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…

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…