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Have you missed any of the posts in our ISTE Standards series? Read more about how COETAILers embody the standards here!

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. COETAIL Course 1 initiates you to COETAIL’s community approach to learning through the theme Ourselves as Learners & Citizens.

“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 LeaderScroll down for more information on our partnership with the University of Kentucky and a peek at the combined learning journey. Registration for COETAIL Online 11 with the University of Kentucky’s School Technology Leadership certificate is open only open until December 1. Don’t miss out on this transformational learning journey!

Bonus: Our partnership gives you the opportunity to stack graduate certificates on your way to your Master’s in Education (or even Ph.D.!) from a Research 1 university.

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The next ISTE Standard in our series is Citizen:

ISTE Standards for Educators // Citizen
Educators inspire students to positively contribute to and responsibly participate in the digital world. Educators:
3a.
Create experiences for learners to make positive, socially responsible contributions and exhibit empathetic behavior online that build relationships and community.
3b.
Establish a learning culture that promotes curiosity and critical examination of online resources and fosters digital literacy and media fluency.
3c.
Mentor students in safe, legal and ethical practices with digital tools and the protection of intellectual rights and property.
3d.
Model and promote management of personal data and digital identity and protect student data privacy.

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 Citizens during their journey.

As a lower elementary and early childhood teacher, I’ve made sure that my littlies know that they are part of a larger community. In that community, they need to share, work together, and ask questions to learn more about each other. We’ve done this by making global connections through projects such as Traveling Teddy and Travelling Tales.

Angela

Online 4, COETAIL 2

Before starting Course 2, digital citizenship was very overwhelming and difficult to think about teaching to my lower elementary students. All of my assignments in the course increased my knowledge exponentially in this area.

Jessica

Online 10

I’ve done a lot of work with Digital Citizenship at my school thanks to COETAIL. I’ve lead multiple parent workshops and developed a scope and sequence for our primary school teachers & students. One thing COETAIL has taught me regarding everyone’s role in Dig Cit is that being a good digital citizen is a partnership amongst teachers, students, and parents and that it simply starts by being a good citizen.

Nicholas

Online 9

My own knowledge and understanding of the digital world grew. I was able to learn and share different strategies to help students become responsible digital citizens and use digital resources in a proper and safe way.

Alex

Online 2, COETAIL 2

During COETAIL, I created a unit on Identity for my IBDP students on Digital identity that explored the impact of our online presence on people’s perception (idea from the Final Project for Course 4). This same unit has now evolved and is called Portraits of Self. We are discussing our plural identities and students are creating ‘about me’ pages for blogs to redefine their digital footprint.

Valdir

Online 5, COETAIL 2

Misty reflects on how educators might model and teach kindness to encourage students to positively contribute to the world.

Misty

Online 13/14, Online 10

Your turn!

What does being a Citizen mean to you? How do you demonstrate this standard? Why and how would you like to grow as a Citizen?

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!

5 Creative Ways for Students to Reflect

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