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INFORMATION & TECHNOLOGY ESSENTIAL STANDARDS

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RESOURCES FOR IMPLEMENTING THE INFORMATION & TECHNOLOGY ESSENTIAL STANDARDS (ITES)

During 2009, Digital Teaching and Learning staff members worked with LEA representatives and other DPI staff to create Information and Technology Essential Standards for media and technology. These standards were developed using Bloom's Revised Taxonomy and replace the Computer Skills and Information Literacy Standard Courses of Study. The Information and Technology Essential Standards are posted on the ACRE section of the NC Public Schools web site.

These standards are critical building blocks for the education of our students. ITES represent the "must have" information and technology skills and knowledge that each student must have in order to achieve success at the next level. The standards are designed to be delivered by classroom teachers in all curricular areas and grade levels. As the ITES are taught throughout all classrooms and across all curricular areas, it is essential that classroom teachers collaborate with school library media coordinators and instructional technology facilitators in delivering this instruction. School library media coordinators and instructional technology facilitators should be active participants in grade level and/or curricular area planning groups as these teams analyze student data, identify learning goals, plan and deliver instruction, and assess student progress.*

Download Model Workshop Plan
(doc, 138kb)


The Information and Technology Essential Standards are organized into the following 5 strands. A document containing the learning progression from K through 9-12 is linked to the title of the strand.

Learning Progressions:

Strands of the IT Essential Standards

Strand Alignment Forms

  • Sources of Alignment Information Form
    (doc, 40kb)
  • Informational Text Alignment Form
    (doc, 35kb)
  • Technology as a Tool Alignment Form
    (doc, 39kb)
  • Research Process Alignment Form
    (doc, 34kb)
  • Safety and Ethical Use Alignment Form
    (doc, 37kb)

The documents below include the Essential Standards for each grade with a sampling of clarifying objectives. These clarifying objectives are not required curricular objectives but are rather an example to aid local curriculum development.

2010-2011 Information and Technology (ITES) Essential Standards Pilot

Invitation to Pilot Memo - from Dr. Rebecca Garland, Chief Academic Officer, North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
(pdf, 367kb)


Alignment Documents

Description and Link

NC Common Core and Essential Standards

Crosswalk of the Common Core Standards & the AASL Standards for the 21st-Century Learner

Alignment of ITES, AASL, NETS-S Instruction
(pdf, 69kb)

Source

NC DPI and the Common Core State

Standards Initiative

American Association of School Librarians

Sheena Russell, Randolph County Schools


NC Professional Teacher Standards

Professional Teacher Standards
(pdf, 95kb)

Professional Development Plan Form
(doc, 62kb)