1. Visionary Leadership

Technology Coaches inspire and participate in the development and implementation of a shared vision for the comprehensive integration of technology to promote excellence and support transformational change throughout the instructional environment.

Leading is difficult. That is one of the many things I have learned in my first year as an instructional technology coach. It takes a great amount of fortitude and focus to be a leader in a school. I have been exposed to more leaders this year and continue to feel greater respect for those that lead well. ISTE-C 1 is about Visionary Leadership, which sounds like a difficult ideal to embody. Clearly to lead with vision you have to possess the clear focus I discussed above. Having a clear vision equally benefits instructional technology coaches. The indicators in this standard help coaches to move from having a vision for leadership with school and district plans to actually carrying out and sustaining those innovations and the change that they enact at all levels of an organization.

To read more about my experiences with, and my hopes for this standard please click on a performance indicator below.

a. Contribute to the development, communication, and implementation of a shared vision for the comprehensive use of technology to support a digital-age education for all students

b. Contribute to the planning, development, communication, implementation, and evaluation of technology-infused strategic plans at the district and school levels

c. Advocate for policies, procedures, programs, and funding strategies to support implementation of the shared vision represented in the school and district technology plans and guidelines

d. Implement strategies for initiating and sustaining technology innovations and manage the change process in schools and classrooms