Ohio’s Learning Standards for Technology

The 2017 Ohio Learning Standards in Technology are the work of Ohio educators. Education professionals from across the state made up the Advisory Committee and Working Group responsible for revising the 2003 Standards. This collaboration brought together representatives from K-12 and higher education, education service centers and state technology agencies and associations; participants from urban, rural and suburban areas; and a range of educators that included teachers; technology coordinators and coaches; library media specialists; technology educators; curriculum directors and administrators. Regional focus groups open to all Ohio educators and an online survey open to the public provided feedback on the revisions. The process produced a rigorous set of technology learning standards that reflect the varied perspectives of Ohio residents.

The 2017 Ohio Learning Standards in Technology

The 2017 Ohio Learning Standards in Technology define what students need to know and be able to do to succeed in a technological world. Revised from the 2003 Ohio Technology Academic Content Standards, the 2017 standards incorporate three key technology disciplines: 

  • Information and Communication Technology
  • Society and Technology
  • Design and Technology

Organized by grade bands, these strands provide three lenses through which kindergarten through grade 12 students consider and engage with technology. Together, they instill in students a broad, rich understanding of technology and its effective use and role in their world -- an understanding they need to become technology-literate citizens.

* During the revision process, the Advisory Committee, Working Group and Department used the following resources: the International Society for Technology in Education Standards (ISTE), the International Technology and Engineering Educators Association Standards (ITEEA), the Australian Curriculum Technologies Content Descriptions (ACARA) and Ohio’s Learning Standards (to ensure alignment across content areas).

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