Technology Standards

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The National Educational Technology Standards (NETS) are the standards for learning, teaching, and leading in the digital age and are widely recognized and adopted worldwide.

Technology has forever changed not only what we need to learn, but the way we learn.

The NETS set a standard of excellence and best practices in learning, teaching, and leading with technology in education. The benefits of using the NETS include:

•Improving higher-order thinking skills, such as problem solving, critical thinking, and creativity •Preparing students for their future in a competitive global job market
•Designing student-centered, project-based, and online learning environments
•Guiding systemic change in our schools to create digital places of learning
•Inspiring digital age professional models for working, collaborating, and decision making

National Education Technology Standards (NETS) for:

Nebraska Career Readiness Standards

The Nebraska Career Readiness Standards describe varieties of expertise that educators at all levels should seek to develop in their students. These standards rest on important "practices and proficiencies" with long-standing importance in career education. These standards and related practices are not limited to formal CTE programs nor to the middle school or high school level. Rather, these standards and practices should be used over and over again with increasing complexity and relevance by students as they progress through their educational pathway. The standards themselves do not dictate curriculum, pedagogy or delivery of content. Schools and colleges may handle the teaching and assessing of these standards in many different ways.

The Nebraska Career Readiness Standards were derived from extensive input from business and industry representatives expressing the most critical skills needed for employee and/or entrepreneur success. The standards were developed in conjunction with the National Career Clusters Framework. The Career Cluster Framework has been developed over the past decade with input from national business and industry committees representing the 16 comprehensive Career Clusters. In short, the Nebraska Career Readiness Standards provide a valid source of workplace expectations for all students to be career ready.

Nebraska Career Readiness Standards [PDF]

— Unanimously adopted by the Nebraska State Board of Education on December 8, 2011.

Alignment: Career Readiness Standards [PDF]

— Produced in collaboration with the North Central Comprehensive Center and the Standards Team Analysts at McREL.