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Refreshing the ISTE Standards for Teachers: Share Your Perspective

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Sunday, June 26, 2:00–4:00 pm
CCC 706

favoritesJim Flanagan  favoritesMindy Frisbee  favoritesDr. Yolanda Ramos  favoritesDr. Sarah Stoeckl  favoritesCarolyn Sykora  
ISTE is refreshing the ISTE Standards, the definitive framework for amplifying learning with technology. Join this interactive forum to share your perspective on what should be included in the 2017 ISTE Standards for Teachers and how they can interact effectively with the 2016 ISTE Standards for Students.

Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices required
Attendee device specification: Laptop: Chromebook, PC, Mac
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
Participant accounts, software and other materials: Google drive
Focus: Professional learning
Topic: Best practices for using the ISTE Standards
Grade level: PK-12
ISTE Standards: Teachers : Engage in professional growth and leadership

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Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

To gather feedback and buy-in on what should be reflected in the refresh ISTE Standards for Teachers and what ISTE should consider during this refresh. Participants will get to lay the key groundwork for the 2017 ISTE Standards for Teachers, which will shape the teaching profession as well as approaches to supporting and training teachers (effecting coaches, trainers, teacher educators, administrators). Success will look like high engagement with a large, enthusiastic, and proactively critical group of stakeholders.


This will be an interactive session, most of the time spent in small group discussion and brainstorm activities. It provides a unique connection to ISTE as well as a vibrant networking and professional learning opportunity.
We will explore the current and likely future state of education and the teacher profession with an eye to how technology can amplify learning. (approx. 30 min.)
We will examine the current teacher standards and work via small group activities to determine what should be changed to reflect the current and future state of education. (approx. 1 hour)
We will address at a high, "teaser" level the 2016 ISTE Standards for Students (being unveiled the following morning) and brainstorm ways the two sets of standards could and should work support each other. (approx. 20 min.)
Schedule includes 10 min. for intros, wrap-up, and misc. logistics.

Supporting research

2016 ISTE Standards for Students. National Ed Tech Plan.



favorites Jim Flanagan, ISTE

Before joining ISTE as Chief Learning Services Officer, Jim Flanagan was the owner and operator of Flanagan Education Services, a consulting firm that assisted schools and education companies to identify and implement best practices to enhance teaching, personalize learning and improve management practices. Flanagan has over 25 years of diverse public- and private-sector work experience, primarily in K-12 public education. Previously, Flanagan held roles as the CIO and Director of Research, Assessment and Evaluation for the St. Louis Public Schools, and served on the Chicago Board of Education. This experience provided him with a deep understanding of the opportunities and challenges of today’s education ecosystem from a leadership perspective. Flanagan’s education technology experience includes expertise in instructional software, online courses, specialized programs, administrative software, analytics programs, hardware, network services, professional services and strategic consulting. Flanagan has also worked with groups like The Partnership for 21st Century Skills to advocate for improvements in education, and currently serves as the treasurer for TEC Connections Academy Commonwealth Virtual School board of directors.

favorites Mindy Frisbee, ISTE Staff

favorites Dr. Yolanda Ramos, ISTE Staff

ISTE senior director of Professional Development Services Dr. Y olanda Ramos has more than 20 years of experience including 12 years in the information and learning technologies private sector industry. Yolanda has played key roles for outstanding organizations in the areas of information worker, eLearning, professional learning design and school technology leadership. Yolanda served as director of bilingual education services for Bridgeport Public Schools in Bridgeport, Connecticut, director of academic services for the Puerto Rico Department of Education, as education regional manager for Oracle and Microsoft Latin America. At ISTE she leads the development, implementation, and assessment of high quality professional learning programs and for building a vibrant and growing portfolio of offerings to meet the needs of educators in the use of technology to support teaching, learning, and leadership. She earned her Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from Penn State University.

favorites Dr. Sarah Stoeckl, ISTE

Sarah Stoeckl, PhD is Sr. Project Manager in the ISTE Standards Department where she works on projects that support teachers in implementing the ISTE Standards in their classrooms and schools. In addition to education, she's passionate about reading, rock climbing, hiking, and cooking.

favorites Carolyn Sykora, ISTE Staff

ISTE Senior Director of ISTE Standards Carolyn Sykora directs efforts to develop resources and services to help educators implement the standards and the ISTE Essential Conditions. This work includes efforts to develop ancillary resources and derivative programs designed to increase the understanding, implementation and adoption of the standards, including ISTE's Lead & Transform Diagnostic Tool. In addition, she developed and delivers standards-infused professional learning for face-to-face and online learning programs to classroom teachers, curriculum coordinators, and technology coaches.