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Michigan Integrated Technology in Education Competencies for Students
Michigan Integrated Technology Competencies for Students

The Michigan Integrated Technology Competencies for Students (MITECS) support the Top 10 in 10 Strategic
Plan. The competencies specifically address two components of the Learner-Centered Supports Focus
Area which include Personalized Learning and Deeper Learning. Successful implementation of the MITECS
requires professional learning for technology integration to support an Effective Education Workforce.
Strategic Partnerships are a critical component of the MITECS as students access networks of professional
experts and explore local community issues. Finally the MITECS inherently require Systemic Infrastructure -
access to devices and robust connectivity to enable everywhere, all-the-time learning.

1. Empowered Learner 2. Digital Citizen


Students leverage technology to take an active Students recognize the rights, responsibilities and
role in choosing, achieving, and demonstrating opportunities of living, learning and working in an
competency in their learning goals, informed by interconnected digital world, and they act and
the learning sciences. model in ways that are safe, legal and ethical.
Students: Students:
a. Articulate and set personal learning goals, a. Cultivate and manage their digital identity
develop strategies leveraging technology to and reputation and are aware of the
achieve them, and reflect on the learning permanence of their actions in the digital
process itself to improve learning outcomes. world.
b. Build networks and customize their learning b. Engage in positive, safe, legal, and ethical
environments in ways that support the learning behavior when using technology, including
process. social interactions online or when using
c. Use technology to seek feedback that networked devices.
informs and improves their practice and to c. Demonstrate an understanding of and
demonstrate their learning in a variety of ways. respect for the rights and obligations of using
d. Understand the fundamental concepts of and sharing intellectual property.
technology operations, demonstrate the ability d. Manage their personal data to maintain
to choose, use, and troubleshoot current digital privacy and security and are aware of
technologies, and are able to transfer their data-collection technology used to track their
knowledge to explore emerging technologies. navigation online.

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3. Knowledge Constructor digital tools to analyze them, and represent
data in various ways to facilitate problem-
Students critically curate a variety of resources
solving and decision-making.
using digital tools to construct knowledge, produce
creative artifacts and make meaningful learning c. Break problems into component parts, extract
experiences for themselves and others. key information, and develop descriptive
models to understand complex systems or
Students:
facilitate problem-solving.
a. Plan and employ effective research strategies
d. Understand how automation works and use
to locate information and other resources for
algorithmic thinking to develop a sequence of
their intellectual or creative pursuits.
steps to create and test automated solutions.
b. Evaluate the accuracy, perspective, credibility,
and relevance of information, media, data or 6. Creative Communicator
other resources. Students communicate clearly and express
c. Curate information from digital resources themselves creatively for a variety of purposes
using a variety of tools and methods to create using the platforms, tools, styles, formats and digital
collections of artifacts that demonstrate media appropriate to their goals.
meaningful connections or conclusions. Students:
d. Build knowledge by actively exploring real- a. Choose the appropriate platforms and tools for
world issues and problems, developing ideas meeting the desired objectives of their creation
and theories, and pursuing answers and or communication.
solutions.
b. Create original works or responsibly repurpose
4. Innovative Designer or remix digital resources into new creations.
Students use a variety of technologies within a c. Communicate complex ideas clearly and
design process to identify and solve problems by effectively by creating or using a variety of
creating new, useful or imaginative solutions. digital objects such as visualizations, models or
simulations.
Students:
d. Publish or present content that customizes
a. Know and use a deliberate design process for
the message and medium for their intended
generating ideas, testing theories, creating
audiences.
innovative artifacts, or solving authentic
problems. 7. Global Collaborator
b. Select and use digital tools to plan and Students use digital tools to broaden their
manage a design process that considers perspectives and enrich their learning by
design constraints and calculated risks. collaborating with others and working effectively in
c. Develop, test, and refine prototypes as part of teams locally and globally.
a cyclical design process. Students:
d. Exhibit a tolerance for ambiguity, a. Use digital tools to connect with learners from a
perseverance, and the capacity to work with variety of backgrounds and cultures, engaging
open-ended problems. with them in ways that broaden mutual
understanding and learning.
5. Computational Thinker
b. Use collaborative technologies to work with
Students develop and employ strategies for
others, including peers, experts, or community
understanding and solving problems in ways that
members, to examine issues and problems from
leverage the power of technological methods to
multiple viewpoints.
develop and test solutions.
c. Contribute constructively to project teams,
Students:
assuming various roles and responsibilities to
a. Formulate problem definitions suited for work effectively toward a common goal.
technology-assisted methods such as data
d. Explore local and global issues and use
analysis, abstract models and algorithmic
collaborative technologies to work with others
thinking in exploring and finding solutions.
to investigate solutions.
b. Collect data or identify relevant data sets, use

Adapted from ISTE Standards•S © 2016 International Society for Technology in Education.
ISTE® is a registered trademark of the International Society for Technology in Education.

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