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    TITLE 126



    SERIES 44N


    VIRGINIA SCHOOLS (2520.14)

?126-44N-1. General.

     1.1. Scope. West Virginia Board of Education Policy 2510 provides a definition of a delivery system for, and an assessment

    and accountability system for, a thorough and efficient education for West Virginia public school students. Policy 2520.14 defines the stcontent standards (or instructional goals) and objectives for 21 century learning skills and technology tools as required by W.Va.

    126CSR42 (Policy 2510).

     1.2. Authority. W.Va. Constitution, Article XII, ?2, W. Va. Code ?18-2-5 and ?18-9A-22.

     1.3. Filing Date. - November 15, 2006.

     1.4. Effective Date.. - July 1, 2008.

     1.5. Repeal of Former Rule. This legislative rule repeals and replaces W. Va. 126CSR44N “Technology Content Standards and

    Objectives for West Virginia Schools (2520.14)” filed May 8, 2003 and effective July 1, 2003.

    ?126-44N-2. Purpose.

     2.1. This policy defines the content standards (or instructional goals) and objectives for the program of study required by Policy 2510 in 21st Century Learning Skills and Technology Tools.

     3.1. A copy of 21st Century Learning Skills and Technology Tools Standards and Objectives for West Virginia Schools is attached and

    incorporated by reference into this policy. Copies may be obtained in the Office of the Secretary of State and in the West Virginia Department of Education, Office of Instructional Services.

    ?126-44N-4. Summary of the Content Standards and Objectives.

     4.1. The West Virginia Board of Education has the responsibility for establishing high quality standards pertaining to all educational

    standards pertaining to all education programs (W.Va. Code ?18-9A-22). The content standards and objectives provide a focus for teachers to teach and students to learn those skills and competencies essential for future success in the workplace and further education. The document stincludes content standards for PreK-12 21 Century learning skills and technology tools an explanation of terms; and objectives that reflect a

    rigorous and challenging curriculum.


    West Virginia Department of Education

    West Virginia Board of Education Policy 2520.14

    st21 Century Learning Skills and Technology Tools Content Standards and Objectives for

    West Virginia Schools

    Steven L. Paine

    State Superintendent



     stA 21 century curriculum that incorporates learning skills and technology tools is an increasingly important aspect of stdeveloping learners prepared for success in the 21 century. Thus, the West Virginia Board of Education and the West stVirginia Department of Education are pleased to present Policy 2520.14, 21 Century Learning Skills and Technology Tools stContent Standards and Objectives for West Virginia Schools. The West Virginia Standards for 21 Century Learning ststincludes 21 century content standards and objectives as well as 21 century standards and objectives for learning skills

    and technology tools. This broadened scope of curriculum is built on the firm belief that quality engaging instruction must stststbe built on a curriculum that triangulates rigorous 21 century content, 21 century learning skills and the use of 21

    century technology tools.

    Committees of educators from across the state convened to revise the content standards and objectives. The overarching goal was to build a rigorous, relevant and challenging learning skills and technology tools curriculum that would prepare ststudents for the 21 century. West Virginia educators, including regular classroom teachers, special education teachers, and teachers representing higher education institutions, played a key role in shaping the content standards to align with national standards, rigorous national assessments and research and best practice in the field of educational technology. The contribution of these professionals was critical in creating a policy that is meaningful to classroom teachers and appears in a format that can easily be used and understood.

    Policy 2520.14 is organized around two of the major components of a standards-based curriculum: learning standards and instructional objectives. The learning standards are the broad descriptions of what all students must know and be able to

    do at the conclusion of the instructional sequence. The accompanying programmatic-level objectives are specific descriptors of knowledge, skills and attitudes that when mastered will enable the student to attain the standard. The instructional objectives guide instructional planning and provide a basis for determining appropriate assessments,

    instructional strategies and resources.

    In combination, the use of learning standards and instructional objectives become a comprehensive guide for delivering a rigorous and relevant learning skills and technology tools curriculum to all West Virginia students. These elements, when used to guide the instructional process and when delivered with the creativity and instructional expertise of West Virginia stteachers, will become a powerful resource for preparing students to meet the challenges of the 21 century.

     Steven L. Paine

     State Superintendent of Schools

    Explanation of Terms


    Content Standards are broad descriptions of what students should know and be able to do in a content area. Content standards describe what students’ knowledge and skills should be at the end of a K-12 sequence of study.

    Objectives are incremental steps toward accomplishment of content standards. Objectives are listed by grade level and are organized around the content standards. Objectives build across grade levels as students advance in their knowledge and skills.

Numbering of Standards

    The number for each content standard is composed of four parts, each part separated by a period:

    ; the content area codes are LS for Learning Skills and TT for Technology Tools,

    ; the letter S, for Standard,

    ; the programmatic level, and

    ; the standard number.

    Illustration: 21C.S.PK-2.1 refers to PreK-2 content standard #1.

