ISTE Releases New Standards for Educators

ISTE Releases New Standards for Educators

Today the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) released an updated version of the ISTE Standards for Educators, which provides a framework for learning, teaching and leading that is amplified by technology. ISTE CEO Richard Culatta provided a preview of the new 2017 ISTE Standards for Educators today at ISTE’s 2017 Conference & Expo in San Antonio.

The Standards for Educators were last updated in 2008, when the focus was on supporting learning with technology. For this update, ISTE received input and feedback from 2,200 educators and administrators from around the globe. These standards reflect an evolution in education focusing on the promise technology has for empowering learning and the teaching profession.

The seven Educator Standards are:

1. 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.
2. Leader - Educators seek out opportunities for leadership to support student empowerment and success and improve teaching and learning.
3. Citizen - Educators inspire students to positively contribute to and responsibly participate in the digital world.
4. Collaborator - Educators dedicate time to collaborate with both colleagues and students to improve practice, discover and share resources and ideas, and solve problems.
5. Designer - Educators design authentic, learner-driven activities and environments that recognize and accommodate learner variability.
6. Facilitator - Educators facilitate learning with technology to support student achievement of the 2016 ISTE Standards for Students.
7. Analyst - Educators understand and use data to drive their instruction and support students in achieving their learning goals.

View the full Educator Standards and their indicators here.

ISTE 2017 marks the beginning of the process to refresh the ISTE Standards for Administrators, which will be released June 2018. Find more information here.