ISTE Standard 1

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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.

a. Contribute to the development, communication, and implementation of a shared vision for the comprehensive use of technology to support a digital-age education for all students

Reflection: Creating an environment that can support learning in a multifaceted environments for all subjects. All instructors learn in different ways. Being able to promote, support and model new learning environments can ignite the candle for a teachers learning and teaching. By making lessons to be done at their own pace and in different environments conducive to learning, this is an simple and rewarding task for all involved.

b. Contribute to the planning, development, communication, implementation, and evaluation of technology-infused strategic plans at the district and school levels

Reflection: Students who are reminded that the work they are learning about can be used in the real world has been shown to be positive in the classroom. In my personal experience this is true. I have been asked, seen other instructors asked, and asked myself of educators this key phrase more times then I can count: "Why are we learning this?". A phrase that can be a death sentence to a lesson. By showing students where the information can be used and in what field helps connect students to the knowledge in and outside of school. In History/Social Studies, the main topic of Cultural Diffusion comes up time and again. It means that when a culture trades ideas, goods, or religion with each-other, new ideas can grow. By show students how information can be used in different topics and areas of their study and in the world this broadens this skill. Staying relevant on technology and in current events retains this strategy new, fresh and relatable.   

c. Advocate for policies, procedures, programs, and funding strategies to support implementation of the shared vision represented in the school and district technology plans and guidelines

Reflection: From Micro:Bit Linked Lesson: The desired outcomes of this assignment are for eighth grade students. Other grade students can be included per interest, available equipment, and ability. This is do the rotating nature of students in and out of the building. 100% of starting population of the building will participate in a one forty two minute period a week class session on how to code with and use the Microbit program. This will be marked as a required period for students in eighth grade. The second outcome is that students in the program will be able to use the tools they have learned in the program to present information for their classes for assessment 25% of the time. This meaning that students will be able to create and show different information in math and science as an alternative to essays, or tests. Third, while doing the program students will be able to complete the assignments given at least 75% of the time. This is due to ability and student diagnosis of skills. Fourth, teachers will be able to included information from the Micro:Bit lesson in their classroom for support on how it would effect the STEAM topics of Math and Science. This creates a cross content experience and shows importance for using coding and computer knowledge in other areas then only a computer class.

d. Implement strategies for initiating and sustaining technology innovations and manage the change process in schools and classrooms

Reflection: From Linked Practicum Reflection: For my own classroom, I was able to instruct students with special needs ages, eighteen to twenty-one. They learned about skills that could use in life at home and at work and school. As well they learned topics about computer that are seen in the media today and digital citizenship. Topics such as these are important for students to earn as we steadily go faster into a more and more technological age. To do this I kept information relevant and updated while showing episodes of television shows and asked questions about the topics in them to keep the lesson relevant to student knowledge base already. I have a couple more weeks with these students at DCC and so far everyone is enjoying my enhanced lessons from information learned in this degree including myself.

Charles Lynch [ Instructional Technology ]