ISTE*T: Standard 5
Teachers continuously improve their professional practice, model lifelong learning, and exhibit leadership in their school and professional community by promoting and demonstrating the effective use of digital tools and resources.
ISTE*T: Standard 5.a
Participate in local and global learning communities to explore creative applications of technology to improve student learning.
The artifacts above are from my SMART Board 101 Technology Workshop for A.S.S.E.T.T. (Agile & Sustainable Supplemental Educational Technology Training). I presented the workshop using the actual SMART Boards, however since it was in-real-time with students I created a PowerPoint Presentation to show which topics I covered with them. These materials were used in workshops presented to ED 270 courses at W.O.U., as well as to in-service teachers, faculty, and staff. After the presentations, students and staff provided valuable evaluations, which allowed for critical self-reflection and improvement. Additionally, I created a website that houses 36 short tutorials on how to use SMART Notebook to design curriculum and engaging activities. The goal was to provide the basics of SMART Boards in an effort to help more seamlessly integrate the technology into classrooms.
ISTE*T: Standard 5.b
Exhibit leadership by demonstrating a vision of technology infusion, participating in shared decision making and community building, and developing the leadership and technology skills of others.
The artifacts above are from my E.S.T.E.M. SMART Board Technology Workshop for A.S.S.E.T.T. (Agile & Sustainable Supplemental Educational Technology Training). This presentation took an innovative look at how to take older curriculums and modify them to newer technologies, such as SMART Boards. After the presentations, students and staff provided valuable evaluations, which allowed for critical self-reflection and improvement. The goal was to provide examples of how SMART Boards can be integrated into pre-made curriculum and lesson in schools.
ISTE*T: Standard 5.c
Evaluate and reflect on current research and professional practice on a regular basis to make effective use of existing and emerging digital tools and resources in support of student learning.
The artifact above is a paper titled "The Connected World of 2037". After studying the famous piece "The Wondrous World of 1990" (written as a predictive paper in 1967), each of the students in our program was required to write our own predictions for 23 years in the future. This paper shows evaluation and research into current technologies and possible future expansions. It is key to understand technology's trajectory in an effort to better help equip our students for education and life today, as well as for the future.
ISTE*T: Standard 5.d
Contribute to the effectiveness, vitality, and self-renewal of the teaching profession and of their school and community.
The artifact above is a blog I created on technology tools in the classroom. To access the blog, simply click on the image above. By locating, analyzing, and evaluating tools for personal classroom use, educators can help contribute to to the teaching profession of their school, community, and world. With time being a valuable and finite resource, educators should be collaborating to help integrate more relevant technology into their classrooms. By continuing to be involved in the search for up-to-date tools, educators can help contribute to the effectiveness, vitality, and self-renewal of the teaching profession.
National Educational Technology Standards for Teachers, Second Edition ©2008, ISTE® (International Society for Technology in Education), www.iste.org. All rights reserved.