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RIVERSIDE, Calif. (Oct. 13, 2010) Eigth grade students from Mira Loma Middle School use a ground tracking system during the 11th annual Science and Technology Education Partnership (STEP) Conference. The event, sponsored by the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Corona Division, introduced more than 3,000 Inland Empire fourth through eighth grade students to career opportunities in science and engineering. (U.S. Navy photo by Greg Vojtko/Released)
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National Educational Technology Standards
  ISTE's National Educational Technology Standards (NETS) have served as a road map since 1998 for improved teaching and learning by educators. ISTE standards for students, teachers, and administrators help to measure proficiency and set aspirational goals for the knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed to succeed in today’s Digital Age.  Our proven leadership in developing these benchmarks and providing guidance in implementing them has resulted in broad adoption of the ISTE standards in the U.S. and in several countries.
 Why are the NETS important?
 Technology has forever changed not only what we need to learn, but the way we learn.  The NETS set a standard of excellence and best practices in learning, teaching, and leading with technology in education. The benefits of using the NETS include:
  • Improving higher-order thinking skills, such as problem solving, critical thinking, and creativity
  • Preparing students for their future in a competitive global job market
  • Designing student-centered, project-based, and online learning environments
  • Guiding systemic change in our schools to create digital places of learning
  • Inspiring digital age professional models for working, collaborating, and decision making

"Teachers must become comfortable as co-learners with their students and with colleagues around the world. Today it is less about staying ahead and more about moving ahead as members of dynamic learning communities. The digital-age teaching professional must demonstrate a vision of technology infusion and develop the technology skills of others.  These are the hallmarks of the new education leader."

—Don Knezek, ISTE CEO, 2008
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