1a: Contribute to the development, communication, and implementation of a shared vision for the comprehensive use of technology to support a digital-age education for all students
Throughout the Digital Education Leadership (DEL) graduate program at Seattle Pacific University (SPU), I have been introduced to many digital education applications and programs to support students in the classroom, teachers in the field, parent communication and whole school transformation that integrates genuine use of 21st-century skills for students of all ages. An integral part of visionary leadership includes developing and implementing technology supports to help inspire change by showing how this change can connect the classroom with stakeholders within and outside of the classroom. As I shared new platforms with other educators another classroom teacher was excited about this possibility. Together, after spending time creating a shared vision of implementation and use, we launched Seesaw into our classrooms.
Throughout this process we learned together, improved together and connected to our students’ home life in a way that brought our classroom community together through parent engagement and students collaborating and supporting each other.
From this experience, I began to seek out other opportunities to become more skilled in resources that are available within my school district. An opportunity came out to participate in free training to be a Microsoft Innovative Educator. Through these in-person trainings, I will be able to continue to achieve the Visionary Leadership ISTE Coaching Standard: 1a – Contribute to the development, communication, and implementation of a shared vision for the comprehensive use of technology to support a digital-age education for all students – by continuing to learn new skills and contribute to the shared vision that my colleagues and I develop through shared conversations when we collaborate and look for inspiration from each other.
MicrosoftEdu (2019, March 28). Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q7ZZgZ2w0T0