Numbering of Objectives

    The number of each objective is composed of five parts, each part separated by a period:

    ; the content area code (LS for Learning Skills; TT for Technology Tools),

    ; the letter O is for Objective,

    ; the programmatic level,

    ; the number of the content standard addressed, and

    ; the objective number. stIllustration: 21C.O.3-4.1.TT2 refers to technology tools objective for grades 3-4 that addresses standard #1 in 21 Century

    Learning Skills and Technology Tools, and is the second objective listed under that standard.

Unique Electronic Numbers (UENs)

    Unique Electronic Numbers (or UENs) are numbers that help to electronically identify, categorize and link specific bits of information.

    Once Policy 2520.14 is available on the Web, each standard and each objective will have a Unique Electronic Number (UEN) that

    will always remain the same.

The codes printed in Policy 2520.14 form the basis of the UENs. The only additional set of numbers that will be added to each code

    to formulate its UEN will be a prefix that indicates the year and month that a particular version of Policy 2520.14 is approved by the

    State Board of Education.

The prefix for the UENs for each content area in Policy 2520.14 is noted at the top of each page containing standards, objectives and

    performance descriptors. As sections of 2520.14 are revised, UENs will be changed to reflect the new approval date.



    UENs (Unique Electronic Numbers) are unique numbers that facilitate implementation of WV Standards into Electronic formats such as Databases and XML Files. The WV Department of Education encourages everyone who is going to use the WV Content

    Standards in any kind of electronic distribution, alignment, or software development to use the UENs so that all efforts can be cross-referenced and there is consistency across initiatives.

    Illustration: The UEN for fifth grade learning skills and technology tools standard #2 will be “200302.21C.S.5-8.2”


     Content Areas

    LS Learning Skills

    TT Technology Tools

     Other Abbreviations

    O Objective

    S Standard (Content Standard)

    PreK-2 Grades from PreK through 2

    3-4 Grades 3 and 4

    5-8 Grades 5 through 8

    9-12 Grades 9 through 12



     stWest Virginia Standards for 21 Century Learning

     st Information and communication technology (ICT) literacy is the ability to use technology to develop 21 century stcontext knowledge and learning skills, in the support of 21 century teaching and learning. In a digital world, students

    need to learn to use the tools that are essential to everyday life and workplace productivity. The West Virginia Standards stststfor 21 Century Learning integrate 21 century learning skills and 21 century technology tools into three standards:

    Standard I Information and Communication Skills; Standard 2 Thinking and Reasoning Skills; and Standard 3

    Personal and Workplace Skills. These three standards reflect the content found in the six national standards published by the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE):

    ; Basic operations and concepts

    ; Social, ethical and human issues

    ; Technology productivity tools

    ; Technology communication tools

    ; Technology research tools

    ; Technology problem-solving and decision-making tools

     stImportant 21 century technology tools include information and communication technologies such as computers, networking and other technologies (e.g. probes/sensors and accelerometers, ipods, interactive while boards, etc.); audio, video, multimedia and other digital tools; access to online learning communities and resources; aligned digital content software and adequate hardware for all students; and educators with appropriate technology support systems.

    The mix of technology tools will change and evolve rapidly in the future. Today’s technology may be obsolete tomorrow. It is impossible to predict the tools that will be essential for learning and working in the years to come. That is why it is important for people to acquire learning skills that will enable them to use next-generation technology and why business people and educators need to continue to collaborate so schools will stay abreast of new technology. By moving beyond the development of foundational skills in technology to the development of ICT literacy skills, we will prepare our students to be productive in the classroom and the workplace.

    In order to prepare our students to be successful students today and productive workers tomorrow, West Virginia stteachers are responsible for integrating the learning skills and technology tools found in the Standards for 21 Century

    Learning appropriately into the learning environment. The three standards and related objectives are organized by programmatic levels, grades PreK-2; grades 3-4; grades 5-8; and grades 9-12. The intent is to provide the school principal and staff the flexibility to collaboratively design a model of implementation at each programmatic level that will afford all students to develop proficiency in each of the three standards.



     stWest Virginia Standards for 21 Century Learning st21 Century Learning Skills and Technology Tools

     stPK-2 Standards for 21 Century Learning

    Upon completion of the second grade the student will be able to work cooperatively and productively with others in small groups and use age-appropriate instructional rubrics and other tools to assess performance related to the learning goal. The student will practice correct keyboarding and proper care of computer software and hardware, create text using word processing software and use email to send messages. The student will use an Internet browser to access websites, developmentally appropriate technology resources to locate information for assignments, presentation software to explain and communicate information and drawing or paint software to create a picture.

     stPK-2 Standards for 21 Century Learning

    Standard Standard 1: Information and Communication Skills

    21C.S.PK-2.1 The student will access, analyze, manage, integrate, evaluate, and create information in a variety of forms using appropriate

    technology skills and communicate that information in an appropriate oral, written, or multimedia format.


    Learning Skills Objectives Technology Tools Objectives Learning skills enable students to acquire new content, knowledge and skills, connect new Technology tools, when integrated with classroom instruction, enable students to access, manage, integrate and evaluate information across content areas, construct new knowledge information to existing knowledge, learn new software programs, and learn new ways of and communicate efficiently with others. doing things using technology tools.

