ISTE and Standards

for Students, Teachers, and Administrators

What is ISTE?

"The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE®) is the premier nonprofit organization serving educators and education leaders committed to empowering connected learners in a connected world. ISTE serves more than 100,000 education stakeholders throughout the world." (About ISTE, 2016)

Who is ISTE?

ISTE is a gathering of educators in various roles that are connected by a passion for student learning:
  • author and steward of the definitive standards of technology in education
  • at the forefront of best practices using technology in education
  • have established a global, common language for those practices
  • leader in training and development of resources for preparing our students for the future

Did you know?

  • founded in 1979
  • 91 countries
  • 20,000+ members
  • Teacher/faculty 34%


ISTE Standards: Preparing students for the digital age

Why have technology standards?

"Each of us has a key role to play in the transformation of education, but none of us has to go it alone. The family of ISTE Standards works in concert to support students, educators and leaders with clear guidelines for the skills, knowledge and approaches they need to succeed in the digital age. Together, we can innovate education." (ISTE Standards, 2016)

Key word: INNOVATE!

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The focus: Student Innovative Learning!

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What do these standards mean to me? How do I use them?

  • What goals should we be striving towards as teachers/administrators in regards to the use and/or infusion of technology in the classroom?
  • What are good practices when it comes to technology use with my students?
  • How should I be using technology in the classroom?
  • What am I responsible for as a teacher/administrator?

The standards guide each of us a tool for self-reflection!

An invitation:

  • review the standards: student, teacher, administrator
  • go to for more information
  • consider becoming a member of ISTE, further your professional learning network
  • leave a comment (or a question) below
  • let's come back together and further the dicussion