Teacher (NETS-S)

Effectiveteachers model and apply the National Educational Technology Standardsfor Students (NETS•S) as they design, implement, andassesslearning experiences to engage students and improve learning;enrichprofessional practice; and provide positive models for students, colleagues, and the community. All teachers should meet the following standards and performance indicators. Teachers:

1. Facilitate and Inspire Student Learning and Creativity
Teachersusetheir knowledge of subject matter, teaching and learning, andtechnologyto facilitate experiences that advance student learning, creativity, and innovation in both face-to-face and virtual environments. Teachers:

a. promote, support, and model creative and innovative thinking and inventiveness
b. engage students in exploring real-world issues and solving authentic problems using digital tools and resources
c. promotestudentreflection using collaborative tools to reveal and clarifystudents’conceptual understanding and thinking, planning, and creative processes
d. modelcollaborativeknowledge construction by engaging in learning withstudents,colleagues, and others in face-to-face and virtual environments

2. Design and Develop Digital-Age Learning Experiences and Assessments

Teachersdesign,develop, and evaluate authentic learning experiences andassessmentsincorporating contemporary tools and resources to maximize content learning in context and to develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes identified in the NETS•S. Teachers:
a. designoradapt relevant learning experiences that incorporate digital toolsandresources to promote student learning and creativity
b. developtechnology-enrichedlearning environments that enable all students topursue theirindividual curiosities and become active participants insetting theirown educational goals, managing their own learning, andassessing theirown progress
c. customizeandpersonalize learning activities to address students’ diverselearningstyles, working strategies, and abilities using digital tools and resources
d. provide students with multiple and varied formative and summative assessments aligned with content and technology standards and use resulting data to inform learning and teaching

3. Model Digital-Age Work and Learning

Teachersexhibitknowledge, skills, and work processes representative of aninnovativeprofessional in a global and digital society. Teachers:
a. demonstrate fluency in technology systems and the transfer of current knowledge to new technologies and situations
b. collaborate with students, peers, parents, and community members using digital tools and resources to support student success and innovation
c. communicaterelevantinformation and ideas effectively to students, parents, andpeers usinga variety of digital-age media and formats
d. model and facilitate effective use of current and emerging digital tools to locate, analyze, evaluate, and use information resources to support research and learning

4. Promote and Model Digital Citizenship and Responsibility

Teachersunderstandlocal and global societal issues and responsibilities in anevolvingdigital culture and exhibit legal and ethical behavior intheirprofessional practices. Teachers:
a. advocate,model,and teach safe, legal, and ethical use of digital informationandtechnology, including respect for copyright, intellectual property,andthe appropriate documentation of sources
b. addressthediverse needs of all learners by using learner-centered strategiesandproviding equitable access to appropriate digital tools and resources
c. promote and model digital etiquette and responsible social interactions related to the use of technology and information
d. develop and model cultural understanding and global awareness by engaging with colleagues and students of other cultures using digital-age communication and collaboration tools

5. Engage in Professional Growth and Leadership

Teacherscontinuouslyimprove their professional practice, model lifelonglearning, andexhibit leadership in their school and professionalcommunity bypromoting and demonstrating the effective use of digitaltools andresources. Teachers:
a. participate in local and global learning communities to explore creative applications of technology to improve student learning
b. exhibitleadershipby demonstrating a vision of technology infusion,participating inshared decision making and community building, anddeveloping theleadership and technology skills of others
c. evaluateandreflect on current research and professional practice on a regularbasisto make effective use of existing and emerging digital tools and resources in support of student learning
d. contribute to the effectiveness, vitality, and self-renewal of the teaching profession and of their school and community