Educators from across the country and around the world have already provided feedbackfor the soon-to-be-released International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE®) Standards for Teachers. ISTE seeks additional feedback and recommendations on the second draft of the teacher standards from the education community no later than Feb. 28.
ISTE received important and timely feedback on the first draft of the teacher standards. Some of the key changes as a result of this feedback include:
· Streamlining and simplifying the language.
· The Citizen Standard (#3) now includes an indicator designed to address critical consumption of media, such as resources that appear to be news.
· The concept of cultural competency has been moved into the Collaborator Standard (#4) and now includes information for students, parents and colleagues.
The refreshed teacher standards will be released in June 2017 at the ISTE Conference & Expo in San Antonio. At that time, ISTE will begin the refresh process for the ISTE Standards for Administrators.