“We’re pleased the plan leads with a call for ‘engaging and empowering learning,’” said ISTE CEO Don Knezek.
STATEMENT FROM ISTE CEO DON KNEZEK
ON RELEASE OF NATIONAL EDUCATION TECHNOLOGY PLAN
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2010
DC (November 9, 2010) – Following is a statement from Don Knezek, CEO
of the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), on the
U.S. Department of Education’s release of its National Education
Technology Plan (NET-P), Transforming American Education: Learning Powered by Technology.
glad to see a plan for moving U.S. education forward into the digital
age, particularly with our increased focus on college and career
readiness. And we’re pleased to see that the plan leads
with a call for ‘engaging and empowering learning.’ Deep, personalized
learning is absolutely essential to our vision for the future and to our
daily educational practice.
teaching, assessment, infrastructure, and productivity are vital
elements for student success and for effective schools. In 2009, the USDoE began conversations about the NET-P with educators at ISTE’s annual conference and exposition. Those
committed and innovative leaders made clear that the effective use of
technology in education is essential to improving the quality of our
schools, instruction, and student achievement.
its founding, ISTE has been committed to collaborating with educators;
federal, state, and local policy makers; businesses; and with the
community at large to improve education through the effective use of
technology. We join with the U.S. Department of Education
and Congress to ensure that this powerful focus on deep and personalized
learning is both a part of our national plan and a foundational part of
our daily classroom practice.”
The National Education Technology Plan, Transforming American Education: Learning Powered by Technology, can be found at the following URL: www.ed.gov/technology
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engaged in advancing excellence in learning and teaching through
innovative and effective uses of technology. ISTE is the trusted source
in education technology for professional development, knowledge
generation, advocacy, and leadership for innovation.
annual conference and exposition, formerly NECC, is the world's premier
educational technology event. ISTE is also home to the NETS - standards
that deliver a roadmap for global digital-age learning, teaching and
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