Technology standards for teachers identify essential skills that are needed for effective use of computers and other electronic equipment in schools today. Virginia State teacher licensure technology standards (TSIPS) required for certification and ISTE Standards NETs*T standards help focus educators on learning, teaching and leading in this changing world to help ensure that teachers have the skills to support and guide students and to increase student learning using technology.

Your goal is to develop skills in the strategic use of technology to enhance your teaching and learning. You must be knowledgeable decision makers in determining when and how your students can use technology most effectively. Your curricula and courses should incorporate instructional technology in learning outcomes, lesson plans, and assessments of students’ progress.

Throughout the semester, you will work on each of these standards. For each activity, you will identify the technology standard on your ePortfolio and your reflection. To help you, a standards matrix is provided as a guide.