The National Educational Technology Standards (NETS) Project is an ongoing initiative of the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) and a consortium of distinguished partners and co-sponsors. District 69 uses these standards to guide instructional changes and technology purchasing.

The ISTE Essential Conditions are the 14 critical elements necessary to effectively leverage technology for learning. They offer educators and school leaders a research-backed framework to guide implementation of the ISTE Standards, tech planning and system wide change. Click here for the full listing of Essential Conditions.

Digital-Age Learning

ISTE Standards (formerly the NETS) for Students (ISTE Standards•S) are the standards for evaluating the skills and knowledge students need to learn effectively and live productively in an increasingly global and digital world.

Simply being able to use technology is no longer enough. Today’s students need to be able to use technology to analyze, learn and explore. Digital age skills are vital for preparing students to work, live and contribute to the social and civic fabric of their communities.

Look at the ISTE Standards•S for students here.

Digital-Age Teaching

ISTE Standards (formerly the NETS) for Teachers (ISTE Standards•T) are the standards for evaluating the skills and knowledge educators need to teach, work and learn in an increasingly connected global and digital society.

As technology integration continues to increase in our society, it is paramount that teachers possess the skills and behaviors of digital age professionals. Moving forward, teachers must become comfortable being co-learners with their students and colleagues around the world.

Look at the ISTE Standards•T for teachers here.

Digital-Age Leadership

ISTE Standards (formerly the NETS) for Administrators (ISTE Standards•A) are the standards for evaluating the skills and knowledge school administrators and leaders need to support digital age learning, implement technology and transform the education landscape.

Transforming schools into digital age places of learning requires leadership from people who can accept new challenges and embrace new opportunities. Now more than ever, the success of technology integration depends on leaders who can implement systemic reform in our schools.

Look at the ISTE Standards•A for administrators here.