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  • ETSI 2021

    At ETSI 2021, we'll work together to design inclusive digital learning experiences using best practices and next practices.

    We were amazed at how PISD educators created relevant, authentic, and challenging learning environments this year! We want to highlight, share, and learn from these innovative and future-focused classrooms. What do we keep, tweak, and delete to prepare students as they activate their unique potential in a dynamic world?

    Prerequisite: Prior to attending, please complete the 1-hour, self-paced Canvas course titled "Foundations of Digital Integration" (PowerSchool link) and save your certificate of completion by June 7. Instructions on accessing the course: https://www.pisd.edu/Domain/9621

  • Attend ETSI 2021!

    ETSI 2021 

    When: June 8, 8:30-4:00 pm (1-hour lunch break)

    Who: This year it's open to all Plano ISD educators!

    Where: ETSI will be all virtual again this year. Please visit https://etsi2021.sched.com/ and select the "Sign in with Google" button and enter your PISD email address. The schedule is coming soon!

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    Why: At ETSI 2021, we'll work together to design inclusive digital learning experiences using best practices and next practices.

    We were amazed at how PISD educators created relevant, authentic, and challenging learning environments this year! We want to highlight, share, and learn from these innovative and future-focused classrooms. What do we keep, tweak, and delete to prepare students as they activate their unique potential in a dynamic world?

    Prerequisite: Prior to attending, please complete the 1-hour, self-paced Canvas course titled "Foundations of Digital Integration" (PowerSchool link) and save your certificate of completion by June 7. Instructions on accessing the course: https://www.pisd.edu/Domain/9621

  • What is ETSI 2021 about?

    At ETSI 2021, we'll work together to design inclusive digital learning experiences using best practices and next practices.

    We were amazed at how PISD educators created relevant, authentic, and challenging learning environments this year! We want to highlight, share, and learn from these innovative and future-focused classrooms. What do we keep, tweak, and delete to prepare students as they activate their unique potential in a dynamic world?

    Prerequisite: Prior to attending, please complete the 1-hour, self-paced Canvas course titled "Foundations of Digital Integration" (PowerSchool link) and save your certificate of completion by June 7. Instructions on accessing the course: https://www.pisd.edu/Domain/9621

  • ETSI Mission & Vision

    ETSI Mission Statement

    The mission of Plano ISD's Ed Tech Success Initiative is to create digitally fluent educators who are empowered to create engaging, innovative, and future-focused learning environments.

    ETSI Vision Statement

    Plano ISD's Ed Tech Success Initiative empowers educators to be digitally fluent technology integrators who are outstanding learners, leaders, citizens, collaborators, designers, facilitators, and analysts.

  • Testimonials

    ETSI Testimonials

    “...today's training was extremely well put together. The booklet, the Google classroom, all of the resources and how the presentation flowed...you ladies did a FANTASTIC job.”

    "You and your team put together a training that was the best I ever had in my 10 years working for PISD. Your professionalism, knowledge, and capacity to share, made this training a paramount experience... we just simply could not wait to share with our students the wealth of expertise you made available to the teachers. A big THANKS from the bottom of my heart."

    "I always walk away feeling empowered, engaged and excited to get back to campus and try things with my students and staff!"

    "ETSI helps me feel less nervous about technology."

    "ETSI has something/information for everyone from novice to proficient."

    "I enjoyed hearing all the different apps that teachers are using and having success with in the classroom."

    "Your enthusiasm inspires me to be brave and have fun learning and teaching through technology!"

    Advice from past ETSI participants

    "Don't be overwhelmed. Breathe. Take it all in. Have fun and your students will also have fun!"

    "Take notes and be ready to completely transform your way of teaching."

    "Be prepared to get out of your comfort zone and learn something new."

    "Don't be afraid to share what you know! Everyone is so supportive and willing & wanting to learn!"

    "Be ready to learn a lot in a small amount of time!!"

    "Be prepared for a lot of information but it's great information and it may take time to process. This is a very worthwhile training and I highly recommend it!"

    "Put your seat belt on & brace yourself for a fun & thrilling ride."

    "Don't miss it!! I am sure this is only the beginning of what the future holds. The tip-of-the-iceberg in terms of innovation to come. Exciting to be part of history-in-the-making!!"

  • ETSI Resources 2014-2019

    ETSI RESOURCES

    2014 - 2019 Roster of all ETSI Attendees

    ETSI 2019 Brochure Librarian Ed

    ETSI 2018 Website | Brochure

    ETSI 2017 Brochure

    ETSI 2016 Website | Brochure

    ETSI 2015 Website | Brochure

    ETSI 2014 Website | Brochure

    2016 Video!

  • Questions? Contact us!

    Contact any member of the PISD Digital Learning Team with questions. 

    digital learning team

    Clara Alaniz

    clara.alaniz@pisd.edu

    @techclara

    469-752-8975

    Leah Heerema

    leah.heerema@pisd.edu

    @TechKnowLeah

    469-752-8971

    Fern Johnson

    fern.johnson@pisd.edu

    @trudy_fern

    469-752-8973

    Lilly Jensby

    lilly.jensby@pisd.edu

    @lillyjensby

    469-752-8976