Digital Citizenship Overview

Technology coaches model and promote digital citizenship. Model and promote strategies for achieving equitable access to digital tools and resources and technology-related best practices for all students and teachers Model and facilitate safe, healthy, legal, and ethical uses of digital information and technologies Model and promote diversity, cultural understanding, and global awareness by using digital…

Reflections on peer coaching in education

My Seattle Pacific University (SPU) class in the Digital Education Leadership master’s program spent this quarter working with a peer to improve an existing lesson plan.  We are currently studying coaching standards defined by the International Society of Technology in Education (ISTE).  I was looking forward to this quarter for several reasons.  In this article,…

Sustaining innovation in computer science education

In my Digital Education Leadership program, we are working with the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) standards for educational coaches.  The coaching standard includes the requirement of designing relevant and effective lesson plans.  This past quarter, we have worked on revising and improving a lesson plan with a peer faculty member.  I have learned…

Effective learning experiences in computer science

The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) defines a set of standards for educational coaches.  The coaching standard includes the requirement of designing relevant and effective lesson plans.  In computer science, educators often interpret the ‘relevant and effective’ part of this requirement as teaching the latest programming languages on the latest development environments.  While learning…

Initiating innovation at Community Colleges

The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) defines a set of standards for educational coaches.  Part of the coaching standard addresses how coaches can help teachers incorporate research-based best practices in instructional design when planning technology-enhanced learning experiences.  I have started to engage education leaders on this very topic at the community college where…

Teaching, Learning, Assessments Overview

Technology Coaches assist teachers in using technology effectively for assessing student learning, differentiating instruction, and providing rigorous, relevant, and engaging learning experiences for all students Coach teachers in and model design and implementation of technology-enhanced learning experiences addressing content standards and student technology standards Coach teachers in and model design and implementation of technology-enhanced learning…