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ISTE supports the implementation of the CCSS

TUESDAY, JUNE 25, 2013 09:28 AM

Roughly 18,500 educators and education leaders from more than 80 countries are members of the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), according to the association's website. Each of these individuals is committed to improving pre-K-12 instruction through the use of technology. Now, the ISTE has a clearly defined stance on the Common Core State Standards (CCSS).

Recently, at the ISTE's annual conference and expo, Society representatives released their official position on the CCSS, according to an ISTE press release. The association supports the Common Core, but believes they should be implemented alongside the ISTE's education technology standards.

These standards, which are officially known as the National Educational Technology Standards, are designed to help educators learn, teach and lead in the digital age, according to the ISTE's website.

"The price tag on the technology infrastructure needed to implement the Common Core is high - in the billions of dollars," said Brian Lewis, CEO of the ISTE. "It's critical that schools and districts leverage that investment to improve learning outcomes for students. For that to happen, educators and students must have a firm foundation in the skills required to be digital teachers and learners."