ISTE Standard for Coaches 6: Content Knowledge & Professional Growth – Technology coaches demonstrate professional knowledge, skills and dispositions in content, pedagogical and technological areas as well as adult learning and leadership and are continuously deepening their knowledge and expertise.
6a. Engage in continual learning to deepen content and pedagogical knowledge in technology integration and current and emerging technologies necessary to effectively implement the ISTE Standards for Students and ISTE Standards for Educators.
Creating iterations of courses, developing new preps, and creating professional development opportunities to support other educators’ development of pedagogical-technological capacities for content area teaching involves me in continuous learning.
In Balancing Process and Product, I evaluate content curation tools in the process of designing a learning experience to best support student design, research and collaboration skill development.
I demonstrate both the development of criteria for selecting digital learning tools, and investigate how the affordances of the Digital Humanities (DH)—such as the types of information available, the technologies for gathering and analyzing that information, and the ways of asking and investigating questions that DH borrows from the social sciences—also extend the way it is possible to think about the research process in a literature class.
Posts and related artifacts that chronicle the continuous learning process involved in my iterative approach to course design include:
In Situating Professional Learning, I investigate how professional learning programs might implement situated learning theory, principles of andragogy, and the collaborative and connectivist pedagogies we use in our classrooms.
In Toward a Theory and Practice of Coaching Higher Ed Faculty, I theorize a model for a faculty-led professional development workshop series providing embedded, centralized, and sustainable community college faculty development in instructional technology implementation.