How do COETAILers grow as Designers?

Have you missed any of the posts in our ISTE Standards series? Read more about how COETAILers embody the standards here!

We’re realigning our courses to the new ISTE Standards to equip today’s educator with the knowledge & skills to impact student learning. This realignment allows us to continue to improve the COETAIL experience while staying true to our ethos. The themes of COETAIL Courses 3 & 4 are Visual Communication and Learner-Driven Instruction. Focusing on developing as Collaborators, Designers, and Facilitators, COETAILers report that these are 2 of their favorite courses.

“The ISTE Standards for Educators are your road map to helping students become empowered learners. These standards will deepen your practice, promote collaboration with peers, challenge you to rethink traditional approaches and prepare students to drive their own learning.” (source)

We reached out to our COETAIL alumni to better understand how they grew during the COETAIL program.

grow as designers

The next ISTE Standard in our series is Designer:

ISTE Standards for Educators // Designer
Educators design authentic, learner-driven activities and environments that recognize and accommodate learner variability. Educators:
Use technology to create, adapt and personalize learning experiences that foster independent learning and accommodate learner differences and needs.
Design authentic learning activities that align with content area standards and use digital tools and resources to maximize active, deep learning.
Explore and apply instructional design principles to create innovative digital learning environments that engage and support learning.

Eduro Learning embraces a community approach to learning. We believe that our community is essential to COETAIL’s identity so we are letting their voices speak for the program. Below, COETAILers share how they grew as Designers during their journey.

I was able to design units with integrated technology tools that helped deepen and enrich students’ knowledge and understanding of the curriculum areas.

Online 2, COETAIL 2

COETAIL had me question so many of my decisions as an educator. I regularly consider my activities/task on the SAMR model and how I can redefine learning for my learners.

Online 4, COETAIL 2

The Visual Literacy course changed my entire perspective on how to deliver a message that keeps audience members engaged.

Online 9

My classroom has again (I moved school’s last year) been remodeled to suit my teaching style and beliefs. It’s flexible and accommodates different learning styles. My class LMS pages have a design that is appealing, functional. All visuals (infographics, posters) and (Google) presentations take into consideration design principles that are also explicitly taught. These were learned during the COETAIL course 3, one of my favorites.

Online 5, COETAIL 2

Your turn!

What does being a Designer mean to you? How do you demonstrate this standard? Why and how would you like to grow as a Designer?

Let us know via Twitter or Instagram using #COETAIL (feel free to get creative!) or comment below!