LIT2T Leadership Guide

31 TO: TABLE OF CONTENTS 6. TECHNOLOGY STANDARDS & LEARNIT2TEACH Three international organizations provide guidelines to encourage constructive use and adaptation of technology in education. The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), have each produced international technology standards for education. The ISTE, UNESCO and TESOL documents are a wide-ranging mixture of standards for success, performance indicators and essential conditions for instructors, learners and administrators. There are links to the documents in Appendix A14 of this manual and in the Support section on the portal. This section provides a brief overview of these international standards, as well as links to supplementary documents that will help support the development of effective digital learning. By understanding and implementing the internationally identified essential conditions for effective e-learning, language training program administrators can promote the effective integration of technology in their centres. UNESCO Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Competency Standards http:// competency-framework-for-teachers/what-is-the-ict-cft/ The overall ambition of the UNSECO ICT Competency Standards for Teachers project is to improve teachers’ practice in all aspects of their work, combining ICT skills with innovations in pedagogy, curriculum and school organization. Specifically, it is aimed at teachers’ use of ICT skills and resources to improve their instruction, and applying peer collaboration to become innovation leaders in their institutions. On the whole, the objective of the project is to contribute to a higher quality education system. ISTE’s National Educational Technology Standards (NETS) The goal of the NETS is to transform how learners learn and how teachers teach. The NETS are a combination of skills required for learners to be competitive and successful in an international and digital world. They blend educational technology standards across all educational curricula, and address learning and teaching across entire educational systems and at all learner levels. The NETS are used for technology planning and curriculum development across primary and secondary school settings. 6.1 Essential Conditions for Leveraging Technology for Blended Learning 6.2 How Learnit2teach Assists With The Essential Conditions