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International Society for

Technology in Education

ISTE Standards
d. Ensure effective practice in the study
1. Visionary leadership of technology and its infusion across
Educational Administrators inspire and lead the curriculum
development and implementation of a shared
e. Promote and participate in local, national,
vision for comprehensive integration of technology
and global learning communities that
to promote excellence and support transformation
stimulate innovation, creativity, and digital
throughout the organization.
age collaboration
a. Inspire and facilitate among all stakeholders
a shared vision of purposeful change that
maximizes use of digital-age resources to
meet and exceed learning goals, support 3. Excellence in professional practice
effective instructional practice, and maximize
performance of district and school leaders Educational Administrators promote an
environment of professional learning and
b. Engage in an ongoing process to develop, innovation that empowers educators to enhance
implement, and communicate technology-infused student learning through the infusion of
strategic plans aligned with a shared vision contemporary technologies and digital resources.
c. Advocate on local, state and national levels a. Allocate time, resources, and access to ensure
for policies, programs, and funding to support ongoing professional growth in technology
implementation of a technology-infused vision fluency and integration
and strategic plan
b. Facilitate and participate in learning
communities that stimulate, nurture and support
administrators, faculty, and staff in the study and
use of technology
2. Digital age learning culture
c. Promote and model effective communication
Educational Administrators create, promote, and
and collaboration among stakeholders using
sustain a dynamic, digital-age learning culture
digital age tools
that provides a rigorous, relevant, and engaging
education for all students. d. Stay abreast of educational research and
emerging trends regarding effective use of
a. Ensure instructional innovation focused on
technology and encourage evaluation of new
continuous improvement of digital-age learning
technologies for their potential to improve
b. Model and promote the frequent and effective student learning
use of technology for learning
c. Provide learner-centered environments
equipped with technology and learning
resources to meet the individual, diverse needs
of all learners
4. Systemic improvement 5. Digital citizenship
Educational Administrators provide digital age Educational Administrators model and facilitate
leadership and management to continuously understanding of social, ethical and legal issues
improve the organization through the effective and responsibilities related to an evolving digital
use of information and technology resources. culture.
a. Lead purposeful change to maximize the a. Ensure equitable access to appropriate digital
achievement of learning goals through the tools and resources to meet the needs of all
appropriate use of technology and media-rich learners
resources b. Promote, model and establish policies for safe,
b. Collaborate to establish metrics, collect and legal, and ethical use of digital information and
analyze data, interpret results, and share technology
findings to improve staff performance and c. Promote and model responsible social
student learning interactions related to the use of technology
c. Recruit and retain highly competent personnel and information
who use technology creatively and proficiently d. Model and facilitate the development of a
to advance academic and operational goals shared cultural understanding and involvement
d. Establish and leverage strategic partnerships in global issues through the use of contemporary
to support systemic improvement communication and collaboration tools
e. Establish and maintain a robust infrastructure
for technology including integrated,
interoperable technology systems to support
management, operations, teaching, and learning Standards•A © 2009 International Society for Technology in Education.
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Technology in Education.
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