How do COETAILers grow as Systems Designers?

Have you missed any of the posts in our ISTE Standards series? Read more about how COETAILers embody the standards here!
During the fall of 2019, COETAILers in Online 11 will take Courses 3 & 4 with the option to also take Leadership for School Program Improvement (EDL 663) 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 LeaderScroll down for more information on our partnership with the University of Kentucky and a peek at the combined learning journey. Did you know that registration for Online 11 is open?! Don’t miss out on this transformational learning journey!
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.

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The next ISTE Standard in our series is Systems Designer:

ISTE Standards for Educators // Systems Designer
Leaders build teams and systems to implement, sustain and continually improve the use of technology to support learning. Education leaders:​
Lead teams to collaboratively establish robust infrastructure and systems needed to implement the strategic plan.​
Ensure that resources for supporting the effective use of technology for learning are sufficient and scalable to meet future demand.​
Protect privacy and security by ensuring that students and staff observe effective privacy and data management policies.
Establish partnerships that support the strategic vision, achieve learning priorities and improve operations.

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 Systems Designers during their journey.

Throughout my time with COETAIL I created a digital database that acts as a collaborative tech ecosystem in the form of a Google site. The collaborative and community-based approach to learning that I received from COETAIL allowed me to realize the power of open source sharing, self-publishing, and harnessing the power of others.

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I think my use of student portfolios as venues for student success was something I am very proud of coming out of my time at COETAIL. The Google Sites our students use were underutilized spaces that when re-examined after my time with COETAIL I really came to look at them as ways for students to holistically view their learning and express that journey in a variety of ways.

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I design and lead some technology sessions in our school that help teachers learn to use technology in their classroom. These courses include Smart Board training, Seesaw training, iPad apps use, etc.

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[Becoming a Systems Designer] That’s my goal.

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Your turn!

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

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

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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!