The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) is in my view an excellent body to be affiliated to. As an international organisation it has many benefits for teachers. To quote from the website www.iste.org, ISTE is the premier membership association for educators and education leaders engaged in improving learning and teaching by advancing the effective use of technology in PK-12 and teacher education.
ISTE represents more than 100,000 education leaders and emerging leaders throughout the world and informs its members regarding educational issues of national and global scope.
ISTE members include individuals, affiliate organizations, and corporations:
20,000+ individual members
80 affiliate organizations
89 individual member countries
6 affiliate regions worldwide
65 corporations worldwide
ISTE membership is a powerful and meaningful way for educators to connect with peers, to gather in a variety of forums to share the challenges and excitement of teaching, and to be part of a community that leads the transformation of education.
ISTE holds an annual conference with a wide variety of workshops, speakers and events. The 2012 conference will be in San Diego: