ISTE NETS Standards

  • What are the standards?

    ISTE’s NETS are the standards for learning, teaching, and leading in the digital age and are widely recognized and adopted worldwide. The family of NETS – NETS for Students, NETS for Teachers, NETS for Administrators work together to transform education.


    Who created them?

    The standards were developed by ISTE International Society for Technology in Education with input from a field of educators who pioneered their use among educators.


    How are we incorporating them into D203?

    In District 203, we incorporate the six main components of the NETS for Students standards in our curriculum and instruction. Those six areas are: Creativity and Innovation; Communication and Collaboration; Research and Information Fluency; Critical Thinking, Problem Solving and Decision Making; Digital Citizenship; and Technology Operations and Concepts. Each of these areas are embedded in the curriculum and content provided by our teachers, LRC Directors, Technology Integration Specialists, and other staff. This includes units on Internet Safety and Digital Citizenship provided by our LRC Directors, Communication and Collaboration techniques and strategies through the utilization of our Learning Management System, and Research and Information Fluency taught in our Learning Resource Centers. We believe these are skills students need to learn effectively and live productively in an increasingly global and digital world.