21stnewlogo_2.jpgISB21 Technology and Information Literacy Standards


In order to achieve ISB's Vision to educate students for success in the world community, ISB understands that students must be effective learners, collaborators, communicators and creators. To be prepared for an unknown future,
students must use developmentally appropriate technology tools and have access to authentic audiences and diverse information.


The ISB21 team has built a framework around the needs of the 21st Century Learner in keeping with the latest research and development from both the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) and the American Association of School Librarians (AASL). ISTE's National Educational Technology Standards for Students (NETS-S) and AASL's Standards for the 21st Century Learner have been adapted and adopted to articulate the technology and information literacy (TAIL) standards and profiles at ISB.

At ISB, students will become:


Effective Learners

Standard 1: Students efficiently gather, critically evaluate, and effectively use information.
Performance Indicators:
  1. Students inquire about their learning to make connections to prior knowledge, determine relevance, and deepen understanding.
  2. Students locate, organize, analyze, evaluate, synthesize, and ethically use information from a variety of sources and media to build their understanding of new concepts.
  3. Students evaluate and select appropriate information sources or tools to best complete the task.
  4. Students process data to make informed decisions.

Standard 2: Students use critical thinking skills to plan and conduct research, manage projects, solve problems, and make informed decisions using appropriate tools and resources.
Performance Indicators:
  1. Students collect and analyze data to identify solutions and/or make informed decisions.
  2. Students use multiple processes and diverse perspectives to explore alternative solutions.
  3. Students reflect on inquiry-process to inform decisions on process and/or solution



Effective Communicators and Creators

Standard 3: Students use appropriate media and environments to effectively communicate ideas, knowledge, and understanding to audiences ranging from local to global.
Performance Indicators:
  1. Students choose appropriate media and formats to communicate information and ideas effectively to influence multiple audiences.
  2. Students use technology and other information tools to organize and display knowledge and understanding in ways that others can view, access, and use.

Standard 4: Students demonstrate creative thinking, construct knowledge, and develop innovative products and processes using appropriate technology.
Performance Indicators:
  1. Students apply existing knowledge to generate new ideas, products, processes or learning.
  2. Students create original works as a means of personal or group expression.



Effective Collaborators

Standard 5: Students connect with peers and recognized experts to collaborate, develop their own understanding, contribute to the learning of others, and contribute to the global society using a variety of media.
Performance Indicators:
  1. Students interact, collaborate, and publish with peers experts, or others using a variety of digital environments or media to contribute to shared learning.
  2. Students engage with learners of other cultures, both face to face and online, to develop cultural understanding and global awareness.
  3. Students contribute to project teams to make decisions, produce original works, and/or solve problems.

Standard 6: Students practice legal and ethical behavior with an understanding of cultural and societal issues related to technology and information.
Performance Indicators:
  1. Students model personal responsibility and respect for others to demonstrate personal growth.
  2. Students advocate and practice safe and responsible use of information and technology to become ethical global citizens.
  3. Students use technological tools and information for the betterment of others.


Additionally, ISB believes that an information and technology literate student will be an independent learner who reads, views, listens and collaborates for pleasure, personal growth and to make connections with oneself and the world.

Use the navigation bar on the right to view specific learner profiles for PK-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12.


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