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

I am a firm believer of practicing what you preach, but not only do I need to practice and serve as an exemplar to the faculty I work with, it’s also important that I’m constantly reviewing and updating my practices in order to stay relevant too.  As I’ve thought about this standard, I’ve noticed that I have a similar mindset in many areas of my own life – including my own identity journey.  In that aspect, I have seen and experienced how important it is to be able to take in new information and adapt and adjust, even though there may be fundamental truths that may never change.  That said, while it is my every intention to be an exemplar, there are many times that I fail to do so; whether it be lack of time, resources, etc. 

As I reflect on this standard, I think the biggest thing I learned while in the Digital Education Leadership (DEL) program with respect to this standard, was that I needed to become much more intentional and methodic when it came to “practicing what I preached” to the faculty I worked with.  Even with my transition from ETM to the CIS Help Desk Manager position, I carry the same practices and beliefs forward.

Below you will find evidence, spread across three different subsections (indicators) of how I believe I am a connected learner where I work.

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ISTE Standards: Coaches. Pulled April, 2022.