4.5.b Build…

…the capacity of educators, leaders and instructional teams to put the ISTE Standards into practice by facilitating active learning and providing meaningful feedback.

Teachers are very busy most of the time, and they are busy working to educate students in an effort to help them master the standards set for them. Then there is me. Someone who is there to coach teachers on trying to also master ISTE standards, so it is important to me that I help ”build their capacity.” I recognize that putting more standards into practice may feel overwhelming, and I want to help them see the enjoyment of using technology to enhance student learning and hopefully make their job easier. In a post titled, “Feedback for Flourishing,”, I wrote about the importance of feedback as a part of building capacity.

4.5.a mentions coaches providing time for collaboration. Putting 4.5.b into practice will also help with giving time for collaboration by coaches creating moments during professional development. More specifically, coaches can provide an activity such as breaking teachers into smaller groups and having them create a lesson plan utilizing technology in a meaningful way. Teachers have time to collaborate with one another while the coach provides feedback to guide the activity.

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