This page has resources for ISTE Standards for Teachers and Students, 21st Century Literacies, and the Common Core State Standards Initiative.

"The Wikipedian" by Polylerus (2007)
"The Wikipedian" by Polylerus (2007)

ISTE Standards for Teachers (2008)

1. Facilitate and Inspire Student Learning and Creativity

2. Design and Develop Digital-Age Learning Experiences and Assessments

3. Model Digital-Age Work and Learning

4. Promote and Model Digital Citizenship and Responsibility

5. Engage in Professional Growth and Leadership

ISTE Standards for Students (2016)

Students working on flight simulators, 2011
Students working on flight simulators, 2011

ISTE Standards for Students (2007)

1. Creativity and Innovation

2. Communication and Collaboration

3. Research and Information Fluency

4. Critical Thinking, Problem Solving and Decision Making

5. Digital Citizenship

6. Technology Operations and Concepts

external image Big_red_apple.jpgTransformation & Technology: A New Way of Learning features classroom scenarios from Vermont educators linked to NETS for Students.

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21st Century Literacies and Skills

Framework for 21st Century Skills from the Partnership for 21st Century Skills.

Digital is a federal interagency information portal for those who are providing digital literacy training and services in local communities.

21st Century Information Literacy Standards for the Digital Learners of New York, from the New York Library Association.

OECD Skills Outlook 2013 reports that adults in Japan, Canada, Australia, Finland and many other countries scored higher on a global assessment of math, reading and problem-solving.
  • See first chapter of the report, The Skills Needed for the 21st Century
  • In the report, the OECD organization notes:
    • Demand for high-level skills has never been greater. In the workplace, routine tasks being automated, destroying jobs that were once middle-class bulwarks. Increasingly, economies demand workers skilled in problem-solving, communications and collaboration and reward those with the ability to recognise and exploit new technologies.
      • In the words of OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría, “Skills have become the global currency of 21st Century economies. They transform lives and drive economies.”

The Definition of 21st Century Literacies from the National Council of Teachers of English (2008).

See also the following statements about 21st century literacies

Common Core State Standards

Common Core State Standards website

Common Core Standards Explorer
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Important Educational Technology Organizations in the United States

International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)

Massachusetts Computer Using Educators (MassCUE)

New Mexico Society for Technology in Education