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Weigh in on the newly revised draft of the ISTE Student Standards

By Carolyn Sykora
February 19, 2016
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We are entering the home stretch.

Educators from around the world have reviewed the first draft of the 2016 ISTE Standards for Students. Thousands have shared their vision for what students need to know to be lifelong learners, social contributors and independent thinkers. And for the first time, dozens of students have weighed in about how the standards will affect their lives and learning.

We’ve considered each piece of feedback and have incorporated much of it into the second draft of the 2016 student standards for your consideration.

Since we launched the standards refresh at ISTE 2015 in June, educators and other education stakeholders have shared feedback during face-to-face forums, in virtual meetings and via online surveys. The second draft document represents the ideas, thoughts and opinions of thousands of people from all 50 U.S. states and multiple countries.

We rely on wisdom from the field to update the standards and are grateful to the individuals who have participated so far.

But we’re not finished yet.

Student empowerment has emerged in the refresh process as a vital topic. In that spirit, we want to hear from even more students, and we’re hoping you can help us do that by facilitating a refresh session for students. If you’re interested, contact Sarah Stoeckl, ISTE’s senior project manager for the Standards Department. She can also help you set up a session for educators if you’d like to help with that.

No time to hold a session? Below are several other ways you can help out.

  • Read the draft of the student standards and fill out this survey to give us your feedback and share the link far and wide.

  • Let us know what resources you’ll need to understand and implement the standards by filling out this survey.

  • Tell us how you, your school or your district are using the standards, and we might publish your story!

The public comment period ends March 31 so don’t wait to share your perspective on the second draft of the 2016 ISTE Standards for Students!

Carolyn Sykora is ISTE's senior director of the Standards Department.