We are shifting from “standards” to “competencies”. Standards are skill based and competencies focus on how learning can be enhanced through the use of technology resources. MITECS are a collection of technology competencies, based on the ISTE Standards for Students. The ISTE Standards for Students and the MITECS includes six categories: Empowered Learner, Knowledge Constructor, Innovative Designer/Maker, Computational Thinker, Global Collaborator, and Digital Citizen.
Note: Michigan currently has no assessment requirement for mastery of technology skills/competencies. However, the successful application of technology competencies as identified in MITECS, should be observable in improved student achievement within the core content areas.
- Michigan Integrated Technology Competencies for Students - MITECS(2017)
- ISTE Standards for Students (2016) - represents a shift from simply using technology to transforming learning through technology
- National Education Technology Plan - Reimagining the Role of Technology in Education (2017)