Midwest Education Technology Community
As an Affiliate of ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education), the Missouri Education Technology Community, METC, is dedicated to assisting the education community through support, promotion, and leadership in the effective use of educational technology. Membership to this collaborative community is open to all educators and includes opportunities for networking, volunteering, collaboration and leadership. Join METC and connect with your Professional Learning Network (PLN) at the Midwest Education Technology Community Conference and other METC educational events.
The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE®) is the premier nonprofit organization serving educators and education leaders committed to empowering connected learners in a connected world. ISTE serves more than 100,000 education stakeholders throughout the world. METC is a valued affiliate of ISTE and connects with more than 70 other affiliates to share best practices, increase service to members, and strengthen impact in their local education communities.
ISTE’s Vision and Mission
The vision of ISTE is a world where all learners thrive, achieve and contribute. As the creator and steward of the definitive education technology standards, ISTE’s mission is to empower learners to flourish in a connected world by cultivating a passionate professional learning community, linking educators and partners, leveraging knowledge and expertise, advocating for strategic policies, and continually improving learning and teaching.
ISTE membership is a powerful way for educators to connect with peers, share knowledge and ideas, and help lead the transformation of education. If you are not yet a member of ISTE, we invite you to join and begin discovering the valuable resources available to you as a member. ISTE also offers impactful ed tech resources to support professional learning for educators and education leaders. Our innovative offerings include the ISTE Conference & Expo — the world's most comprehensive ed tech event — and the widely adopted ISTE Standards for learning, teaching and leading in the digital age.