I am a college freshman taking ACE 103 (Digital Instructional Technology) at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Being confused is an understatement, especially since this class is "distance learning" and will never meet. Assignment for the week: "Use your 'teacher email account' to become an ISTE member. Connect with other educators in the ISTE Standards Community." I hope this counts. All I know is that we will have to make an eportfolio that aligns with the 7 ISTE standards using a software called LiveText and "the work becomes part of the Office of Educator Preparation's (formerly Teacher Ed. Office) 3-Step Process for Teacher Education." Is an ISTE certification different than a teaching certification? How am I supposed to accomplish all 7 standards in one semester of my freshman year?!Any information would greatly help!Thanks,Julia
JuliaSee my response to Julia R...it also sounds like a good idea for you two to become partners in this course. Besides the suggestions I shared with your peer, I would also suggest searching through some of the other discussions within this topic and responding or following the members you may want to connect with in the future. You may also want to check out the other tabs > Library or Events or Members for topics and people of interest.
Best of luck on your education journey!
Hello Julia, (and Julia)So nice to "meet" you! It appears like your university has aligned their teacher preparation program to the ISTE Standards. This particular forum is for those interested in learning more about the ISTE Standards. There are a lot of educators who are members of ISTE and others who are being trained in the ISTE Standards to become ISTE Certified Educators.
Based on your ePortfolio requirement, it sounds like your course may be similar to the ISTE Certification Program. https://www.iste.org/learn/iste-certification that started in the spring of 2018. This program is voluntary and provided by ISTE and 15 other Certified Authorized Providers. I work for an organization that offers the training, METC and am happy to talk further about it if interested. This certification is in addition to a "regular" teacher certification.
As far as if you can accomplish all seven standards as a first semester freshman...that's a tough answer. It would depend on the requirements of your course and whether you currently work with students. It also depends on which ISTE Standards you are referring to in your request for help. There are several sets of standards. https://www.iste.org/standards
My guess is that your professor would like you to expand your Professional Learning Network (PLN) as a soon-to-become educator. Along with your participation in this forum, I would suggest participating in social media, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. As a starting place there, I would search for #ISTEstandards and / or #ISTEcert or #ISTEcertifcation to learn more about educators using the ISTE Standards.
I hope this helps for now. Best of luck!
Hello Julia,So nice to "meet" you! It appears like your university has aligned their teacher preparation program to the ISTE Standards. This particular forum is for those interested in learning more about the ISTE Standards. There are a lot of educators who are members of ISTE and others who are being trained in the ISTE Standards to become ISTE Certified Educators.