ISTE Standards

last person joined: 2 days ago 

Welcome to the ISTE Standards Community!

This open network (formerly “Project ReimaginED”) is dedicated to discussions and sharing resources related to the ISTE Standards. The ISTE Standards provide a framework for amplifying or even transforming learning and teaching with technology. Topics may include adoption and implementation, the standards in specific grade bands or content areas, and anything else you want to discuss or share. Jump in and get started today!

Join the ISTE Standards Community
Login or create a free ISTE account to join this community.


Browse the resources library

Access free, standards-aligned resources and gain practical inspiration you can use in your classroom today.


1.  What if legislators used design thinking?

Posted 07-30-2017 22:58
The new ISTE Standards for Educators are out, and both those and the standards for students encourage leveraging design thinking for tackling complex problems. My co-authors and I, Kathy Cennamo and Peg Ertmer, have been working on an update to our textbook that addresses the ISTE Standards for Educators, so I've been reading, researching, writing, and just thinking a good bit about design thinking lately, (along with some other topics) that appear in those standards. I use design thinking in my instructional design work, but I thought, who else might use design thinking? What examples might be interesting to explore in various subject areas? Enter the national news.

I hope you appreciate this thought exercise on applying design thinking to crafting legislation. You can find it on my blog at I'd be interested in feedback or additional examples to consider. Thanks!

John Ross
Educational Technology Consultant
Pulaski VA

2.  RE: What if legislators used design thinking?

ISTE Staff
Posted 07-31-2017 19:00
I love the vision I just got of bi-partisan sticky-note brainstorm clustering and prototyping with popsicle sticks and pipe cleaners! I'm also curious how K12 could intersect with this possibility. Any ideas from the group?

Sarah Stoeckl
Senior Project Manager, ISTE Standards
ISTE Staff
Eugene OR