During their recent annual conference in San Antonio, the International Society for Technology in Education released an update to the ISTE Standards for Educators. These standards complement the ISTE Standards for Students, updated last year, with a focus on “helping students become empowered learners.”
The new standards describe seven roles that educators are encouraged to fill in their teaching practice: learner, leader, citizen, collaborator, designer, facilitator, and analyst. The table below quotes from the overview of the educator standards.
ISTE Standards for Educators
|Learner||"Educators continually improve their practice by learning from and with others and exploring proven and promising practices that leverage technology to improve student learning."|
|Leader||"Educators seek out opportunities for leadership to support student empowerment and success and to improve teaching and learning."|
|Citizen||"Educators inspire students to positively contribute to and responsibly participate in the digital world."|
|Collaborator||"Educators dedicate time to collaborate with both colleagues and students to improve practice, discover and share resources and ideas, and solve problems."|
|Designer||"Educators design authentic, learner-driven activities and environments that recognize and accommodate learner variability."|
|Facilitator||"Educators facilitate learning with technology to support student achievement of the ISTE Standards for Students."|
|Analyst||"Educators understand and use data to drive their instruction and support students in achieving their learning goals."|
The educator standards neatly complement the standards for students, which encourage each student to become an: empowered learner, digital citizen, knowledge constructor, innovative designer, computational thinker, creative communicator, and global collaborator.
ISTE Standards for Students
|Empowered Learner||"Students leverage technology to take an active role in choosing, achieving and demonstrating competency in their learning goals, informed by the learning sciences."|
|Digital Citizen||"Students recognize the rights, responsibilities and opportunities of living, learning and working in an interconnected digital world, and they act and model in ways that are safe, legal and ethical."|
|Knowledge Constructor||"Students critically curate a variety of resources using digital tools to construct knowledge, produce creative artifacts and make meaningful learning experiences for themselves and others."|
|Innovative Designer||"Students use a variety of technologies within a design process to identify and solve problems by creating new, useful or imaginative solutions."|
|Computational Thinker||"Students develop and employ strategies for understanding and solving problems in ways that leverage the power of technological methods to develop and test solutions."|
|Creative Communicator||"Students communicate clearly and express themselves creatively for a variety of purposes using the platforms, tools, styles, formats and digital media appropriate to their goals."|
|Global Collaborator||"Students use digital tools to broaden their perspectives and enrich their learning by collaborating with others and working effectively in teams locally and globally."|
For more information about the standards for students and educators, including individual indicators for each standard, downloadable PDF versions of the standards, posters, and more, please visit:
ISTE Standards for Teachers, ©2017, ISTE® (International Society for Technology in Education), iste.org. All rights reserved.
ISTE Standards for Students, ©2016, ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education), iste.org. All rights reserved.