One of the last sessions I attended at this year’s T+L Conference was hosted by the International Society for Technology in Education, or ISTE. One of the initiatives that makes ISTE such a valuable resource to ed-tech leaders is the National Education Technology Standards, or NETS, that it puts out every few years. So far, ISTE has revised its NETS for students and teachers, and now it is working on revising those standards for administrators, to be rolled out at next year’s National Educational Computing Conference in June.
I sat in today on a group discussion about what those standards currently look like, the strengths of them, what should be changed, and what target groups those standards should focus on. To view the NETS for administrators from 2002, click here.
This forum was one of the first in laying the framework for what NETS for administrators should look like, and feedback from forums, online surveys, advisory groups, committees, and ISTE’s leadership team and board of directors will go into the revisions. I’m very interested to see what they come up with, and as I found out today, there’s a lot of excitement from ISTE and ed-tech administrators alike about reshaping these standards to be helpful to today’s ed-tech leaders.
What do you think should be changed about the 2002 NETS for administrators? What groups should those standards target, and how should they be addressed in this revision?
A version of this news article first appeared in the Digital Education blog.