National Educational Technology Standards (NETS•T) and Performance Indicators for Teachers

National Educational Technology Standards (NETS•T)  and Performance Indicators for Teachers
Effective teachers model and apply the National Educational Technology Standards for Students (NETS•S) as they design, implement, and assess learning experiences to engage students and improve learning; enrich professional practice; and provide positive models for students, colleagues, and the community.

All teachers should meet the following standards and performance indicators.


1.  Facilitate and Inspire Student Learning and Creativity
 Teachers use their knowledge of subject matter, teaching and learning, and technology to facilitate experiences that advance student  
 learning, creativity, and innovation in both face-to-face and virtual environments. Teachers:
  a. promote, support, and model creative and innovative thinking and inventiveness
  b. engage students in exploring real-world issues and solving authentic problems using digital tools and resources
  c. promote student reflection using collaborative tools to reveal and clarify students’ conceptual understanding and thinking, planning,  
   and creative processes
  d. model collaborative knowledge construction by engaging in learning with students, colleagues, and others in face-to-face and virtual  
2.  Design and Develop Digital-Age Learning Experiences and Assessments
 Teachers design, develop, and evaluate authentic learning experiences and assessments incorporating contemporary tools and resources to  
 maximize content learning in context and to develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes identified in the NETS•S. Teachers:
  a. design or adapt relevant learning experiences that incorporate digital tools and resources to promote student learning and creativity
  b. develop technology-enriched learning environments that enable all students to pursue their individual curiosities and become   
   active participants in setting their own educational goals, managing their own learning, and assessing their own progress
  c. customize and personalize learning activities to address students’ diverse learning styles, working strategies, and abilities using  
   digital tools and resources
  d. provide students with multiple and varied formative and summative assessments aligned with content and technology   
   standards and use resulting data to inform learning and teaching
3.  Model Digital-Age Work and Learning
 Teachers exhibit knowledge, skills, and work processes representative of an innovative professional in a global and digital society. Teachers:
  a. demonstrate fluency in technology systems and the transfer of current knowledge to new technologies and situations
  b. collaborate with students, peers, parents, and community members using digital tools and resources to support student success  
   and innovation
  c. communicate relevant information and ideas effectively to students, parents, and peers using a variety of digital-age media and formats
  d. model and facilitate effective use of current and emerging digital tools to locate, analyze, evaluate, and use information   
   resources to support research and learning
 4.  Promote and Model Digital Citizenship and Responsibility
 Teachers understand local and global societal issues and responsibilities in an evolving digital culture and exhibit legal and ethical  
 behavior in their professional practices. Teachers:
  a. advocate, model, and teach safe, legal, and ethical use of digital information and technology, including respect for copyright,   
   intellectual property, and the appropriate documentation of sources
  b. address the diverse needs of all learners by using learner-centered strategies and providing equitable access to appropriate digital tools  
   and resources
  c. promote and model digital etiquette and responsible social interactions related to the use of technology and information
  d. develop and model cultural understanding and global awareness by engaging with colleagues and students of other cultures using 
   digital-age communication and collaboration tools
5.  Engage in Professional Growth and Leadership
 Teachers continuously improve their professional practice, model lifelong learning, and exhibit leadership in their school and professional 
 community by promoting and demonstrating the effective use of digital tools and resources. Teachers:
  a. participate in local and global learning communities to explore creative applications of technology to improve student learning
  b. exhibit leadership by demonstrating a vision of technology infusion, participating in shared decision making and community   
   building, and developing the leadership and technology skills of others
  c. evaluate and reflect on current research and professional practice on a regular basis to make effective use of existing and emerging digital 
   tools and resources in support of student learning
  d. contribute to the effectiveness, vitality, and self-renewal of the teaching profession and of their school and community
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    Enrique Rubio

    Enrique Rubio

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