Education Policy Standards
Education Policy Standards
ISTE Standards for Students
Students will articulate and set personal learning goals. By leveraging technology, student will be able to build networks that support learning. This will be done in a matter that reflects being a responsible digital citizen (safe, ethical behaviour).
Students will plan and employ effective research strategies that reflect a construction of knowlege. Students are expected to use a variety of methods to curate vast amounts of information that include real world issues.
Students will understand a design process and use it to generate ideas, test theories and solve problems. By using a design tool, students will be able to plan/manage a design process to develop and text prototypes.
Students will be able to choose appropriate platforms and tools for meeting the outcome of their design. They will be able to create original works or repurpose digital resources into their own creation.
Students will be able to use technology to digitally collaborate on a global scale. They will be able to connect with learners from a variety of cultures and backgrounds and contribute constructively to project teams.
Learning Technology and Policy Framework
Policy Direction One: Student Centred Learning Outcomes. Students will access, share and create knowledge through innovative critical thinking. Students will be able to demonstrate good communication skills as well as a global and cultural awareness/understanding. Teachers are expected to establish technology based, student centred learning. The Ministry of Education must align the curriculum with technology based initiatives.
Policy Direction Two: Research and Innovation. Teachers are expected to stay current/research technology developments and apply their findings to learning and teaching. Alberta Education should support Ed-Tech research and their decisions should be informed by this research.
Policy Direction Three: Professional Learning. Administrators are well equipped to use technology to create personalized student centred learning. Teachers do this through professional growth learning opportunities. The Ministry of Education is required to ensure that teachers are well prepared.
Policy Direction Four: Leadership. Teachers and administrators use technology effectively and efficiently. There are up-to-date guidelines and standards on practices of technology inform school authority education plans. Ministry of Education provides support in Education Technology plans and policies.
Policy Direction Five: Infrastructure. Schools, teachers and administrators are to provide equitable access to devices and digital learning environments. The Ministry of Education is to provide access to a safe and secure, high-speed network for schools.
ISTE Standards for Teachers
Facilitate and Inspire Student Learning by supporting and modelling creative thinking. Teachers help students explore real world issues and promote their reflections on these issues through using collaborative tools (technology) to engage with others.
Teachers Design and develop digital learning experiences that promote student learning and creativity. Technology driven learning environments will inspire students to set their own educational goals and assess their progress.
Teachers model fluency in technology systems and use it to collaborate with students, peers, parents and community members. The information being collaborated is relevant and communicated effectively through technology.
An advocation for safe, legal and ethical usage of digital information and technology is modelled by the teacher. This promotes digital etiquette and responsible social attitudes among students. This furthermore leads to a development of modern cultural and global understanding/awareness when engaging with colleagues and peers.
Teachers are expected to engage in professional growth and leadership opportunities in a local and global setting. By demonstrating a vision of technology infusion, teachers will exhibit leadership.
ICT Programs of Study
Processes for Productivity: knowledge and skills students are required to use a variety of basic productivity tools and techniques such as composing , revising and editing text. As well, students are expected to communicate using technology in an organized manner.
Specific Outcomes: statements specifically identifying the component knowledge, skills and attitudes that should be learnt through a general outcome
Foundational Operations, Knowledge
and Concepts: Students develop the ability to use a
variety of methods to critically assess information, inquire, solve problems, research and communicate with a variety of audiences. Students are expected to apply their knowledge and skills to real world examples.
General Outcomes: Statements that illustrate the information/concepts are expected to understand and value upon completion.
Communicating, Inquiring, Decision Making and Problem Solving: Students and Educators understanding the nature and affect of technology, the moral and ethical use of technology and creating a responsible digital citizen.