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. 

 

PDF DocumentMichigan Integrated Technology Competencies for Students (MITECS)

 

MITECS Toolkit to Support District Level Implementation

PDF Document Michigan Integrated Technology Competencies for Students (MITECS)

Google SlideGoogle 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

Google SlideMACUL MITECS Presentation 3-9-2018

PDF DocumentAge 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]

PDF DocumentScenarios - Showcases the MITECS implemented in an integrated setting within academic context

PDF DocumentTechnology 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

External Link21Things4Students (6-12)

External Link21Things4Kids (K-5)

External Link21Things4Teachers

External Link21Things4Administrators

External LinkGoogle Applied Digital Skills

Google DocMITECS Administrator One Page Overview

Google DocMITECS Educator One Page Overview

Coming soon - crosswalk to 2009 Michigan Educational Technology Standards for Students (METS-S)

MITECS questions?

Contact Michelle Ribant or Ann-Marie Mapes