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Educational Technology Foundations

Module 4: Standards

In the realm of educational technology, national standards bodies include (1) the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), and (2) the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT). The ISTE standards are intended for use in K-12 settings. The AECT standards are applicable across all market segments including higher education and industry. In addition to the standards issued by ISTE and AECT, the National Policy Board for Educational Administration (NPBEA) has issued Professional Standards for Educational Leaders (PSEL) and the Educational Leadership Constituent Council (ELCC) has also issued standards guiding the critical role educational leaders must play in the use of technology in schooling.

ISTE Standards

The ISTE standards for K-12 technology facilitators and technology leaders are found online at http://www.iste.org/standards. To learn more about the thinking behind the latest standards, follow this link to:

AECT Standards

Follow this link to the AECT standards adopted by the AECT Board of Directors on July 16, 2012.

Teacher Educator Technology Competencies (TETCs)

Twelve Teacher Education Technology Competencies emerged from a research study and crowdsourcing initiative conducted by Teresa Foulger, Kevin Graziano, Denise Schmidt-Crawford and David Slykhuis. They posted the TETCs to bring greater visibility to the project and encourage teacher educators to consider how the TETCs might be applied in practice. Follow this link to the Teacher Educator Technology Competencies (TETCs).

PSEL

PSEL stands for Professional Standards for Educational Leaders. True to their name, the PSEL standards guide the preparation of school leaders. PSEL standards that mention technology are listed below. Follow this link to a complete list of the PSEL standards.

ELCC

ELCC stands for Educational Leadership Constituent Council. ELCC standards that mention technology are listed below. Follow this link to a complete list of the ELCC standards.

NELP

NELP stands for National Educational Leadership Preparation. NELP standards that mention technology are listed below. Follow this link to a complete list of the NELP standards.