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ISTE Seeking Feedback on Refreshed Standards for Teachers

ISTE Seeking Feedback on Refreshed Standards for Teachers

The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE®) is asking for public feedback on the first draft of a refresh of its standards for teachers.

The standards aim to serve as an updated framework "for learning, teaching and leading that is amplified by technology," said ISTE.

Specifically, the standards are designed as "a road map for educators worldwide as they navigate decisions about curriculum, instruction, professional learning and how to transform pedagogy with technology.”

This recent update to the ISTE teacher standards is the first update that has happened in nearly a decade.

From now until the end of February 2017, ISTE will allow for open feedback before formally releasing the finalized 2017 ISTE Standards for Teachers in June 2017 at the 2017 ISTE Conference and Expo in San Antonio.

The standards define any given teacher’s many roles as a learner, leader, citizen, collaborator, designer, facilitator and analyst and, despite the constant evolution of technology, are designed to be used as a guide for many years to come.

In order to give the most informed feedback, ISTE encourages interested educators to look at the 2016 ISTE Standards for Students as well as the DRAFT 2017 ISTE Standards for Teachers before taking a 15-minute survey on their thoughts.

Through taking the survey, educators will

  • Provide…limited demographic data
  • Capture group feedback on the draft standards
  • Have an opportunity to share final thoughts 

ISTE is also offering educators a “refresh toolkit” that helps facilitate meeting with peers either in a conference or in a Twitter chat to collaborate on feedback. 

Find out how to get started here.

Nicole Gorman, Senior Education World Contributor


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