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ITEEA Releases STL to STEL Crosswalk

May 24, 2021

ITEEA’s STEM Center for Teaching and Learning™ (STEM CTL™) recognizes the need to ensure that all Technology and Engineering Educators fully understand the content and impact of new Standards for Technological and Engineering Literacy (STEL). ITEEA (ITEEA, 2020) stated that

The Standards for Technological and Engineering Literacy are designed to help educators better understand what technology and engineering education is and how to teach it, while highlighting the interdisciplinarity that is at the heart of technological and engineering activity.

To further understand the new STEL, ITEEA’s STEM CTL™ conducted research to compare benchmarks from Standards for Technological Literacy (STL) to those from the new STEL document. The purpose of instructional benchmark crosswalks is to better enable educational

professionals to analyze and understand the interconnectedness and progression between these national standards.

The purpose of the STL to STEL Crosswalk is to clearly articulate the interconnectedness between the former benchmarks and the current. This crosswalk can (but is not limited to) serve in the capacity to enable educational professionals to further align instructional plans, understand the development of the STEL standards as well as what drove their development, better understand the increase of rigor/expectations associated with Technological and Engineering literacy, and the focus on students PreK-12th grade.