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Oct 05, 2018

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

During the spring of 2019, COETAILers in Online 11 will take Courses 1 & 2 with the option to also take School Tech Leadership for Digital Citizenship (EDL 665) through the University of Kentucky. While the COETAIL courses focus on the ISTE Standards for Educators, the University of Kentucky courses focus on the ISTE Standards for Education Leaders. Scroll down for a peek at what combining these two certificates would look like!

This fall,  we’re realigning our courses to the new ISTE Standards to equip today’s educator with the knowledge & skills to impact student learning.

“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’re also collaborating with the University of Kentucky to align our courses to include overlapping assignments, allowing you to grow as both an Educator and an Education Leader.

The ISTE Standards for Education Leaders support the implementation of the ISTE Standards for Students and the ISTE Standards for Educators and provide a framework for guiding digital age learning. These standards target the knowledge and behaviors required for leaders to empower teachers and make student learning possible. They’re focused on some of the most timely, yet enduring, topics in education today – equity, digital citizenship, visioneering, team and systems building, continuous improvement and professional growth. (source)

Bonus: Our partnership gives you the opportunity to stack graduate certificates on your way to your Master’s in Education (or even Ph.D.!) from a Research 1 university.

Want more details?

This week’s ISTE Standard is Equity & Citizenship Advocate:

ISTE Standards for Education Leaders // Equity & Citizenship Advocate
Leaders use technology to increase equity, inclusion, and digital citizenship practices. Education leaders:
1a.
Ensure all students have skilled teachers who actively use technology to meet student learning needs.
1b.
Ensure all students have access to the technology and connectivity necessary to participate in authentic and engaging learning opportunities.
1c.
Model digital citizenship by critically evaluating online resources, engaging in civil discourse online and using digital tools to contribute to positive social change.
1d.
Cultivate responsible online behavior, including the safe, ethical and legal use of technology.

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 Equity & Citizenship Advocates during their journey.

I’ve done a lot of work with Digital Citizenship at my school thanks to Coetail. I lead multiple parent workshops and developed a scope and sequence for our primary school teachers & students. Using my COETAIL knowledge and Online 9 cohort as a sounding board, I also helped my school implement a new 1-1 iPad program for Grades 3-5.

Nicholas

Online 9

Through my COETAIL experience and conversations with my cohort, I have been introduced to a number of tips and tricks that allow me to increase equity and inclusion for all students. Likewise, I have the courage to share what I’ve learned with my school colleagues so we can move learning forward.

Angela

Online 4, COETAIL 2

I learned a lot about Digital Citizenship and was able to create and integrate different units into the curriculum. The introduction of Creative Commons to the students was a great success!

Alex

Online 2, COETAIL 2

Want more testimonials? Reach out to the COETAIL community by using #COETAIL on Twitter or find COETAILers via our list!

Your turn!

What does being an Equity & Citizenship Advocate mean to you? How do you demonstrate this standard? Why and how would you like to grow as an Equity & Citizenship Advocate?

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

We’ll choose 1 person a month to receive FREE blog hosting on coetail.com for 3 years as part of our upcoming Online 11 cohort!

This partnership allows us to bring you a customizable learning journey through stackable certificates. No matter where you’re starting from or where you’d like to go, we have an option for you! You’ll begin with 2 simultaneous certificates – COETAIL & School Technology Leadership. Then, you’ll have the option to continue to stack other certificates (think Instructional Coaching, Deeper Learning, Google Certified Trainer, and more) to create your own unique mosaic to reach your professional goals!

The next COETAIL cohort and our first joint cohort with the University of Kentucky begins in January 2019. Are you ready to be part of something bigger and become a COETAILer? Stay up to date about our next cohorts by signing up for our mailing list! (Registration opens next week!)

To celebrate this new partnership, we’re giving away “5 Creative Ways for Students to Reflect” to help jumpstart the beginning of your school year. Click here to grab it and then share with a friend or colleague you think might be interested.

Shifting Our Schools Podcast

In Episode 68 of the Shifting our Schools podcast, Jeff & I connected with John Nash (Associate Professor and Department Chair for the Department of Educational Leadership Studies at the University of Kentucky) to discuss how universities are changing to meet the needs of educators.

We spent some time talking about the changes happening at the university level and dove deeper into our new partnership with our stackable certificates that can lead to a Master’s Degree or even Ph.D. Listen here!

In Episode 69 of the Shifting our Schools podcast, Chrissy, Kim, and Jeff take time out to reflect on how three teachers who happened to teach at the same time at an international school in Bangkok end up where they are today. The history of COETAIL and how everything snowballed into Eduro Learning. An unexpected journey with student learning at the center. Listen here!

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