Standards Alignment

Following the successful completion of this program, participants meet a variety of state and national standards that include among others:

Connecticut Common Core of Teaching
According to the Connecticut State Department of Education, the CCT articulates the knowledge, skills and qualities that Connecticut teachers need in order to prepare students to meet the challenges of the 21st century.

  • Domain 1. Content and Essential Skills:  
    Teachers understand and apply essential skills, central concepts and tools of inquiry in their subject matter or field by:
    1.3 Using developmentally appropriate verbal, non-verbal and technological communications
    1.4 Using technological and digital resources to promote learning, collaboration with colleagues and communication within a learning community
  • Domain 4. Instruction for Active Learning:   
    Teachers implement instruction in order to engage students in rigorous and relevant learning and to promote their curiosity about the world at large by:
    4.2 Using technological and digital resources strategically to promote learning

  • Domain 6. Professional Responsibilities and Teacher Leadership:  
    Teachers maximize support for student learning by developing and demonstrating professionalism, collaboration with others, and leadership by:
    6.9. Using communication technology in a professional and ethical manner

International Society for Technology in Education (NETs-T)
Teachers who model and apply the NETS·S design, implement, and assess learning experiences to engage students and improve learning. They also provide positive models for students, colleagues, and the community.

  1. Facilitate and Inspire Student Learning and Creativity
  2. Design and Develop Digital-Age Learning Experiences and Assessments
  3. Model Digital-Age Work and Learning
  4. Promote and Model Digital Citizenship and Responsibility
  5. Engage in Professional Growth and Leadership

Common Core State Standards
The Common Core State Standards are comprised of rigorous grade-level expectations. These standards identify the knowledge and skills students need in order to be successful in college and careers.

  • Standards for Literacy in History / Social Studies, Science & Technical Subjects

College & Career Readiness Anchor Standards for Reading

1. Key Ideas & Details
2. Craft & Structure
3. Integration of Knowledge & Ideas
4. Range of Reading & Level of Text Complexity

Reading Standards for Informational Text 6-12 (RI)
The CCR anchor standards and high school grade-specific standards work in tandem to define college and career readiness expectations—the former providing broad standards, the latter providing additional specificity.

College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards for Speaking and Listening

1. Comprehension & Collaboration
2. Presentation of Ideas

Speaking & Listening Standards 6-12 (SL)
The standards for grades 6–12 focus instruction in each year to help ensure that students gain adequate mastery of a range of skills and applications. Students advancing through the grades are expected to meet each year’s grade-specific standards and retain or further develop skills and understandings mastered in preceding grades.

International Association for K-12 Online Learning
National Standards for Quality Online Teaching & Instructional Design
The mission of the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) is to ensure all students have access to a world-class education and quality online learning opportunities that prepare them for a lifetime of success.

Standards A – K covered in various degrees among different courses with a focus on:

  • Standard A
    The online teacher knows the primary concepts and structures of effective online instruction and is able to create learning experiences to enable student success.

  • Standard B
    The online teacher understands and is able to use a range of technologies, both existing and emerging, that effectively support student learning and engagement in the online environment.

  • Standard E
    The online teacher models, guides, and encourages legal, ethical, and safe behavior related to technology use.

  • Standard K
    The online teacher arranges media and content to help students and teachers transfer knowledge most effectively in the online environment.