Michigan Integrated Technology Competencies for Students (MITECS)
The Michigan Integrated Technology Competencies for Students (MITECS), released December 2017, replace the 2009 Michigan Educational Technology Standards for Students (METS-S). These updated competencies focus on learning enhanced by technology, rather than on technology tools. The MITECS are aligned to the Top 10 in 10 focus area of Learner-Centered Supports, reflecting a learner-driven approach that empowers students to be active participants in determining their educational pursuits.
The MITECS support learning in all content areas. Due to the elimination of Title II Part D, Enhancing Education Through Technology, districts are no longer required to assess 8th grade students on technology literacy. Technology should no longer be taught as a separate class, but rather integrated across the content areas enhancing learning. Many schools are already taking this approach to teaching technology.
MITECS Toolkit to Support District Level Implementation
Google Slide Deck - MITECS Overview - Slides are view only until you make a copy. You can then modify as needed for your district's MITECS implementation needs
Age Band Articulation - Specifies how the competencies can be incorporated into teaching and learning activities at various age band/grade levels [Note: There is no age band articulation for 15-18 as the MITECS are intended to be the benchmarks at that level]
Scenarios - Showcases the MITECS implemented in an integrated setting within academic context
Technology Scope and Sequence - Reminiscent of previous iterations of Michigan educational technology standards, this is a grade level breakdown of required technology skill development (beginning, developing, secure) that students must have in order to demonstrate competency
Coming soon - crosswalk to 2009 Michigan Educational Technology Standards for Students (METS-S)