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ISTE for Preservice Students Made Easy! PROCEEDINGS

, , University of Massachusetts Lowell, United States

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-47-1 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA


Using evaluative information compiled during year one of our PT 3 grant, "Ready To Teach", the University of Massachusetts Lowell, in conjunction with our partner consortium, determined that condensing the ISTE standards into a controllable number would make technology integration easier for faculty and evidence of fulfillment more definitive for students. Using the ISTE standards as a foundation, we collapsed the 65 standards into 15, making the benchmarks both manageable and attainable before graduation. Accompanying these benchmarks are standard-based performance assessment tools for measuring achievement, as well as a system where students can consistently document their ability to demonstrate and attain each standard. This paper describes the rationale behind the creation of these 15 standards, their reception by both the teaching faculty and preservice teachers, and how these technology standards support teaching and learning.


Fontaine, P. & Ossen, V. (2003). ISTE for Preservice Students Made Easy!. In C. Crawford et al. (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2003 (pp. 1786-1788). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.


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