6c: Reflective Practice

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.

6c. Regularly evaluate and reflect on their professional practice and dispositions to improve and strengthen their ability to effectively model and facilitate technology-enhanced learning experiences.

InĀ Collaborative Professional Development as a Key to Sustainable Technology Integration, I present a collaborative model for professional development based on the TPACK model (Koehler & Mishra, 2009) that meets both institutional need and individual faculty and program needs for building professional capacity in pedagogical technology.

The leadership model I present developed in part from a reflective practice group of faculty I helped to establish who met monthly for a year to share problems and solutions related to technology-enhanced teaching. The iterative and faculty-led nature of this model not only makes it sustainable, but embeds reflection. One of the outcomes of my participation in that reflective and collaborative community was a subsequent yearlong role as a new faculty mentor, a role in which both participants reflected on and refined our use of technology- and discipline-related pedagogies.

Another was my decision to pursue and complete the advanced degree in Digital Education Leadership for which this portfolio presents evidence of program completion and outcomes mastery.