Empowered learners, knowledge constructors, innovative designers, computational thinkers, creative communicators and global collaborators.... these are essential characteristics being considered by ISTE in their new draft of the ISTE Standards for Students. The document is currently in review and ISTE is requesting feedback from educators, parents and students from around the word to ensure they capture the essence of what are considered essential competencies or predispositions for today's and future students.
It had been interesting for us here at Academic Edge to review these competencies and to see how our program supports the seven proposed standards. We became very excited when we discovered a number of connections: Here are just a few we have explored. Once the Standards are finalised we will be able to map them more accurately.
Students set learning goals and advocate for learning approaches and tools that align with their needs and abilities, working styles and interests. (Knowing Me / My Future Dreaming / Essential Building Blocks for Me / Personalised Study Toolkit)
Students use digital tools during reflection and bring transparency to their metacognitive processes (Personalised Toolkit / My study perceptions /
Students exhibit perseverance and a tolerance for ambiguity, work through failure, and make decisions based on calculated risk. (My Future Dreaming / Managing Me / My Study Perceptions / Actioning my Future).
When the Standards are finalised we will provide a full map of how the Academic Edge program supports students to address these competencies. If you want to find out more about the ISTE Standards follow this link.
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