The ISTE Standards are a framework for innovation in education. These standards help educators and education leaders worldwide prepare learners to thrive in work and life. During my time in the Digital Education Leadership program, my courses and blog posts have examined each standard in more detail.  

On the pages in this section you’ll find information about each standard, but also my own thoughts and evidence of how I’ve met these standards in my work as a higher education administrator.

4.1 Change Agent

Coaches inspire educators and leaders to use technology to create equitable and ongoing access to high-quality learning.

4.2 Connected Learner

Coaches model the ISTE Standards for Students and the ISTE Standards for Educators, and identify ways to improve their coaching practice.

4.3 Collaborator

Coaches establish productive relationships with educators in order to improve instructional practice and learning outcomes.

4.4 Learning Designer

Coaches model and support educators to design learning experiences and environments to meet the needs and interests of all students.

4.5 Professional Learning Facilitator

Coaches plan, provide and evaluate the impact of professional learning for educators and leaders to use technology to advance teaching and learning. ​

4.6 Data-Driven Decision Maker

Coaches model and support the use of qualitative and quantitative data to inform their own instruction and professional learning.

4.7 Digital Citizen Advocate

Coaches model digital citizenship and support educators and students in recognizing the responsibilities and opportunities inherent in living in a digital world.

Practicum: Course Development

Learn more about the course I developed as part of my practicum for the Digital Education Leadership Program.


ISTE Standards: Coaches. Pulled April, 2022.