Technology Standards for Education
Technology Standards for Education
ISTE Standards for Teachers
Facilitate and Inspire Student Learning/Creativity:
Teachers use their vast knowledge of their subject, teaching/learning, and technology to advance their students' learning and creativity in "face-to-face" and virtual learning environments.
Design and Develop Digital Age Learning Experiences/Assessments:
Teachers design/develop/evaluate authentic learning experiences and assessments incorporating contemporary/traditional tools and resources to ensure maximum content learning and to develop KSAs.
Model Digital Age Work and Learning:
Teachers exhibit knowledge/skills/work processes representative of an innovative professional. They demonstrate digital fluency, collaborate with their educational community, and communicate relevant information.
Promote and Model Digital Citizenship and Responsibility:
Teachers must understand local and global societal issues/responsibilities in an evolving digital culture. They must also exhibit legal and ethical behaviour in all their practices, including digitally.
Engage in Professional Growth and Leadership:
Teachers continuously improve their professional practice, model lifelong learning and exhibit leadership in school and professional communities by promoting and demonstrating their effective use of digital tools.
ICT Program of Studies
Processes for Productivity:
Students are able to use different types of technological and digital resources to manage, understand and communicate their learning
Foundational Operations, Knowledge and Concepts:
Understanding the nature and affect of
technology in general
Communicating, Inquiring, Decision-making, and Problem Solving:
The knowledge and skills required to use a variety of basic productivity tools and techniques. Essentially, knowing the basics on how to be productive using relevant technologies.
: Part of "Foundational Operations", being an ethical citizen in the digital world means knowing how to be safe and smart in a possibly dangerous environment.
A large part of "Communicating" involves using technology in a productive way of collaborating with your peers. Technology has expanded our world and it's best to learn how to use that technology as collaboration tools.
Learning and Technology Policy
Technology is used to support student-centred, personalized, and authentic learning for all students, with outcomes such as: accessing/sharing/creating knowledge; discovering/developing/applying competencies across multiple subjects and disciplines; and develop and apply digital citizenship and technological skills.
Research and Innovation:
Technology is used by teachers, administrators and other education professionals to sustain and advance innovative education techniques, with outcomes such as: staying current with educational technology research and advancements; participating and applying that research to their own learning and teaching; and using data systems and evidence-based reasoning to monitor and support student-centred learning.
Technology is a tool used to direct educational professionals to develop, maintain and apply KSAs with outcomes such as: preparedness to use technology and digital resources indicatively; using technology to design student-centred learning opportunities; and engaging in professional growth opportunities broadened by technology.
Technology is a tool to leverage the support of student-centred learning and system inefficiencies by educational leaders, with outcomes such as: more clarity and coherence in technological policies from government and school authorities, using technology more indicatively, effectively and efficiently; and reaching economies of scale that achieve cost effectiveness; and efficiencies in educational technology
Access, Infrastructure and Digital Learning Environments:
Technology as access to digital learning environments for students, teachers, administrators and other teaching professionals, with outcomes such as: having support for and equitable access to devices/digital learning environments as well as having reliable infrastructures within Alberta's education system.
ISTE Standards for Students
Students recognizing the rights/responsibilities/opportunities of living, learning and working in an interconnected digital environment/world. They must also act and model in safe/legal/ethical ways.
Students must critically curate a variety of resources using the digital tools they have at their disposal to construct knowledge, produce creative works, and make meaningful learning experiences for themselves and others
Students should use a variety of technologies and mediums to identify and solve problems using innovating and creative solutions.
Students develop and employ strategies for understanding and solving problems using methods of the technological variety.
Students should communicate in a clear manner and be creative using a variety of platforms, tools, styles, etc. in order to appropriate their goods and messages.