4.2.a Deepens Expertise in the ISTE Standards

4.2.a Pursue professional learning that deepens expertise in the ISTE Standards in order to serve as a model for educators and leaders.

The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) is the standard for teaching technology in education. Before I joined the Digital Education Leadership program, these standards were new to me. Throughout the program, I have gained more knowledge and understanding of the ISTE Standards, which provide competencies for learning, teaching, and leading in the digital age, providing a comprehensive roadmap for using technology in schools worldwide. I also learned that translating standards into ideas to which teachers can build professional learning and identifying how those standards can be aligned with their everyday practices in their classrooms and schools have been significantly important in the digital age.   

In my post, Bridging ISTE Standards into Digital Learning Tools, I examined widely used learning platforms. I identified how these tools support educators in their professional development and extend their teaching practices aligned with the ISTE standards.   

Another example I would like to demonstrate my commitment to pursuing professional learning that deepens expertise in the ISTE standard is utilizing Digital Portfolio for Educators. E-Portfolios are a way to generate learning as well as document learning. Learning to share my professional learning aligned with ISTE standards in this program through a portfolio by WordPress has started my journey in reflecting and researching. My portfolio can serve as an example for educators and leaders to understand the ISTE standards.