As an International Educator looking for effective integration of technology throughout the secondary curriculum the importance of achieving this to Internationally recognised and accepted standards should not be overlooked.
Recent years has seen the emergence of two Internationally recognised standards bodies – The US based ISTE (International Standards for Technology in Education) and the UK based NAACE (National Association of Advisors for Computers in Education).
ISTE acknowledges that technology is changing our society and that we must respond by providing learning environments for todays digital age learners. The ISTE NETS framework provides the standards to promote 21st century learning and empower young people for the challenges of tomorrow.
NAACE has developed the ITEM – International Technology in Education Mark standards framework. Affiliated to ISTE, ITEM uses a self-review framework integrated with the NETS standards to provide technology accreditation for International schools.
ITEM Article – Improving your school’s ICT program through accreditation
Both ISTE NETS and NAACE ITEM will be covered in more detail in subsequent articles – Also the alignment of ENC and MYP with NETS standards will be discussed.
Please comment if you have anything to add or you have implemented ISTE NETS or NAACE ITEM standards.