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									 Essential Standards: Information
    and Technology Skills and
Computer/Technology Skills SCOS

  Develop awareness and foundations of required
     technology standards and competencies.
Technology (Broadly defined)
 The study of or a collection of techniques
 A particular technological concept
 The body of tools and other implements
  produced by a given society
Technology in Education
Historically
 Separate entity
 Each new technology was touted as the
  “silver-bullet”
 Each touted technology failure caused it
  to be viewed with suspicion and relegated
  to the closet OR it assumed its proper
  role in education
Technology in Education
Current approach
 Advocate integration of technology
 “Information and Technology Skills”
Standards
 Historically, technology standards in
  education as been treated as “another”
  separate entity. The approach in practice
  has typically been, here is a field AND oh-
  by-the-way there is that technology thing.
 Structured check-sheet method used to
  make sure every objective in a process is
  accounted for up from one particular
  level to another level.
 What to teach and when… “Guidebook
  to instruction”.
Standards
Accomplishes
 Manageable
 Predictable
 Measurable
 Comprehensive (Checklist)
 Breeds the concept of “accountability”
Standards in Education
Stakeholders
 Administrators (School and LEA level)
 Students
 Parents
 Society
 Teacher
  ◦ For the measure (assessment) of individual
    student level when entering a class so corrective
    action can be taken if needed to get them up to
    base level
  ◦ To be used to plan/develop/engage educational
    environments and strategies with a knowledge of
    what learning outcomes are appropriate and
    expected
Computer/Technology Skills Standard
Course of Study (SCOS Model)(Phasing out)
  Describes the progressive development of
  knowledge and skills in six strands:

   Societal and Ethical Issues
   Database
   Spreadsheet Keyboard
   Utilization/Word Processing/Desktop
    Publishing
   Multimedia/Presentation
   Telecommunications/Internet
SCOS Model continued…
 Primary grades focus on the essential skills.
 Upper elementary and middle grades build
  upon and reinforce skills through application
  and use in content area assignments/projects.
 Secondary grades focus on application,
  refinement, and transfer of knowledge and
  skills to be used in content area assignments,
  in preparation for work, continued learning,
  and personal use.
“The Computer/Technology Skills Standard
Course of Study involves the development
of skills over time. Computer/Technology
Skills proficiency is not an end in itself, but
lays a foundation for lifelong learning.”
ISTE
ISTE (International Society for Technology
in Education) started bridging the gap with
their National Educational Technology
Standards (NETS) with “the purpose of
leveraging the use of technology in K-12
education to enable students to learn
effectively and live productively in an
increasingly digital society”.
ISTE NETS for Students
The current version of NETS for Students
(NETSS) consists of performance
indicators that “indicates and outlines what
the student should be able to achieve within
technological literacy by the completion of a
school year.”
ISTE NETS for Teachers
The current versions of NETS for Teachers
(NETST) include performance indicators
that are designed to “provide teachers with
the effective tools so they are able to
engage their students, improve learning
environments and their own professional
practice as well as provide a positive model
for their school community.”
Essential Standards: Information and
Technology Skills (ACRE Model).
 Sources of Information
 Informational Text
 Technology as a Tool
 Research Process
 Safety and Ethical Issues
                ACRE
                SCOS Model

                 Sources of Information
                  Societal and Ethical Issues
                 Database
                  Informational Text
                 Technology Keyboard
                  Spreadsheet as a Tool
                 Utilization/Word
                  Research Process
                 Processing/Desktop
                  Safety and Ethical Issues
                  Publishing
                 Multimedia/Presentation
                 Telecommunications/
                  Internet


         Comparison
Strands vs. Essential Standards
     ACRE
     SCOS Model

        Essential of Information
         Sources skills
     
        Build upon and reinforce
         Informational Text
         skills through application
        Technology as a Tool
         and use
     
        Research Process
         Application, refinement,
        and transfer of knowledge
         Safety and Ethical Issues
         and skills to be used in
         content area assignments,
         in preparation for work,
         continued learning, and
         personal use.


Comparison
  …that revolution in education
 Opportunity for a learner to learn
 Engagement
 Content delivery
 Infrastructure
 Extended classroom both in time and space
 So the “goal is to teach the knowledge and
  techniques to develop technological literacy”
 “Technological literacy is the ability to
  understand and evaluate technology.”
     What do I want you to do?
 Computer/Technology Skills: Standard Course of Study and Grade Level
  Competencies K-12 (SCOS Model)
    ◦ Read pages 8-11
    ◦ Pick your expected grade level
    ◦ Read the grade before, the grade, and the following grade competency goals
      and objectives
 Essential Standards: Information and Technology Skills (ACRE Model)
    ◦ Pick your expected grade level
    ◦ Read the grade before, the grade, and the following grade essential standards
   North Carolina Professional Teaching Standards
   ISTE National Educational Technology Standards (NETS•S)
   ISTE National Educational Technology Standards (NETS•T)
   Read the above documents and participate in an online forum discussion
    Standards forum in Moodle.

								
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