Over the past 18 months, the Blue Valley USD 229 in Kansas has taken steps to improve accountability for teachers' use of technology by creating a set of "teacher technology competencies," based in part on the work of the International Society for Technology in Education and the CEO Forum on Education and Technology. These standards have had the added benefit of not only measuring where teachers are with technology, but also clearly communicating the district's expectations to teachers and giving them benchmarks to strive for.

With input from its Technology Integration advisory board, Blue Valley


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