for Implementing the NETS
This appendix provides supplementary materials for the NETS Essential Conditions. These Essential Conditions must be present for the successful implementation of the National Educational Technology Standards for Students, Teachers, and Administrators. For a thorough discussion of the Essential Conditions and how to use these resources, see chapters 1 and 17.
Shared Vision. The school board and administrators provide proactive leadership in the development of shared education technology vision among school personnel, parents, and the community.
Equitable Access. Students, teachers, staff, and administrators have equitable access to current technologies, software, and telecommunications resources.
Skilled Personnel. District leaders and support personnel are skilled in the use of technology appropriate for their job responsibilities.
Professional Development. District leaders and support personnel have consistent access to technology-related professional development pertinent to their job assignments.
Technical Assistance. Personnel have technical assistance for maintaining and using technology.
Content Standards and Curriculum Resources. Instructional personnel and school leaders are knowledgeable about content and technology standards, related curriculum resources, teaching methodologies, and the use of technology to support learning.
Student-Centered Teaching. Teaching in all settings includes the use of technology to facilitate student-centered approaches to learning.
Assessment and Accountability. The school district has a system for the continual assessment of the effectiveness of technology to improve student learning.
Community Support. The district maintains partnerships and communications with parents, businesses, and the community to support technology use within the district.