The presentations that follow were created to promote understanding
of the technological literacy standards* articulated
in the publications entitled Standards
for Technological Literacy: Content for the Study of Technology
(STL) and Advancing
Excellence in Technological Literacy: Student Assessment, Professional
Development, and Program Standards (ATEL).
Use of the presentations is encouraged. Credit should be given
to the International Technology Education Association (ITEA) and its Technology
for All Americans Project (TfAAP).
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AETL - Together,
STL and AETL
provides direction for the effective study of technology.*
The following presentations will help you learn how these two
documents can be used to advance student attainment of technological
literacy in Grades K—12.
Picture: STL and AETL (39 slides, file size 2.48 MB).
STL & AETL:
An Overview, 2004 ITEA Conference, Albuquerque (43 slides,
file size 8.62 MB) )
Picture: STL and AETL, CATTS/Standards Specialists Meeting,
Baltimore, MD, September 23, 2005 (87 slides, file size
16.83 MB) )
Literacy Standards to Develop Curriculum and Assess Student
Learning - Aimed at elementary levels (26 slides, file size
STL - Interested
specifically in STL?
Presentation of STANDARDS FOR TECHNOLOGICAL LITERACY (September
2000) provides a background of the development of STL
and offers an overview of its content (25 slides, file size
1.94 MB). ).
AETL - Particularly
Interested in learning more about AETL?
The presentations that follow provide an overview of each of
the three sets of standards in AETL.
Assessment Standards (33 slides, file size 5.72 MB) ).
Development Standards (35 slides, file size 5.2 MB) ).
Standards (42 slides, 4.02 MB) ).
Addenda - The Addenda
contain practical suggestions and assisstance. The following
presentations provide an overview of them.
to the Standards: ITEA Conference Kansas City, MO, April 3,
2005, 2:00 pm (52 slides, file size 6.86 MB)
Excellence: Structuring Technology Programs, ITEA Standards
Specialists and CATTS Meeting, September 23-25, 2005, Baltimore,
MD ( slides, file size 2.56 MB).
Progress and Planning Learning (42 slides, file size 2.41
Professionals: Preparing Technology Teachers - ITEA Standards
Specialist and CATTS Meeting September 23-25, 2005, Baltimore,
MD (35 slides, file size 2.36 MB).
- Fostering Public Awareness
is the next step in promoting the standards-based reform of
Awareness of Technological Literacy: ITEA 2005 Conference, Kansas
City (47 slides, file size 1.63 MB) )
TfAAP staff members authored the presentations accessible through this
web page. The project was initiated and administered by ITEA and funded
by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Aeronautics
and Space Administration (NASA). It achieved its successful conclusion
and ended in October 2005.
* Consult the Condensed
Glossary for the applicable meaning(s) of the denoted term(s).