Connected Learner

ISTE Standards for Coaches 2: Coaches model the ISTE Standards for Students and the ISTE Standards for Educators, and identify ways to improve their coaching practice.

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A connected learner leverages the ISTE standards via professional learning networks as a model for developing and acting upon shared instructional goals. With the ISTE coaching standards as an overarching guide, connected learners as educators can leverage the ISTE standards for students and ISTE standards for educators as a model for managing the development of shared goals, deepening expertise, reflecting on successes while continually improving teaching practices, and more. This successful application ultimately leads to the deepening of expertise at the coaching level as the connected learner enhances his or her own coaching practices through continual improvement in the context of guiding student and teacher development in the respective ISTE standards.

2a Model – Pursue professional learning that deepens expertise in the ISTE Standards in order to serve as a model for educators and leaders.

2b Professional learning networks – Actively participate in professional learning networks to enhance coaching practice and keep current with emerging technology and innovations in pedagogy and the learning sciences.

2c Shared goals – Establish shared goals with educators, reflect on successes and continually improve coaching and teaching practice that are meaningful and useful to a wide audience.