jeffco 2020 vision
Have you been talking about the Jeffco 2020 Vision in your school?
In order for students to pursue their life goals, by 2020 all Jeffco graduates will be able to successfully apply the following competencies: Content Mastery, Civic & Global Engagement, Communication, Critical Thinking & Creativity, Self-Direction & Personal Responsibility.
Jeffco Principals and Digital Teacher Librarians had an opportunity at January Leading Student Achievement Days to begin to compare the similarities of the Jeffco 2020 Vision in relation to student technology standards. Teams aligned 2020 competencies to the newly released student technology standards and represented their thinking in creative posters. Teams found direct correlations between the competencies we want students to possess and the technology standards.
Technology is a vehicle for which the competencies come to life in our classrooms! So what are the new standards?
iste student standards 2016
The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) unveiled their updated 2016 Student Standards this June at their annual conference held this year in Denver, which over 75 Jeffco educators attended. "At their core, the ISTE Standards are about pedagogy, not tools. Which is to say they emphasize the ways that technology can be used to amplify and even transform learning and teaching." (Redefining Learning Report, pg.2)
The Jeffco curriculum will be updated for the 2017-18 school year to incorporate the new standards. Professional development will be provided for Digital Teacher Librarians and educators to support this transition.
Looking for resources now to support you now? Download the free reportRedefining learning in a technology-driven world: A report to support adoption of the ISTE Standards for Students. The report includes a crosswalk of the 2007 and 2016 standards as well as the research basis for the new standards. Classroom posters and downloads are also available from ISTE.
Jeffco Ed Tech is excited for the work ahead in supporting our schools with bringing our new standards to life!