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Relationship between Common Core and ISTE Standards

  • 1.  Relationship between Common Core and ISTE Standards

    ISTE Staff
    Posted 10-06-2014 13:14
    ISTE released a position statement on the Common Core in 2013 which you can read here: ISTE Position Statement on the Common Core. I know some educators created cross-walks between the student standards and the CC. Others looked at how the teacher standards supported the implementation of the CC. How do you see the relationship between the ISTE Standards and the Common Core?

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    Carolyn Sykora
    ISTE Standards Program Director
    ISTE Staff
    Eugene OR
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  • 2.  RE: Relationship between Common Core and ISTE Standards

    Posted 10-06-2014 21:15
    My impression is that one of the goals of public education was filling students with facts and specific skills of how-to. The CCSS moves instruction away from the facts (nouns) towards the skills (verbs) of real learning, not just solving, but critical thinking. The CC position learning in real-world contexts, favoring analysis and higher-order thinking, rather than striving for the right answer.  Looking at the ISTE Standards, we see many of the same verbs for learning, higher-order, describing the kind of learning activities, contexts, and new skills that students need to function in in the new workplace. The CCSS helps us focus on the questions, content, outcomes of learning; the ISTE Standards help us focus on how the learning outcomes might be achieved, what strategies, learning activities, options and tools to demonstrate mastery of learning. 

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    Paula Don
    Director, Ed Tech
    School District of Philadelphia
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  • 3.  RE: Relationship between Common Core and ISTE Standards

    Posted 10-09-2014 15:20
    The Common Core State Standards are focused on higher order thinking skills.  We are teaching students how to find information instead of just "sitting and getting" and then trying to regurgitate.  As we focus in teaching students to research effectively, it involves a lot of technology.  This is where I believe ISTE standards come in to play.  ISTE Standards assist the CCSS in teaching students to effectively learn to use and implement technology as well as look for ways to increase knowledge through technology or coming up with new innovative ways to increase the technology available. 

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    Pamela Kantack
    Teacher
    Shelley ID
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  • 4.  RE: Relationship between Common Core and ISTE Standards

    Posted 10-10-2014 14:10

    As I look at the ISTE Standards I see a strong parallel with the outer arch of the Framework for 21st Century Learning graphic while the Common Core Standards can be found in the inner arch and also on the top support.  "The Framework presents a holistic view of 21st century teaching and learning that combines a discrete focus on 21st century student outcomes (a blending of specific skills, content knowledge, expertise and literacies) with innovative support systems to help students master the multi-dimensional abilities required of them in the 21st century and beyond" (P21 website).  This shows that the two are interrelated and must be used together in the classroom, along with the supports, to provide the best possible education for students today.




    http://www.p21.org/storage/images/slides/P21%20Framework.jpg

    Both sets of standards claim to have very similar goals:

    "The CCSS were created to ensure all students graduate from high school with the skills and knowledge to succeed in college, career and life" (http://www.corestandards.org/about-the-standards/) while the ISTE Standards S have been defined as "the standards for evaluating the skills and knowledge students need to learn effectively and live productively in an increasingly global and digital world" (http://www.iste.org/standards).

    I see the two sets of standards working together to provide students with the best possible education in today's world.



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    Evelyn Wassel, Ed.D.
    Data Quality Coordinator
    Schuylkill IU 29
    Mar Lin, PA
    (570) 544-9131 x1214
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  • 5.  RE: Relationship between Common Core and ISTE Standards

    Posted 10-10-2014 14:30
    There have been lots of good comments to this already! I found a blog post that echoes much of what has already been said: http://www.teachthought.com/technology/exactly-what-the-common-core-standards-say-about-technology/.

    This quote seems to sum it up well, "The Common Core standards don't just suggest novel technology use as a way to "engage students," but rather requires learners to make complex decisions about how, when, and why to use technology-something educators must do as well."

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    Lisa Fink
    Project Manager
    ReadWriteThink.org at NCTE
    Urbana IL
    (217) 278-3622
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  • 6.  RE: Relationship between Common Core and ISTE Standards

    Posted 10-13-2014 13:32
    Here is an interesting article about the reinventing of CTE (Career and Technical Education) programs in light of the new demands on workforce development. The ISTE Standards, as a framework for learning in the earlier grades (not waiting until High School/Secondary) to begin to spark the interests and talents is another example--

    http://www.forbes.com/sites/marymeehan/2014/10/10/shop-class-for-the-new-millennium/
    Paula


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    Paula Don
    Director, Ed Tech
    School District of Philadelphia

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  • 7.  RE: Relationship between Common Core and ISTE Standards

    Posted 10-14-2014 18:37
    The quote Lisa has selected, I believe, also makes us think of today's learners who are so engaged with technology outside of the classroom that just using technology in the classroom is no longer enough to motivate. They are ready for the next step in the process, which is making those decisions on what is the best technology to get their message across. ------------------------------------------- Kathy Wickline -------------------------------------------
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  • 8.  RE: Relationship between Common Core and ISTE Standards

    Posted 10-23-2014 14:37
    I agree Kathy!  Educators need to show them how to use them fro the purpose of learning and not just entertainment.  By allowing them to make decisions about the best possible tool to use we are offering choice and voice.

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    Evelyn Wassel
    Data Quality Coordinator
    Schuylkill IU 29
    Pine Grove PA
    (570) 544-9131 x1214
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