, PA, and has truly become a sought-after leader in topics surrounding the field of education today. Dr. Rob is the author of several books including Reading, Technology, and Digital Literacy and the ISTE bestselling title Are You Future Ready. Beyond speaking at venues across the country, Dr. Rob is also a contributing blogger for The Huffington Post as well as the Ed Tech Review. Rob also hosts a well-known YouTube educational video blog called The Seditionists and educational podcast called the Council on the Future of Education. Further, he has received several prestigious awards, such as being named in the National School Board Association’s “20 To Watch” in technology education and a Pittsburgh Tribune Review News Maker of the year.

Rachel LangenhorstRachel Langenhorst is a K-12 Technology Integrationist and Instructional Coach in Rock Valley, Iowa and she also serves as an adjunct professor for Northwestern College. A 20+ year teaching veteran, Rachel presents throughout the Midwest, focusing on technology integration strategies and best practices. She serves as a contributor for Mackin Educational Resources, edWeb.net, and Education Talk Radio. Rachel has been an invaluable advisor to edWeb on creating personalized professional learning programs that motivate and inspire educators. Learn more about how she uses edWeb as part of her Rocket University professional learning program. Find Rachel on Twitter @rlangenhorst and on her blog at Tech from the Trenches.

Michelle LuhtalaMichelle Luhtala is the Library Department Chair at New Canaan High School in Connecticut and was one of five school librarians named as a “Mover and Shaker” by Library Journal in 2015. She is the winner of the 2011 “I Love My Librarian” Award and the Library Association’s 2010 Outstanding Librarian Award. The New Canaan High School Library won AASL’s National School Library Program of the year in 2010. Michelle and edWeb founder, Lisa Schmucki, met at a CoSN conference in 2010 and worked together to launch edWeb’s first professional learning community, Emerging Tech for School Librarians. Together, they created a model for integrating online community with engaging webinars that provide continuing education certificates for participants. The community now has over 10,000 members. edWeb has created over 60 professional learning communities on this same successful model. Follow her on Twitter @mluhtala.

Lisa SchmuckiLisa Schmucki launched edWeb.net in 2008 to use emerging social networking technology to help educators connect and collaborate and break down the silos and traditional barriers that have existed in education. edWeb is now an award-winning global professional learning network that helps educators connect and collaborate online to make learning more engaging, supportive, and effective for all students. edWeb is free for all educators (teachers, librarians, administrators) thanks to the sponsorship of leading education companies and non-profit organizations. Lisa is an education industry executive with more than 30 years experience in marketing, product management, and product development. She is a member of the Board of the SIIA Education Technology Industry Association (ETIN). She is a graduate of Princeton University and has a Masters Degree from the Stern School of Business at NYU.


Kick off #ISTE2019 with a Rock Concert:

Sunday, June 23, 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
The Field House Sports Bar, 1150 Filbert Street (next to the Reading Terminal Market)

edWeb is excited to be hosting the 412 District Teacher Band. Come celebrate being a teacher, connect with friends and colleagues and enjoy some good food and drinks. Make sure you RSVP. Hope to see you there! 

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