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This session aligns with the National Education Technology Standards for Administrators, NETS-A. According to the International Society for Technology Education, ISTE, "The NETS for Administrators enable us to define what administrators need to know and be able to do in order to discharge their responsibility as leaders in the effective use of technology in our schools". In particular this project focuses on:




NETS-A 2: Digital Aged Learning - Educational Administrators create, promote, and sustain a dynamic, digital-age learning culture that provides a rigorous, relevant, and engaging education for all students. Educational Administrators:

a. ensure instructional innovation focused on continuous improvement of digital-age learning
b. model and promote the frequent and effective use of technology for learning
c. provide learner-centered environments equipped with technology and learning resources to meet the individual, diverse needs of all learners
d. ensure effective practice in the study of technology and its infusion across the curriculum
e. promote and participate in local, national, and global learning communities that stimulate innovation, creativity, and digital-age collaboration

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NETS-A 3: Excellence in Professional Practice - Educational Administrators promote an environment of professional learning and innovation that empowers educators to enhance student learning through the infusion of contemporary technologies and digital resources. Educational Administrators:

a. allocate time, resources, and access to ensure ongoing professional growth in technology fluency and integration
b. facilitate and participate in learning communities that stimulate, nurture, and support administrators, faculty, and staff in the study and use of technology
c. promote and model effective communication and collaboration among stakeholders using digital-age tools
d. stay abreast of educational research and emerging trends regarding effective use of technology and encourage evaluation of new technologies for their potential to improve student learning