Ready or Not... The World is Different Work is different... Tools are different... Communication is different... Information is different... Kids are different... And Learning Is Different!
Our Educational System Must Produce Technology-Capable Kids Within a sound educational systems students can become: Capable information technology users Information seekers, analyzers, and evaluators Problem solvers and decision makers Creative and effective users of productivity tools Communicators, collaborators, publishers, and producers Informed, responsible, and contributing citizens
The Standards Movement Addresses What Students Should Know from Content Subjects The use of technology as a tool for discovering and applying content knowledge in authentic contexts for: solving problems making decisions, exchanging information and communicating has not been addressed in the content standards.
"Knowing content" is not sufficient in itself -- rather, students must apply knowledge to: construct new understandings, solve problems make decisions develop products and communicate Technology can facilitate this type of learning
International Society for Technology in Education N ational E ducational T echnology S tandards P r o j e c t
NETS Project Partners AFT American Federation of Teachers ALA Association of School Librarians, Amer. Library Assoc. ASCD Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development CCSSO Council of Chief State School Officers CEC Council for Exceptional Children NAESP National Association of Elementary School Principals NASSP National Association of Secondary School Principals NEA National Education Association NSBA National School Boards Associations ITTE: Education Technology Programs NFIE National Foundation for the Improvement of Education SIIA Software & Information Industry Association
CURRICULUM ORGANIZATIONS ACTFL IRA NCSS NCTM NCTE NSTA American Council on Teaching of Foreign Languages International Reading Association National Council for the Social Studies National Council of Teachers of Mathematics National Council for the Teachers of English National Science Teachers Association
Co-Sponsors U.S. Department of Education National Aeronautics and Space Administration Milken Exchange on Education Technology Apple Computer, Inc.
NETS Project Standards Development Phases Technology Foundation Standards Standards for Using Technology in Learning and Teaching Educational Technology Support Standards Standards for Student Assessment and Evaluation of Technology Use
Phase I. NETS for Students Released NECC 98 URL:
Establishing New Learning Environments Traditional Incorporating New Strategies New Teacher-centered instruction > Student-centered learning Single sense stimulation > Multisensory stimulation Single path progression > Multipath progression Single media > Multimedia Isolated work > Collaborative work Information delivery > Information exchange Passive learning > Active/exploratory/inquiry- based learning Factual/literal thinking > Critical thinking, informed decision-making Reactive response > Proactive/planned action Isolated, artificial context > Authentic, real world context Establishing New Learning Environments Traditional Incorporating New Strategies New Teacher-centered instruction > Student-centered learning Single sense stimulation > Multisensory stimulation Single path progression > Multipath progression Single media > Multimedia Isolated work > Collaborative work Information delivery > Information exchange Passive learning > Active/exploratory/inquiry- based learning Factual/literal thinking > Critical thinking, informed decision-making Reactive response > Proactive/planned action Isolated, artificial context > Authentic, real world context
Standards Categories 1. Basic Operations and Concepts 2. Social, Ethical, and Human Issues 3. Technology Productivity Tools 4. Technology Communications Tools 5. Technology Research Tools 6. Technology Problem-Solving, and Decision-Making Tools
The Profiles define broad indicators of performance at the following grade ranges: Grades PreK–2 Grades 3–5 Grades 6–8 Grades 9–12
Examples and Scenarios Each set of performance indicators includes a related example or scenario describing how the performance indicators might be addressed in authentic classroom practice
Phase II. Connecting Curriculum and Technology Available Dec from ISTE
NETS Writing Team Meeting Teachers from all over the United States came to Tempe, Arizona, to develop learning activities and multidisciplinary units addressing both content and technology standards
NETS For Students: Connecting Curriculum & Technology The resource includes: 1. Content-focused learning activities 2. Multidisciplinary units 3. Training Workshops 4. All subject area standards 5. Resources
Learning Activities Focused on Content Area Linked to National Content Standards Linked to NETS Standards
Multidisciplinary Units Linked to two or more sets of content standards Organized by NETS Includes multitude of resources
Phase III. Support Standards Describing those elements that support the effective use of technology in schools
Support Standards Technology foundations for all teachers Standards for leaders in technology and administration Infrastructure Policy
Phase IV. Standards for Evaluation and Assessment performance assessments and the processes for applying them and evaluation systems for assessing the effectiveness of technology use in the classroom and schools will follow As the standards and performance indicators are developed:
Student and Teacher Assessments Aligned with Standards Performance-based assessments Rubrics for self-study Measures of learning Measures of facility with modern tools for learning and collaboration
WHAT technology skills should be woven into the curricular fabric of our schools... WHEN such skills should be taught... HOW technology can support these new learning environments... NETS STANDARDS CAN HELP EDUCATIONAL LEADERS KNOW:
N ational E ducational T echnology S tandards P r o j e c t Lajeane Thomas phone: fax: URL:
Connecting Curriculum and Technology Now on the Web: or Thank you Apple for contributing Web expertise to develop this resource!