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The Professional Standards Board, acting in cooperation and collaboration with the Department of Education, seeks the consent of the State Board of Education to adopt regulation 14 DE Admin. Code 1599 Delaware Educational Technology Standards. The Department or Education has encouraged the adoption of this regulation in order establish State-wide expectations for professional development and to meet the Delaware Race To The Top pledge of ensuring that all professional development and supports are effective, by creating a statewide professional development certification system for professional development, measuring student and participant outcomes, and continuously improving programs. This regulation sets forth the standards for educator's professional development in Delaware.
Notice of the proposed adoption of the regulation was published in the Delaware Register of Regulations on May 1, 2014. The publication invited written comments. Written comments were received from the Governor's Advisory Council For Exceptional Citizens and the State Council For Persons With Disabilities. The comments were of the technical or clerical in nature. The suggested comments were considered by the Board and all necessary edits were made. The regulation incorporates by reference standards that are subject to copyright; therefore any changes that would alter the original work were not made. No additional comments were received regarding the proposed amendments to this regulation.
For the foregoing reasons, the Professional Standards Board and the State Board of Education conclude that it is appropriate to adopt the regulation. Therefore, pursuant to 14 Del.C. §1205(b), the regulation attached hereto as Exhibit "A" is hereby adopted. Pursuant to the provision of 14 Del.C. §222(c), the regulation hereby adopted shall be in effect for a period of five years from the effective date of this order as set forth in Section V below.
The text of the regulation adopted shall be in the form attached hereto as Exhibit "A", and said regulation shall be cited as 14 DE Admin. Code 1599 of Delaware Administrative Code of Regulations of the Department of Education.
Approved 21st day of June, 2014
State Board of Education
Non-regulatory note: Approval of Teacher Education programs is governed by 14 DE Admin. Code 290 Approval of Educator Preparation Programs. Teacher evaluations are governed by 14 DE Admin. Code 106A Teacher Appraisal Process Delaware Performance Appraisal System (DPAS II) Revised.
1.2 In accordance with 14 Del.C. §1205(b), the NETS© are hereby incorporated by reference and adopted as Delaware's Educational Technology Standards. NETS© shall serve as the foundation for professional development, instructional practice or leadership, for all Delaware educators, and as indicators that guide the learning, teaching, and leading with technology in education. The standards make explicit the skills and knowledge needed in an increasingly connected global and digital society.
1.3 A summary of the standards is set forth within. In-depth descriptions, contextual explanations, examples and more specific criteria and guidance are provided in the complete set of standards as published in National Education Technology Standards© (iste.org/nets, 2012). [Although the excerpts from the standards use the terms "Educational Administrators" and "Teachers" the standards are applicable to all educators including specialists and paraeducators as appropriate within the context of their specific assignments.]
[3.2 3.1.1] Facilitate and Inspire Student Learning and Creativity
[3.1.1.1] Teachers use their knowledge of subject matter, teaching and learning, and technology to facilitate experiences that advance student learning, creativity, and innovation in both face-to-face and virtual environments.
[3.3 3.1.2] Design and Develop Digital Age Learning [Experiences and Assessments]
[3.1.2.1] Experiences and Assessments-Teachers design, develop, and evaluate authentic learning experiences and assessment incorporating contemporary tools and resources to maximize content learning in context and to develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes identified in the NETS©.
[3.4 3.1.3] Model Digital Age Work and Learning
[3.1.3.1] Teachers exhibit knowledge, skills, and work processes representative of an innovative professional in a global and digital society.
[3.5 3.1.4] Promote and Model Digital Citizenship and Responsibility
[3.1.4.1.] Teachers understand local and global societal issues and responsibilities in an evolving digital culture and exhibit legal and ethical behavior in their professional practices.
[3.6 3.1.5] Engage in Professional Growth and Leadership
[3.1.5.1.] Teachers continuously improve their professional practice, model lifelong learning, and exhibit leadership in their school and professional community by promoting and demonstrating the effective use of digital tools and resources.
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