3. Digital Age Learning Environments

Environment: noun: 1) the circumstances, objects, or conditions by which one is surrounded; 2) the aggregate of social and cultural conditions that influence the life of an individual or community

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

Parker J. Palmer writes, “Authority is granted to people who are perceived as authoring their own words, their own actions, their own lives, rather than playing a scripted role at great remove from their own hearts” (2007). I want to help each teacher and student reach authority in using educational technology to transform their learning environment.

To read more about my experiences with this standard, please click on a performance indicator, below.

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.


Works Cited

  1. International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE; 2011). Standards for Coaches.
  2. Palmer, P.J. (2007). Introduction and The heart of a teacher. In The courage to teach: Exploring the inner landscape of a teacher’s life. San Francisco, CA: Josey-Bass.

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