ISTE Releases New NETS
ISTE has released a refreshed set
of standards for teacher preparation
programs and has renamed them to
reflect changing roles. The NETS for
Coaches (NETS•C), NETS for Administrators—Technology Directors, and
NETS for Computer Science Teachers
now join the suite of NETS to help
transform our schools into digital
places of learning.
“These new NETS form a powerful and comprehensive guide to help
build a team of professionals at the
school and district levels who are
well adapted for rapid changes in
technology, learning environments,
and instruction,” said Jayne James,
ISTE’s senior director of Education
The refreshed standards will also
accredit college of education programs
across the country through the Na-
tional Council for Accreditation of
Teacher Education (NCATE). ISTE
is a member of NCATE and will train
and manage reviewers to evaluate pro-
grams using these NCATE standards.
: The standards for learning,
teaching, and leading in the digital age.
“Adding technology directors as a
profile to the NETS•A completes the
leadership and ed tech skills a district
needs to achieve digital age learning
for its students,” James said.
Find Resources on
ISTE’s New Webpage
ISTE has developed a new advocacy
webpage that includes video tips and
new and existing advocacy resources
and tools. Whether you have one minute,
one hour, or longer to spend speaking
up for ed tech, you’ll find tips to make
your voice heard.
ISTE Books to Be Published in Arabic
ISTE and the Arab Bureau of Education for the Gulf States are
partnering to produce Arabic-language editions of seven ISTE
books. The Arabic-language editions will be available by 2013.
The titles that will appear in Arabic include:
Your Field Guide to
in the Digital Age
Suzie Boss • Jane Krauss