ISTE Report Guides States in Re-envisioning the Future of Learning with Technology
ISTE has released its newest policy report, “From Crisis Management to Sustained Change: States Leading the Future of Learning With the ISTE Standards.”
Fueled by the rapid transition to online and blended instruction in response to COVID-19 and continued need to equitably improve student outcomes, educators, and leaders across the country have faced an unprecedented challenge to design, implement, and scale learning strategies made possible through technology. This challenge also presents a new opportunity, as systems and strategies used to address COVID-19 can also propel our schools forward towards the future of learning and better meet students’ and educators’ needs.
Through a systematic review of states’ reopening and instructional guidances from fall 2020, as well as interviews with several exemplary state and district leaders, ISTE provides a set of recommendations for state leaders in setting ambitious goals around technology-enabled effective learning in 2021 that empowers students equitably with digital tools and resources.
The report also includes a special foreword from Commissioner of Education Angélica Infante-Green from the Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE), in which the commissioner shares her lessons learned from 2020 and how RIDE is moving forward towards the future of learning empowered through technology.