    21C.O.PK-2.1.LS1 Student uses text, people and electronic 21C.O.PK-2.1.TT1 Student uses keyboard and mouse to enter

    resources (e.g. interactive books, educational name and User ID, types sentences and

    software, CD-ROMs, elementary multimedia follows on-screen prompts to successfully

    encyclopedias and search engines) to locate operate computers. Student uses printers,

    information for classroom assignments and is audiotapes, and other technologies. Student

    able to identify the author and purpose for each names common technologies (e.g., CD

    source located. player, DVD player, video camera, cell





    Learning Skills Objectives Technology Tools Objectives

    21C.O.PK-2.1.LS2 Student can accurately interpret and create 21C.O.PK-2.1.TT2 Student demonstrates correct keyboarding simple visuals (e.g. charts, maps, graphs and posture and correct hand and finger models) and use this information to solve placement for the home row, knows how to problems and communicate information. use keyboard to create lower and upper case

     letters, knows how to locate and use the

    letters, numbers and special keys (e.g.,

    enter, space bar, arrow keys, delete, shift,

    punctuation keys, number keys, left and right

    hand position), knows how to use a mouse to

    point and click, place cursor at a specified

    location, click and drag, and right click.

    Student articulates thoughts and ideas, 21C.O.PK-2.1.TT3 Student logs on to computer, starts and exits 21C.O.PK-2.1.LS3

    representative of real and imaginary programs, finds files, and handles and uses

    experiences, clearly and effectively through output devices (e.g., CDs, DVDs, USB oral, written or multimedia communication. drives, diskettes) with care. Student uses file

     menu commands (e.g., New, Open, Close,

    Save, Save as, Print) and saves computer

    files to diskette, hard drive and server.

    21C.O.PK-2.1.TT4 Student uses electronic drawing and paint

    programs to create graphics. Student

    participates in a group to locate and create

    pictures, clip art, graphs, tables and other

    appropriate objects and to insert into

    documents and presentations.

     21C.O.PK-2.1.TT5 Student creates text, types words and

     sentences, and inserts images using word

    processing software. Student creates,

    saves, prints and opens existing files.

    Student uses editing functions in word

    processing software (e.g., font, boldface,

    underline, font color). Student inserts

    graphics that enhance the understanding of

    the text.

    21C.O.PK-2.1.TT6 Student, working in a teacherled whole

    group project, enters simple data into a

    spreadsheet and creates graphs

    electronically (i.e., use of chart wizard).




    Learning Skills Objectives Technology Tools Objectives

    21C.O.PK-2.1.TT7 Student, working in a teacher-led whole

    group project, uses presentation software to

    illustrate concepts and communicate ideas.

    21C.O.PK-2.1.TT8 Student, working in a teacher-led whole

    group project, uses existing common

    databases (e.g., online or CD-ROM

    encyclopedias, electronic dictionaries, and

    other online library archives) to find

    information for classroom assignments.

    21C.O.PK-2.1.TT9 Student identifies the Internet and email as

    tools to locate information and communicate.

    Student, with assistance from teachers or

    student partners, views identified Internet

    sites and uses email to read and send

    messages to other students, teachers, and

    online experts.

    21C.O.PK-2.1.TT10 Student begins to locate information in a

    variety of developmentally appropriate

    technology resources (e.g., interactive books,

    educational software, CD-ROMs, elementary

    multi-media encyclopedias and web-based

    search engines) to support classroom




     stPK-2 Standards for 21 Century Learning

    Standard Standard 2: Thinking and Reasoning Skills

    21C.S.PK-2.2 The student will demonstrate the ability to explore and develop new ideas, to intentionally apply sound reasoning processes and to frame, analyze and solve complex problems using appropriate technology tools.


    Learning Skills Objectives Technology Tools Objectives

    21C.O.PK-2.2.LS1 Student engages with teacher assistance in a 21C.O.PK-2.2.TT1 Student identifies procedures for caring for critical thinking process by conducting basic and using developmentally appropriate evaluations using simple criteria. technologies (e.g., computers, CD/DVD

    players, videotapes, diskettes, CD-ROMs,

    remote controls).

    21C.O.PK-2.2.LS2 Student identifies parts of a system and 21C.O.PK-2.2.TT2 Student collaborates with classmates, explains how those parts interact with one families and others using another. telecommunications (e.g., class electronic

    pen pal projects, children’s online message

    boards, e-cards, ask an expert online).

    Student engages in a problem solving process Student identifies different purposes among 21C.O.PK-2.2.LS3 21C.O.PK-2.2.TT3

    using objects to solve problems and software applications (e.g., puzzles, writing demonstrates learning by explaining how they tools, graphing tools, concept mapping tools). solved the problem. Student selects technology tools and

    software to solve problems (e.g.,

    presentation software to explain and

    communicate information, drawing or paint

    software to make a picture, email software to

    send messages, Internet browser to access

    websites, and word processing software to

    write a story).

    Student engages in discovery, exploration and Student identifies how technology could be 21C.O.PK-2.2.LS4 21C.O.PK-2.2.TT4

    experimentation to reach unexpected answers. used to solve problems in our everyday Student makes unusual associations and world.

    provides a variety of solutions to problems.


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