Educational Technology Skills and Standards

  • Current day technology is a resource that can open opportunities for students and staff and proficiency with technology is increasingly necessary for everyday life at school, home and in the workplace.
    Educational technology skills for students are usually integrated into content areas, such as language arts, social studies, science, math, health, and the arts. Skills for educators are usually integrated into the teaching process as part of the instructional methods used to improve student learning.
    The Bainbridge Island School District aligns its teaching and learning activities with Goal Three of the Washington Basic Education Act that requires schools to integrate technology literacy and fluency in their curriculum. As curricular areas are reviewed, technology is integrated into the particular subject area. 
    The 2018 Educational Technology Standards, above, were based on the 2016 ISTE Standards for Students developed by the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE). 

    Educational Technology Skills for Students 

    Several international, national, state, and local organizations publish skills and concepts our students should know. Here you will find links to technology skills from groups recognized as influential in this area.
    BISD curriculum standards will be regularly reviewed to verify alignment to state and national standards and the integration of technology.

    Assessment of Technology Skills and Knowledge

    Skills and knowledge for technology are incorporated into the learning process in the classroom and are taught in technology-specific courses, such as Technology Education in Career and Technical Education (CTE) at the middle school, and  AP Computer Science, Architectural Drafting, and Digital Design at the high school level. As part of the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) initiative, robotics and programming opportunities are present at all of our schools. 
    Students participate in state OSPI-Developed Assessments in Social Studies in grades 5, 8 and 11. The  Educational Technology Assessment is embedded within the successful completion of the Social Studies Assessment. Instruction in the educational skills and inclusion in the social studies assessments is overseen by the teacher-librarians and social studies teachers who administer the OSPI-Developed Assessments.