ISTE Standard for Coaches 3: Digital Age Learning Environments –Technology coaches create and support effective digital age learning environments to maximize the learning of all students.
In my post Constructing Meaning with Chromebook and OER, and the associated conference presentation and materials, I address both indicators above.
Two important considerations for effective technology-based learning relevant to indicator 3f featured in the instructional approach presented here are that (1) when possible, innovations leverage existing and/or open access infrastructure; and (2) that technology-based teaching demonstrate the primary role of the teacher in personalizing learning, connecting diverse students to learning experiences, and fostering logical and scientific thinking, literacy, and social/emotional engagement (Redding, S., & Center on Innovations in Learning, 2013, p.6).
The presentation and embedded conference and instructional materials demonstrate the characteristics of “strong professional development” outlined by Soine & Lumpe (2014) that include appropriate length, engaged and collaborative learning, and addressing of both content knowledge and teacher needs.
Redding, S., & Center on Innovations in Learning. (2013). Through the student’s eyes: A perspective on personalized learning and practice guide for teachers. Philadelphia, PA: Temple University. Retrieved from https://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/ED558042.pdf
Soine, K.M., & Lumpe, A. (2014). Measuring characteristics of teacher professional development. Teacher Development 18(3), 303-333. doi:10.1080/13664530.2014.911775