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Educational Technology Standards and Performance Indicators for All Teachers
Building on the NETS for Students, the ISTE NETS for Teachers (NETS-T), which focus on preservice teacher education, define the fundamental concepts, knowledge, skills, and attitudes for applying technology in educational settings. All candidates seeking certification or endorsements in teacher preparation should meet these educational technology standards. It is the responsibility of faculty across the university and at cooperating schools to provide opportunities for teacher candidates to meet these standards.
Teachers understand the social,ethical,legal,and human issues surrounding the use of technology in PK-12 schools and apply those principles in practice. Teachers:

1. model and teach legal and ethical practice related to technology use.
2. apply technology resources to enable and empower learners with diverse backgrounds, characteristics, and abilities.
3. identify and use technology resources that affirm diversity
4. promote safe and healthy use of technology resources.
5. facilitate equitable access to technology resources for all students.

NCATE Task Force on Technology and Teacher Education

The Standards Development Committee of the NPT Project is now drafting performance-based elementary education standards. For a synopsis of the NPT Standards Development Project, written by Emerson Elliott, director of the NPT Standards Development Project, order the Spring 1997 issue of Quality Teaching.

Teacher Training Agency (TTA) is in England and Whales.
The Association for Information Technology in Teacher Education has a national curriculum for initial teacher training. Annex B is the section which identifies the national standards for the use of ICT in subject teaching. These are also the standards or Expected Outcomes required of practising teachers who undertake the national training programme (NOF - New Opportunities Fund)

Teacher Quality Report
Teacher Preparation and Qualifications of Public School Teachers

A survey examining preservice learning and teaching, continued learning, and supportive work environments.

Investing in Teachers AND Developmental Projects

Reality Check!! What will make curriculum fail, can it be the teachers?

How smart is the teacher?

Bad Teachers
Harvard researcher Ron Ferguson found teacher quality, as measured by scores on licensing exams and level of education, to be the single strongest predictor of how a child will fare in school.

Chicago Sun-Times investigation of failing teachers