Book Title: ISTE's Technology Facilitation and Leadership Standards: What Every K-12 Leader Should Know and Be Able to Do
Publisher: International Society For Technology In Education
Author: Jo Williamson
Preparing effective technology facilitators and leaders is an increasingly important mission for colleges of education around the country. To meet the growing need for highly qualified educational technologists, ISTE worked with the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) to develop a set of performance assessment standards for initial and advanced endorsements in the areas of Technology Facilitation and Technology Leadership. ISTE's Technology Facilitation and Leadership Standards: What Every K-12 Leader Should Know and Be Able to Do is an inviting and surprisingly easy-to-follow guide for any educator, practicing or pre-service, who wants to be an effective technology facilitator and/or educational leader.
Whether you intend to pursue formal accreditation through one of the many schools of education that have adopted these standards, or you simply want to increase your skills and competencies, this practical step-by-step guide provides everything you need not only to understand the standards, but to meet and exceed them. With each chapter dedicated to a single standard, the authors provide insight, advice, and tips for every level of facilitator and school leader. Accessible to pre-service educators and with hands-on practical lessons for currently practicing professionals, this book can also serve as a template for superintendents and cabinet-level policy-makers as they create and define the job descriptions of the next generation of educators.
The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) is the trusted source for professional development, knowledge generation, advocacy and leadership for innovation. ISTE is the premier membership association for educators and education leaders engaged in improving teaching and learning by advancing the effective use of technology in PK-12 and teacher education. Home of the National Educational Technology Standards (NETS), the Center for Applied Research in Educational Technology (CARET), and ISTE's annual conference (formerly known as the National Educational Computing Conference, or NECC), ISTE represents more than 100,000 professionals worldwide. We support our members with information, networking opportunities, and guidance as they face the challenge of transforming education.
Some of the areas in which we publish are:
-Web. 2.0 in the classroom-RSS, podcasts, and more
-National Educational Technology Standards (NETS)
-Professional development for educators and administrators
-Integrating technology into the classroom and curriculum
-Safe practices for the Internet and technology
-Educational technology for parents