Rita has been on the FSTE executive board since 2004. She spoke at the second meeting of the Miami-Dade chapter of the organization in November 1986 and has been a supporter and member of the organization since then.
Rita currently serves as ISTE affiliate representative from FSTE.
Dues are $25 a year for regular members. Corporations and organizations can also join.
Go to http://www.fste.org to join and pay your dues through PayPal.
The Florida Society for Technology in Education (FSTE) provides a cohesive, unified organization to represent the concerns of people who are interested in instructional technology in Florida. FSTE was originally established in 1985 as Florida Association for Computers in Education (FACE). The name was changed to Florida Society for Technology in Education at the January 2010 membership meeting at FETC.
FSTE members include PreK-20 educators, students, parents, educational institutions and corporations. FSTE operates as an independent, member-financed, non-profit organization. State officers are elected annually in the fall by an email membership vote, and officers are formally installed during FETC, which. FSTE co-sponsors.
Organizations, both for profit and nonprofit, who work in K-20 schools with ed tech can find teachers to help write curriculum, draft teachers guides, provide PD and more through FSTE. Organizations are encouraged to join through corporate membership fee. Educational publishers are also encouraged to donate items to FSTE for raffles, workshops and events and to provide speakers for webinars and workshops. Together, we all work to improve education and use of ed tech by Florida students in the classroom and at home!