This post was originally published on the COETAIL News blog.
We’re realigning our courses to the new ISTE Standards to equip today’s educator with the knowledge & skills to impact student learning. This realignment allows us to continue to improve the COETAIL experience while staying true to our ethos. The themes of COETAIL Courses 3 & 4 are Visual Communication and Learner-Driven Instruction. Focusing on developing as Collaborators, Designers, and Facilitators, COETAILers report that these are 2 of their favorite courses.
“The ISTE Standards for Educators are your road map to helping students become empowered learners. These standards will deepen your practice, promote collaboration with peers, challenge you to rethink traditional approaches and prepare students to drive their own learning.” (source)
We’re also collaborating with the University of Kentucky to align our courses to include overlapping assignments, allowing you to grow as both an Educator and an Education Leader. Scroll down for more information on our partnership with the University of Kentucky and a peek at the combined learning journey. Did you know that registration for Online 11 is open?! Don’t miss out on this transformational learning journey!
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The next ISTE Standard in our series is Collaborator:
ISTE Standards for Educators // Collaborator
Eduro Learning embraces a community approach to learning. We believe that our community is essential to COETAIL’s identity so we are letting their voices speak for the program. Below, COETAILers share how they grew as Collaborators during their journey.
This has been my favorite part of COETAIL. I’ve virtually met and collaborated with people from all over the world that have inspired me to try new things and take bigger risks. Sometimes a question, a Tweet, or a blog post will open my eyes to possibilities for my own classroom or my own learning journey.Angela
COETAIL is one big happy rhizome of teachers and classrooms. It is its own force of connectedness and allows for educators, classrooms, and students to experience the world. It only took some prompting and knowing how to use the right tools for me to quickly find my voice in other’s classrooms and vice versa. The impact professionally has been the biggest change in my career. Course 5 Project – Art students quad-blogging and offering feedback about work in progress.Matt
During our tech team meetings, I was able to collaborate with other teachers to find solutions to the problems they face. During our year-level meetings, I was able to collaborate with year-level teachers to enrich their lessons with different technology tools to improve and deepen the teaching and their students’ learning.Alex
I’ve participated in several mini-workshops (as leader or contributor) discussing ways that technology can enhance learning. I also collaborate with my PLN to develop ideas and share tools and experiences. In class, my students collaboratively write, speak, and peer-assess. They’re more independent and I see an increased level of engagement and learning.Valdir
Not only did COETAIL sharpen my communication and collaboration skills, but I’ve learned how to positively give and receive effective feedback.Nicholas
What does being a Collaborator mean to you? How do you demonstrate this standard? Why and how would you like to grow as a Collaborator?
Let us know via Twitter or Instagram using #COETAIL (feel free to get creative!) or comment below!
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This partnership allows us to bring you a customizable learning journey through stackable certificates. No matter where you’re starting from or where you’d like to go, we have an option for you! You’ll begin with 2 simultaneous certificates – COETAIL & School Technology Leadership. Then, you’ll have the option to continue to stack other certificates (think Instructional Coaching, Deeper Learning, Google Certified Trainer, and more) to create your own unique mosaic to reach your professional goals!
The next COETAIL cohort and our first joint cohort with the University of Kentucky begins in January 2019. Are you ready to be part of something bigger and become a COETAILer? Stay up to date about our next cohorts by signing up for our mailing list!
Shifting Our Schools Podcast
In Episode 68 of the Shifting our Schools podcast, Jeff & I connected with John Nash (Associate Professor and Department Chair for the Department of Educational Leadership Studies at the University of Kentucky) to discuss how universities are changing to meet the needs of educators.
We spent some time talking about the changes happening at the university level and dove deeper into our new partnership with our stackable certificates that can lead to a Master’s Degree or even Ph.D. Listen here!
In Episode 69 of the Shifting our Schools podcast, Chrissy, Kim, and Jeff take time out to reflect on how three teachers who happened to teach at the same time at an international school in Bangkok end up where they are today. The history of COETAIL and how everything snowballed into Eduro Learning. An unexpected journey with student learning at the center. Listen here!
5 Creative Ways for Students to Reflect
Reflection is a powerful strategy but how can we help students to reflect in the classroom? Reflection can take on many forms. This digital download walks educators through practical options to support reflection in the classroom.
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Early Bird Bonus!While you wait for your COETAIL cohort to begin, let us help you design engaging and innovative technology-rich learning for your students with everything you need to plan an amazing technology-rich unit from start to finish!
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