National Educational Technology Standards (NETS)

ISTE National Educational Technology Standards (NETS) below are successful benchmarks that can be customized to fit the UH Maui College educational programs to improve teaching, learning, and school leadership by advancing the effective use of technology in educational settings.

The performance indicators for each standard provide specific outcomes that can be measured when developing instructional and assessment methods. The standards and the performance indicators also provide guidelines for instructors currently in the classroom.
Instructors demonstrate a sound understanding of technology operations and concepts by:

• Demonstrating introductory knowledge, skills, and understanding of concepts related to technology (as described in the ISTE National Education Technology Standards for Students)

• Demonstrate continual growth in technology knowledge and skills to stay abreast of current and emerging technologies.
Instructors plan and design effective learning environments and experiences supported by technology by:

• Designing developmentally appropriate learning opportunities that apply technology-enhanced instructional strategies to support the diverse needs of learners.

• Appling current research on teaching and learning with technology when planning learning environments and experiences.

• Identifying and locating technology resources and evaluate them for accuracy and suitability.

• Planning for the management of technology resources within the context of learning activities.

    Instructors implement curriculum plans that include methods and strategies for applying technology to maximize student learning by:

    • Facilitating technology-enhanced experiences that address content standards and student technology standards.

    • Using technology to support learner-centered strategies that address the diverse needs of students.

    • Apply technology to develop students' higher order skills and creativity.

    • Manage student learning activities in a technology-enhanced environment.
    Instructors apply technology to facilitate a variety of effective assessment and evaluation strategies.

    Instructors aim to:
    • apply technology in assessing student learning of subject matter using a variety of assessment techniques.

    • use technology resources to collect and analyze data, interpret results, and communicate findings to improve instructional practice and maximize student learning.

    • apply multiple methods of evaluation to determine students' appropriate use of technology resources for learning, communication, and productivity.
    Instructors use technology to enhance their productivity and professional practice.

    Instructors aim to:
    • use technology resources to engage in ongoing professional development and lifelong learning.

    • continually evaluate and reflect on professional practice to make informed decisions regarding the use of technology in support of student learning.

    • apply technology to increase productivity.

    • use technology to communicate and collaborate with peers, parents, and the larger community in order to nurture student learning.
    Instructors understand the social, ethical, legal, and human issues surrounding the use of technology in education and apply those principles in practice.

    Instructors aim to:
    • model and teach legal and ethical practice related to technology use.

    • apply technology resources to enable and empower learners with diverse backgrounds, characteristics, and abilities.

    • identify and use technology resources that affirm diversity.

    • promote safe and healthy use of technology resources.

    • facilitate equitable access to technology resources for all students.
    The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) represents more than 100,000 education leaders and emerging leaders throughout the world and informs its members regarding educational issues of national and global scope.

    ISTE members include individuals, affiliate organizations, and corporations:

    • 20,000+ individual members
    • 80 affiliate organizations
    • 89 individual member countries
    • 6 affiliate regions worldwide
    • 65 corporations worldwide
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