ISTE Policy Principles
ISTE’s policy priorities guide our policy and advocacy efforts at the federal and state levels, as well as inform our work with local policymakers, ISTE members, affiliates, partner associations, non-governmental agencies (NGOs) and coalitions in the U.S. and where ISTE works internationally. These priorities provide foundational direction in advancing the organization’s ends, vision and mission.
ISTE has a long history of engaging in federal and state advocacy to champion policies, legislation and regulations that create the conditions for educators to transform teaching and learning. ISTE is proud of our track record for advocacy over the years, resulting in increased federal funding for professional development, state and national adoption of the ISTE Standards, expanded funding for school connectivity, and drawing attention to the need for net neutrality protections and strong student data privacy laws. The following issues encompass six areas that are vital for federal and state government leaders to fully support for America’s students to thrive in school and in the workforce of the future.
ISTE positions on key policy issues
Creating the conditions for effective learning
The following key issues are pivotal to advancing ISTE’s mission and vision.
- Educator preparation and professional development
- Broadband internet for learning
- Student privacy and security
- Digital citizenship
- Higher ed modernization
- Computer science and computational thinking