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Living the Dream With the ISTE Standards for Coaches

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Participate and share : Interactive lecture

Thursday, December 3, 12:45–1:30 pm PST (Pacific Standard Time)

Dr. Ruth Okoye  
Karen Streeter  

Is edtech coaching your dream job? Looking for a framework to guide you? Come learn about the revised ISTE Standards for Coaches. We’ll discuss the standards and share examples as we unpack them. We'll practice applying the standards to coaching activities. Leave better prepared to serve your learners.

Audience: Coaches, Professional developers, Technology coordinators/facilitators
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices useful
Attendee device specification: Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
Topic: Coaching & mentoring
Grade level: PK-12
ISTE Standards: For Coaches:
Content Knowledge and Professional Growth
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Engage in continual learning to deepen content and pedagogical knowledge in technology integration and current and emerging technologies necessary to effectively implement the ISTE Standards •S and ISTE Standards •T.
Additional detail: Session recorded for video-on-demand
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Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

This session will help coaches to understand the revised ISTE Standards for Coaches through case study, discussion and reflection.

The learner will understand how the coaching standards fit into ISTE Standards framework
The learner will differentiate between the 2011 Coaching Standard and the 2019 standards
The learner will discuss examples of coaching activities and reflect on how they exemplify the standards


The purpose of the ISTE Standards as a framework
How are coaches expected to use them?
Changes in emphasis between the versions
Standards Discussion
> Indicator Unpacking
> Scenario
> Examples, Discussion and Reflection
How can the new standards help you address coaching challenges?
What other Edtech coaching challenges do you face?

Supporting research

Beglau, M., Craig-Hare, J., Foltos, L., Gann, K., James, J., Jobe, H., Knight, J., & Smith, B. (2011). Technology, coaching, and community: Power partners for improved professional development in primary and secondary education. An ISTE White Paper, Special Conference Release.

Cooper, O.P. TECHTRENDS TECH TRENDS (2015) 59: 48.

Haynes, L., Baylen, D., An, Y.J., Bradford, G. & d'Alba, A. (2014). Learning Assessments and Program Evaluation Connected to ISTE Standards for Coaches: Preparing Instructional Technology Coaches for K-12 Teachers. In M. Searson & M. Ochoa (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2014--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 1764-1767). Jacksonville, Florida, United States: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved September 27, 2019 from

International Society for Technology in Education. (2011) ISTE standards for coaches. Washington, DC.

Okoye, A. R. (2010). A study of technology coaching and teachers' sense of computer efficacy as predictors of technology implementation. Regent University.

Peterson, L.R. (2015). Technology Coaches: The Heart of Technology Integration. In D. Rutledge & D. Slykhuis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2015--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 1392-1395). Las Vegas, NV, United States: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved September 27, 2019 from

Sugar, William & Tryon, Patricia. (2014). Development of a Virtual Technology Coach to Support Technology Integration for K-12 Educators. TechTrends. 58. 54-62. 10.1007/s11528-014-0752-7.

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Dr. Ruth Okoye, The Source for Learning
Karen Streeter, Cogent TLC, LLC

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