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UNESCO Launches Technology Competency Standards for Teachers

Posted Jan 7, 2008
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The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) will launch the ICT Competency Standards for Teachers at the World Ministerial Seminar in London on Jan. 8.

The information and communication technology (ICT) standards were developed under UNESCO leadership in cooperation with the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University of Virginia (Virginia Tech), and corporate partners Cisco, Intel, and Microsoft.

The competency standards are designed to help educational policymakers and curriculum developers identify the skills teachers need to harness technology in the service of education.

A fact sheet on the ICT Competency Standards for Teachers is available online as a PDF file at http://www.iste.org/Content/ContentGroups/News_Stories/2008/01january/07unescostandards/UNESCO_ICT_Fact_Sheet_Jan_2008.pdf.  

ISTE, www.iste.org.  



 
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