Dr. Bruce Ellis: TA TEKS Update Take-away

Feedback taken by TEA until tomorrow.

Will not be in place until 2014.

Current four strands look like it is moving to the six ISTE strands:

1.Creativity and Innovation
 
Students demonstrate creative thinking, construct knowledge, and develop innovative products and processes using technology. Students:
 
a.apply existing knowledge to generate new ideas, products, or processes.
bcreate original works as a means of personal or group expression.
c. use models and simulations to explore complex systems and issues.
d.identify trends and forecast possibilities.

2.Communication and Collaboration
 
Students use digital media and environments to communicate and work collaboratively, including at a distance, to support individual learning and contribute to the learning of others. Students:
 
a.interact, collaborate, and publish with peers, experts, or others employing a variety of digital environments and media.
b.communicate information and ideas effectively to multiple audiences using a variety of media and formats.
c.develop cultural understanding and global awareness by engaging with learners of other cultures.
d.contribute to project teams to produce original works or solve problems.

3.Research and Information Fluency
 
Students apply digital tools to gather, evaluate, and use information. Students:
 
a.plan strategies to guide inquiry.
b.locate, organize, analyze, evaluate, synthesize, and ethically use information from a variety of sources and media.
c.evaluate and select information sources and digital tools based on the appropriateness to specific tasks.
d.process data and report results.

4.Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making
 
Students use critical thinking skills to plan and conduct research, manage projects, solve problems, and make informed decisions using appropriate digital tools and resources. Students:
 
a.identify and define authentic problems and significant questions for investigation.
b.plan and manage activities to develop a solution or complete a project.
c.collect and analyze data to identify solutions and/or make informed decisions.
d.use multiple processes and diverse perspectives to explore alternative solutions.

5.Digital Citizenship
 
Students understand human, cultural, and societal issues related to technology and practice legal and ethical behavior. Students:
 
a.advocate and practice safe, legal, and responsible use of information and technology.
b.exhibit a positive attitude toward using technology that supports collaboration, learning, and productivity.
c.demonstrate personal responsibility for lifelong learning.
d.exhibit leadership for digital citizenship.

6.Technology Operations and Concepts
 
Students demonstrate a sound understanding of technology concepts, systems, and operations. Students:
 
a.understand and use technology systems.
b.select and use applications effectively and productively.
c.troubleshoot systems and applications.
d.transfer current knowledge to learning of new technologies.

More notes:
The board was concerned about the phrase ?Social Networking? Blog and Wikis

What are some of the problems that districts will encounter with the new
Here is a recording of the presentation:

Source: http://web.me.com/timholt/Intended_Consequenses/Intended_Consequences_v._2.0/Entries/2010/10/7_Dr._Bruce_Ellis__TA_TEKS_Update_Take-away.html

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