4. Professional Development & Program Evaluation

ISTE coaching standard 4 requires that technology coaches design and implement technology enhanced professional development opportunities.  An aspect of this includes determining educator needs in regards to professional development.  Additionally, technology coaches are responsible for evaluating the effectiveness of profession learning opportunities and using the evaluation to inform future instruction.

To demonstrate my competency in this standard, I reflect on building trust between administrators, coaches, and educators as well as commentary on “do’s” and “don’ts” when designing technology rich professional development opportunities.  I also include some of my favorite teaching strategies for supporting collaborative learning and reflect on the experience I had to evaluate a professional development program at my school.

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a. Conduct needs assessments to inform the content and delivery of technology-related professional learning programs that result in a positive impact on student learning.
b. Design, develop, and implement technology rich professional learning programs that model principles of adult learning and promote digital age best practices in teaching, learning, and assessment.
c. Evaluate results of professional learning programs to determine the effectiveness on deepening teacher content knowledge, improving teacher pedagogical skills and/or increasing student learning.