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Technology in the Classroom
Of every Christian the Lord requires growth in efficiency and capability in every line…” (COL 330.4)
ADVENTIST EDUCATION STANDARDS
Standards, what learners should know (content) and be able to do (skills), serve as the framework for curriculum development. Standards in NAD Seventh-day Adventist schools reflect the Adventist worldview across the K-12 curricula as well as the integration of national and provincial/state standards. The Adventist worldview accepts the Bible as the standard by which everything else is measured. Four key concepts emerge from a biblical worldview that can be used as a lens for curriculum development, as well as informing the essential questions and big ideas of any content area: Creation (What is God’s intention?), Fall (How has God’s purpose been distorted?), Redemption (How does God help us to respond?), and Re-creation (How can we be restored in the image of God?).
—THE CORE OF ADVENTIST EDUCATION CURRICULUM
Technology is part of the delivery and practice in every subject area. The technology standards are intentionally designed to give students opportunities to learn about the digital world, to facilitate personalized inquiry, and to prepare for a life of service. The knowledge and skills will extend beyond the classroom to foster lifelong learning so that students can thrive in this changing global society and be contributing, productive citizens while preparing for Christ’s return. The elementary technology standards support:
Digital Learning: To use a range of relevant digital technologies to learn content and demonstrate understanding.
Digital Fluency: To excel in current technology skills, operations, and vocabulary, in support of research, communication, and collaboration with a variety of digital resources.
Digital Citizenship: To use digital technology responsibly to improve the online community by respecting self, others, and property.
Development Committee Members
Martha Ban · NAD Director of Technology and Support
Chris Duckett · Sacramento Adventist Academy, Pacific Union
Misty Stein · Salisbury Adventist School, Southern Union
Michael England · Professor of Education, Southwestern Adventist University
Jerrell Gilkeson · Atlantic Union Associate Director of Education
Aaron Koleda · Berrien Springs Village Elementary School, Lake Union
Brittany McLachlan · HMS Richards School, Mid-America Union
Jonathan Sumner · Georgia-Cumberland Regional Director, Southern Union
The following resources were referenced in developing Elementary Technology Standards for Seventh-day Adventist Schools:
International Standards for Technology in Education (ISTE); Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA); state standards, including Washington and Michigan; NAD technology documents; and the Core of Adventist Education Curriculum.
The integrity of the Seventh-day Adventist educational system is based on giving the highest level
of service and stewardship to God.
The Technology curriculum helps students have tools to develop an understanding and knowledge of God in preparation for service in all subject areas.