I am excited to announce that I have been invited to part of the new working group for ISTE’s new Administrator standards. (many hope they will call them Leader standards.. but who knows)
ISTE is the International Society for Technology in Education and they write the standards are used in most US states and many other placed in the world for Students, Educators, and Administrators. They are used by districts and organizations like CAEP to assess the quality of education and technology use in an educational setting, and guide the curriculum on technology integration in places like Colleges of Education. The many uses of evaluation and also in making a case for funding, makes these standards very important for educators who care about utilizing technology in their teaching.
Every 5 years or so they do a refresh – starting with the Student, then the following year Educator, and then Administrator.
The new Educator Standards are quite good – https://www.iste.org/standards/standards/for-educators and are well aligned with the student standards https://www.iste.org/standards/standards/for-students There is a lot of talk within the members I know that they hope that the Administrator standards are equally well aligned to help leaders create a full vision for technology within their units and be encouraged to be both a participant and servant leader when it comes to technology.
This year, I got the chance to attend the kick off for the Administrator standards at ISTE – which marks a one year process where a working group will meet twice during the year and other times online to draft the new standards. Throughout the year ISTE staff will be working to get feedback both online and face to face to make sure the standards are relevant.
I have also been asked to be part of the working group that will meet to help craft the standards and gain input. I am excited about this national opportunity and in supporting an innovative vision for technology integration into the future.
This post is just sharing that I will be part of the conversation, as the year progresses, watch this blog to see what opportunities there are for you to also be involved.