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Sep 27, 2018

Did you miss the first post in our ISTE Standards series? Read more about how COETAILers become Learners in last week’s blog post!

This fall, we’re realigning our courses to the new ISTE Standards to equip today’s educator with the knowledge and 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 working 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?

The second ISTE Standard in our series is Leader:

ISTE Standards for Educators // Leader
Educators seek out opportunities for leadership to support student empowerment and success and to improve teaching and learning. Educators:
2a.
Shape, advance and accelerate a shared vision for empowered learning with technology by engaging with education stakeholders.
2b.
Advocate for equitable access to educational technology, digital content and learning opportunities to meet the diverse needs of all students.
2c.
Model for colleagues the identification, exploration, evaluation, curation and adoption of new digital resources and tools for 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 Leaders during their journey.

Learning everything I have during my time in COETAIL has not only increased my knowledge about the best use of educational technology, but having this new knowledge has given me the confidence to share my learning at my school in different ways. I have now helped administer PD to our staff and have also become a tech mentor for teachers in the school. I will even be presenting at the EDTechGZ conference to discuss teaching digital citizenship in lower elementary. Without COETAIL, I would not have the knowledge or confidence to share my learning in these ways.

Jessica

Online 10

COETAIL has provided me with the confidence to challenge myself both in and outside of the classroom. I’ve lead multiple workshops for my school, and coached colleagues individually to help them implement technology purposefully in the classroom. Outside of the classroom, COETAIL has allowed me to find my voice as an educational blogger, honing my craft as a writer & sharing my work with my awesome PLN whom in turn provide me with great feedback allowing the learning cycle to ensue for all of us.

Nicholas

Online 9

I became the COETAIL guy at school. People joined because I showed them how powerful it was and how impactful it was to my practice.

Matt

Online 2

I believe that the Blended Learning model fosters students’ choice, independence, and ownership. My classes reflect this idea and follow this model.

Valdir

Online 5, COETAIL 2

I was able to help create and lead a group of teachers responsible for providing technology help to other teachers.

Alex

Online 2, COETAIL 2

As a leader, I’ve worked to get my colleagues and administration on board with some of the risks I’ve wanted to take: Minecraft, Genius Hour, Programming in the Early Years, and #ObserveMe, etc. For many projects, I’ve put myself out there as a lone wolf, allowing colleagues to observe from a distance. I’ve shared my trials and my successes openly. Many others have joined my pack.

Angela

Online 4, COETAIL 2

Your turn!

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

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!

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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