3. Digital Age Learning Environments

ISTE coaching standard 3 requires that technology coaches create and maintain “effective digital age learning environments”.  More specifically, this means that tech coaches work to model effective classroom management in a digital environment, they help troubleshoot technology issues and maintain, select and evaluate digital tools, and they use digital communication to connect with students, parents, and the wider local and global community.

To demonstrate my achievement of this standard, my reflections include resources I created on designing and managing a digital learning environment as well as resources on organizing, selecting, and evaluating digital tools.  One feature of my reflection is my commentary on tips for addressing educators concerns for embracing digital technology.  This reflection stands out because it addresses an important question for technology coaches: how can one best inspire educators who are reluctant to welcome technology-enhanced learning?

To view my detailed reflections for each performance indicator, click the link below or use the menu at the top of the page.

a. Model effective classroom management and collaborative learning strategies to maximize teacher and student use of digital tools and resources and access to technology-rich learning environments.
b. Maintain and manage a variety of digital tools and resources for teacher and student use in technology-rich learning environments.
c. 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.
d. Select, evaluate, and facilitate the use of adaptive and assistive technologies to support student learning.
e. Troubleshoot basic software, hardware, and connectivity problems common in digital learning environments.
f. Collaborate with teachers and administrators to select and evaluate digital tools and resources that enhance teaching and learning and are compatible with the school technology infrastructure.
g. Use digital communication and collaboration tools to communicate locally and globally with students, parents, peers, and the larger community.