6. Content knowledge and professional growth

Technology coaches demonstrate professional knowledge, skills, and dispositions in content, pedagogical, and technological areas as well as adult learning and leadership and are continuously deepening their knowledge and expertise.

I find that ISTE-C Standard 6 primarily focuses on three connected practices of instructional technology coaches. In ISTE-C 6a I chose to focus on professional development and exposure to new technologies through formal and informal and collaborative learning. In ISTE-C 6b I find myself focusing on understanding the strategic direction of my organization, the learning we continue to do around principles of adult learning and truly personalized professional development. In my final indicator for ISTE-C Standard 6 I relate the importance in understanding your own emotions to understand the emotions of co-workers. I also reflect on the benefits of reflection and how it can propel us forward.

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

a. Engage in continual learning to deepen content and pedagogical knowledge in technology integration and current and emerging technologies necessary to effectively implement the Standards•S and Standards•T

b. Engage in continuous learning to deepen professional knowledge, skills, and dispositions in organizational change and leadership, project management, and adult learning to improve professional practice

c. Regularly evaluate and reflect on their professional practice and dispositions to improve and strengthen their ability to effectively model and facilitate technology enhanced learning experiences