ISTE Coaching Standards

Explanation of ISTE standards for coaches
Overview of the ISTE standards for coaches (Hans Tullmann, 2016)

Technology coaches help bridge the gap from where we are to where we need to be.  The ISTE Standards for Coaches describe the skills and knowledge the need to support their peers in becoming digital age educators. (ISTE 2011)

As part of the masters program in the Digital Education Leadership (DEL) at Seattle Pacific University (SPU), we are asked to reflect on the coaching standards defined by the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE).  The links below describe my experience with these coaching standards (these can also accessed in the ISTE Coaching Standards menu at the top of the page):

1. Visionary leadership

Technology Coaches inspire and participate in the development and implementation of a shared vision for the comprehensive integration of technology to promote excellence and support transformational change throughout the instructional environment. (ISTE, 2011)

2. Teaching, learning, and assessments

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. (ISTE, 2011)

3. Digital age learning environments

Technology coaches create and support effective digital age learning environments to maximize the learning of all students. (ISTE, 2011)

4. Professional development and program evaluation

Technology coaches conduct needs assessments, develop technology-related professional learning programs, and evaluate the impact on instructional practice and student learning. (ISTE, 2011)

5. Digital citizenship

Technology coaches model and promote digital citizenship. (ISTE, 2011)

6. Content knowledge and professional growth

Technology coaches demonstrate professional knowledge, skills, and dispositions in content, pedagogical, and technological areas as well as adult learning and leadership and are continuously deepening their knowledge and expertise. (ISTE, 2011)


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