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ISTE - NETS
International Society for Technology in Education - National Educational Technology Standards
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The National Educational Technology Standards (NETS) are a set of standards published by the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) for the purpose of leveraging the use of technology in K-12 education to enable students to learn effectively and live productively in an increasingly digital society.
 
 
NETS for Students
ISTE's NETS for Students (NETS•S) are the skills and knowledge students need to learn effectively and live productively in a digital world. Within NETS for Students there are six Performance Indicators. Each Performance Indicator indicates and outlines what the student should be able to achieve within technological literacy by the completion of a school year. The Performance Indicators are guidelines where the students are aware of the programs goals and what they are attempting to achieve to meet NETS standards. The Performance Indicators are as follows:

1. Creativity and Innovation: Using creative thinking and innovative technology the students demonstrate and develop models and simulations to explore and identify complex systems and forecast possibilities as well as they use existing knowledge to generate new ideas and creative thoughts.

2. Communication and Collaboration: Students use digital media and environments to collaborate, communicate and interact with other students, teachers and professionals. They also engage in a cultural and global awareness and contribute to project teams to produce original works or solve problems.

3. Research and Information Fluency: Students apply digital tools to plan, organize and gather information, in order to be able to inquire, analyze, organize and evaluate information.

4. Critical Thinking, Problem Solving and Decision Making: Students use critical thinking skills to plan and conduct research, manage projects, solve problems, and make informed decisions using appropriate digital tools and resources.

5. Digital Citizenship: Students demonstrate personal development to be lifelong learners because they are aware of the human, cultural and social issues related to technology and they practice ethical and legal digital behavior.

6. Technology Operations and Concepts: Students demonstrate a sound understanding of technology concepts, systems, and operations so they are able to select, transfer, understand and troubleshoot various systems and applications productively and effectively.


NETS for Teachers
ISTE's NETS for Teachers (NETS•S) are the program standards for the teachers that have been implemented to provide teachers with the effective tools so they are able to engage their students, improve learning environments and their own professional practice as well as provide a positive model for their school community. Teachers should be able to effectively and productively follow and achieve the following five Performance Indicators. The Five Performance Indicators are as follows:

1. Facilitate and Inspire Student Learning and Creativity: Teachers model, support, promote and use their knowledge to provide and facilitate productive technological experiences that advance student learning, creativity, and innovation both face-to-face and virtually. They also promote student reflection and collaborative construction environments.

2. Design and Develop Digital-Age Learning Experiences and Assessment: Teachers design, develop, and evaluate authentic learning experiences and assessments incorporating contemporary tools and resources to maximize content learning in context. They do this by adapting relevant learning experiences to incorporate digital tools, they customize and personalize learning activities to address different learning styles and they provide students with varied and multiple formative and summative assessments.

3. Model Digital-Age Work and Learning: Teachers model, communicate and collaborate with their students, colleagues and school community using current technologies and digital-age media to share and transfer knowledge. They do this by exhibiting their own knowledge, skills, and work processes representative of an innovative professional to a global and digital society.

4. Promote and Model Digital Citizenship and Responsibility: Teachers model and advocate safe teaching and understand the societal global issues of media literacy in an evolving digital world. They address diverse needs of the students, promote digital etiquette, and they exhibit legal and ethical responsibility and respect.

5. Engage in Professional Growth and Leadership: Teachers continuously improve their professional practice, model lifelong learning, and exhibit leadership in their school and professional community by promoting and demonstrating the effective use of digital tools and resources. They do this by reflective practices, participation in local and global learning opportunities, and exhibiting leadership within the technology infusion and incorporation process.
 
 
 NETS for Administrators
ISTE's NETS for Administrators (NETS•A) are the standards for evaluating the skills and knowledge school administrators and leaders need to support digital age learning, implement technology, and transform the education landscape. Educational Administrators inspire and lead development and implementation of a shared vision for comprehensive integration of technology to promote excellence and support transformation throughout the organization.

1. Visionary Leadership
a. Inspire and facilitate STUDENT LEARNING AND CREATIVITY. Teacher uses his knowledge in subject matter, teaching and learning and technology to advance student learning and creativity.
b. Engage in an ongoing process to develop, implement, and communicate technology-infused strategic plans aligned with a shared vision
c. Advocate on local, state and national levels for policies, programs, and funding to support implementation of a technology-infused vision and strategic plan

2. Digital Age Learning Culture Educational Administrators create, promote, and sustain a dynamic, digital-age learning culture that provides a rigorous, relevant, and engaging education for all students.
a. Ensure instructional innovation focused on continuous improvement of digital-age learning
b. Model and promote the frequent and effective use of technology for learning
c. Provide learner-centered environments equipped with technology and learning resources to meet the individual, diverse needs of all learners
d. Ensure effective practice in the study of technology and its infusion across the curriculum
e. Promote and participate in local, national, and global learning communities that stimulate innovation, creativity, and digital age collaboration

3. Excellence in Professional Practice Educational Administrators promote an environment of professional learning and innovation that empowers educators to enhance student learning through the infusion of contemporary technologies and digital resources.
a. Allocate time, resources, and access to ensure ongoing professional growth in technology fluency and integration
b. Facilitate and participate in learning communities that stimulate, nurture and support administrators, faculty, and staff in the study and use of technology
c. Promote and model effective communication and collaboration among stakeholders using digital age tools
d. Stay abreast of educational research and emerging trends regarding effective use of technology and encourage evaluation of new technologies for their potential to improve student learning

4. Systemic Improvement Educational Administrators provide digital age leadership and management to continuously improve the organization through the effective use of information and technology resources.
a. Lead purposeful change to maximize the achievement of learning goals through the appropriate use of technology and media-rich resources
b. Collaborate to establish metrics, collect and analyze data, interpret results, and share findings to improve staff performance and student learning
c. Recruit and retain highly competent personnel who use technology creatively and proficiently to advance academic and operational goals
d. Establish and leverage strategic partnerships to support systemic improvement
e. Establish and maintain a robust infrastructure for technology including integrated, interoperable technology systems to support management, operations, teaching, and learning iste.org/nets

5. Digital Citizenship Educational Administrators model and facilitate understanding of social, ethical and legal issues and responsibilities related to an evolving digital culture.
a. Ensure equitable access to appropriate digital tools and resources to meet the needs of all learners
b. Promote, model and establish policies for safe, legal, and ethical use of digital information and technology
c. Promote and model responsible social interactions related to the use of technology and information
d. Model and facilitate the development of a shared cultural understanding and involvement in global issues through the use of contemporary communication and collaboration tools
 
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