Educational Technology Best Practices
ISTE Standards for Educators “Technology must be like oxygen: ubiquitous, necessary and invisible.” Chris Lehmen The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Standards for Educators describe best practices for implementing and supporting technology integration in our schools and classrooms. These standards provide a roadmap for educators to support their instruction , collaboration , and productivity . In Canyons School District, we apply these ISTE Standards not only to support technology integration, but to also support the CSD MTSS Framework and the CSD Educational Technology Mission Statement.
CSD Educational Technology Mission Statement: • Implement Canvas, CSDDocs, and other educational technology tools to support the MTSS Framework. • Build teacher capacity in their knowledge of technology-facilitated pedagogy. • Provide high-quality levels of technology-related professional development. • Provide technology access and improve its academic use by students, including at-home use. • Maintain the infrastructure needed to meet technology needs.
• Foster a culture in which students take ownership of their learning goals. • Design learning activities that not only support and align with standards, but also support the CSD MTSS framework. • Use technology to create learning experiences for all types of learners and accommodate for the various learner needs. • Model and promote safe, legal, and ethical practices. • Use technology tools to expand student learning. • Provide alternative ways for students to demonstrate competency. • Use data to guide instruction and communication. • Provide timely feedback.
• Set CTESS goals to explore and apply technology in professional practice, and classroom. • Stay current with research that supports improving student learning. • Model and promote the management of personal data and digital identity. • Use technology to design and implement a variety of formative and summative assessments. • Manage the use of technology and student learning in various digital platforms and virtual environments that accommodate learner needs. • Learn and apply basic technology skills that will allow you to successfully use district platforms and tools. • Utilize technology tools to enhance communication, task management, and time management.
• Use technology tools to collaborate and co-learn with students. • Dedicate planning time with colleagues to collaborate and create learning experiences that leverage technology in order to support the CSD MTSS Framework. • Analyze and use assessment data to communicate with students, parents, and education stakeholders to build student self direction. • Through public practice, shape and advance a shared vision for empowering learning. • Model the exploration, adoption, and evaluation of new digital resources and tools for learning. • Model and mentor safe, legal, and ethical practices. • Create and participate in professional learning networks (PLNs).
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