3. Digital age learning environments

Technology coaches create and support effective digital age learning environments to maximize the learning of all students.

Student learning is the reason that schools exist. In our everyday lives, devices, technology and digital connections often occupy an ever increasing amount of our time. Education is one way we help students acquire “knowledge, skills, values, beliefs and habits” (Wikipedia, 2018). As technology encompasses more and more of our personal and professional lives I would argue that we owe it to our students to prepare them to be effective users of and learners that can incorporate technology into their learning in meaningful ways.

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a. Model effective classroom management and collaborative learning strategies to maximize teacher and student use of digital tools and resources and access to technology-rich learning environments

b. Maintain and manage a variety of digital tools and resources for teacher and student use in technology-rich learning environments

c. Coach teachers in and model use of online and blended learning, digital content, and collaborative learning networks to support and extend student learning as well as expand opportunities and choices for online professional development for teachers and administrators

d. Select, evaluate, and facilitate the use of adaptive and assistive technologies to support student learning

e. Troubleshoot basic software, hardware, and connectivity problems common in digital learning environments

f. Collaborate with teachers and administrators to select and evaluate digital tools and resources that enhance teaching and learning and are compatible with the school technology infrastructure

g. Use digital communication and collaboration tools to communicate locally and globally with students, parents, peers, and the larger community

Resources

Education. (2018, May 22). In Wikipedia. Retrieved from https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Education&oldid=842406444