ISTE Standards

ISTE Standards

Transform education with the guidance of the global standards for learning, teaching and leading in the digital age. 

ISTE Standards

Prepare the ground for systemwide change to take root and flourish by establishing the 14 critical elements for effective technology integration.

Essential Conditions

See how educators, school leaders and content creators are putting the ISTE Standards to work in the classroom and around the globe. 

Standards in action

It’s time to rethink education

Rapid advances in technology have led to profound shifts in how we live, communicate and work. To prepare our students for the world they will soon enter and for a future we cannot yet imagine, education must not only adapt to these changes but innovate.  

Innovating education goes far beyond just learning how to use new tools. It requires us to rethink how we teach and learn. And it calls on us to re-engineer our districts, schools and classrooms for the digital age.

Such foundational change is never easy. But together, we can achieve it. Ready to begin?

ISTE Standards refresh

A refresh of the ISTE Standards for Students is in the works! Much has changed in the education and technology worlds since the current standards were published back in 2007. We are committed to ensuring that the ISTE Standards remain relevant — even aspirational — so that they continue to serve their primary purpose of preparing students for their future. But we need your help!

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Get a snapshot of your system

Transitioning to a technology-rich and standards-ready learning environment is a process. Where are you on the journey? Use our free diagnostic tool to generate data about your school.

ISTE approved and standards aligned

Whether you’re looking for resources to help implement the standards in your classroom or seeking ISTE’s review of your product, our Seal of Alignment program has what you need.

Project ReimaginED

Common Core + ISTE Standards = Engaged learning

Project ReimaginED is a supportive community of innovative educators dedicated to standards-based learning and teaching. Ask questions, provide expertise, share resources, and browse and contribute to our free library of standards-based materials.