ISTE working group to refresh teacher standards

11 member group created draft for public input later this month

In an effort to refresh its standards for teachers, the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) has convened a new working group comprised of working educators, nonprofit leaders, and those in higher education. Working from initial input received from educators, the group created a draft of the refresh, which will be available online for public comment later this month.

“In the next step of this grassroots process, we are inviting educators to once again share their voices and let us know their views as we develop standards that will help educators deliver on the promise of the recently refreshed ISTE Standards for Students and assist them in building their skills to leverage technology for learning and teaching,” said said Carolyn Sykora, senior director of the ISTE’s Standards department.

The ISTE Standards for Teachers refresh technical working group members included:

  • Clara Alaniz, instructional technology specialist, Plano Independent School District, Texas;
  • Amanda Armstrong, graduate assistant, Learning Games Lab, New Mexico University, Las Cruces;
  • David Barr, independent education management professional, Chicago;
  • Jessie Butash, assistant principal of teaching and learning, Cumberland Public Schools, Cumberland, Rhode Island;
  • Trina Davis, associate professor, College of Education, Texas A&M University, College Station;
  • Steven Hauk, assistant principal, Half Hollow Hills Central School District, Melville, New York;
  • Kathy Hayden, emerita professor of education, California State University San Marcos;
  • Mindy Johnson, instructional designer, social media and communications strategist, CAST, Boston;
  • David Marcovitz, associate professor and director of education technology, Loyola University, Baltimore;
  • Curt Mould, director of innovation, assessment and continuous improvement, Sun Prairie School District, Wisconsin; and
  • Sarah Thomas, regional technology coordinator coordinator, Prince George’s County Public Schools, Maryland.

As the ISTE Standards for Teachers refresh process moves forward, there are numerous ways for educators from around the world to get involved, including a survey and a free toolkit for facilitating a public forum, Twitter chat, or conference session with colleagues to provide feedback to the process.  For more information, visit

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