Educators' Website for Information Technology

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Standards


Information & Communications Technology (ICT) Literacy
Information & Communications Technology (ICT) Literacy is a global partnership among leading business, education, and public policy stakeholders promote universal ICT Literacy. The ICT Literacy Website is the "public face" of a growing movement to promote universal ICT Literacy and provides resources and links dealing with ICT Literacy, the essential literacy of the 21st Century.
http://www.ictliteracy.info/


Internation Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Technology Foundation Standards
The International Society for Technology Education (ISTE) has developed technology foundation standards, divided into six broad categories, for all students. These categories provide a framework for linking performance indicators found within the Profiles for Technology Literate Students to the standards. Teachers can use these standards and profiles as guidelines for planning technology-based activities in which students achieve success in learning, communication, and life skills. For more information on the ISTE standards, visit their website at:
http://cnets.iste.org


IT Career Cluster Foundation Knowledge & Skills
The ITCCI is a partnership of Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC), the Information Technology Association of America (ITAA), and the National Alliance of Business (NAB) to create a national model and career cluster curricular framework for IT careers that involve the design, development, support and management of hardware, software, multimedia and systems integration services. Foundation Knowledge & Skills represent those skills, both academic and technical, that all students within the cluster should achieve regardless of their pathway selection.
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IT Career Cluster Pathway Knowledge & Skills
The ITCCI is a partnership of Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC), the Information Technology Association of America (ITAA), and the National Alliance of Business (NAB) to create a national model and career cluster curricular framework for IT careers that involve the design, development, support and management of hardware, software, multimedia and systems integration services. Pathway Knowledge & Skills represent those skills, both academic and technical that all students within the Pathway should achieve regardless of their postsecondary goals.
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ITworks.Ohio
The Ohio Information Technology Competency Profile, developed jointly by the Joint Council of the Ohio Board of Regents and the State Board of Education, provides the framework for itWORKS.OHIO, a broad-based educational response to Ohio's need for a skilled information technology (IT) workforce. The profile includes information technology competencies centered upon core academic subject areas and built around four occupational clusters: Information Services and Support, Network Systems, Programming and Software Development, and Interactive Media. The profile was generated using the Ohio Tech Prep model of curriculum development and reflects the job opportunities and skills required for Ohio's information technology workers. IT Competency profiles are available at
http://www.ode.state.oh.us/GD/DocumentManagement/DocumentDownload.aspx?DocumentID=13177


Skill Standards for IT
The National Workforce Center for Emerging Technologies at Bellevue Community College, with information technology employers, has developed skill standards for what people need to know and be able to do to succeed in 8 career areas: Web developer, Programming/Software Engineering Database Administrator, Enterprise Systems Analyst, Network Administrator, Digital Media, Technical Support and Technical Writer. These skill standards identify tasks, performance criteria, technical knowledge, as well as the foundation skills and personal qualities needed for work in those IT careers. These standards can be used to upgrade skills and knowledge for current IT employees and to form the basis for development of technical education programs (vocational school, technical college and adult training) for immediate employment in the IT industry. For more information on NWCETs skill standards and related efforts visit their website at:
http://www.nwcet.org/programs/cyberCareers/students/itcareercenter/