ISTE encourages educator, student, public comment on draft of new standards for learning in the digital age

Refresh of ISTE Standards for Students reflects hundreds of voices from around the world 
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Feb. 2, 2016 – The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE®) today announced the first draft of the new ISTE Standards for Students is now available for public review and comment. ISTE is particularly encouraging educators around the world to gather feedback on the new standards from the individuals that they will have the greatest impact on – students.

Since the process of updating the ISTE Standards for Students began last June at the organization’s annual conference and expo, hundreds of educators from nearly all 50 U.S. states and many countries around the world, such as Albania, Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Colombia, Nigeria, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates, have contributed to the draft.

“Since they first launched in 1998, the ISTE Standards for Students have continued to evolve to reflect changing technologies and their impact on learning and teaching,” said Brian Lewis, ISTE CEO. Today, to prepare our students for the world they will soon enter and for a future we cannot yet imagine, education must continually innovate by rethinking how we learn and teach. The new ISTE Standards for Students will continue to be foundational in supporting this transformation. It’s fantastic to see how many voices have contributed to the development of the draft standards. We strongly encourage educators around the world to share the draft with their students so we can include their perspectives in this new framework for learning in the digital age.”

In addition to reviewing the standards and providing their feedback, educators are encouraged to host a session to review the draft with their students and/or their colleagues in their school or community. For more information or to review the draft of the new ISTE Standards for Students, visit

About ISTE

The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE®) is the premier nonprofit membership organization serving educators and education leaders committed to empowering connected learners in a connected world. ISTE serves more than 100,000 education stakeholders throughout the world.

Innovative offerings include the ISTE Conference & Expo– the world’s most comprehensive ed tech event – as well as the widely adopted ISTE Standards for learning, teaching and leading in the digital age. The organization’s robust suite of professional learning resources features online courses, consulting services for schools and districts, books, and peer-reviewed journals and publications. For more information, visit Connect with ISTE via Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.



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