NETS for Teachers

  • 1. Facilitate and Inspire Student Learning

    and Creativity

    Teachers use their knowledge of subject matter,

    teaching and learning, and technology to facilitate

    experiences that advance student learning,

    creativity, and innovation in both face-to-face

    and virtual environments.

    a. Promote, support, and model creative

    and innovative thinking and inventiveness

    b. Engage students in exploring real-world issues

    and solving authentic problems using digital tools

    and resources

    c. Promote student reflection using collaborative

    tools to reveal and clarify students’ conceptual

    understanding and thinking, planning, and

    creative processes

    d. Model collaborative knowledge construction by

    engaging in learning with students, colleagues,

    and others in face-to-face and virtual environments

    2. Design and Develop Digital Age Learning

    Experiences and Assessments

    Teachers design, develop, and evaluate authentic

    learning experiences and assessment incorporating

    contemporary tools and resources to maximize content

    learning in context and to develop the knowledge,

    skills, and attitudes identified in the NETS - S.

    a. Design or adapt relevant learning experiences that

    incorporate digital tools and resources to promote

    student learning and creativity

    b. Develop technology-enriched learning environments

    that enable all students to pursue their individual

    curiosities and become active participants in setting

    their own educational goals, managing their own

    learning, and assessing their own progress

    c. Customize and personalize learning activities

    to address students’ diverse learning styles,

    working strategies, and abilities using digital tools

    and resources

    d. Provide students with multiple and varied formative

    and summative assessments aligned with content

    and technology standards and use resulting data

    to inform learning and teaching

    3. Model Digital Age Work and Learning

    Teachers exhibit knowledge, skills, and work

    processes representative of an innovative professional

    in a global and digital society.

    a. Demonstrate fluency in technology systems and the

    transfer of current knowledge to new technologies

    and situations

    b. Collaborate with students, peers, parents,

    and community members using digital tools

    and resources to support student success

    and innovation

    c. Communicate relevant information and ideas

    effectively to students, parents, and peers using

    a variety of digital age media and formats

    d. Model and facilitate effective use of current and

    emerging digital tools to locate, analyze, evaluate,

    and use information resources to support research

    and learning

    Effective teachers model and apply the NETS - S as they design, implement, and

    assess learning experiences to engage students and improve learning; enrich

    professional practice; and provide positive models for students, colleagues, and

    the community. All teachers should meet the following standards and performance

    4. Promote and Model Digital Citizenship

    and Responsibility

    Teachers understand local and global societal

    issues and responsibilities in an evolving digital

    culture and exhibit legal and ethical behavior in

    their professional practices.

    a. Advocate, model, and teach safe, legal, and ethical

    use of digital information and technology, including

    respect for copyright, intellectual property, and the

    appropriate documentation of sources

    b. Address the diverse needs of all learners by using

    learner-centered strategies providing equitable access

    to appropriate digital tools and resources

    c. Promote and model digital etiquette and responsible

    social interactions related to the use of technology

    and information

    d. Develop and model cultural understanding and

    global awareness by engaging with colleagues

    and students of other cultures using digital age

    communication and collaboration tools

    5. Engage in Professional Growth and Leadership

    Teachers continuously improve their professional

    practice, model lifelong learning, and exhibit

    leadership in their school and professional

    community by promoting and demonstrating

    the effective use of digital tools and resources.

    a. Participate in local and global learning communities

    to explore creative applications of technology to

    improve student learning

    b. Exhibit leadership by demonstrating a vision of

    technology infusion, participating in shared decision

    making and community building, and developing the

    leadership and technology skills of others

    c. Evaluate and reflect on current research and

    professional practice on a regular basis to make

    effective use of existing and emerging digital tools

    and resources in support of student learning

    d. Contribute to the effectiveness, vitality, and self renewal

    of the teaching profession and of their

    school and community


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