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IV. TRAINING STRATEGIES, STANDARDS AND ONLINE COURSES

Competency Standards for Teachers and Students

ICT-related Competencies
UNESCO ICT Competency Framework for Teachers (ICT-CFT)
“The ICT CFT is a framework that outlines the competencies that teachers need to integrate Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) into their professional practice. It emphasizes the role that ICT can play in supporting 6 major education focus areas across 3 growth phases of knowledge acquisition.”

ISTE-NETS for Teachers
This webpage presents the digital-age competency standards (National Educational Technology Standards or NETS) developed by the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) for evaluating the skills and knowledge educators need to teach, work, and learn in an increasingly connected global and digital society. ISTE issues a Seal of Alignment to a course or resources that align with the enumerated standards.Other standards available at: http://www.iste.org/standards

Pedagogy Wheel v2.0
This visual guide shows a Pedagogy Wheel that shows activities and possible ICT tools that may be used to achieve learning objectives based on Bloom’s Taxonomy. The graphic likewise incorporates the SAMR Model (Substitution, Augmentation, Modification, Redefinition) to guide teachers in integrating ICT in the teaching/learning process.

General Competencies (with ICT-related competencies incorporated)
Microsoft Education Competencies
The Education Competencies, graphically shown as the Education Competency Wheel, proposed in this website describe the competencies (knowledge, skills, and attitude) that educators should target in terms of job performance and professional growth.
SEAMEO Competency Framework for Southeast Asian Teachers of the 21st Century
This document presents a set of common core competency standards that have been developed to assess, target, and monitor quality teaching among Southeast Asian teachers. It reflects the “different countries’ intention to work towards the harmonization, complementation and benchmarking in the area of capacity-building, teacher exchange and lifelong learning”.

SEAMEO Competency Framework for Southeast Asian Teachers of the 21st Century
This document presents a set of common core competency standards that have been developed to assess, target, and monitor quality teaching among Southeast Asian teachers. It reflects the “different countries’ intention to work towards the harmonization, complementation and benchmarking in the area of capacity-building, teacher exchange and lifelong learning”.

Other Useful Sites:
Talent - ICT teacher competencies
These are ICT competencies for teacher training and details of modules established by the UK Teacher Training Agency (TTA) and by Lewisham Education Authority.Modules: http://talent.aldermary.com/pricor/ictcomps.html

Advancing excellence in technological literacy: student assessment, professional development, and programme standards (AETL)
The section on professional development standards in this document clearly sets out criteria for each level (1 to 7) and what is required by professional development providers to help teachers to advance through levels.

ICT Competency Framework for Teachers in Nigeria
This study presents the findings of a Needs Assessment and situation analysis in Nigeria carried out for the Teacher Development for 21st Century (TDev21) programme —a joint effort of the World Bank and GeSCI. It pilots a framework of teacher competency standards for ICTs in Nigeria and also in Tanzania, mainly basing on UNESCO’s ICT-CFT.

The 7 Skills Students Must Have For The Future (video)
Dr. Tony Wagner discusses 7 survival skills that students must acquire to be able “to get and keep a good job, to become successful learners, and active and informed citizens”. He goes on to discuss what is required among teachers to effectively prepare students by looking at the global achievement gap (i.e. “the divide between what [the] best schools are teaching and what’s actually needed in the future”. His recommendations are based on his analysis of observations by, experiences of, and discussions with educators and companies.

Partnership for 21st Century Skills (P21) – Tools and Resources for Educators
This webpage provides educators with links to tools and resources to assist in preparing students to succeed in the 21st century.

Microsoft Partners in Learning Innovative Teacher Toolkit – 21st Century Skills
These whitepapers discuss a number of key competencies that students need for today’s world.