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Global Collaborations

ISTE is committed to nurturing long-term relationships with international entities who share our mission to create a world where all learners thrive.


The “I” in ISTE stands for international. More than an acronym, it reflects our current work and future ambitions to build complementary partnerships with organizations that share our mission to help all learners thrive. 

We work alongside multinational organizations, education-focused companies, ministries of education and technology, nonprofit government organizations, school systems, individual schools and international teachers and leaders. Building on our respective strengths, we build localized pilots and then programs to extend our expertise for the benefit of leaders, teachers, and students. 


ISTE currently collaborates with the following organizations to connect learners in our connected world:

  • The Arab Bureau of Education for the Gulf States
  • Learning Links Foundation
  • Worlddidac
  • Virtual Education
  • edVentures Global Business Acceleration Fellowship
  • UNESCO Institute for Information Technologies in Education
  • Esperanza
  • Hangzhou Normal University
  • Smart Learning Institute of Beijing Normal University
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International Advisory Group

ISTE’s International Advisory Group provides advice and guidance to ISTE leadership and staff in the following areas:

  • To communicate and amplify ISTE's mission, priorities and initiatives within their respective networks.
  • To identify opportunities for the extension of ISTE + ASCD’s work.
  • To serve as a sounding board, ensuring the context in which ISTE’s initiatives are presented is appropriate and educationally sound to the realities and needs educators worldwide.
  • To represent ISTE + ASCD at international convenings.
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Cecilia Rodríguez Alcalá
VP of Sectors & Knowledge, Inter-American Development Bank
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Rachel Chan
Co-founder, Esperanza
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Anuja Dharkar
Global Head of Academic & Nonprofit Solutions, Social Impact Unity Technologies
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Gavin Dykes
Director, Education World Forum
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Michael Furdyk
Director of Innovation, TakingITGlobal
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Andrés Guerrero
Corporate Academic Consultancy Director, Santillana Latin America
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Andrew Ko
Founder, Kovexa
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Michael McVey
Professor of Ed Technology, Eastern Michigan University
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Justina Nixon-Saintil
VP and Global Head of Corporate Social Responsibility Initiatives, IBM