ISTE Coaching Standard & Indicator 3c. Coach teachers in and model use of online and blended learning, digital content, and collaborative learning networks to support and extend student learning as well as expand opportunities and choices for online professional development for teachers and administrators.
Technology’s effectiveness is marked in its ability to reach students and staff outside the classroom through blended learning, online learning, and collaborative learning networks. There is an abundance of strategies teachers can use to reach their students as well as trainers to teachers. A responsibility of the instructional technology coach is to model a variety of learning opportunities as well as create professional learning opportunities that can be modeled to use in the classroom. The following examples show that I have the ability to model a variety of learning strategies and create opportunities and choice.
As I lead professional learning courses, I always lead by example and use best practice integrating digital content. I include digital collaboration mind-mapping tools. Students (Teachers) share through GSuite applications or back-channeling sites. Digital formative assessment tools are always included as ways to show understanding and reflect on teaching and learning.
With the adoption of Canvas and Google Suite platform used across the district, our instruction department creates professional learning courses in Canvas and Google Classroom as a way to consolidate the information, simplify resources management, create an opportunity for greater collaboration and feedback. All strategies and skills used in professional development can be mimicked for classroom use as well.
Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) is an option for classrooms with a need for additional access to technology. The blog post below shows my competency in planning for extended learning opportunities.