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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 (NETSS) 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 (NETST) 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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