AbstractThis inaugural issue of Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education ( CITE Journal ) appears online in Summer 2000. It is the result of an extended collaboration that began several years ago. In fact, the genesis of the Summer 2000 issue can be traced to a specific event about two years ago.In April 1998, Linda Roberts, Director of the Office of Educational Technology within the U.S. Department of Education, convened a White House Conference on Technology Training for Teachers . The Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE) was among the teacher educator associations invited to develop a position paper for the White House conference. The position paper developed in response to this request, "Statement of Basic Principles and Suggested Actions," became known as the Ames White Paper , because it was developed at a meeting of the SITE leadership convened at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa.