*NETS Standards for Teachers (2000) include the following benchmarks related to technology integration. Performance indicators for each standard provide specific outcomes to be measured when developing a set of assessment tools. The Standards focus on teacher education programs and provide a framework for implementing technologies in teaching and learning across the U.S.
T-I Teachers demonstrate a sound understanding of technology operations and concepts.
T-II Teachers plan and design effective learning environments and experiences supported by technology.
T-III Teachers implement curriculum plans that include methods and strategies for applying technology to maximize student learning.
T-IV Teachers apply technology to facilitate a variety of effective assessment and evaluation strategies.
T-V Teachers use technology to enhance their productivity and professional practice.
*Note: ISTE will release the new teacher standards in June at NECC 2008 in San Antonio. The revised student standards were release in 2007. The revised standards for administrators will be released in 2009.
In addition to standards for teachers and students, ISTE also established Technology Facilitation Standards for teacher education or professional development programs that prepare candidates to serve as building/campus-level technology facilitators. ISTE and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) worked together to develop a set of performance assessment standards for initial and advanced endorsements in the areas of Technology Facilitation and Technology Leadership.
The focus of the Technology Facilitation program is on developing professionals able to teach technology applications; demonstrate effective use of technology to support student learning of content; and provide professional development, mentoring, and basic technical assistance for other teachers.
TF-VIII Leadership and Vision
The Technology Leadership program standards are aligned with the six NETS for Teachers 2000 but extend the performance expectations of each standard. These increased expectations reflect preparation for serving as a director, coordinator, or technology integration specialist at the district, regional, and/or state levels, assisting teachers as well as technology facilitators in their efforts to support student learning and educator professional growth with technology.